In the early 1800s, The Garden District was laid out to accommodate the tastes of wealthy Anglo-American New Orleanians, who wished to distinguish themselves from the French Quarter’s wealthy Creole citizens. Their tastes for large lots, public parks, and then-trending Italianate architecture created the Garden District’s signature look. With its brick exterior, arched windows and doors, bays, and gardened palazzo, this Italianate mansion combines many popular features of its time.
Inside, however, the home feels up-to-date. White marble kitchen countertops juxtapose exposed brick walls, and the master bedroom suite has both a bay window and a glass enclosure shower. Other highlights include 16-foot ceilings, heart-of-pine floors, woodwork, and molding,
Another 19th-century feature that’s received a 21st-century twist? The former carriage houses have been converted into two one-bedroom, one-bathroom units, each with its own vibe. One feels airy, bright, and cottage-like, thanks to a row of French doors that overlook the courtyard and its tropical plants. The other includes exposed beams, brick walls, and a spiral staircase that give it a rustic and cabin-like vibe. There’s also another independent unit on the third-floor of the main house, and the listing suggests that it would make “a perfect mother-in-law suite.”
All in all, the manse covers 8,365 square feet and includes seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. It’s asking $2,800,000.
Via: Tracey Moore of Reve Realtors