There is nothing comparable to life in one of the most desirable parts of the city: Uptown – and this listing is at a very attractive price for this neighborhood. It’s the land of Mardi Gras Indians, second lines, Carnival parades, the Magazine Street shopping district and the famous St. Charles Avenue.

“This house has a three-car garage one block from Magazine Street and two blocks from the parade route,” said Jessica Sanborn, the listing agent with Sissy Wood Real Estate. “Not only that, but it’s on a corner lot with enough room for a swimming pool.”

A double set of wrought iron steps lead to a generous covered porch with a white railing and white posts, all lighted by gas lanterns.

“The house has been gutted to the studs and everything in it is new,” said Sanborn. “But, it has the original wainscoting and beautiful antique pine floors throughout.” It has a new roof and new air conditioning and heating units.

The kitchen and baths are particularly stunning. The kitchen has a restaurant stove, all-marble counter tops, stain less steel appliances, including its faucets, an island with plenty of storage and light, light, light. The bath also has marble counter tops, a most-desirable double sink and a wide, wide mirror. The separate shower is all marble and glass, and again, there’s light, light, light.

“The master suite has a large walk-in closet and an ensuite bath, a large shower and soaking tub,” said Sanborn, “and the custom kitchen has a large pantry and a full laundry room.”

There is also an extra room with plumbing for a bath that can be another bedroom, a study, a play room or another suite. “There’s … extra storage on the first floor and an antique brick patio in the back,” said Sanborn.

Uptown encompasses a number of neighborhoods and remains an area of mixed residential and small commercial properties, with a wealth of 19th-century architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains the historic districts of Carrollton, the Garden District, the Irish Channel, Central City, and the Lower Garden District.

Uptown was developed during the 19th century, mostly from land that had been plantations in the Colonial era. Several sections were originally developed as separate towns, like Lafayette, Jefferson City, Greenville, and Carrollton. In 1874, New Orleans added the towns of Lafayette and Carrollton and as time went on, annexed the other towns to form Uptown.

People from other parts of the United States settled here in the 19th century, joined by immigrants, notably from Italy, Ireland, and Germany.

Several small settlements grew up at steamboat landings a few miles upstream of New Orleans. The original Lafayette began as one of these. The sugar plantation once owned by François Livaudais, situated in Jefferson Parish along the Mississippi River between the present Philip, Pleasant, and LaSalle streets, was sold to developers in 1832. It was subdivided and incorporated in April 1833 as the City of Lafayette and included the land which would later become known as the Garden District. The center of town was around Jackson Avenue.

Lafayette was also the site of the original Jefferson Parish court house. The New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad, also incorporated in 1833, constructed a spur from the main line along Nyades Street (now St. Charles Avenue) down Jackson Avenue. Lafayette annexed Faubourg Delassize in 1844, bringing that city's boundary with New Orleans to Toledano Street. In 1852, New Orleans annexed Lafayette, moving the New Orleans city limit upriver to Toledano Street. The seat of Jefferson Parish moved to the City of Carrollton. However, the boundary between Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish remained at Felicity Street until 1870, when it was moved to Lowerline Street.

Near the upper end of Uptown, on and around the land used for the 1884 World's Fair, the World Cotton Centennial, are Uptown landmarks Audubon Park, Tulane University, and Loyola University.

Angela Carll may be reached at angcarll@gmail.com

About this House

Address:

4601 Constance St. Uptown

Living area:

2,358 square feet

Bedrooms:

Three

Baths:

Two

Extras:

washer/dryer, cable television, dishwasher, microwave, sParking, Refrigerator, Security, Microwave, Refrigerator, Fireplace

Price:

$749,000

Marketing agent:

Jessica Sanborn

Sissy Wood Realtors

240 Metairie Rd.

504-828-9663

504-453-0003