The Space*New Listing*
The "Caffin House" is a 3,000 sq ft 2 story home built in 1888. Will be listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes in the historic neighborhood of Holy Cross in New Orleans. This one-of-a-kind home freshly renovated and restored to its former glory, is situated one block from the Mississippi River. High ceilings, chandeliers, and original heart pine floors throughout! Central AC/Heat, internet, off- street parking and plenty of street parking. This is where you come to relax from the busy French Quarter, just 4 miles away!
It features three elegantly appointed bedrooms upstairs all with custom blackout Roman shades, new mattresses, linens, and pillows. A romantic master bedroom with an enticingly draped, cast iron, canopy Cal King sized bed, decorative fireplace, mantle, Smart TV, and en-suite. Master bath includes wood wainscoting, gorgeous double slipper clawfoot tub beneath a chandelier, two views through the sheer curtains make it dreamy. Master bath also has a spacious rain head shower with gold glass niches and a double vanity.
The Master bedroom features double pocket doors (originally from the Benjamin Button movie set) that open up to the Queen bedroom creating a large 2 room suite or 2 separate bedrooms. The Queen room offers a queen-sized bed with a custom bed crown for a royal slumber, antique armoire and a decorative fireplace.
The Violet bedroom houses a European antique full-sized bed, armoire, and chest of drawers.
[We can provide an additional queen sized air mattress to accommodate up to 8 guests total upon request.]
The Caffin house offers 3 designer bathrooms, each with a chandelier above a generously spaced glass shower. 2 full baths upstairs and 1 full bath downstairs.
Traditional enclosed parlor with antique burgundy velvet furniture, chandelier, and original tiger oak columned fireplace mantle. Parlor has original turn of the century pocket doors that open up to the dining room.
Formal dining room with gorgeous original columned fireplace mantle, custom made damask velvet curtains, long dining table with restored chairs of yesteryear, and an antique chandelier.
Luxuriously, spacious - open floor plan kitchen & lounge area are the most modern additions to the house. 8 foot leather granite kitchen island with small bar sink, and 4 counter stools beneath 2 gorgeous chandeliers. Here you will find a coffee and tea station to begin your day. Classic lace balloon curtains allow the natural light in to your morning. Kitchen is outfitted with cutlery, dishes, utensils, glasses, cookware, microwave, blender, small convection oven, coffee maker, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
The house also has a front porch, back deck, 2nd floor spacious back balcony with ceiling fans and a small view of the downtown New Orleans skyline. Downtown fireworks shows are enjoyed from here on New Year's Eve and Fourth of July. You can see ships cruise by occasionally from this balcony as we are only 1 block from the Mississippi River.
For those that love old houses, ours has its original fireplace mantles, pocket doors, stained glass windows, restored wood windows, staircase, floors, doors with transoms, original doorknobs, and woodwork throughout. These features made us fall in love with the house as soon as we laid on eyes on her. She was a diamond in the rough when we found her as a blighted house. This is now our home and we are happy to be able to share it when we are out of town. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the whole property which includes the front porch, the back deck and upstairs balcony which overlooks to downtown New Orleans skyline. Interaction with GuestsVia AirBnB, text or email and sometimes in person. The NeighborhoodThe Historic Holy Cross neighborhood is located just 4 miles from the French Quarter. Our house is just 1 block from the Mississippi River. Enjoy a nice walk on the levee where the river meets the Industrial Canal. From there, watch the sunset and enjoy the New Orleans Cityscape.
This is a tight knit neighborhood. Many families have lived here for generations. Getting AroundHaving a car to get around is ideal. Otherwise, Uber ride service and cabs are an option. There is bus service available too.