New Orleans Mansion Once Owned by Famous Vampire Novelist Now for Sale
New Orleans is home to some of the most magnificent Victorian mansions. This one — built in 1885 and once owned by the queen of vampire tales Anne Rice (The Vampire Chronicles) — is no exception.
Rice bought this five-bedroom, five-bath, 8,747-square-foot home while writing Lasher, the second novel in her Lives of the Mayfair Witches series. A branch of the fictional Mayfair family, known as Amelia, also called 3711 St. Charles Avenue their home.
The grand center hall boasts original stained glass windows encased in archways, dating back to the 1880s.
The sweeping staircase, which leads up to the second floor, is made of mahogany and cypress. There is even an elevator if you don’t feel like the exercise.
Formal rooms, such as the dining room, have elaborate moldings and mantles with stunning chandeliers. You can just imagine the vampire Lestat entertaining his guests here.
The remodeled kitchen is vast with three chandeliers and a large island with plenty of space for preparing. The wet bar opens up to an even larger space for dining.
Luxuriate in the huge master suite that is large enough to house two fireplaces with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the balcony.
You could cozy up with a copy of Rice’s newest novel or one of her classics in the living room.
Walk through the bedroom to the exceptional master marble bathroom. Who needs candles when you have a fireplace to warm you up in the master bath.
If baths aren’t your thing, there is a master shower with stained glass artwork on the walls.
The master walk-in closet is more like a live-in closet with settees to relax – perhaps after deciding what to wear – from several of the hanging spaces.
Fenced-in manicured grounds surround the property with an outdoor jacuzzi encircled by palm trees.
The bestselling author made New Orleans her home at the start of her success. Prior to living at 3711 Saint Charles Avenue, Rice dwelled at 1239 First Street, which set the scene for Mayfair Manor, the Garden District home of the Mayfair witches in The Witching Hour.
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