Brangelina’s French Quarter mansion hits the market
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Brangelina’s French Quarter mansion hits the market

New Orleans may be saying farewell to our favorite celebrity couple.  Then again, they might just be sick of the French Quarter! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have listed their 1830’s New Orleans mansion with Latter and Blum for $6.5 million.  It’s a steep price, at $850/sq ft. Located at 521 Governor Nicholls Street, the … Continue reading

Shotgun tour takes you inside some long and skinny digs
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Shotgun tour takes you inside some long and skinny digs

You can’t even talk about New Orleans architecture without including the iconic shotgun! There are plenty of myths, legends and folklore surrounding them.  My favorite it the old idea that you could shoot a gun through the front door and the bullet would go all the way through the back without hitting a single thing … Continue reading

Exterior renovation gets underway!
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Exterior renovation gets underway!

The time has finally come! We’re tackling the biggest project in our home renovation… the exterior… and we’re finally hiring some pros.  Most of our renovation has been DIY, but the ugly facade of our home is much more complicated. Because our neighborhood is historic, all exterior renovation needs to be approved through the Historic … Continue reading

Garden District stunners shine bright this holiday season
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Garden District stunners shine bright this holiday season

It’s baaaaaack!  Each year, one of my favorite New Orleans events is the Preservation Resource Center’s Holiday Home Tour. This weekend, tourists and locals alike will grab their lattes and get their exercise, walking through the historic Garden District neighborhood, where 8 homes open their doors to the public. If you’re looking for a taste … Continue reading

A taste of historic New Orleans for your Christmas wish list
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A taste of historic New Orleans for your Christmas wish list

You don’t have to live in New Orleans to get a bit of the Big Easy under your Christmas tree.  Check out this gorgeous new book from the folks who run the historic Hermann-Grima and Gallier properties! Photographer and author Kerri McCaffety recounts the days of antebellum New Orleans through glossy photos and some pretty … Continue reading