The Crystal House photo 1
The Crystal House photo 2

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Lot Size

61’ X 120’.


Built in 1887, this charming avenue home is abundant in iron lacework and Queen Anne Victorian details including gingerbread edging, a decorative truss beneath the gable, eave brackets, a side tower, and an asymmetrical façade.

Leaded, beveled, beaded front door with distinguished sunburst design leads to deep and inviting entrance foyer, illumined by one of three magnificent crystal chandeliers and sconces

Pocket doors with original brass hardware lead to spacious Living Room, overlooking the avenue through four bay windows with antique wavy glass

Extensive molding throughout includes intricate ceiling medallions, wainscoting, wall paneling, and bulls-eyes moldings

Smooth Philadelphia oak strip floors are laid throughout the downstairs, except in the kitchen which bears newly refinished old red pine floors

Dining Room boasts faux-textured walls in four shades of red and is anchored by an ornate mantle and fireplace with original iron summer front and marble tile

Shelved linen closet resides beneath spindle baluster stair (originally the location of the family pipe organ)

Study provides built-in shelves, gracefully restored stained glass window and mantle with exquisite plaster designs and Corinthian colonnettes

Generous modern kitchen includes custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry, wine rack, dish washer, cook top with hood, and microwave

Ubatuba granite tile powder room contains gild-framed mirror

Spacious, sun-filled Family Room is paneled with five double-windows, French doors opening onto courtyard, and fireplace with blue tiled ledge, a motif which is echoed in the hand-painted kitchen walls...

The Master Bedroom, painted in subtle stripes, opens onto an iron-laced balcony overlooking the avenue.

Antique rippled stained glass windows along stairwell are faded from their once Mardi Gras colors into pleasant pastels, casting light on the steps below

Master bedroom includes three closets, another ornate fireplace and mantle, and jacuzzi-style tub underneath more colorful stained glass windows

Two additional bedrooms share large bathroom with bath/shower combination as well as
double linen closets and additional private porch overlooking the breakfast room and side yard below

Custom two-inch Hunter Douglas wood blinds adorn the windows throughout along with HunterTM ceiling fans

New remote-controlled iron gate leads to bricked two-car garage and pathway to courtyard

Brick-bordered courtyard rests between the main house and guest quarters -- which include a fully appointed kitchen, bedroom, bath, closets, and a row of windows looking out on the courtyard

Gas lantern installed above newly rebuilt front porch, New sidewalk before house, New slate roof on main house, New roof on guest quarters and garage, New AC and heater upstairs with warranty, New insulation in attic and under house, Sonitrol Security System includes fire and carbon monoxide sensors.

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