Unit near the action in New Orleans but in a leafy neighborhood
Many years ago I came to New Orleans on a business trip and fell in love. Since then I have bought my home here and now that I have retired am spending most of my time in this very enjoyable city. My house keeps me busy. I am always upgrading the property and the furnishings. I so enjoy eating out and this is the city for that. I have notes on the restaurants where I have eaten with thoughts on the food, drinks and ambiance.
Owner purchased this House in 1999
Why Owner chose Marigny
Great space. Great location.
What makes this House unique
When I first came to New Orleans I knew I wanted to come back. I knew I wanted my own place to live in this city. I looked for years in the French quarter but the prices kept escalating to the totally unaffordable. So I looked at the charming neighborhood that was a few blocks from the French Quarter. For 1 1/2 years I had the times picayune newspaper delivered to me out of state where I was living so I could look at the real estate ads. This was before the popularity of the computer and multiple listings. Then I found a house that had what I wanted. I bought it, got it so you could even see the backyard from the front Street. I raised the second floor one and a half feet to make a living space on the first floor and up to code. I replaced all the beams around the building added a steel beam for reinforcement. Three contractors, two engineers and two architects later it was completed. I believe a home should be comfortable for whatever one wants to do there. I also believe it should be gracious.
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There are festivals such as the French quarter Fest and the Jazz Fest that draw people from all over the world. There are parades with floats throughout the year celebrating many special holidays and occasions. Music venues such as Tipitina's, the House of Blues, and Snug Harbor are known around the world for offering excellent music. The Orpheum, the Joy Theater and the Mahalia Jackson Theater are known for their quality performances. Many local bars and restaurants have live music. There is music that you will pass by when you walk on the streets from individual singers to groups and brass bands. There are carriages that can take you throughout the French quarter and surrounding areas. There are riverboats the ply up and down the Mississippi for your dining and listening pleasure. New Orleans is known for its local cuisine which can be sampled a pop up food truck or at a fine restaurant such as Brennans, Antoine's, Galatoire's and other restaurants that are known throughout the world. The Mississippi river is a few blocks from the house and perfect for a pleasant stroll with a view of ships and the open sky. The Aquarium sits along the river at the edge of the French Quarter. The French Quarter also contains many shopping opportunities such as apparel, antiques and art work. The St. Louis Cathedral and the park at Andrew Jackson Square are lovely places to relax and enjoy the ambience of New Orleans. There are many tours of the French quarter by day and by evening. For those who would like to see the local areas there are many tours of the swamps where one may see alligators. Streetcars go to many places in the city. The St. Charles streetcar runs from the French Quarter at Canal Street along Saint Charles Avenue past the huge houses from long ago with live oaks and gardens that grace that area of the city. Magazine street with its many eclectic restaurants and small shops is a short Uber ride away. City park is an urban oasis of green which has beautiful areas of water and trees that make you feel you are somewhere in a Southern dream. City Park has a sculpture garden and the New Orleans Museum of Arts. Another popular museum is located just up river from the French Quarter. That is the World War II museum. At the edge of the French Quarter where Canal Street reaches the river there is a ferry that will take you across to charming little town called Algiers. There is golf at City Park and Audubon Park. Audubon Park also houses a large zoo with gracious grounds and fountains. It is located adjacent to the Mississippi River. Bicycle tours are readily available. Horseback riding is available at City Park and at Riverbend stables. For those who wish to travel further afar there are beaches along the gulf coast with miles of beautiful sand. Sports events such as Saints football games are very popular.