It’s hard to imagine who the ideal customer is for the most luxurious of luxury rentals in the French Quarter. At $15,000 per month, this apartment’s pool of applicants might be limited to Saudi Arabian princes and Nicolas Cage. Let’s see how the most rarified Quarter rats live.
The townhome at 717 Ursulines Avenue consists of a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom main house that was built in the 1830s, a carriage house (also built in the 1830s) and a pool and cabana that were built in 2018, according to records from the Vieux Carre Architectural Committee. That’s also when the main house was renovated and the courtyard’s heated saltwater pool was added.
The carriage house has two separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom suites, each with its own balcony—so it’s conceivable that you could divvy up rent with a few deep-pocketed friends and create a commune-type situation. One balcony faces the pool and another faces the courtyard. On the first floor of the carriage house, you’ll find an airy catering kitchen.
The main house consists of three stories, the first and second of which are connected by a curving staircase in the sunny rear loggia. On the first floor, find a living room and kitchen. A den, parlor, and the master bedroom suite sit on the second floor. On the attic-like third floor, which features exposed brick walls and ceiling beams, two petite bedrooms, a den, a bathroom, and a kitchenette are tucked under the sloping ceilings.
The home has 11.5-foot ceilings and plenty of graceful 19th-century touches, including crown molding, wood floors, and a cast-iron balcony. The property includes 4,218 square feet of living area, two courtyards (one with a water feature and the other with a saltwater pool), and a cabana.
Via: Lynda DePanicis of Finis Shelnutt Real Estate Enterprises