June 23, 2024

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Novelist Louis Edwards’s New Orleans household celebrates Creole design and style

American novelist Louis Edwards’s Greek Revival mansion in New Orleans fuses old French, Creole and African kinds, imbuing its grand interiors with a perception of the city’s earlier.

The maximalist 19th-century Louisiana townhouse lies in the city’s artistic Reduced Garden District, recognised for its large mansions with their symmetrical façades and gorgeous wrought-iron balcony arches and columns.

Its ornate rooms have superior ceilings and ornate plasterwork that forms the backdrop for the Whiting Award-winning novelist’s eclectic collection of artworks, objet d’art and antique home furnishings and rugs that reflect New Orleans’s multicultural heritage.

Edwards, 59, has penned three novels, and his fourth, Ramadan Ramsey, is becoming produced in August. His pastel-hued 5-bed room household on Camp Road is on sale for $1.15m with Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty.

Two crystal chandeliers hold above the double reception home, which has passementerie-decorated curtains, a central arch with corbels and crown mouldings, varnished wooden flooring and two open up fireplaces. Meanwhile, the stone-flagged hallway has three total-peak home windows with views of the courtyard garden’s tropical foliage, offering it a backyard garden place feel.

Courtesy Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s Intercontinental Realty

Courtesy Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s Intercontinental Realty

Courtesy Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty

Courtesy Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s Global Realty

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