The Garden District offers some of the most charming real estate in the city and this listing is no exception. It has a wide front porch complete with a swing, a wrought iron railing on its steps and plenty of mature landscaping surrounded by a wrought iron fence.
“This is a Garden District side-hall Victorian camel-back house,” said Fred Buras, the listing agent with Keller Williams. “After entering the side-hall with soaring 13-foot ceilings, you continue past the formal living and dining rooms.”
The rooms are painted a neutral color which would blend perfectly with your own furniture and there are chandeliers throughout. The house also offers plenty of windows which makes for light-filled rooms.
“This house is accented with original wooden floors, pocket doors and fireplaces,” said Buras, “and has an open layout family room and kitchen with a large marble topped island.”
The large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and lots of storage flows right into the family room, and the chef can cook and visit at the same time.
“The upstairs includes three en-suite bedrooms including the master, plus a den,” said Buras, “and there is a one-bedroom, one-bath guest suite in the back.”
The patio is very inviting and guests can get a drink from the built-in bar, then spill outside.
“This house is so perfect for entertaining,” said Buras. “The wet bar leads out to a large bricked patio.”
Fred C. Buras, CRS has 30-plus years of real estate experience and leads Fred Buras Group; realtors® specializing in Uptown, the Garden District and Historical New Orleans. Through his thorough understanding of the city’s unique neighborhoods, wide network of professionals, and superlative service, he will produce a personalized strategy tailored for success in any and all of your real estate goals.
Tradition, opulence, and beauty can all be used to describe New Orleans’ historic Garden District, noted Buras. With its well-preserved collection of antebellum mansions, pristine gardens, and southern charm, the Garden District certainly stands out as one of the country’s loveliest neighborhoods and is a popular destination for visitors. General boundaries for this famous neighborhood are St. Charles Avenue to Magazine Street and from Jackson Avenue to Louisiana Avenue.
The Garden District is characterized by sidewalks bordered with leafy trees shading Greek Revival and Italianate mansions set back from the sidewalk behind ornamental fences of wood or cast iron. There are also plenty of singles, doubles and cottages which are excellent examples of late-19th-century shotgun houses. This neighborhood was first laid out in 1809 by the surveyor Barthelemy Lafon and is bounded roughly by Jackson and St. Charles avenues and Prytania, Erato and Chippewa streets.
Initial development of the Garden District was spurred by the construction of the New Orleans and Carrollton railroads in 1833, when many substantial plantation-style houses –– most of which were two stories –– were constructed by such noted local architects as Henry Howard, Lewis Reynolds, James and William Freret and James Gallier Sr. and Jr. As more and more Americans poured into the old city, they wanted more opulent dwellings than their French neighbors. The neighborhood further developed during the 1840s, ‘50s and ‘60s, and this later development saw Greek Revival and Italianate villas under construction beside the large plantation homes that were still standing from an earlier era. Many of the Garden District’s houses have large, lush gardens with plenty of mature trees. Commercial uses were interspersed with residential, as was the custom of the Creoles, and many retail shops still exist side-by-side with the homes today. Along Magazine Street, especially in the 1800 through the 2000 blocks, there is a fine collection of masonry commercial buildings built in rows, one adjacent to another. A number have deep galleries supported by iron columns. The Garden District is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address: 1222 Harmony St. in the Garden District
Living area: 3,151 square feet
Baths: Three full/one half
Keller Williams Realty