550 Walnut Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 | MLS NAB22003406 | Listing Information | Flavin Realty

550 Walnut Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Single Family
2 Half
Sq. Ft.
Acre Lot
Courtesy: Keller Williams Realty Services
Flavin Realty> Louisiana> New Orleans> 70118
Exquisite, one-of-a-kind property with architectural provenance and historical significance. 550 Walnut is a stunning three-story Neoclassical style home, ideally situated in a prime location on Audubon Park, just one block off St. Charles Avenue. Designed by Samuel Wilson, Jr. Wilson of Koch and Wilson Architects, the property was completed one week before Hurricane Betsy in 1965 for the French family. Outdoor pool and landscaping were designed by landscape architect René Fransen and completed in 1999/2000.Dual carports with frame either side of the private courtyard and covered porch. Unique entry foyer with curved walls and arched doorways welcomes you inside and showcases the centerpiece of the home, a stunning three-story spiral staircase with gleaming wood treads, topped by beautiful domed ceiling painted sky blue. Dover elevator with new commercial grade carpet and original silk wallpaper services all three floors. The first-floor entry vestibule leads to the main living space featuring wood floors, French doors leading to patio and outside space, custom cabinetry and a stunning fireplace with impressive stone mantle. Spacious downstairs laundry room with plenty of cabinetry and built-in safe Three additional bedrooms and two full baths located downstairs along with a studio/flex space. Third bedroom faces the park and has its own private staircase/entry, offering access to 2nd floor living areas or outside. The second floor includes large living and entertaining spaces. An oversized den offers views of Audubon Park from large windows. The formal dining room topped by a gorgeous brass and crystal chandelier, wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks glorious, covered porch with spiral steps leading to the backyard, pool and cabana. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home and built for entertaining. Commercial grade GE Mongram stainless appliances including: two sinks, two dishwashers, commercial refrigerator and microwave, plus Five Star brand 6-burner gas range/oven, pot filler and range hood. Custom maple cabinetry stained a rich mahogany offers plenty of storage, and oversized granite island with plenty of seating. Kitchen is wired for surround sound. Just off the kitchen, a separate butler’s pantry features wet bar with sink, wine cooler and hook ups for ice maker, plus storage and shelving. A second laundry room with built-in cabinetry services the second floor and third floors. At the front of the home, the tranquil library with views of Audubon Park, built-in shelving, custom drapery rods with pull down shades, and a half bath. Hidden behind custom cabinetry in the library is the “communications hub,” neatly organized central location for all phone, internet, security and electric wiring.The curving stairs lead to the third floor with two oversized primary suites, each with large windows overlooking Audubon Park, fresh new carpet and private ensuite bathrooms. A third bedroom upstairs could be used as a study, with nook and private stairway leading down to the kitchen. Third floor also features large storage closets and laundry chute.Downstairs, the outdoor living area offers plenty of opportunities to relax. Gunite pool with tanning ledge, hot tub and fountains is shaded by a large calamondin tree. Pool cabana with sauna, and full bath with slate-tiled shower. The spiral staircase leads to the large covered balcony off the dining room, framed by white privacy curtains and ferns, custom-mister system for warm evenings, and ceiling fan. Open patio over cabana includes gas hookups and is tied into outdoor mister system. Stunning property in prime location with historic features has been meticulously maintained and cared for over the years and is ready for you to make your own!
Single Family, 3+ Story
4 Full/2 Half
The scores below measure the walkability of the address, access to public transit of the area and the convenience of using a bike on a scale of 1-100

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score