The Lafayette Oaks Condo in the Garden District of New Orleans near Prytania Avenue is one those condo associations that you rarely see much turnover. Driving by you would never know what is behind the front gates. This is the case with many Condos in New Orleans but when there is little turnover you never get a chance to go as an agent. You forget how nice the complex is until you see it after four or five years.
Its is one of those condo complexes where people call this home. The units are all large and all are at least two bedrooms. All the units have garage or covered parking in the rear. The five story building features only four condos per floor or a total of 16 units. Most of the units are at least 1700 sq. ft. or more. There is an elevator in front of the building. All the units have ample common area out side their units overlooking the atrium.
The pool and courtyard are well maintained and really has that New Orleans feel. Tropical plants and a well kept pool area make this amenity sparkle. The common areas are shape and clean with lots of tropical plants and outdoor furniture. The condo fees are higher in an association like this but it is kept in first class shape, the units fewer and larger. Each owner pays more but then its their primary home.
The immediate residential area has shown dramatic increases in real estate values since these units were built around 2000. This was about the time condos were becoming a place to enjoy urban living with the comforts of home. Walk through the Garden District. Walk to the St. Charles Ave Street Car line where its an easy ride to the French Quarter or to Tulane, Audubon Park, Loyola if you go the other way.
I was impressed on a recent visit so wanted to pass the info along. Always good to revisit your memory and keep up with the market as a looked 5 years ago is a lot different than a look this month.