7 Beds
6 Baths
7,703 Sqft
.14 Acres
Has Garage

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.

Essential Information
MLS® #2362484
Full Baths5
Half Baths2
Square Footage7,703
Year Built2017

Detached, Traditional, Historic/Antique

Community Information
Address521 Governor Nicholls St
CityNew Orleans
Zip Code70116
Has PoolYes
PoolIn Ground

Garage, Garage Door Opener, Three or more Spaces

Interior FeaturesAttic, Elevator, Smart Home
FireplacesGas, Gas Starter, Wood Burning

Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Wine Cooler, Washer, Double Oven


Central, Multiple Heating Units

ExteriorBrick, Stucco
Lot DescriptionCity Lot, Oversized Lot
ConstructionBrick, Stucco
Exterior Features

Balcony, Courtyard, Fence, Porch, Patio, Sound System, Sprinkler/Irrigation

Additional Information
Days on Market269
HOA Fees0.00
Property History
Price Reduced from $4,275,000 to $3,975,000
Price Reduced from $4,750,000 to $4,275,000
Price Reduced from $5,350,000 to $4,750,000

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