Eleanor Farnsworth Lists the "Benjamin Button House"


NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—(May 28, 2009) Known to the locals in New Orleans as “The Nolan Mansion”, this exquisitely genteel home is now recognized by millions across the world as Brad Pitt’s first home in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The 7 bedroom, 6 bath, 9120 square foot home is currently being sold for $1,975,000, a reduction from $2.5 million and is listed with Eleanor Farnsworth. Standing on an immense 127/129x215 ft. corner lot in the Garden District’s most lavishly appointed quadrant, this home shares a block with 19th century townhomes and world-renowned Commander’s Palace Resaurant.

A historian’s dream, the architectural integrity of the house remains untouched. The mansion was first constructed as a centerhall cottage in 1832. When the President of People’s Back, Ulisse Marinoni, purchased the home in 1872, he embarked on an elaborate renovation and added a second story. Marinoni’s daughter Olga married architect William T. Nolan, and the home remained in the Nolan family through the next ten decades.

Original Victorian-era features abound, including the antique beveled-glass front doors, spacious double parlors, 14-ft ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto porches and balconies, intricately carved plaster sconces, French doors and original brass hardware. A grand staircase with a mahogany banister and posts beautifully illuminated by stained glass windows leads to the second floor where the family bedrooms lie. The seven bedrooms are each generously sized with closets, fireplaces, adjoining bathrooms. This is the perfect opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood in the heart of New Orleans.

About Eleanor Farnsworth

Four time winner of the prestigious Diamond Residential Award representing the highest residential sales volume in New Orleans, Eleanor Farnsworth specializes in the sale of luxury homes in the prime Uptown, Old Metairie and Garden District areas of New Orleans.Consistently a top residential producer, Eleanor attributes her success to an aggressive personalized marketing plan and excellent negotiating skills. Eleanor was recently named to the Real Estate Success Institute's Board of Advisors, an elite group consisting of twenty of the most successful real estate agents in North America. She is also a life member of the Million Dollar Club and for five consecutive years, the Honor Society of the Real Estate Board of New Orleans. Armed with a delightful sense of humor, Eleanor, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, exemplifies the gracious southern lifestyle. Active in her community, Eleanor's memberships include the Women's Council of Realtors, Junior League of New Orleans and its Gardening and Interior Decorating Clubs, Orleans Club, and the Preservation Resource Center.