This breathtaking French Quarter compound has been lovingly restored, providing a picture-perfect mix of historical charm, modern functionality and privacy. Fabulous amenities to the 1830's mansion include a street balcony and balconies overlooking an impeccably landscaped private courtyard with pool and fountain, a well appointed two-story guest house, a total of seven bedrooms, five full baths plus two half baths, an amazing chef's dream kitchen with custom marble pantry and large butcher's block island, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, French doors, Venetian plaster walls, soaring ceilings, stunning chandeliers and sconces, a grand winding staircase, working fireplaces with amazing marble mantles, a home gym, elevator, workshop, ample storage, and gated carriage-style driveway for 2+cars illuminated by gas lamps. The well located property is convenient to many of New Orleans' signature restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions, including the fabulous music venues in the Frenchmen Street corridor.
The property has a unique and storied history, and is deeply connected to the birth of Rock 'n Roll. From 1956 to 1965, it was home to Cosimo studios, the legendary music recording studio of Cosimo Matassa. Artists who recorded here include Fats Domino, Little Richard, Earl Palmer, Ernie K-Doe, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Art Neville, Lee Dorsey, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner, Dr. John, Irma Thomas and a host of other innovators and pioneers of the New Orleans Sound that helped lay the foundation for modern popular music.
The property generated additional press in 2006 when it was purchased by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to serve as their local abode over a ten year span coinciding with their frequent visits to the city in connection with the charitable work of their Make it Right Foundation. Subsequently, the property was purchased by the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, prior to its acquisition by the current ownership.
Detached, Traditional, Historic/Antique
Garage, Garage Door Opener, Three or more Spaces
Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Wine Cooler, Washer, Double Oven
Central, Multiple Heating Units
Balcony, Courtyard, Fence, Porch, Patio, Sound System, Sprinkler/Irrigation
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