Incorporating oak-shaded walking paths, lagoons, a golf course, and playgrounds, Audubon Park was created as a site for the 1886 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exhibition. Today, the grand homes bordering its 300 acres comprise some of the highest-valued real estate stock in New Orleans.
It’s rare to find new constructions in this area, where 19th- and early 20th-century Victorian, Greek Revival, and Beaux-Arts homes dominate. This “casually elegant” new construction sits on a quiet street that dead-ends in Audubon Park. It’s a five-minute walk from the “Tree of Life,” a burly, ancient live oak whose canopy forms one of the park’s more popular spots for weddings and picnics.
The clean-lined home is studded with outdoor living spaces on each of its three stories: a front and back porch, plus patio on the first floor; the master bedroom’s second-floor balcony, and a third-floor balcony tucked under a gable roof.
The 4,820-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows and transoms provide leafy views of the wrought iron-fenced yard. Contemporary light fixtures, walk-in closets, and marble countertops abound, and there’s also a sweet wet bar tucked between the dining area and kitchen.
Via: Matt Thaller