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Location: New Orleans, La.
The Skinny: Louisiana businessman and political fixture Louis Roussel lived in this home from the time of its construction in 1957 to his death in 2001. In that time, it doesn't look like he felt the need to change, well, anything. When the current owners purchased the midcentury wonder from Roussel's family, included were period furnishings by Paul McCobb and Charles and Ray Eames. The next owner will take over the furniture and impeccably maintained interiors, but installing that dream kitchen might be a bit callous (someone already snuck in a Sub-Zero). Heck, even a color TV might look out of place. That said, the Rat Pack-style backyard, with saltwater pool, slate patio, and privacy hedge is just the place for a throwback dinner party. A $1.1M time machine, anyone?
· Louis Roussel House, 1957 [Crosby Doe]