Welcome to The Chapel…#16

1314 Napoleon Avenue, #16

The Chapel (#16) of St. Elizabeth’s located at 1314 Napoleon Avenue is arguably the most unique and luxurious condominium conversion in Uptown New Orleans with an equally intriguing history.

Centrally located between the downtown area of the city and Audubon Park St. Elizabeth’s is a 47,000 square feet three-story brick edifice consisting of three buildings which boasts the largest cluster of Second Empire design architecture in New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The central portion was designed and built by Thomas Mulligan for the Daughters of Charity in 1865 to function originally as a girls’ boarding school and then a girls’ orphanage. In 1880 the Prytania Street Wing was added and between 1883-1885 architect, Albert Diettel enlarged the structure by adding the Perrier Street Wing and a mansard roof.


In 1989 the orphanage moved to Marrero and St. Elizabeth’s was put on the market for sale. In 1993 renowned author and New Orleans native, Anne Rice purchased the property as a private residence and added the exterior angels on either side of the main entrance. In the early 2000s this KFK Group acquired St. Elizabeth for the purposes on condo conversion. The project was completed in 2004 transforming the former orphanage into twenty-eight distinct condominiums and five newly constructed town homes with shared amenities including a beautiful pool and patio area.


The Chapel (#16) is a stunningly renovated 5000 square foot condo with 24-ft-high vaulted ceilings flanked by 17-ft stained glass windows and hardwood floors throughout. Light pours into the open plan living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen with Thermador appliances, Berloni cabinets, jeweled, mirror finishes, Caesarstone countertops, a butlers pantry and wine room. A centered two-story tower houses master bedroom with en suite bath, heated mirrors and 16-jet shower on the first floor, two bedrooms with full baths on the second floor. Just off the tower is a screening room or study with a blood-red tiled full bath. Amenities include beautiful pool with two assigned parking spaces.

1314 Napoleon #16, the Chapel, is being offered for $2,800,000.

Listed by Dorian M. Bennett 504.236.7688 & Rosy Wilson 504.432.7399

Interior from kitchen

Living Space

Living Space


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Welcome to 430 Main – Woodville, MS

430 Main Street

A 19th century cottage adaptable as a residence or for commercial use at 430 Main Street in Woodville, Mississippi. Mid 19th century board and batten three bay cottage perched up on the hill was built by Jacob and Louise Cohen, after they acquired the Cohen House and used by them in their various boarding house ventures until 1945. It has been an antiques shop and law office but could easily be easily adapted for use as a residence. Rear gallery has been enclosed and now the cottage has a central entrance room with with rooms on either side; kitchen and extra room in what was probably the rear gallery.

* 2 Bedrooms * 1 Bath * Approx Living Area 938 SqFt * 1 Story * Lot Size: 31×132

Front Gallery

West Room - A perfect parlor

Front reception from when it was an office


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Garden Legacy Book Release

Illustration:  Tacsonia pinnatistpula in Edward’s Botanical Register, vol 32

The Historic New Orleans Collection is releasing a new book just in time for Spring.  Garden Legacy written by authors Mary Louise Mossy Christovich and Roulhac Bunkley Toledano. You can meet both authors, Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 pm at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street.  Admission is Free.

The book is elegantly illustrated with colonial-era maps and prints from North American and European archives.  Throughout the book you will  experience detailed and absorbing descriptions of New Orleans homes and garden over three centuries.

-Suzanne McClellan

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Wednesday At The Square

Another free music event in New Orleans starts tomorrow evening, March 15. This 12 week series,  is held every Wednesday evening.  New Orleans and Louisiana  musicians take to the stage.  Music starts at 5 and the headliners play from 6:15-8PM.  Irma Thomas, a local favorite in New Orleans, will kick off this years’ series’ .

It is produced by The Young Leadership Council.  They raise funds from the food and beverage vendor booths at the event, so outside beverages and food are not allowed.  Parking is pretty easy to find around Lafayette Square.  Lafayette Square is located off Poydras Street between St Charles and Camp Street.

Bring your chair or blanket to sit on the ground because the front of the stage is reserved for dancing. Enjoy your Wednesday evenings.

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French Quarter Festival 2017

French Quarter Festival 2017

The World’s Largest Free Music Experience is right around the corner.  April 6-9 marks the 37th year of the French Quarter Festival. The Festival is a four-day music event that takes place in numerous locations throughout the French Quarter.  The weather in New Orleans is usually perfect, not too hot or humid!

You can stroll throughout the French Quarter and listen to one of over 1700 musician who play on 23 stages in the streets.  That equates to about 400 hours of music.  Wear a hat,  comfortable shoes, bring a portable chair,  buy a cocktail and enjoy all the music.  There will be lots of New Orleans vendors on hand incase you wish to sample some of our famous food.  In order to keep the festival Free, outside food and beverages are prohibited.

Parking can be challenging, so take the street car or run the RTA bus and make your life easier. Almost all of the French Quarter is handicapped accessible.  The Festival gives out an event brochure which shows you a map with all the various stage locations and special events which take place the entire extended weekend.  There is also a map on their website that you can download and print.

The crowd at the French Quarter Festival ranges from families with children to people getting their groove on. For more information just click on the link at the top of this post.

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72 & 84 Jordan Lane, Mathews, Virginia

72 & 84 Jordan Lane

Sails and sunrises can be yours just outside the windows of this deep waterfront estate compound on the East River with quick access to the Bay. Over 700 feet of waterfront!

