We are located on world-famous Canal Street, the original dividing line between the European and American sectors of the city. Although no canal was ever constructed, one was planned that would connect the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain.
Our home was built in 1912 by Mrs. Magdalena Holzer, the wealthy widow of a sheet metal baron (her portrait hangs in the foyer). The house was described in tax records at the time as “a single-story frame house” but is really a raised, center hall bungalow in a mixture of architectural styles ranging from Classical Revival to Victorian Riccoco to Arts and Crafts.
The house is surrounded by gardens on all sides. The ancient live oak trees literally embrace the house, their branches swooping almost to the ground. The lush tropical foliage is interspersed with bright colorful flowers of each season. The sunken patio is the perfect place to enjoy a good book and a glass of wine as you watch streetcars lazily amble up and down Canal Street.