A double gallery townhouse designed by famed architect Henry Howard and constructed in 1867 has been reimagined into an inspired 18 bedroom, luxury boutique hotel in New Orlean’s stylish Garden District.
Written by Maggie Barr
double gallery townhouse designed by famed architect Henry Howard and constructed in 1867 has been reimagined into an inspired 18 bedroom, luxury boutique hotel in New Orlean’s stylish Garden District. Hunter Mabry Design intersected old world elegance with modern comforts to design the property with a historic-meets-chic sensibility. The standout Greek revival architecture throughout is laced with intricate Italianate elements and classic New Orleans galleries, from the 12 foot ceilings and walk-through windows to the Corinthian columns and original red pine flooring.
The lifestyle design focus flows from the public areas to the rooms, which feature a curated mix of vintage and custom-designed furniture backdropped by the hotel’s signature New Orleans-inspired toile wallpaper (designed by graphic designer Kathleen Fitzgerald).
The boutique feel of the property is further defined by the authentic ornamental distinctions between the rooms. A different second line instrument hangs above each bed, while one of 18 commissioned artworks by local artist Hayley Gaberlavagel uniquely characterizes each space.
Perhaps the truest lifestyle-focused feature, however, is the expansive, yet cozy front porch, which invites guests to slowly watch the time pass sipping a Sazerac.
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