On Fat Tuesday, Tour the Finest Estate in New Orleans

    Posted by Cristin  |  February 21, 2012  |  2:44 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

    Home Stats

    9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 12,072 square feet

    Price

    $12,500,000

    Happy Fat Tuesday, luxury real estate watchers! For those not in-the-know, Fat Tuesday is traditionally the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of Lent, which begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. In honor of the day you’re supposed to be living large before Lent, we wanted to celebrate Mardi Gras by bringing you the grandest home in all of New Orleans.

    Just blocks away from the infamous Mardi Gras parties and the debauchery of Bourbon Street, this estate has been dubbed “the finest home in New Orleans.” With a listing price of $12,500,000, this one-of-a-kind mansion is also the MOST expensive home for sale in all of New Orleans. Located at 1413 3rd Street in New Orleans’ Garden District, the estate showcases a spectacular display of italianate neoclassical architecture.

    Historically known as the Robinson House, the home was built between 1859-1865 was specifically intended to be the finest in the city, a claim that still holds true today. The grand facade, with its double galleries and elaborate ironwork is matched by an exquisite interior with unsurpassed scale and detail.

    This fine home boasts 9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 12,072 square feet, an elevator, guest house and magnificent grounds.

     

     

      Vampire Novelist Anne Rice’s Spooky Former Estate Seeks Buyer

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 28, 2011  |  3:12 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

      Anne Rice

      New Orleans, LA

      Most Known For

      Renowned Vampire novelist and famous former New Orleans resident

      Home Stats

      130 year old Victorian with 6-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms and spooky decor

      Price

      $3,190,000

      In the heart of New Orleans,”The Most Haunted City in America,” sits a landmark, 130 year-old Victorian mansion once owned by Anne Rice. Rice, famous for weaving the real and supernatural worlds together in epic novels that explore history, philosophy and religion, was a long-time resident of New Orleans and the former owner of a few of the city’s most haunted homes. Rice has a penchant for spooky properties, and prior to her time at this particular listing, she took up residence at 1239 First Street, which later became the setting for her novel, The Witching Hour. In the story, the historic house was the ancestral home for the Mayfair family and generations of male and female witches. In real life, the mansion, originally known as the Brevard House, is considered to be haunted by its original owner. Legend has it, that on moonless nights, the residents of the neighborhood can see a mist form on the porch where Brevard shot himself.

      We don’t blame Anne for not staying put at Brevard House for the entire time she resided in New Orleans. Brevard House sold to a private buyer in late 2010, and now her other former property at 3711 Saint Charles Avenue is currently on the market for $3,190,000. While it might not have an official ghostly pedigree, it does have features that might welcome some paranormal house guests. Expansive double galleries and an elegant entryway lead to a wide center hall with 1880′s stained glass windows and a mahogany and cypress staircase. Formal entertaining rooms include a double parlor, dining room, sitting room and study – each appointed with elaborate moldings, mantles, medallions and crystal chandeliers. The home’s most modern room is a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen. The home also has a 4 car garage.