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1020 Esplanade Condos in the French Quarter features a tropical courtyard.

     The French Quarter condos at 1020 Esplanade in the the French Quarter were once an Italian Hall dating back to the early 1900’s .  This is when you had an influx of Italian immigrants that lived down river in the Marigny and in the French Quarter.  The complex features 24 units and has parking which is very very unusual in the French Quarter.

     The feature that catches my eye each time I visit is the tropical courtyard, fountain, and pool.  Its a lot of space for 24 units and makes such a huge difference in the lifestyle.  The condos are home to a good number of second homers.  Once you close the doors you are in another world as you can see by the photos below.  The common areas are second to none for a complex this size and have plenty of room to spread out and feel alone in the middle of town.

1020 Esplanade Condo, Front Doors

     The condos vary in size, value, views so when you have seen one, you have not seen them all.  High ceilings, beautiful millwork, large windows, fireplaces, and that historic feel are felt though out the complex.  The complex has improved recently with upgrades to the hallways and the exterior of the building.  The condos are self managed and the owners take pride in their homes.  Yet the condo fees remain reasonable for what you receive.

1020 Esplanade Condos in the French Quarter

       The brick courtyard features fountains, lush greenery, tables and chairs to rest and talk about politics in New Orleans.  Once you enter the courtyard behind the main building its very a quiet and peaceful setting.  A perfect place to sit and have a thought or two.  I have never seen anyone in the pool but it looks very inviting and is great on the eyes as well.

10120 Esplanade pool and courtyard, New Orleans French Quarter condo

       You can easily walk to all the venues, restaurants, Royal Street, Jackson Square, the Marigny in 10-15 minutes from your tropical courtyard int he French Quarter.  Having amenities such as these should be a consideration when thinking about a second home or a place to live.  It does add to the quality of life and often times the condos are no more than condos that do not have any features.

      There have only been 3 sales since 2008 in the building so people tend to stay put.  I recently sold one and am in the process of listing another one in the building.  The other oddity is that most of the units have parking in a lot 50 feet our the rear door on Barracks Street.

1020 Esplanade Condos, Courtyard fountain

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Metairie - New Orleans, La. USA