A 1600 sq ft modern loft in a historic mansion, this former bordello was built pre-1850 and has an open floor plan, all new appliances, and style. Enjoy walking to the French Quarter, grocery, all in your own penthouse loft on the top floor.
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.
Because I live uptown, I will most probably only interact with guest only arrival and departure.
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 The Luck Rooster, Sainte Marie, and Capdeville for a great burger. 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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$4250 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Neighborhood:||Central Business District|
Great space and location!
Photos can't begin to represent this beautifully designed and comfortable apartment with an old-world feel. I've stayed in many apartments around the world - Greg has provided not only the basics, but all the creature comforts. Within a couple of blocks is a high-end grocery (Rouse's) with anything you could desire. Some of the top ten restaurants are also within a few blocks. The apartment is on the third floor of this quaint old building, which affords a bit of a view. The bed is comfy, the kitchen is well stocked, and there are plenty of comfy places to sit and relax. If you're lucky, you'll be able to stay here!
The SD house is a beautiful home. The location was perfect, close walking distance to all parts of the city. The apartment was clean, open and overall lovely. The fresh flowers and muffins were a cherry on top. We recommend to all!
Gregory was a pleasure to deal with! I thoroughly enjoyed his loft, and it was in a great location! Close to shopping, French Quarter, plenty of things to do nearby. And soon, a bar/restaurant right downstairs!
Great Place, Great Host, Great City!!
This place was really quite amazing…large, open, clean and centrally located. It exceeded all expectations. Greg was fantastic and really helped us out when we needed him…thank you Greg! We will see you soon.
Gregory's place is fantastic. We walked everywhere or took the trolley, great location. Gregory met us upon arrival, showed us around and gave us some recommendations. Which were all spot on! We will stay there again if at all possible :)
We had such a great experience at the Swoop-Duggins House. The location is perfect - walking distance to the French Quarter and there's a wonderful grocery store just around the block if you need to stock. The house itself is so nice and comfortable, you almost don't want to leave!
The place was amazing! It was beautifully decorated and a great size, perfectly clean when we arrived. The distance to the French Quarter and all the other action is about a 10 - 15 minute walk, which is just enough to see all the New Orleans things but to be able to get away someplace quiet at the end of the day. Perfect experience overall.
First of all let me say that the loft is fabulous! The unit was very clean and Gregory left pastries, fresh flowers and beer in the fridge. We didnt get a chance to meet Gregory as he was on his honeymoon but he had someone meet us at the door and give us all of the instruction that we needed.
I would not hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it to any and all of my friends.
What a gem! Just a very cool spot on a quiet street in the Central Business District within easy walking distance of the French Quarter and the Riverfront/Convention Center area (where, sadly, I spent most of my time). The loft has lots of character and a terrific kitchen if you want to cook during your stay. My friend and I really appreciated the fresh flowers, tasty pastries and drinks chilling in the fridge. The bed was very comfy! The only quirky thing that bothered me a bit was that there's no locking door for the loft. There seems to be a little traffic on the first/second floors, so it's just a little strange to know somebody could wander up. Not that anyone did, of course, but probably would have weirded me out a bit if I'd been alone. All in all, this was a great place and I'd be thrilled for an occasion to stay here again. Thanks, Greg!