A 1600 sq ft top floor modern loft in a historic mansion, above CellarDoor restaurant/craft cocktail lounge, built pre-1850, open floor plan, new appliances, walk to the French Quarter, grocery, Superdome, Smoothie King Arena.
The Swoop-Duggins House (916 Lafayette Street) is part of the Upper Central Business District's, National Register Historic District, as well as the local Lafayette Square Historic District. At the end of the eighteenth century, the boundaries of New Orleans expanded upriver from the Vieux Carré when the land owned by Don Bertrand and Madame Gravier was divided into streets and city blocks by the Spanish Royal Surveyor, Carlos Trudeau.
The Swoop-Duggins House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Upper Central Business District Historic District on August 10, 1990, and was most likely built around or before 1850. The house is a three-story, three-bay, brick house with an attached two-story service wing; the loft is on the top floor and has it's own private entrance. The area is significant on a state level based on themes of Anglo-American architecture especially relating to residential townhouses. The interior plan of the main house features a stair hall and double rooms. These features, coupled with the extant service wing, show the traditional townhouse origins. Washer and dryer are located in the loft.
About 5 months ago I open what has been a life dream of mine, a speakeasy type arts focused gastro-lounge specializing in craft cocktails and international cuisine. It's also on the 1st floor! Find our website. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. We have a beautiful courtyard and a stunning art collection. We make classic cocktails and also take pride in our modern creations.
Interaction with Guests
I always make an effort to meet my guest, and usually do.
The neighborhood is incredible; downtown New Orleans is truly the most burgeoning neighborhood in the whole city. Enjoy free concerts in beautiful Lafayette Square Park just three blocks away, every Wednesday from Sept. 11 - Oct 30th and March - May.
You are in walking distance to the Superdome, the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, and The Riverwalk. A few of my favorite restaurants/bars in walking distance are of course, CellarDoor (which is on the 1st floor; just take the alleyway entrance), Juan's Flying Burrito, and Johnny Sanchez. Additionally, the nicest grocery store in the city is just a block away at the corner of Girod St and Baronne St.
The newly restored Civc Theater has just partnered with Bowery Presents, and has tons of great concerts all year long just a block away.
The Swoop-Duggins House is located conveniently 3 blocks from the Amtrak Station, and there are 2 different street car lines within 3 blocks of the loft in each direction (one line heads uptown, and one line heads towards the French Quarter. But the fact that you're just a few blocks walk from the French Quarter is by far the best attribute to this loft.
Absolutely no smoking cigarets or cigars indoors. No parties.
We had a fantastic trip and the Swoop-Duggins House was lovely. Gregory and Rachel were extremely accommodating and the listing was just as charming and wonderful as it looks in the pictures. The location was ideal and allowed us to walk to almost anywhere we planned to go. Thank you Gregory and Rachel!
Really great stay at a unique and beautiful place. The apartment is the top floor. Building is charming and lovely and Greg was very accommodating. Perfect location.. Quick walk to the French Quarter and Superdome, coffee shops and supermarket around the corner. Greg's restaurant/bar downstairs is great too... And the apartment was quiet and comfy and we slept well.
We had a great stay with Gregory. The loft is so close to everything, but not in the middle of the noise. Nearby grocery and coffeeshop kept us happy, and easy access to the streetcars made getting around easy. The loft is beautiful, and Gregory made it easy to get in and feel at home.
We could not have asked for a better experience. The loft was gorgeous and comfortable, and we always loved coming "home" at the end of the day. Greg was a perfect host and had a lot of great ideas for things to do. Highly recommend!
We absolutely loved our stay in this flat... the location is super convenient, with an upscale grocery store a block away and only a 10 minute walk to the french quarter. Greg has done a beautiful job - not only with the flat - but with the stunning restaurant/bar that he's opening downstairs this summer. It's the perfect mix of old school New Orleans charm, mixed with cosmopolitan city chic. We would definitely stay here again!
We couldn't have picked a better spot than Greg's beautiful loft! The location is close enough to everything yet just tucked away enough to be a great respite from all the action. Greg was the perfect host providing some excellent neighborhood tips. Look forward to coming back when he's got his downstairs bar & restaurant open!
The 3rd story flat is as good as it looks in the website pictures. We were close to the convention center and the quarter and never needed a cab. Greg is an experienced member of bnb and did everything needed to make our stay top notch. Not mentioned on the website is the fact that a quality grocery store, Rouses, opened recently right around the corner!
Hello. Rachel and I were both born and raised in New Orleans, LA. We love live music, traveling, crawfish boils, the New Orleans Saints, contemporary art, tennis, triathlons, jogging in Audubon Park, reading, films, and coffee.
I (Greg) have moved around a bit, with stints in London, Denver, and Pittsburgh. You'll see lots of contemporary art throughout the place if you end up staying. I went to school both here and in London, which I think has helped to shape me into the person I am today. We're recently married, have a 6 month old son, and a have a dog named Madam who was rescued from the Louisiana SPCA.
In June of this year we opened CellarDoor, which is located on the 1st floor of the Swoop-Duggins House (the loft is on the top floor.) CellarDoor is a beautiful small plates restaurant and romantic craft cocktail lounge that we're sure you'll love if you stay at our place.