Built in 1862, this opulent Garden District home has seen New Orleans through many eras— from the Civil War and Reconstruction to its 21st-century incarnation as Hollywood South. Most recently, the double-gallery, side-hall Victorian was used as temporary luxury housing for “some of Hollywood’s elite while they’re working in New Orleans,” according to listing agent Rayna Bishop of Reve Realtors.
The movie-star manse is now on the market—although it’s an understatement to call it a mere mansion. The 11,000-square foot property is more of a compound consisting of a three-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot main house, a heated infinity pool, gated parking, two one-bedroom, 900-square-foot guest houses, and a 900-square-foot, one-bedroom pool house—which could do double duty as a third (!) guest house
The interior is all Old-World grace, with medallions, crown molding, and woodwork lending period charm to the double parlor. Each of the guest homes has its own unique character. One feels like a cozy attic hideaway, thanks to a spiral staircase that leads to a bedroom tucked under a sloping roof. Another feels more rustic due to its exposed brick walls and tile floors. All feature views of the live oak- and palm-shaded pool.
The asking price for this four-in-one home recently dropped to $1,999,999.
Via: Rayna Bishop of Reve Realtors