Eleanor Farnsworth named Top Residential Producer for 2008

New Orleans (March 2009) - Congratulations to Eleanor Farnsworth for being named the Top Residential Producer for 2008 by the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS ® Inc’s.  Eleanor has started 2009 out by listing the grandest home in New Orleans, 4717 St Charles Avenue, for $8,000,000.  In 1903 , cotton industry mogul William Perry Brown pledged to build “the city’s finest residence” as a wedding gift for his new bride.  One year later, the famed architectural group of Favrot & Livaudais completed their masterpiece, and today, the Brown’s fortress remains unparalleled.  This fine home, which is often referred to as “the castle on St Charles Ave”, was constructed of a masonry brick and wood frame and encased in a limestone veneer from the McDermott Stone Company quarries of Ohio.  The majestic home embodies the Richardson Romanesque style of the early 20th century.  With a total of nine bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and 14,000 square feet of living area, this home sits on a 200’8”x186’1” lot encircled in historic oak trees.  Renovated in 1987-88 by architect Leonard Salvato with interior design by Lucile Andrus and landscape architecture by Rene L. J. Fransen, the home was outfitted with a host of top-of-the-line conveniences while maintaining its architectural integrity and character.  Eleanor is greatly honored to have been chosen by Fran and George Villere to represent their home, the finest in New Orleans.