From St. Elizabeth’s Chapel to Upscale Condominiums

The home of Anne Rice and the former St. Elizabeth’s Chapel has been renovated into beautiful condominium units. Keller Williams’ Kelly Waltemath is listing a unit that is currently on the market for $1,750,000. This New Orleans’ historical marker, nestled in the Uptown neighborhood, has three bedrooms and five baths.

“Once St. Elizabeth’s Chapel, the stately 1868 historic building has been dramatically renovated into breathtaking condominium units,” said Waltemath. “Unit 16 makes a lasting impression with 24-foot ceilings, banks of stunning 17-foot arched stained glass windows and expansive hardwood flooring.”

This historical building is rich in history. It was originally built as a boarding school in 1865 called St. Elizabeth’s, then in 1870 it was converted to a girls’ orphanage. After closing its doors in 1989, the building was purchased by  Anne Rice in 1993 and then converted to upscale condos in 2004.

The condos still uphold the Greek Revival look of the building which is surrounded by a wrought iron fence and mature landscaping. A great majority of the original structure is still in use along with the arched openings and steps to the former altar.

“There is exquisite architectural detailing in this unit, striking built-ins, and high-end amenities add to the ambiance,” said Waltemath.

New Orleans’ Uptown encompasses the area located on the east bank of the Mississippi River between the French Quarter and the Jefferson Parish line. Uptown’s boundaries include the river to South Claiborne Avenue and Jackson Avenue to Broadway. Many locals also consider Carrollton, the Garden District, the Irish Channel, Central City and the Lower Garden District part of Uptown.

Part of the Uptown New Orleans Historic District, this community came about in the 19th century. Once the Louisiana Purchase was signed, settlers moved their homes and businesses upriver. Canal Street became known as the dividing line between uptown and downtown New Orleans.

Now a mix of residential and small commercial properties, Uptown was originally developed from land that had been plantations in the Colonial era. The land used for the 1884 World Cotton Centennial is now home to
Audubon Park, Tulane University and Loyola University.

This home is not only a historical marker itself, but is located in an area rich with history. This condo is truly a unique find and will sell quickly.

“Express yourself with this dramatic condominium in the heart of Uptown New Orleans,” said Waltemath. “This home is the epitome of local style and culture.”

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