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!