Listing ID: 2412115
Price: $3,250,000
Status: Active
Address: 521 Governor Nicholls Street
City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Postal Code: 70116
Bedrooms: 7
Total Baths: 7
Full Baths: 5
Partial Baths: 2
SqFt: 7,703
Acres: 0.136
Parish: Orleans
New Orleans
Winner of this year's national HGTV Ultimate House Hunt in the category of Downtown Dwellings! This breathtaking French Quarter compound has been lovingly restored, providing a picture-perfect mix of historical charm, modern functionality and privacy. Fabulous amenities to the 1830's mansion include a street balcony and balconies overlooking an impeccably landscaped private courtyard with pool and fountain, a well appointed two-story guest house, a total of seven bedrooms, five full baths plus two half baths, an amazing chef's dream kitchen with custom marble pantry and large butcher's block island, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, French doors, Venetian plaster walls, soaring ceilings, stunning chandeliers and sconces, a grand winding staircase, working fireplaces with amazing marble mantles, a home gym, elevator, workshop, ample storage, and gated carriage-style driveway for 2+cars illuminated by gas lamps. The well located property is convenient to many of New Orleans' signature restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions, including the fabulous music venues in the Frenchmen Street corridor.The property has a unique and storied history, and is deeply connected to the birth of Rock 'n Roll. From 1956 to 1965, it was home to Cosimo studios, the legendary music recording studio of Cosimo Matassa. Artists who recorded here include Fats Domino, Little Richard, Earl Palmer, Ernie K-Doe, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Art Neville, Lee Dorsey, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner, Dr. John, Irma Thomas and a host of other innovators and pioneers of the New Orleans Sound that helped lay the foundation for modern popular music. The property generated additional press in 2006 when it was purchased by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to serve as their local abode over a ten year span coinciding with their frequent visits to the city in connection with the charitable work of their Make it Right Foundation. Subsequently, the property was purchased by the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, prior to its acquisition by the current ownership.

Primary Features

Parish: Orleans
Half Baths: 2
Property Sub Type: Detached
Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 2017


Appliances: Double Oven, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Wine Cooler, Washer
Cooling: yes
Cooling Type: Central Air, 3+ Units
Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Features: Gas, Gas Starter, Wood Burning
Heating: yes
Heating Type: Central, Multiple Heating Units
Interior Features: Attic, Butler's Pantry, Elevator, Stone Counters, Smart Home, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Wired for Sound
Levels: Three Or More
Living Area: 7703
Living Area Source: Appraiser
Rooms Total: 20
Stories: 3


Architectural Style: Traditional, Historic/Antique
Construction Materials: Brick, Stucco
Exterior Features: Balcony, Courtyard, Fence, Sprinkler/Irrigation, Porch, Patio, Sound System
Foundation Details: Slab
Garage: yes
Lot Features: City Lot, Oversized Lot
Lot Size Area: 0.1359
Lot Size Dimensions: 37 X 160
New Construction: no
Other Structures: Apartment, Guest House, Workshop
Parking Features: Garage, Three or more Spaces, Garage Door Opener
Patio And Porch Features: Oversized, Pavers, Balcony, Patio, Porch
Pool Features: In Ground
Roof: Slate
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water Source: Public


Association: no
Building Area Source: Appraiser
Community Features: Common Grounds/Area
Directions: Between Chartres and Decatur Street
Postal City: New Orleans


Green Energy Efficient: HVAC, Insulation, Water Heater, Windows
Home Warranty: no
Human Modified: yes
Mls Status: Active
Permission: IDX
Property Condition: Excellent, Resale
Property Sub Type Additional: Detached, Single Family Residence
Year Built Details: 195


Special Listing Conditions: None
Tax Lot: 28

Zoning Info

Listing courtesy of LATTER & BLUM INC/REALTORS.

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