1631 State Street, New Orleans

Arts and Crafts Beauty Built in 1912

  • Five bedrooms, four baths

  • Approximately 7,220 total SF, 4,303 SF living area

  • Historic character preserved throughout

  • Original millwork, mantles

  • Large pane casement windows

  • Heart of pine and oak floors

  • Pocket doors,

  • High ceilings

  • Front and rear porches

  • Large above-ground basement

  • Tile roof

  • Located one half block from St Charles Ave and two blocks to Audubon Park.

  • Well priced at $1,495,000

Property History

The Arts & Crafts home was built in 1912-13 by a New Orleans architect (Ida Kaufman) for herself and stationer-husband (Joseph Levy).  It is mentioned in Volume VIII (The University Section), at page 184, of the New Orleans Architecture series by The Friends of the Cabildo (1997), which describes the home as follows:

 

“This Craftsman style bungalow retains its original design integrity – an attempt to be in harmony with nature and reflect handcrafted architecture – as exhibited by the berming of the site, the natural fieldstone columns and porch railing, the exposed rafter ends and purlins, and the stucco walls and tile roof.”


The dining room, which includes exquisite tiger-striped white oak paneling, an antique Belgian tapestry and a stunning imperial dragon carving over the fireplace, reportedly came from an older home on Palmer Avenue.  The large living room has a coffered ceiling (11-12’ high) and fantastic light, particularly in the afternoon with the sun streaming in through the large west-facing casement windows.  The home was designed to be lived on the first floor (with three bedrooms and two bathrooms), but currently has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a study and enormous family room on the second floor.  The large above-ground basement used to house two apartments (which have been removed), and can be re-purposed as a children’s play area, wine cellar, or protected storage area (since the basement has never flooded).

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