Historic New Orleans Estate Heads to Auction
Written By: Madison Dosette
Photo Credit: Interluxe Auctions
Even with the separation of Hollywood’s once-celebrated couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the forthcoming auction of their cherished property, steeped in philanthropic significance, transcends typical tabloid drama. This noteworthy estate, now on auction with an initial bid of $1 million, has even piqued the interest of some Louisville women, joining their list of properties to watch. Acquired by the duo in 2006, it served as the cornerstone for their Make it Right Foundation post-Hurricane Katrina.
The 7,703-square-foot residence, with roots dating back to 1828, holds a storied past, having hosted Cosimo Matassa’s famed recording studio, frequented by music legends like Fats Domino and Ray Charles. The property, a fusion of New Orleans’ heritage and contemporary luxury, underwent meticulous renovations in 2017.
Beyond its historical façade lies a world of opulence and sophistication. A formal living room graced by a marble fireplace leads to an elegant dining area and an inviting front balcony, evoking Parisian charm. The chef’s kitchen, boasting premium appliances and marble finishes, seamlessly blends classic aesthetics with modernity.
Featuring five bedrooms and a detached three-story guest house, this estate offers lavish amenities such as multiple balconies with breathtaking French Quarter views, a serene courtyard with a pool, and lush greenery. Nestled in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, the property is a stone’s throw from vibrant locales like Bourbon Street and the bustling French Market.
As this property seeks new ownership through Interluxe Auctions, it stands not just as a historic abode but as a slice of Hollywood’s legacy in a neighborhood steeped in culture and allure. Should a local buyer claim the winning bid, this venue might just grace the local silent auction circuit in the near future.”