Laid out in 1809, the Lower Garden District remains a graceful, oak-shaded assembly of single and double shotgun homes, masonry commercial buildings, and Italianate churches—but the building most emblematic of the neighborhood is probably a double gallery Greek Revival townhome.
“Greek Revival tendencies found a ready reception in the South on two accounts: the style was revered for its classical antecedent, and it lent itself to the region’s climate,” Louisiana architectural historian Joan Caldwell wrote. “Columns, porticoes, and porches were practical features that met the need for shade and were provisions that let leisure be taken and conversation enjoyed as a natural part of living. In Louisiana, where galleried houses were an entrenched tradition, the Greek colonnade became an easy graft.”
Featuring a Grecian gallery with cast-iron balustrades spanning each level, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home has been renovated in a way that preserves its historic footprint. The entrance leads to a side hall, which connects to a chandelier-hung double parlor. In the rear of the first floor, find an open living area and kitchen with marble countertops, Viking appliances, and a butler’s pantry.
The master bedroom suite sits upstairs, as do two other bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom opens to a balcony; its bathroom features a soaking tub and glass enclosure shower.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, transoms, pocket doors, and high ceilings bring the 19th-century charm, as does a brick patio with a fountain.
The asking price is $969,000.