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Buy New Orleans' Notorious Madame X Mansion for $3.6M

Live in the childhood home of the notorious Madame X. Fully renovated and restored in 2012, the circa-1825 three story townhouse is rumored to be where the famously "depraved" socialite Virginie Avegno grew up. She was the subject of a controversial portrait painted by John Singer Sargent in 1884 that showed her in a strapless black dress and roiled the Paris Salon where it was received (as well as a 1966 film where she was played by Lana Turner). Her father, the Civil War veteran Philippe Avegno, owned the 8,500 square feet property in her youth from 1822 to 1861. 927 Toulouse St was last sold in 2012 for $1.98M during a bankruptcy auction that allegedly saw fifteen bidders. It returns to the market for double the amount at $3.6M.

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