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Circa-1840 Greek Revival townhome in the French Quarter wants $995K

Not many 19th-century mansions include an atrium, but this one does

This Greek Revival mansion has a few features one often finds in French Quarter homes (cast-iron balcony, a double parlor)—and a few that are less common. In the latter category, the light-filled central atrium stands out. Spanning two floors, the atrium is overlooked by interior balconies and exposed brick walls, which lend it a courtyard-esque vibe. The atrium connects to a low-slung kitchen, where a skylight illuminates the stained cabinets and tile floors.

The two-and-a-half story townhome does have an unusual floorplan, but the first floor’s double parlor, side hall entrance, and formal dining room should feel familiar to New Orleanians. The second floor, which sits in the rear abutting the atrium, includes a bedroom, bathroom, laundry area, and small interior balcony/landing.

The third floor is devoted to the master bedroom suite. Highlights include two exposed-brick fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking St. Louis Street, and two en-suite baths. There, find a clawfoot tub and built-in cabinetry that echoes the bookshelves found elsewhere in the 2,950-square-foot home. All in all, it has two bedroom and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

The home sits less than a block from the St. Rampart streetcar line, a stone’s throw from other historic abodes, including the Hermann-Grima House and the Xiques Mansion (which hit the market recently). It also has a petite, private courtyard.

The asking price is $995,000.

Via: George Jeansonne of French Quarter Realty

A furnished living room with brick walls, a fireplace, wood floors, and large windows.
A double parlor was a high-end feature in the 1800s, when this home was built.

An atrium lined with windows is circled by a balcony and wooden floors.
Here’s a view of the atrium from its second-floor landing.
A room with wood floors, brick walls, floor to ceiling windows and a ceiling fan, but no furniture aside from a dresser or two.
The master bedroom suite includes not one but two bathrooms, as well as transoms and fireplaces.
A bedroom with an old-fashioned poster bed, brick fireplace, white walls and wood floors.
The guest bedroom suite opens to the atrium and landing.
A bathroom with green clawfoot tub up a short flight of stairs and white built-in cabinetry.
Sloped ceilings and a split level give the bathroom a nook-like feel.

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