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Old-meets-new Audubon Boulevard manse asks $2.18M

Architect William Sonner transformed a circa-1920s cottage into this traditional two-story home

Photos courtesy Digges Morgan of Keller Williams Realty

Situated on Audubon Boulevard, the tony, oak-lined thoroughfare behind Tulane University’s campus, this four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom underwent a major transformation at the hands of architect William Sonner.

Sonner renovated a circa-1920s stucco center hall cottage and added a brand-new first floor. The original cottage became the second floor, which now features four bedrooms (including a master bedroom suite with two dressing rooms, an exercise room, an office, and a Carrara marble-trimmed bathroom) and a laundry room.

All in all, the renovation/addition doubled the home’s square footage—bringing it to 5,183 square feet—and gave it the appearance of a traditional, two-story home. Sonner also preserved the home’s bay window and added a copper canopy.

The first floor features an open living and kitchen area that’s built for entertaining, as are the screened porch and patio, which utilizes bricks from the home’s former fireplaces. In the kitchen, an antique French chandelier illuminates a waterfall Caeserstone countertop and stainless-steel appliances.

Herringbone oak floors, gilded, geometric chandeliers, 12-foot ceilings, and ample French doors give the new first floor a light, modern feel that melds seamlessly with the renovated 100-year-old second story.

The asking price is $2,179,000.

Via: Digges Morgan of Keller Williams Realty


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