New Orleans’ French Quarter is known for a lot of things, but its stunning homes may top the list of what makes it so special—between the tall windows, charming balconies, and bright colors, the historic homes are immediately identifiable as part of the neighborhood. This home at 622 Esplanade Avenue, listed by Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty for $2.49 million, is right on the edge of the French Quarter, and epitomizes everything the area is known for.
The 19th-century house has a second-floor balcony overlooking tree-lined Esplanade Avenue and a cozy private courtyard behind the gated driveway. The main part of the house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but the house extends alongside the courtyard, where there are an impressive 5 additional bedrooms, each with their own entry and bath. And a few have individual kitchenettes, making them prime potential rental units. The main house is full of grandeur from another era: tall ceilings, ornate moldings, and original hardwood floors have the ability to transport you to a European apartment. Scroll through the photos below to see the very best New Orleans has to offer.