Colorful Historic Home in Haunted New Orleans
Did you celebrate Halloween over the weekend? We did too, but we're not quite done with our favorite hair-raising holiday here at Cool Houses Daily. Today, we're checking out a funky home for sale in the spooky Southern city of New Orleans.
Location: New Orleans
Listed By: Ernesto Caldeira and David Smith of Dorian Bennett Sotheby's International Realty
With a history of slavery, voodoo and criminals, New Orleans is known as one of America's most haunted cities. Several of the Big Easy's eeriest spots can be found in its oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter. The LaLaurie house on Royal Street is haunted by tortured slaves, while the Le Pavilion Hotel on Poydras Street has a cheerier ghost in the form of a 1920s gentleman who likes to play pranks on the cleaning staff.
Set in the heart of the French Quarter, this early 19th century home just screams "New Orleans" to us: The bold colors, eclectic furnishings and antique details perfectly embody this lively city. Our favorite space -- and the space that first won us over -- is the alluring brick courtyard, enclosed by a decorative wrought iron gate and shaded by a beautiful live oak tree. Past that, the home's interior is filled with all kinds of interesting details, from the spiral staircase in the living room to the exposed brick walls in the billiards room. Browse more photos of this colorful New Orleans residence below, and check out cool homes we found in other haunted cities: Charleston, Salem, St. Augustine and Savannah.