This property is being sold as one compound and is situated on 4.5 acres with two residences, a carriage house apartment and a 4 car garage with workshop. Seagate (72 Jordan Lane) is 2652 sq ft offering one-level living, an open floor plan ideal for entertaining, and 3 bedrooms, including an en-suite master.

Boat Dock

This sun-filled oasis has spacious casual areas with a combination of family room, dining area, and kitchen with sweeping water scenes from nearly every room. Vaulted ceilings, bamboo wood flooring, granite kitchen counter tops and stainless steel appliances are just a few interior upgrades. East View (84 Jordan Lane) is 1986 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, including a first floor master, living room, kitchen and den. Charming 918 sq ft one-bedroom apartment over the detached garage completes the residential retreat.

Other exterior amenities a deep water pier with 6 boat slips, 2 boat lifts and 2 jet ski docks.

Jordan Lane - View

Master Bedroom View



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1230 Bourbon Street – $649,000

1230 Bourbon

A few blocks down from the party on Bourbon St in the residential section of the Quarter is this Stunning Smart Rock Star Pad!! Aside from original stained glass and pine floors, this 2 bedroom/1 Bath Renovated Condo was taken down to the studs with every system upgraded. Kitchen with Hi-End Euro appliances, New HVAC, Elite Security System, Custom Metal doors, Reclaimed Wood Walls from a 200 year old Mill and Plenty of Storage thru out!! Charming Courtyard and Fabulous Front Porch on Bourbon to watch the buggies and revelers pass on by.

All new HVAC, Insulation, Electrical, Plumbing, Security System, Lots of Closet Space, Sky Light, Interior Laundry Comes Completely Furnished, Some Artwork Negotiable.

* 2 Bedrooms  * 1 Bath  * Lot Size: 31x129  * Approx Living Space: 1,130 Sq Ft

Living Room

Living Space






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A Visit to Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras Parade Float

Walking into Mardi Gras World you might hear children laughing and clapping especially when they find out they will be getting King Cake as part of their tour.  It is a magical place filled to the rafters with larger than life characters.  You’ll see King Kong standing right beside Winston Churchill or Cleopatra.

For over 70 years, the craftsmen and artists have been building signature parade floats for the local Mardi Gras Krewes.  A Krewe is like a club. Each Krewe has a King and a Queen who reign over their Krewe for a year.  Some Krewes have gorgeous and elaborate balls with big name entertainment.  The Krewe members pay fees and these fees fund the costumes and floats that you see during Carnival season. Mardi Gras is an actual day and the whole season is referred to as Carnival.  Most of the time locals just say “ Happy Mardi Gras”.

Float Head

When you take the Mardi Gras World tour you’ll learn about the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and then you get a chance to walk through the float den, where the artists make the actual floats.

It all started with Roy Kern, a local artist-turned-sign-painter who worked his way through the Depression.  Roy painted names and signs on the bows of freighters and barges.

Unable to pay his mother’s medical bills. Roy’s son, Blaine offered to paint a mural in the hospital for payment,

Mardi Gras Float

The mural caught the eye of a surgeon.  The surgeon was the captain of a Mardi Gras Krewe. Blaine was invited to design and build floats for his Krewe, and Kern Studios was officially founded.

Through the years, Kern Studio received  numerous requests to get a behind the scene look at upcoming floats for Mardi Gras.  Mardi Gras World opened in 1984 to provide a fun first glance of the upcoming parade floats.   Each year about 150,000 people come to experience Mardi Gras World from school buses filled with children all the way to Seniors.

Mardi Gras Float

It is a good idea to call ahead for your tour and you can get more details at mardigrasworld.com or call  1-800-555-5555.


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Welcome to 16009 Riverside Road – Covington

looking East into the 6 acre tract

This 11.77 acre tract with 595 feet of waterfront on the Bogue Falaya River is half clear and half wooded. It’s just off Million Dollar Road North of Covington on Highway 25 and just before you get to Folsom amidst upscale homes, country estates, and horse farms. Almost all the tract is elevated on high banks well above the river and it has road access on two sides from Shadow Lane and Cody Lane. It is well-landscaped with several choice home building sites.

*Lot Size 11.77 Acres * Waterfront * On the Bougue Falaya River * Elevated on high banks

At the river looking upstream

Middle of property looking South down Shadow Lane

Bogue Falaya River in Covington winding downstream

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Just Listed – Grand French Quarter Compound!

1017 St Philip

A rare offering of a grand French Quarter compound. Historical Grand Greek Revival Mansion main residence boasts period details, beautiful tall ceilings, great mantles, marble floors down and wood floors up with brick floors in rear den. Also in the compound is a fully restored early creole masonry double approximately 200 years old, with multiple rental units and/or additional space for artist studios, movie productions, or make it yours.

Private Courtyard

The large and very private courtyard grounds have a heated in-ground pool with multiple rooms in the homes opening out into the garden and parking area.

Also offered with sale is vacant lot currently used as a parking area (can hold 4 cars easily), a Creole Cottage Double next door, a camel-back apartment and a rear studio apartment (total of 4 rental properties).  Pull in to a over-sized private parking lot, close the electric gate, and you are home.

1023 St Philip

1017 St. Philip, 1023-25 St. Philip & Parking Lot (1015 St. Philip) FOR SALE -$2,800,000-

1017: 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 4089 SqFt, Inground Pool

1023: 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, 1183 SqFt

1025: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 801 SqFt

Camelback: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 299 SqFt

Rear Studio: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 637 SqFt

Offered at: $2,800,000

Main House Entry

Living Area



Kitchen to Dining Area

In-ground pool

Master Bedroom

Balcony view to Main House

Twilight Courtyard View


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