New Orleans Garden District Condos-Historic condos and homes are all here! 2512 Magazine Street- the Livaudais House
In the New Orleans market you have a lot of historic Uptown New Orleans homes and apartment complexes that have been turned into condos. This historic type of condo is much more like living in an old home with the high ceilings, large porches, common yards, plenty of light and large spaces. You just pay a lot less! The unit I just sold with Lana Sackett to a new medical student attending Tulane University this fall was located at 2512 Magazine Street in the Garden District.
The Livaudais House features 8 condos of varying sizes and types are located among single family homes worth millions and a block or two from the local coffee shops. its also with walking distance for grocery shopping and much more. You can walk to the St. Charles Ave. Street cars and are about 25 blocks from the French Quarter. You can be at Tulane the Med. School which is downtown in 15 minutes tops.
The 2512 Magazine condo has one very large master and a smaller bedroom on the other side of the condo which would be perfect for a room mate. The kitchen was updated, the hardwood floors and old fireplaces really brought that historic condo to life. The secure entrance and parking spot on the side of the unit was a big plus. Jogging and pets are allowed. Everything is within walking distance and viewing the nearby homes and gardens is free.
The open floor plan is much more spacious than these photos indicate. The kitchen and appliances have been updated and were all in good shape. The big negative in the unit was having carpeting in the large master but that could be changed and would enhance the value of the unit. The unit sold for 215k. There is the large one bedroom upstairs that is waiting for the act of sale and a one bedroom next door for 158,500k. Its a great unit for that price. I will have to look for another buyer in that price range.
The historic New Orleans Garden District homes in the surrounding area truly from another era as you can see from the couple of photos I took as the sun was setting. These were within two blocks of the condos. I did take 8-10 such homes as we circled the block. The only way to live in this are is via a condo based on the housing prices in the area.
The neighborhood is made for walking and with gas prices high this is an ideal location. Its the way neighborhoods were before the auto, the golden arches and the Wal-Marts. That is why the values of these locations are very hard to duplicate. Walt Disney would have a hard time duplicating what you can see within 5 blocks of the condo. Its just another New Orleans choice.
“The Garden District has long been considered one of New Orleans’ finest residential districts. Established by New Orleans’ Anglo elite during the late 1840’s, the Garden District quickly emerged as abastion of fine residences nestled in beautiful, lush gardens along oak lined streets.
” Its unique architecture,based heavily on local building customs, affords the Garden District a charm that resonates with natives and visitors alike. Over several generations, the Garden District has retained its illustrious reputation, despite wars,depression and suburban flight as a sanctuary of civilized society, culture and tradition.”
“In addition to the large, stately mansions, the Garden District also features modest residences, acemetery, a commercial corridor and a grand public avenue. Although typically recognized for its homogeneity of landscape design, architectural types and styles, it is the variety produced by the small cottages, businesses and public spaces that afford the Garden District its dynamic streetscapes.”
“Modest shotgun houses are found-between impressive mansions; new houses are mixed in among the old. Though called home by many of the city’s financial leaders, the Garden District possesses a diversity that lends the neighborhood an authenticity-unlike other residential enclaves of its type. The coexistence of an economically diverse population contributes greatly to the neighborhood’s charm.” Read more of the New Orleans Garden District from which this excerpt was borrowed.”