Once in a lifetime opportunity! This unique home was designed by former Dean of Tulane School of Architecture John W. Lawrence and was completed in 1966. Lawrence traveled to the South of France twice to study the Mediterranean villas in that region before completing his plans for the property. Lawrence gained inspiration in part from the villas designed by architect Eileen Gray, who helped shape Modernist architecture over the course of the 1920s & influenced design titan Le Corbusier. Located on the corner of State and Garfield in the heart of Uptown on an incredible unmatched 32,025 sq ft lot (3/4 an ACRE), with the possibility for subdivision. The main house consists of 5 BD, 6 full baths + 2 half baths, and features an exquisite glass enclosed atrium, built in book cases, beautiful windows, a large kitchen with updated high end appliances, fireplace, formal living & dining rooms, a study, den, and a library. There is a finished walk-in attic, a below grade basement with wine cellar, 2 cigar humidors, and a laundry room, plus a separate guest quarters over the garage. The grounds were designed by Robert Royston, one of the inventors of modern landscape architecture and one of America's most distinguished landscape architects. The house was sited to preserve the majestic oak tree at the center of the motor court and the magnificent sprawling oak in the back garden. Pea gravel parking surrounds the large live oak with underground drainage. The gated pool is offset by a large deck and pool cabana. The motor court has parking for 8+ cars plus a 3-car garage. Mechanicals are all commercial grade: In-conduit electrical systems and recently updated HVAC systems, plus a new generator. A 7,200 sqft lot on the corner of the property with separate curb cut is not part of the landscaped grounds & possible for subdivision. Experience rare privacy in one of the most sought-after locations in Uptown New Orleans. 6020 Garfield is like a country estate in THE MIDDLE OF the city.
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