Tucked behind St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the U.S., St. Anthony’s Garden isn’t just a beautifully landscaped urban green space—it’s also among Louisiana’s most historically rich areas. Prior to its 2011 restoration, the patch of land was the site of an archeological excavation that yielded more than 32,000 artifacts, which reveal facets of its 300-year history as a park, gathering place, and campsite for French colonists.
This two-story, circa-1827 condo in the Thomas House building overlooks St. Anthony’s Garden and shares much of its history. A cast-iron wraparound balcony hugs the first level—which is technically the second floor, since the condo is perched above ground floor retail space—and a wall of windows illuminates the open living, dining, and kitchen area. There’s also a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom on the first level.
The master bedroom and bathroom, which includes a jetted tub and sauna, are tucked in a dormered, peaked space. All in all, the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom abode comprises 2,194 square feet—not counting what might be the best balcony in the French Quarter. It’s asking $1,895,000.
Via: Lisa Shedlock of French Quarter Realty