House of the week: Magnolia Mansion

Some dreams are so out of reach one might as well wish for the moon. This is one of those dreams. Likely one of the most stunning buildings on Prytania Street, the Magnolia Mansion has long been a popular B&B and a perfect setting for a romantic wedding. Well, now it’s for sale!

This columned fantasy features a wrap-around porch, gorgeous bricked patio and stunning architectural details both inside and out. Originally known as the Harris-Maginnis House, this beauty was build in 1858 and designed by architect James H. Calrow (who also designed Anne Rice’s former home on 1st Street). There are 13 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms and over 13,000 square feet of living space. You can get the low-down, including a large photo gallery, on this incredible property from the Magnolia Mansion website.
This vision is offered at the bargain basement price of only $2,850,000. I’m going to need a seriously wealthy sugar daddy to realize this dream…any takers?