We've been here before, mapping the most expensive homes in New Orleans. It's always nice to check in on the housing market, especially given its many changes and condo-ization. Would the most expensive homes follow a similar path as the oldest homes on the market? Not exactly. Our friends at Realtor.com helped us compile a fresh list of familiar faces and famous buildings from across the city, all coming in at well over $2M. Read on and buy up those lotto tickets, because you're gonna need a lot of dream money to secure some of these estates.Read More
Mapping New Orleans' Most Expensive Homes
1415 Third St
Some things never change. As with last year's list of the most expensive New Orleans homes on the market, 1415 Third St is still the most expensive house on the market. down to just under $8M from its previous insane price of $9.5M, this compound of a home was once listed as high as $12.5M in 2012. It's gone through a series of being taken off the market and subsequently brought back since 2011. What hasn't changed is its enormity — seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, two half baths, a carriage house, and a pool. Its lot size is over half an acre.
2111 Dauphine St
Sigh. The Claiborne Mansion has been on the market since May, when we first featured it. Built for the son of inaugural Louisiana Governor William C.C Claiborne, 2111 Dauphine St may look familiar even outside of the Curbed NOLA universe, as it's currently being used as a regal bed and breakfast. Still advertised at the pricey $3.8M this nine bedroom, nine and a half bath includes a gazebo, courtyard, pool, and even its own vegetable garden.
5668 Bancroft Dr
This Spanish-style estate has a lot of bathrooms. No, really — it's got seven full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. We understand its waterfront location at Bayou St John may affect the subconscious but having significantly more bathrooms than bedrooms just feels like overkill. 5668 Bancroft Dr is fairly creme colored inside and quite curvacious. Coves and crown molding are everywhere in this 10,858 square foot behemoth. Asking price is a hefty $3.2M
1231 Bourbon St
Forget the street's notoriety — as this listing is on the quiet side of Bourbon — and let's dive straight into the dizzying numbers. 1231 Bourbon St offers three stories with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a half bath, and a separate suite. This listing is also one of the oldest on the market, allegedly built in 1839. It's also, ahem, the Top Chef contestants' house and has been on the market for over a year with the same asking price of $2,985,000.
600 Port of New Orleans Pl #14A
What is it with luxury homes and all-white interiors? 600 Port of New Orleans Pl #14A is absolutely gorgeous if you use a bit of imagination and yet again draw from that color palette. Its location is perhaps one of the most lucrative spots in the city, essentially overlooking the Mississippi. This high ceiling penthouse offers a spacious terrace to watch boats coast down the river and its interior is nothing to shrug at either. $2.9M gets you two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two car garage.
1331 Third St
Unsurprisingly, Edgar Degas' maternal uncle's home makes the list of most expensive listings in the city. Our previous coverage of the home notes not just its famous occupant but its inspiration from a famous architect. Though Michael Musson built the home, it was under the direction of James Gallier — yes, that Gallier. 1331 Third St is still on the market at 2.9M.
525 Madison St
525 Madison St wins through bizarre history alone. The four bedroom, four bathroom estate began its life as a tomato warehouse, then a theatre, and now hits the market as a single family home priced at $2.8M. The spacious two story colonial revival not only offers a very unique layout but still appears to have a theatre inside. Its color? Tomato red.
1633 Dufossat St
You know you've reached a grand mansion when there's a fountain in the front and some highly meticulous landscaping. 1633 Dufossat St has the kind of regal white color palette that makes any deviation from greyscale appear to breathe new life into a room. With 8,813 square feet, you're going to need a whole lot of color disbursement to breathe life into this sterile-to-plain interior. Note that this home was featured on our previous list from last year, only slightly more expensive. Current asking price is just $2,750,000.
709 Camp St
This four story mixed use building is a potential money-maker. Its first floor is zoned for commercial space while the other floors function as apartments. If you're willing to pay $2,655,000 to snatch up 709 Camp St, all those upper floors could pretty much be whatever you wanted, though. With four separate units at 5,600 total square feet, the possibilities are endless.
18 Rosa Park
Finally, a home priced reasonably! Just kidding, these pince-nez are apparently the wrong prescription. Located within walking distance of Audubon Park, 18 Rosa Park stands on an exclusive plot of land on a private street Uptown. It may offer six bedrooms with gorgeous crown molding and accents but the estate's biggest draw has to be its five full baths and two half bathrooms, one of which includes a TV. Ah, luxury. This 6,393 square foot behemoth has been in on the market since May. Asking price? $2,495,000, down $255,000 from its previous amount when it graced our list last year.