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1542 Calhoun Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Built in 1895, this stately home abounds in classical details, from its newly restored iron lacework porches to its elaborate moldings to its spacious entertaining rooms ...a true uptown gem!
The extensive renovations to the house are by the renown MICHAEL CARBINE and eminent architect FRANK MASSON.

Every room is filled with gracefully draped windows that reflect the lush park neighborhood. A perfect flow to the spaces expresses a splendid harmony. Beautifully carved doorways with original brass hardware lead from the entrance hall to the living and dining rooms which in turn flow to the library and remaining rooms downstairs.

The living room is encompassed by fruit-laden double crown molding and gallery lights for art hangings. It also includes one of six ornate mantles and fireplaces with original summerfronts throughout the home.

Texture-painted in seven golden shades, the library is appointed with built-in entertainment cabinets, a working marble fireplace, a large stained glass window overlooking a shaded porch, and shelves to the ceiling.

The formal dining room is crowned with dentil moldings and a magnificent crystal chandelier beneath an extensive foliate medallion. Floor-to-ceiling windows with iron-finial rods and silk drapes overlook Calhoun Street below. The powder room is lined with Brunswig & Fils wallpaper in a Japanese rabbit motif and is adjoined by a large utility closet.

The entire first floor is wired for stereo.

The broad and sun-filled den, wet bar, kitchen and breakfast areas all front on an enormous bank of windows and French doors opening onto the pool and gardens.

The wet bar is accented by colorful Mexican tiles along the floor and counter, a ceiling fan, and a circular iron stair ascending to the sun room above. Filtered water flows from its faucets. The well-designed kitchen has a large, custom-designed sink that provides filtered water. The counters are lined with lovely French Breton tiles from Country Floors of New York. A walk-in pantry and floor-to-ceiling china cabinet offer additional storage. The handsome study boasts even more built-in shelves and cabinets, custom shutters, and a direct view of the park.

The generous master bedroom includes a huge walk-in closet with plenty of builtin storage, ceiling fan, a wall-to-wall rug of great splendor, and a newly renovated and expanded bathroom embellished by Portuguese tiles from Country Floors, including a customized old world map in the oversized shower. Nickel-finish fixtures are by the famed Waterworks of New York.

Additional bedrooms offer abundant closet space as well as two antique claw-foot tubs.

The sun porch lends views of the pool and gardens below as well as the park beyond. Surrounded by a new fence, the vast, private pool is bordered by blooming plants, an expansive brick patio and a multi-tiered deck accessed from the den above.

All drapes and chandeliers remain, Partially floored attic, Alarm system, 2 AC/heating units and 3 water heaters.

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