This New Orleans Home Features the Best of the French Quarter—and We’re Totally Swooning
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.
The historic home is a classic New Orleans style, with tall windows and a cheery color scheme. The second-floor balcony is accessible from the master bedroom and has picturesque views of the grand tree-lined avenue, right on the edge of the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods.
With the current owner’s antiques in place, the grand living room really takes you back to another era. The room features many period elements, including the beautiful hardwood floors, the transom window over the door, and the statement-making chandelier.
The dining room is another of the home’s grand spaces, with lots of natural light coming from its tall windows and the adjoining rooms.
This historic home now boasts a modern, spacious kitchen, with lots of storage space and high-tech appliances. We’re guessing priority goes to the highest bidder with a last name that starts with “W”?
A private brick courtyard sits behind the house, perfect for dining al fresco on balmy New Orleans nights. The small cottage in the back corner of the property includes a kitchen and laundry room.
Along with its own fireplace, the master bedroom has the historic full-length windows the French Quarter is known for. And let’s take a moment to appreciate those gorgeous floors.
If you thought the bedroom was beautiful, take a look at the ensuite. The layout cleverly insets the bathtub and shower to maximize the square footage available, allowing the beautiful marble tile and yet another fireplace to take center stage.
What better way to recuperate after a full day of partying in the New Orleans heat than sweating it out in your own personal sauna.
Several spaces in the home, like this upstairs study, have an old-world European air to them—a testament to the home’s previous preservation-minded owners.