This listing offers a buyer the opportunity to live on historic St. Charles Avenue, within view of the historic street car and on the Mardi Gras parade route – and the price is very affordable as well.

The condo building is elegant with floor-to-ceiling windows topped with fan arches in its foyer. It also has a crystal chandelier and areas for sitting and entertaining. It has a large interior courtyard as well as a rooftop swimming pool with a fountain and plenty of seating for tanning and socializing. There is also a rooftop terrace with a spectacular view of the city.

“This large three-bedroom, two-bath condo is located on the courtyard at the 1750 St. Charles condos,” said Kelley Levy, the listing agent with Levy Realty Group O’Dwyer Real Estate. 
“It has a refined, elegant interior with beautiful wooden floors, a large kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite counter tops and a large dining area and living room that opens out onto the park-like courtyard.”

The living room and dining room are separated by pillars and have shiny wooden floors, a fireplace and a chandelier. This kitchen is a cook’s dream with cherry wood cabinets, granite counter tops and loads and loads of storage.

“The unit includes two designated parking spots in a covered parking garage,” said Levy. “You can walk or take the street car to the Central Business District, the Warehouse District, the French Quarter, Magazine Street shops and the universities.

“This condo is also walking distance to restaurants and fun pubs,” said Levy, and right on the Mardi Gras parade route and the street car line.”

The St. Charles Avenue thoroughfare is the home of the St. Charles streetcar line and is also famous for the dozens of mansions that adorn the tree-lined boulevard.

The Southern live oak trees were planted during the early twentieth century.

The downriver end meets Canal Street. On the other side of Canal Street in the French Quarter, the corresponding street is Royal Street. From Canal Street, St. Charles runs up through the New Orleans Central Business District, then the length of Uptown New Orleans, reflecting the crescent curve of the Mississippi River. From Canal Street to Lee Circle, St. Charles Avenue is properly called St. Charles Street and is one way in the upriver direction with two lanes of traffic, with the streetcar track sharing right-of-way with one lane of motor vehicle traffic.

For the first half of the 19th century, the portion of St. Charles above Lee Circle (then "Tivoli Circle") was known as Nyades Street. The lower portion was and is an important corridor in the Central Business District. Historically-significant buildings include Gallier Hall, which was City Hall until the 1950s.

The street was laid out atop a slight rise, the remains of an old natural levee, in connection with the construction of the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad, which became the St. Charles Streetcar Line. The long traffic avenue originally used for horse-drawn buggies and wagons, with public rail transit running down the center, helped fuel the development of Uptown in the 19th century.

St. Charles Avenue was the favored site for construction of mansions by the wealthy during the early years of the 20th century. A number of the old mansions were torn down in the mid- and late 20th century, until the area was declared an historic district. Many of the surviving ones have been divided into condominiums or rental apartments.

Notable buildings along St. Charles Avenue include several hotels. The Columns Hotel is a small hotel in a 19th-century mansion; part of the film Pretty Baby was made here.

The former mansion of silent-film star Marguerite Clark is now the Milton Latter Memorial branch of the New Orleans Public Library.

The facades of both Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans are located on St. Charles Avenue, opposite Audubon Park.

Angela Carll may be reached at angcarll@gmail.com

About this condo

Address: 1750 St. Charles Ave., Apt. 204 in the Lower Garden District

Living area: 1,868 square feet

Bedrooms: Three

Baths: Two

Extras: On the St. Charles Avenue street car line and major parade route Microwave, Refrigerator and Fireplace

Price: $750,000

Marketing agent:

Kelley Levy

Levy Group NOLA

O’Dwyer Real Estate

504-258-7921

RealtorKelleyLevy@gmail.com