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A French Quarter courtyard with potted plants, a tiered fountain, stone floors and arched doorways.
Courtyards are secret sanctuaries for residents of an often-hectic historic neighborhood.
Photo via Lisa Shedlock of French Quarter Realty

5 French Quarter homes for sale with amazing courtyards

Secret gardens are essential when it comes to living in a 24/7 party neighborhood

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Courtyards are secret sanctuaries for residents of an often-hectic historic neighborhood.
| Photo via Lisa Shedlock of French Quarter Realty

Known for its Spanish architecture, Creole cuisine, and year-round street parties, the French Quarter is a bucket-list destination for many. And even though its celebratory spirit is notoriously exhibitionist, the historic neighborhood conceals one of its oldest assets behind closed doors: courtyards.

Originally used as carriage loading sites, outdoor kitchens, and chicken coops, courtyards have shed their utilitarian past to become private oases in a very public, tourist-centric neighborhood. Here are five French Quarter homes for sale with beautiful courtyards, which strike the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor living, private and public space.

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1. 1129 Burgundy St

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1129 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Featuring tropical landscaping and a saltwater pool, this private brick courtyard is as luxurious as it gets. It’s flanked by a detached carriage house as well as the main house. There’s also a lion head fountain and gas lanterns. The asking price is $1,495,000.

A long rectangular pool sits in the middle of a brick floor courtyard with elepghnt ears and trees.
Vine-hung walls and homes offer a sense of seclusion and muffle street noise.
Photo courtesy of Lynda DePanicis/Shelnutt Real Estate Enterprises

2. 927 Dauphine St

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927 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70116

This courtyard is the centerpiece of a five-unit compound, and in addition to being heavy on the charm, it includes off-street parking. Raised boxes, mature trees, brick floors, and benches give the expansive courtyard a park-like feel. The price is $1,950,000.

Pink two-story houses face a brick courtyard with trees and raised planters.
The courtyard has been a mainstay at this building since 1850.
Photo courtesy Jennifer Saltaformaggio of Keller Williams Realty

3. 915 Dauphine St

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915 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Relatively modest compared to the others on the list, this courtyard shines due to its strategic position: it provides sunny views to the guest house and master bedroom, where double French doors open to the outside. The courtyard includes plenty of plants (with their own watering system) and a fountain. The price tag is $1,675,000.

A patio set sits in a courtyard with a fountain and a handful of potted plants.
There’s parking for three cars on site.
Photos courtesy Brigitte Fredy of Latter & Blum, Inc.

4. 824 Burgundy St

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824 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Featuring a pool, weathered brick, arched doorways and plants, this courtyard is far nicer than what you’d expect to find for a condo at this price point ($215,000 and $441/month HOA fees). It’s a good opportunity to live like French Quarter royalty (Brad Pitt, Chris Owens) at a fraction of the cost.

A long rectangular pool with turquoise water framed by brick walls and floors
Another great option for pool parties.
Photos courtesy Jonathan Goedecke

5. 521 St Louis St

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521 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130

There’s something soothing about this courtyard. You can practically hear the sound of burbling water just looking at the tiered fountain, and the patio set invites thoughts of long dinners and Sazerac-fueled conversation. Located in the historic Jean Adrien Delpit House, the condo asks $524,500. HOA fees are $678/month.

A courtyard with potted plants, a tiered fountain, stone floors and arched doorways.
Gas lanterns illuminate a shared courtyard.
Photo via Lisa Shedlock of French Quarter Realty

1. 1129 Burgundy St

1129 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70116
A long rectangular pool sits in the middle of a brick floor courtyard with elepghnt ears and trees.
Vine-hung walls and homes offer a sense of seclusion and muffle street noise.
Photo courtesy of Lynda DePanicis/Shelnutt Real Estate Enterprises

Featuring tropical landscaping and a saltwater pool, this private brick courtyard is as luxurious as it gets. It’s flanked by a detached carriage house as well as the main house. There’s also a lion head fountain and gas lanterns. The asking price is $1,495,000.

1129 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116

2. 927 Dauphine St

927 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Pink two-story houses face a brick courtyard with trees and raised planters.
The courtyard has been a mainstay at this building since 1850.
Photo courtesy Jennifer Saltaformaggio of Keller Williams Realty

This courtyard is the centerpiece of a five-unit compound, and in addition to being heavy on the charm, it includes off-street parking. Raised boxes, mature trees, brick floors, and benches give the expansive courtyard a park-like feel. The price is $1,950,000.

927 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70116

3. 915 Dauphine St

915 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70116
A patio set sits in a courtyard with a fountain and a handful of potted plants.
There’s parking for three cars on site.
Photos courtesy Brigitte Fredy of Latter & Blum, Inc.

Relatively modest compared to the others on the list, this courtyard shines due to its strategic position: it provides sunny views to the guest house and master bedroom, where double French doors open to the outside. The courtyard includes plenty of plants (with their own watering system) and a fountain. The price tag is $1,675,000.

915 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70116

4. 824 Burgundy St

824 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70116
A long rectangular pool with turquoise water framed by brick walls and floors
Another great option for pool parties.
Photos courtesy Jonathan Goedecke

Featuring a pool, weathered brick, arched doorways and plants, this courtyard is far nicer than what you’d expect to find for a condo at this price point ($215,000 and $441/month HOA fees). It’s a good opportunity to live like French Quarter royalty (Brad Pitt, Chris Owens) at a fraction of the cost.

824 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116

5. 521 St Louis St

521 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
A courtyard with potted plants, a tiered fountain, stone floors and arched doorways.
Gas lanterns illuminate a shared courtyard.
Photo via Lisa Shedlock of French Quarter Realty

There’s something soothing about this courtyard. You can practically hear the sound of burbling water just looking at the tiered fountain, and the patio set invites thoughts of long dinners and Sazerac-fueled conversation. Located in the historic Jean Adrien Delpit House, the condo asks $524,500. HOA fees are $678/month.

521 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130