St. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is nestled in the heart of the Garden District, and the storied destination serves as a tourist hotspot as well as a setting for many Anne Rice novels. It’s also flanked by other New Orleans landmarks: Commander’s Palace on the downtown side, and this circa-1860s Greek Revival abode (among other historic mansions) on the Uptown side.
The point is that this abode both creates and capitalizes on the unique character that makes the Garden District loom large in the public imagination. Its symmetrical facade presents a mix of architectural styles: there are cast-iron rails and fences, Italianate-style window frames, and columns that have both Ionic and Corinthian capitals.
A staircase leads to the main entrance, which is lit by copper Bevolo lanterns, and the ground floor functions as a raised basement. There, you’ll find a low-ceilinged, hobbit home-like space that could function as a rental apartment or an extra den. It includes an office, kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, and wine cellar.
The first floor is considerably grander than the ground level, thanks to its chandelier-hung double parlor. Highlights include high ceilings, crown molding, black marble mantels, and elaborate medallions. The kitchen features a copper sink basin and commercial-grade stainless-steel appliances.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a den sit on the third floor. All in all, the manse has five bedrooms and six bathrooms spread across 9,407 square feet of living space. Its porches provide leafy views of the double lot, while the rear courtyard, deck, and pool offer more privacy.
The price tag for 2912 Prytania Street is $3,500,000.
Via: Marty Brantley of Engel & Volkers