Often, third-floor French Quarter apartments have a rustic, attic-like appearance that conjures up images of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s scullery maids. But this St. Louis Street unit is clad in an elegant French Colonial style that masks its aged, historic bones with a veneer of glamour (e.g., marble floors, granite counters).
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo sits in the Jean Adrien Delpit House. The brick-and-masonry porte-cochere building served as a tobacco factory from 1840 to 1889, where snuff and perique (a dark, spicy fermented tobacco endemic to southern Louisiana) were among the chief products.
The abode’s 1,233 square feet span the entirety of the structure’s third floor. A dormer window marks each quadrant of the home: each bedroom has a dormer, and there are two dormers illuminating the open living area. Skylights provide additional natural light. Two full bathrooms and an office occupy a windowless tract of living area in the unit’s center—which is just fine, because you don’t really want bathroom windows when you live in a dense urban area, anyway.
Original exposed brick fireplaces lend the place a bit of historic context, as does the courtyard, which features slate floors and a fountain. For sale furnished, the condo asks $524,500. HOA fees are $678/month.
Via: Lisa Shedlock of French Quarter Realty