We gave it up for the tiny homes of New Orleans last week and now it's time to do it big. Realtor.com helped us track the biggest estates in the city, nearly all of which are over 7,000 square feet in size. What we also found is that with large homes comes big names attached — Edgar Degas' uncle's old place, Anne Rice's former St Charles abode, and a particularly spacious Albert Ledner estate all made the list.Read More
Mapping the Largest Homes for Sale in New Orleans
5668 Bancroft Dr
Square Footage: 10,858 square feetThe Skinny: Hey, look over there! It's our third most expensive home on the market. Proving that there is some semblance of order to the real estate world, this six bedroom, seven and two half bath estate is a not at all outrageous $295 per square foot. 5668 Bancroft St has also been on the market for quite some time, so you may want to keep an eye out for a price drop.
1415 Third St
Square Footage: 10,516 square feetThe Skinny: And here it is — New Orleans' most expensive home. This insanely pricey, $8M estate was built circa the 1860s and offers a treasure trove of crown molding, chandeliers, and accents throughout its seven bedrooms and six and two half baths.
1633 Dufossat St
Square Footage: 8,813 square feetThe Skinny: Yet another hefty priced home makes our largest list. Sure, we've knocked the interior style of 1633 Dufossat but that was apparently not enough to dissuade both the Real World New Orleans and former
HornetPelican Baron Davis from once calling the sprawling Uptown estate home. $2.75M gets you a whole lot of home in this six bedroom, six and two half bath.
1800 Jefferson Ave
Square Footage: 8,602 square feetThe Skinny: We're still absolutely enamored with this Albert Ledner-designed beauty. Its spacious interior belies an insanely open floor plan that includes 26' ceilings and many seriously elevated features. It's also got one of Curbed NOLA's go-to features — a "gourmet" kitchen. $1.7M gets you four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a half bath along with starchitecture galore at a very comfortable price. Just half a year ago this home was on the market for $1M more.
1317 Killdeer St
Square Footage: 8,130 square feetThe Skinny: Why hello there, home we haven't seen before. 1317 Killdeer St is just steps away from our largest home but over 2,000 square feet smaller. It's also priced at an unreal $98 per square foot, not that we're complaining. This seven bedroom, four and two half bath estate somehow clocks in at a two and a half stories and even offers "hidden game storage" in its den. We're game to explore its mysteries if anyone wants to invite us over.
3711 St Charles Ave
Square Footage: 7,609 square feetThe Skinny: Buildings get crushes too and Curbed NOLA totally has the hots for this Victorian beauty. Once owned by Anne Rice herself, 3711 St Charles Ave is simply unreal on the inside. An etched glass door welcomes you into a home with all the right accents — stained glass, grand archways, and lots of symmetry. To think that Rice and her husband purchased this six bedroom, six and a half bath home for just $312,500 back in 1992. Its current price? $2.195M
11 Arbor Circle
Square Footage: 7,450 square feetThe Skinny: 11 Arbor Circle bills itself as a relaxing, getaway home and its 1+ acre of land certainly offers an escape. It's as custom as custom can be, with cathedral ceilings and a whole lot of storage that make for some pretty startling angles. All six bedrooms, five and two half baths offer their own spin on just how many recessed pieces of ceiling you can futz together to make a pattern.
525 Madison St
Square Footage: 7,200 square feetThe Skinny: Our favorite former tomato warehouse and all-around pricey home is still on the market. 525 Madison St is hopefully also keeping the awesome James Bond poster, baby grand piano, and red curtains in honor of its past life as the Gallery Circle Theatre. Four bedrooms and four full bathrooms is a lot of space to come by in the French Quarter, so it comes as a surprise that this reinvented property has yet to sell.
1331 Third St
Square Footage: 6,945 square feetThe Skinny Our final large property on this tour of New Orleans' biggest homes takes us to Curbed NOLA favorite 1331 Third St. This Gallier-designed former home of Edgar Degas' maternal uncle is sprawling, what with a stable and cistern to add to the square footage count. Eight bedrooms, six and two half bathrooms makes for a whole lot of space in one of the most historic homes in the area.