612 Dauphine Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter doesn’t have much of what you’d call curb appeal. From outside, its 200-year-old facade is definitely looking its age. But sometimes, outward appearances can be deceiving. It may not look like $1.6 million from the street, but step inside, and it’s a whole different world.
It is one of the best uses of the current craze for open floor plans I’ve ever seen. The first floor is one big space, partially divided with bead curtains (!). The second floor is a double sleeping loft, entirely open to the first floor. While it’s short on privacy, it’s certainly long on style. The finishes, the sexy color scheme of grey and fawn and chocolate and steel, the exposed brick, and the grand, reclaimed, cast-iron banister on the sleeping loft all combine to make this one of the most gorgeous designs I’ve ever seen. No, with no doors or walls on the sleeping spaces, you probably wouldn’t want to live there. But what a magnificent place to visit!
Here’s the listing on Zillow. Just one more example of the silly things I’d buy if I were made of money!