Built more than 100 years ago, this Garden District home has the deep porch, three bays, and side hall that are so prevalent in the neighborhood. Its floor-to-ceiling windows, 12-foot ceilings, and transoms were the 19th century’s answer to air conditioning, as these features kept the house ventilated.
Today, they imbue the home more with character than with cross breezes. Original wood floors are present throughout the 2,946-square-foot home, as are crystal chandeliers, medallions, and crown molding. Downstairs, find a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a window seat, and cypress doors (they conceal a wet bar—because even though this is a sedate, cozy library, it’s still in a NOLA home).
The home has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Two bedrooms are downstairs, and two, including the master bedroom suite, are upstairs. Highlights of the master bedroom suite include a marble-clad bathroom and a walk-in closet with a coffee bar (we like this trend of putting bars in random places).
A 2013 renovation updated the manse. It sits in a walkable, shady area a block off Magazine Street. The asking price is $859,000, and there will be an open house from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30.
Via: Samara D. Poché and Jennifer Saltaformaggio of Keller Williams Realty