The Gallery Row Condos located at 448 Julia Street are near the corner of Magazine Street in the middle of the New Orleans Warehouse District. The 448 Julia Street is above an art gallery and next to the New Orleans Children’s Museum. The condos are actually 3 separate buildings that are grouped together with one in the rear and the other two facing Julia Street. The main entrance is on Julia Street.
The 2 buildings facing Julia Street are far better than those in the rear in terms of light, size and historic value. Many of the 47 units in the four story buildings are one bedroom units ranging in price from the 180’s to the high 220’s. The difference in price will be reflected in the updates, size and location of the unit within the complex. Gallery Row Website . The prices have been stable since 2005.
Most of the Gallery Row condos come with garage parking or in a secure parking lot on Magazine Street. The condos are well managed and the common areas are well maintained. The amenities include a small gym, secure entrance gate, elevators, a roof top viewing area with a small plastic pool and Bar-b-Que grills. There are also several courtyards in the rear. The ceiling heights, windows, brick walls will vary depending where the unit is located. Many have had the walls painted along with the beams. This tends to take away from the New Orleans Warehouse feel.
Far and away the better units are those facing Julia Street and the courtyard pictured below and above. Each of these units have three windows looking over the rear courtyard. Over half the units were redone in 2004 when the units were sold as condos in an apartment conversion, some were bought as they were. The conversions had granite counter-tops, stainless steal appliances, new light fixtures, fans and floors. The Gallery Row units are perfect for someone working downtown and those working or going to school at the local medical schools, LSU and Tulane. The units are worth looking at if you are shopping for a unit in the 200k range in a smaller complex that has a great location. Like I said most will have parking and easy parking at meters on the street. They would also make great second homes as the the French Quarter is a mere 7 short blocks away and an easy walk to River Walk.