Luxurious Condominium Conversion at New Orleans’ The Chapel

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The Chapel (#16) of St. Elizabeth, located at 1314 Napoleon Ave., is arguably the most unique and luxurious condominium conversion in Uptown New Orleans with an equally intriguing history.

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Centrally located between the downtown area of the city and Audubon Park, St. Elizabeth is a 47,000-square-foot, three-story brick edifice, consisting of three buildings boasting the largest cluster of Second Empire design architecture in New Orleans.

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It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The central portion was designed and built by Thomas Mulligan for the Daughters of Charity in 1865 to function originally as a girls’ boarding school and then a girls’ orphanage.

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In 1880, the Prytania Street Wing was added and between 1883 and 1885, architect, Albert Diettel, enlarged the structure by adding the Perrier Street Wing and a mansard roof.

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In 1989, the orphanage moved to Marrero and St. Elizabeth’s was put on the market for sale.

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In 1993, renowned author and New Orleans native, Anne Rice, purchased the property as a private residence and added the exterior angels on either side of the main entrance.

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In the early 2000s, the KFK Group acquired St. Elizabeth to convert it into a condominium.

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The project was completed in 2004, transforming the former orphanage into 28 distinct condominiums and five newly constructed townhomes, with shared amenities, including a beautiful pool and patio area.

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The Chapel (#16) is a stunningly renovated 5,000-square-foot condo, with 24-foot-high vaulted ceilings, flanked by 17-foot stained glass windows and hardwood floors throughout.

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Light pours into the open plan living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen with Thermador appliances, Berloni cabinets, jeweled, mirror finishes, Caesarstone countertops, a butler’s pantry, and a wine room.

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A centered, two-story tower houses the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, heated mirrors and a 16-jet shower on the first floor, and two bedrooms with full bathrooms on the second floor.

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Just off the tower is a screening room or study with a blood-red tiled full bathroom.

13 Amenities include a beautiful pool with two assigned parking spaces.

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Address: 1314 Napoleon Ave #16 New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

Price: $2,800,000

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 5

View the listing here.

For more information, contact Dorian M. Bennett 504-236-7688 or [email protected].

Dorian M. Bennett is the exclusive agent representing the New Orleans, Louisiana, real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of his listings here.

Images courtesy of Dorian Bennett | Sotheby’s International Realty

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