A little girl at the Seafood Festival last weekend was wearing a charm that read:
"I know what it means to love New Orleans."
I want one for myself because I too know what it means to love this city. Aside from the friendly people and delicious food (I have gained 8 pounds in 6 months - not good), the architecture continues to captivate me daily. I found these photos of a gorgeous French Quarter home on my Realtor's website (Eric Wilkinson - French Quarter Realty). I have to plug that since he waited patiently as my husband and I took 4 years to finally decide to move here from California!
Here is the front of the home. If you have been to the French Quarter, you know this is a pretty standard street view. The homes look interesting but you have no idea what awaits you inside.
Above is the courtyard. I love the pavers and the shutters...
This gray kitchen is perfection. The form and function are so harmonious and it exudes modern conveniences and old world charm. I love the stainless steel mixed in with the antique table that is used as both an island and seating area.
Check out the view here - the old roofs in the forefront and the modern skyline in the background. I would say this is one of my favorite things about New Orleans' architecture. I look out my upstair's window with my daughters nightly to see the amazing sunsets.
While we gaze at the bright pinks and purples in the sky, I look at the old chimneys and aging roof lines. It is an incredible sight because it is truly unlike anything I have ever seen before in a modern American city.
Another view of the outside shutters and courtyard...
If you are in the market click here. Otherwise, have a great night!