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Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Starting from its ornate lace iron railings and double wraparound balconies, this four-story house on the edge of French Quarter, New Orleans's oldest neighborhood, is just one eye-popping feature after the next. On the main floor with grand double parlors, there are 16-foot-high ceilings, with Corinthian columns, original medallions, and marble fireplaces. The other floors hold five bedrooms in total, including a separate one-bedroom apartment with its own entrance. In these spaces, watch out for polished pine floors, gorgeous Gothic arched windows, a brick archway in a bathroom, and more. The ground floor also comes with a writer's studio opening up to a courtyard.
As it turns out, the listing for the house also packs in a ton, offering brokerbabble gems like, "a place where you'll listen to the clip-clop of the passing mule drawn carriages," "feel pampered as you primp in the dressing area or step onto the covered gallery for a morning cup of au'lait..." Anyway, not a surprise, as a recent study found that real estate agents use more flowery language when describing more expensive homes. Does it help the sell though? As Curbed NOLA has reported, the 7,613-square-foot home was first listed for $2,800,000 in March, but subsequent price cuts put the current ask at $2,400,000.
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