The Townhouse Suite. Once, part of a speakeasy hidden in an 1850's home on Magazine Street, now a luxury New Orleans pied-à-terre. Original architectural decadence paired with modern style, high ceilings, grand scale on two floors with a master bedroom loft and an original wrought iron gallery. Walk to famous Restaurants, Boutiques, Bars and Streetcar. French Quarter, Convention Center, WWII Museum just down the street.
- - Check in at 3pm and checkout at 10am unless prearranged beforehand - Maximum number of occupants 6 - unless otherwise arranged with owner. Minimum age: We do not rent to vacationers under 24 years of age unless accompanied by an adult. - Please be respectful that you have neighbors from 10pm till 8am for loud noise - Front door of The Townhouse must stay closed and locked at all times. And obviously- No alterations to the property are allowed. - Keys are not to be duplicated.A $50 fee will be charged for lost or non returned keys...sorry. Keys will be returned to the lockbox at checkout or left in plain view on center bar island.
I was born in New Orleans and raised in the French Quarter. My father moved from his native London as a professional Jazz musician and started his family at this epicenter of fantastic architecture, amazing food and renowned music. A childhood like that tends to make a permanent impression so after studying architecture and design in college I worked around the country but was drawn back to this wonderful sticky hot magical city. Moving back I realized just how many amazing historic homes in this city were being forgotten and lost. I started on just one project, one house, but it turned out to just be the "first house". I fell in love with a guy who had the same shared passion for design and preservation and now with our daughter in tow, our family works relentlesly on acquiring and restoring historic architecture. So far we've restored more than a dozen virtually lost houses (mostly in the LGD) and have no plans to stop anytime soon. Almost all of the houses we have brought back were abandoned, partially collapsed "basket cases" (some even had huge trees growing through their roofs). Often it seems the worse they are, the more we want them. Their former beauty shines through and their history speaks to us.
You see, we think that the history and romanticism of New Orleans is best conveyed through the preservation and use of its unique architecture, cooking it's amazing food, and playing it's fantastic music. And well, since we can't boil water or play a single instrument between us, we've decided to concentrate on the houses. We hope you like what we've done; it wasn't easy. You never know, maybe our daughter will grow up to be a chef who plays the clarinet.