Known throughout New Orleans for its wild parties, police raids, and very epic treehouse, this famed NOLA Art House is on the market for $475K. Built back in the 1870s and—according to the brokerbabble—rumored to be the inspiration for the the "House of the Rising Sun" song, the 5,943-square-foot Creole mansion-turned-artist community is currently split up into 17 private rooms, with two additional kitchens, five bathrooms, and plenty of paint-splattered work space. For all the crazy mismatched furniture and half-finished art projects, though, it's the backyard that truly makes the place a legend. Rightly referred to in the listing as a "magical tree house installation" the space makes room for man-made pond, about a dozen rope swings, and a 50-foot-high tree house made from fast-food playground equipment, aluminum ladders, and lumber salvaged after Hurricane Katrina. Since one source who lived there for a bit swears to seeing late-night party guests tumble from the rickety structure, forgo the dangerous climb and instead check out Curbed NOLA's full gallery, right this way.
· NOLA Art House & Insane Tree House Just Listed For $475K [Curbed NOLA]
· 1614 Esplanade Ave. [Gardner Realtors]
· Visiting Scott Pterodactyl's New Orleans Tree House [NOLA.com]
· NOLA Art House raid yields two arrests, seizure of four pounds of marijuana [NOLA.com]