A spectacular piece of New Orleans architectural history is available with the recent listing of 2265 Saint Charles Avenue, also known as the Lavinia C. Dabney House. This famed property is being listed with Barbara Bedestani, and co-listed by Judie Oudt this week. Located in the Garden District, this home is “one of the few remaining houses in New Orleans that can be considered the design of James Gallier, Jr., a prominent architect in New Orleans”, according to the Historic American Buildings Survey within the Library of Congress. Gallier is most known for the St. Charles Hotel, Gallier Hall, and Pontalba Buildings, all of which are on the National Historic Landmark list.
The Dabney House was built from 1856-57 and features three stories, double-galleried antebellum features in the Greek Revival Style. Situated on a corner lot on the most prestigious street in New Orleans, the current owners have carefully restored the house as well as added exquisitive modern amenities, including custom design and installation of built-in second floor entertainment center based on Villa Spalletti Trivelli in Rome and an installation of a grand Murano glass chandelier from Venice. The house features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, 14 foot ceilings, grand double parlors perfect for entertaining and original plaster medallions and marble fireplace mantles.
Other highlights of the house include a recent kitchen renovation with the installation of a new floor, custom-designed high-end Taj Mahal quartzite counters; state-of the art outdoor lighting controlled by web-based smartphone application ilumenight; and a complete redesign of garden and patio landscaping with installation of a new irrigation system, trees, and pavers. The home also features a private 900 ft apartment with separate entrance and side yard that could be used as extra income, a place for a live-in nanny or family members.
This home is perfect for Mardi Gras parade watching, entertaining and creating long lasting memories and a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of architectural history in New Orleans.
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