About This 1868 Italianate For Sale In New Orleans Louisiana
This grand Uptown home is a magnificent and handsome Italianate-style double galleried side hall mansion, built in 1868 by famed New Orleans architect James Freret for a well known New Orleans family. Originally facing St. Charles Avenue, the home was moved to its current location in the 1890s and sits prominently on a spacious corner lot which allows for beautiful gardens and courtyards, along with a 3 car garage and a detached 2-story guest house.
The main house was completely restored to its original grandeur in the late 20th century and has been meticulously maintained and updated ever since. The 1st and 2nd floors boast 14 foot ceilings, and gorgeous original details. The layout allows for multiple living areas including double parlors used as formal living and dining rooms, a large den with wonderful built-ins, and a glassed sunroom. A large gourmet kitchen boasts ample storage and high end appliances. The home flows naturally to the oversized covered porches, making entertaining a breeze.
Upstairs on the 2nd floor are 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, including a large primary suite with a huge bathroom and separate walk-in closet. There is also a large laundry room and two covered porches (including one that is screened) on this floor. The 3rd floor has high ceilings and 3 additional bedrooms plus 2 more bathrooms and a cozy den. The rear courtyard with fountain and mature plantings connects the main home to the garage and the detached 1 bedroom guest house. There is a separate garden powder room for outdoor entertaining.
The yard is extremely large and could easily accomodate a pool. The guest house is separately metered and has a private entrance from Carondelet Street. Recently this guest house has been used as a very successful short term rental, bringing in $25k to $30k per year in revenue. With the charm and grace of yesteryear but all of the modern conveniences one would expect, this home seamlessly blends the best of old and new!