Typically, people in the market for a 4,000-square-foot mansion don’t look to the French Quarter, where more compact footprints are the norm. But this three-story townhome at 1111 Royal Street creates an exception to that general rule.
A rosette-patterned cast iron gallery gives the brick structure a quintessentially Vieux Carre look, while providing outdoor living area and views of the quieter, more residential end of Royal Street. Speaking of outdoor living areas, the home also is flanked by a narrow brick courtyard—and that courtyard is overlooked by a series of French doors.
Those doors provide natural light and architectural interest to the ground floor. Each floor has its own unique vibe. One feels rustic thanks to exposed bricks and weathered hardwood floors; another exudes elegance due to its medallions and crystal chandeliers; and the third floor feels like a romantic attic hideaway because of its vaulted, beamed ceiling and dormer window. Each floor could function as an independent apartment.
The townhome covers 4,006 square feet and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Opulent touches (walk-in closets, high ceilings, marble trim) are present throughout, and the asking price is $1,700,000.
Via: Michael Styles of Engel & Völkers New Orleans