The 2 story out building opens up to a lovely brick courtyard. This room sleeps 2 and shares newly renovated ground floor bathroom with our Courtyard Room. Solid cypress shutters offer a quiet retreat after a day of exploring or working. Our location is unique in the city and is not a quiet residential street by day. Nights and weekends however are a peaceful change from the commerce serving the Port of New Orleans. Our neighbor, a wedding venue, does have music till midnight on weekends
This second story balcony room is furnished with a Danish modern Queen size bed. The rooms' partition wall is made with antique solid Cypress doors. Full of morning light, the room has 2 windows and 2 french doors. Handmade curtains offer privacy. If you want to sleep in and keep the room dark, the original 1834 solid cypress shutters can provide that. The room has its own stocked refrigerator, toaster and electric kettle. Its important for some guests to know that the newly renovated bathroom, for our Balcony room, is down the outside stairs. By all accounts, the room is worth the experience!
Guests have access to the shared courtyard, the newly renovated bathroom and shower Access to the guest rooms is through the main house on Tchoupitoulas St.
We live and work onsite and are always available as a resource for our guests as they settle in and get oriented to the city.
We share this historic end of our block with our neighbor and sister building at 510 Race St. The building and its surrounding property are called Race & Religious named after the streets. It is a popular wedding venue that does book some lively celebrations on most weekend nights. Midnight is the expected curtain call for live and recorded music. If you plan to go to bed early on the weekends, in New Orleans, we may not be a good fit.
No pets or smoking in any interior spaces. Entrance is through the main house. The 2nd & 3rd fls are private. Respect our common and private spaces with regards to loud behavior. Thanks.
Nancy and I met in New Orleans 39 years ago. Back in 1981 we came across this historic property on a long forgotten corner of the working waterfront and have been restoring and caring for this place ever since. We raised our 2 children here and rode out many Hurricanes, including Katrina. I am a commercial photographer working primarily with architects, designers, planners, and developers. I'm dedicated to historic preservation and thoughtful adaptive reuse of historic buildings and forward thinking urban planning issues. Nancy is an artist and designer and accomplished seamstress. Her hand bags and accessories have been a feature at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the past 8 years. She is also passionate about good food, music and the care and upkeep of our home. This amazing city and our home had a positive influence on our kids. Our daughter is an Architect and Interior Designer and our son is a Landscape Architect.