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Location: New Orleans, La.
The Skinny: Artist Paul Ninas is perhaps best known for his work on the murals that grace the walls of New Orleans' world-famous Sazerac Bar. This historic townhouse, across the French Quarter from the bar, is where Ninas once lived and worked, following his return from a brief stint as a coconut plantation owner on Hispaniola. The five-bedroom house, nestled between a pair of similarly historic townhouses, was built in 1834—nearly 100 years before Ninas moved in—but still retains many original features, including numerous gracious doorways, six marble mantles, and a wrought-iron balcony. The shoddily renovated kitchen and bathrooms are a bit of a letdown, but at least permit the next buyer to install modern conveniences guilt free. The Ninas townhouse, which faces the wide Esplanade Avenue and its median park, is listed for $1.65M, a price that includes a three-bedroom carriage house and one-bedroom garden apartment.
· 604 Esplanade Ave [Movato]