Palatial French Quarter Mansion Hits the Market in New Orleans
Few properties capture the unbridled extravagance of New Orleans’ gilded age like the one near the corner of Ursulines Avenue and Royal Street in the French Quarter.
The palatial mansion at 620 Ursulines Avenue recently hit the market at a cool $10.3 million, making it the most expensive listing in the New Orleans area, and with good reason. The three-story residence, which dates back to 1819, boasts eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, three half baths, gated parking for 15 cars, two wine rooms and colossal walk-in closets. And that’s just scratching the surface. The entire complex spans 12,365 square feet, and includes a two-story guest house, pool, and according to NOLA.com, one of the largest private courtyards in the French Quarter. Throw a wrap-around balcony and a widow’s walk on top, and we’re officially in love.
“It’s like going to the Frick Museum when you step inside it,” Eleanor Farnsworth, the home’s listing agent, told NOLA.com. “It’s the most fabulous property I’ve ever seen in my history of selling real estate.”
According to Farnsworth, the house was commissioned in 1819 by shipbuilder Arnaud Magnon and designed by Claude Gurlie and Joseph Guillot. Elaborate plaster detail and gleaming marble hint at the home’s mid-19th century redesign in the ever-opulent Greek revival style, while hand-painted murals in the formal dining room, a Viking range, and two Kitchen Aid dishwashers are more recent additions.
Check out the listing on Realtor.com and then start saving those pennies y’all!
Look at that authentic historic New Orleans curbside appeal
This home, located at 620 Ursulines Avenue could be yours for the asking price of a mere 10.3 million dollars. But hey, how many of your friends have a home that dates back all the way to 1819?
This Is A One Of A Kind Dining Room
Imagine dinner parties in your one of a kind dining room with hand painted murals adorning the walls, an eye-catching chandiler over head and beautiful hard wood floors below.
Check out this showstopper of a bathroom
This elegant bathroom will surely wow your guests. The elegant marble toliet and matching pedestal sink are elegant touches your guests will remember long after their trip to the loo.
Get Ready in this Elegant Dressing Room
Every lady of the house deserves a serene spot to prepare for an evening of entertaining. This room is spacious and yet warm with the rich wood flors and cozy fireplace.
The Backyard is as Opulent as the Interior
Take the party to the backyard. Who wouldn't want to lollygag in luxuary by this gorgeous pool? The hedge lined wall offers both privacy and a serene setting.