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Stay at Atelier Treme Art House!

Private room in guest suite hosted by Jean-Marcel
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
Clean and tidy
7 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Newly renovated Room#1 w/ en suite bathroom on 2nd floor of what was traditionally the service wing of an 1830's Creole Townhouse. Originally built by free people of color, the house serves as an atelier and gallery for a renowned New Orleans artist.

The space
This house has a lot of history, but if you are looking for a Garden District Mansion this is not for you. Built by well-to-do Free People of Color in the nineteenth century, this treasured neighborhood house spent much of the twentieth century as a boarding house for single men and is remembered fondly by many of its local native residents. Many of these men were musicians like the late great New Orleans pianist Marcel Richardson who played & recorded with Lee Dorsey and Barbara George. It was also a juke joint of sorts, having the distinction, according to drummer Shannon Powell, of being the first house in Treme that owned a jukebox that played vinyl 45s. It was also, for a time, ground zero for the Treme area's Friday fish fry, as the former owners were also fishermen and held the famed seafood suppers feeding hundreds of folks every week.

One of the original houses on the block, it predates all but the brick creole cottage associated with Henriette DeLille's order of black nuns that sits directly across the street. Built in the 1830s, it's the only 3-story structure in the immediate vicinity except for historic St. Augustine Catholic Church and it towers above the rest of the shotgun houses and creole cottages on the block offering views of the Treme Neighborhood and the Central Business District that are rarely seen.

Our Guest Rooms are located near the rear of our property, on the second floor of an attached service wing originally built sometime in the 1830s. Since Katrina they have been completely gutted and renovated with modern materials and fixtures. Instead of throwing the old wood away I use it as raw materials for my Wooden Quilts® that I sell at Pirates Alley every weekend and in my gallery downstairs from the guest rooms by appointment only.

The ground floor art gallery is equipped with a commercial espresso machine and coffee maker and occasionally we have a barista onsite when we have open studio or special events, or when we just feel like hanging out and letting the good times roll.

Whether you are a single person or couple looking for a place to stay on a weekend getaway to New Orleans, or a small group looking to rent all three of our rooms during one of our many festivals, this minimalistic space is perfect for your affordable needs.

Guest access
Guest Access is limited to their private rooms, bathrooms and 2nd floor balcony. The rest of the courtyard and the ground floor of the former "slave quarters" is a working art studio and gallery space accessible by appointment only, unless otherwise noted.

Other things to note
If you will be renting a car, please be mindful of the very tight parking situation on our street, since we live in a very old urban neighborhood we have very little off street parking for those of us that live here, and ask that our guests park on Treme/Ursuline Street nearby. What ever you do please do not move any orange cones and attempt to park in front of anyone's house. Uber is recommended.

About Late Check-In's: Please note that we are unable to accommodate check-in's after 10PM. Our check in starts at 3pm and ends promptly at 10pm. If you feel like your schedule may interfere, then we may not be the fit for you and hope you kindly understand. We like to reiterate to guests beforehand, so this will be an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Please also note, while we do our best and are open to suggestions to make your experience with us inviting, comfortable, and memorable--we are not a hotel. This is part of the beauty of Airbnb. We look forward to hosting kind and friendly travelers who are interested in New Orleanian music, history, cultural diversity, architecture, food, literature, and who can respect other people's property.

License number
19STR-24448
Newly renovated Room#1 w/ en suite bathroom on 2nd floor of what was traditionally the service wing of an 1830's Creole Townhouse. Originally built by free people of color, the house serves as an atelier and gallery for a renowned New Orleans artist.

The space
This house has a lot of history, but if you are looking for a Garden District Mansion this is not for you. Built by well-to-do Free Peop…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Essentials
Air conditioning
Heating
Private entrance
First aid kit
Free street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

3 nights in New Orleans

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 28, 2020
Check-in
01/25/2020
Checkout
01/28/2020

4.45 out of 5 stars from 112 reviews
4.45 (112 reviews)

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Treme - Lafitte, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Historic Faubourg Treme is considered the oldest Black Neighborhood in America. It is also the birthplace of the music that would become known as jazz. It was mostly built by free people of African decent who were entrepreneurs, architects, craftsmen, bankers, philanthropists, writers, artists and musicians during a time when the majority of Black people in America were enslaved. Treme has a very deep history and although it is gentrifying, the longtime residents still carry on their cultural traditions such as jazz funerals and social aid and pleasure club second line parades.
The Historic Faubourg Treme is considered the oldest Black Neighborhood in America. It is also the birthplace of the music that would become known as jazz. It was mostly built by free people of African decent…

Hosted by Jean-Marcel

Joined in January 2016
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.I'm a New Orleans-based artist who has ancestral roots dating back to the city's founding. I make art out of wood salvaged from my katrina-damaged home. I try my best to live life like a work of art.
During your stay
One of us is always onsite or somewhere near by and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about enjoying our wonderful city to the fullest.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events