This listing is in one of the most historic and prestigious neighborhoods in the city. Not only that, but it has been beautifully restored, yet retains its original architectural details.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the historic New Orleans Garden District in a house built circa 1869,” said Tricia King, the listing agent with Gardner Realtors.
Six Greek columns march across the front porch, separated by five wrought iron fences. There is off-street parking in a hidden garage off to the side. The front door opens into a large foyer with the original hardwood floors, high ceilings and plenty of woodwork.
“This house is a gorgeous grand center hall design perfect for the buyer who appreciates history and architectural beauty,” said King. “It has a stunning front porch and the original architectural details include pocket doors, medallions, five fireplaces, marble mantels and gleaming hardwood floors.”
The large living room and large dining room have hardwood floors, exciting red walls and chandeliers. The kitchen also has hardwood floors, a center eat-in island and a restaurant stove in front of an exposed brick wall. It has stainless steel appliances, plenty of storage and plenty of light. The house has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.
“This house would be perfect for a second home or an alternative to condo living,” said King. It’s in such a prestigious location within walking distance to shops, restaurants and the parade route – plus there’s the potential for additional living space.”
Tricia King received the President's Chairman Award from Gardner Realtors in 2012. She has also been a Gardner Realtors Platinum Award winner since 2009, joining the Top 25 volume producers across Louisiana and Mississippi. Since 2009, New Orleans CityBusiness has named Tricia as one of the Top 100 realtors, and she has sold more than $45 million in sales volume.
The Garden District was originally developed between 1832 and 1900 and is considered one of the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the Southern United States. The 19th-century origins of the Garden District illustrate wealthy newcomers building opulent structures based upon the prosperity of New Orleans in that era.
The City Planning Commission defines the boundaries of the Garden District as St. Charles Avenue, First Street, Magazine Street and Toledano Street.
The Garden District was once a number of plantations, including the Livaudais Plantation. It was sold off in parcels to mainly wealthy Americans who did not want to live in the French Quarter with the Creoles. It became a part of the city of Lafayette in 1833, and was annexed by New Orleans in 1852. The district was laid out by New Orleans architect, planner and surveyor Barthelemy Lafon.
Originally the area was developed with only a couple of houses per block, each surrounded by a large garden, giving the district its name. In the late 19th century, some of these large lots were subdivided, as Uptown New Orleans became more urban. This has produced a pattern for much of the neighborhood: of any given block having a couple of early 19th-century mansions surrounded by gingerbread-decorated late Victorian period houses. Thus, the Garden District is now known for its architecture more than for its gardens per se.
A slightly larger district (one block further west to Louisiana, one block farther north to Carondelet, and three blocks farther east to Josephine) was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.
The George Washington Cable House, at 1313 8th St., is a National Historic Landmark.
Commander's Palace is one of the city's most famous restaurants.
Other neighborhood landmarks include the historic Anshe Sfard synagogue, numerous antebellum mansions, historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and The Rink, a 19th-century skating rink building that has been converted into a small shopping mall.
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About this House
Address: 1437 Eighth St. in the Garden District
Living area: 3,806 square feet
Baths: Three full/one half
Extras: Stunning front porch and the original architectural details include pocket doors, medallions, five fireplaces, marble mantels and gleaming hardwood floors.
Garden District Office
1820 St. Charles Avenue