Located on Esplanade Avenue, at the edge of the French Quarter, this circa-1834 townhome has been divided into condos that share access to a courtyard. Among the highlights of its long history: according to the Historic New Orleans Collection, the masonry building was once owned by 19th-century chess master Paul Morphy’s father, Alonzo. Just a fun fact to toss out at parties.
Speaking of parties, this three-story condo is set up to accommodate their flow, thanks to a semi-open living area that clusters the kitchen, living area, and dining nook around a weathered brick fireplace. Double French doors open to the courtyard.
These motifs continue upstairs in the master bedroom, where a row of French doors opens to a cast-iron railing, and a fireplace presides. Highlights include wooden floors, exposed brick walls, and high ceilings.
By contrast, the renovated bathrooms are sleek and minimal. Understated gray marble and a glass enclosure shower/tub maximize the narrow space. All in all, the home has two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. It covers 1,348 square feet.
The asking price is $599,000.
Via: Ansley Seaver Marshall of McEnery Residential