Eleanor Farnsworth of Gardner Realtors Represents Highest Priced Single-Family, Residential Sale Ever Recorded in the New Orleans Area for $8.25 Million
Posted by Anna LeDonne — November 22, 2019
NEW ORLEANS, LA - GARDNER REALTORS is pleased to announce that Eleanor Farnsworth of GARDNER REALTORS recently represented the highest priced, single-family, residential sale in the New Orleans Area ever recorded in the MLS. The home, located at 620 Ursulines Avenue in the French Quarter, was listed for $8,250,000 and is the only sale of a single-family home recorded over $6 million, according to the MLS.
“It was our pleasure and honor to represent the seller of one of the finest homes in New Orleans. This unparalleled estate commands the coveted intersection of Ursulines Avenue and Royal Street with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and one of the largest courtyards in the Vieux Carré,” explains Ms. Farnsworth.
In 1819, the prosperous ship builder, Arnaud Magnon, commissioned Claude Gurlie and Joseph Guillot to design and build this French Quarter property. Since then, the property has passed to such famous citizens as Jean Baptiste Poeyfarre’s widow, John Slidell, and the renowned historical painter, Alexandre Alaux. The home has been featured in the book “Classic New Orleans” by William R. Mitchell, Jr.
This French Quarter home features a total of 14,425 square feet, eight bedrooms, eight full baths, three half-baths and parking space for 15 cars. Additional features of the property include two wine rooms, a hand-painted mural of 1803 New Orleans, a billiard room, a sparkling heated pool and one of the largest courtyards in the French Quarter.
Ms. Farnsworth comments, “This walled, private compound includes a majestic mansion with three full stories, a separate two-story guest house overlooking the pool and immense, manicured courtyard, and parking for 15 cars, unheard of in the French Quarter. The property has been exquisitely renovated with every amenity, while retaining the grandeur of the original design. Notably, the mid-19th century renovation of the downstairs entertaining rooms to the Greek Revival style is attributed to famous New Orleans architect, James Gallier Sr. This is the absolute finest home in the French Quarter. It is so beautiful that I often compared it to visiting the Frick Museum in New York City.”
Eleanor Farnsworth is a native New Orleanian, who shares with clients her love of the city and her 39 years of experience in real estate. She has been honored frequently by her profession, a testament to her proficiency as a top producer and real estate expert. Her outstanding accomplishments in real estate are exemplified by her numerous awards. Ms. Farnsworth was most recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year Award. GARDNER REALTORS prides itself on helping people create the life they love, and its Realtors strive to incorporate this mission into their business practices. GARDNER REALTORS is the leading locally-owned, full-service real estate company in the region with the most powerful global network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Gardner supports its Realtors with effective marketing strategies to stay top of mind with clients, a learning environment that focuses on business planning, negotiation strategies, and purposeful relationship-building techniques that offer value to clients.
About Gardner Realtors
GARDNER REALTORS is the leading local, full-service real estate company in the Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Mississippi Gulf Coast Region. Known as the local real estate expert with global connections for more than 75 years, Gardner continues to operate under family leadership, providing the best quality real estate services while adhering to its founding principle- The Golden Rule. To contact GARDNER REALTORS, visit www.gardnerrealtors.com, call 800-566-7801 or engage with them on Facebook or Instagram.