This beautiful home on Pleasant Street is a remarkable mix of old and new, having not lost an ounce of charm in the pursuit of modernization. The Claveries have been good stewards of the home and its history and will continue their efforts for years to come.
Built in 1840, the property developed out of a three-arpent plantation, bounded by Toledano Street above and below by Harmony Street, sold by the heirs of Valery Delassize to Samuel Herman in 1836.
The two-and-a-half-story wood structure is raised on brick piers and displays a central stairway leading to the gallery on the second floor of the home. Classical Revival aesthetic dominates the home’s design, featuring symmetrical double-hung windows, Corinthian columns and dentils.
2523 Prytania St. was purchased by Anne Rice in the mid 1990s. Subsequent owners Reuben “Buzz” Harper and Les Wisinger extensively renovated the home — and hosted the PRC’s 2002 Holiday Home Tour Patron Party before selling to Nicolas Cage in 2004.
Ms. Christovich engaged in what she calls an “intellectual exercise,” furnishing the home in a manner that would “evoke the 19th century.” Co-author of the New Orleans Architecture book series (with Roulhac Toledano), Christovich was able to draw on her expertise in architecture, design and interiors to outfit the home in a manner fitting of its vintage.
Lynn and Scott frequently relax on the Carrara marble-floored porch in the evening with a glass of wine, and inevitably find themselves in a conversation with a neighbor walking a dog or a tourist wandering through the Garden District.
The 1960s built home of Catherine Burns Tremaine at 1435 Second St. fits perfectly into the historic Garden District, its Federal Revival style façade blending with the 19th century architecture that surrounds it.
Their home, a spacious corner lot in the heart of the Garden District and just a short distance from Lucy’s school, was an easy choice for Erin and Lawrence. Built in 1852-53, the double-galleried Greek Revival house is among the oldest homes in the neighborhood.