“A two-bedroom, two-bathroom treasure awaits you in what I, a New Yorker, consider the most fabulous city in the United States, New Orleans,” says Jamie, owner of the Antoine Bordeaux House, a three-story, Creole-style townhouse in the Big Easy. “A lot of time went into the home’s period renovation. It’s a very special place for me.”
We appreciate a discerning New Yorker, and also have a deep love for the decadence and architecture of New Orleans. Even so, we were bowled over by this stunning renovation that sits proudly on St. Philip between Chartres and Decatur, originally built in 1820 as a private mansion for Antoine Bordeaux, a French businessman.
A lush courtyard fountain invites you into the foyer. Up the circular staircase and through the door to your right, is your pied-a-terre. Original brick and stucco walls have been there since the 19th century, when this home section was the servant’s quarters. Each room has a vibrant color story, grounded by the antiquity of the furnishings.
Iron balconies are iconic to New Orleans, and yours is off the master bedroom. From here, or on your private roof deck, you can gaze over the old shingled caps of the French Quarter and listen to the distant music from the Mississippi’s old river barge.
Minutes from Preservation Jazz Hall and Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop (the oldest bar in the United States), this vacation rental in New Orleans puts you in the center of this truly fabulous city.