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.
Via: George Jeansonne of French Quarter Realty