The historic three story building at 220 Decatur, previously an abandoned French Quarter building, was redeveloped into 16 beautiful condominium residences on the upper floors and two commercial units on the ground floors. The condos hit the market this week.
Developer Orleans Properties, led by entrepreneur Christian Cancienne, is behind the project and the adjacent project next door, which has another 6 commercial units. The building has rich history dating back to the 1800s when it was constructed for a the Southern Shoe Company.
“Each unit has been customized with its own unique features, so everyone can find a place that matches their style” Christian Cancienne, owner of Orleans Properties, told CanalStreetBeat. “The units are equipped with state of the art finishes, Viking appliances, oversized windows, hand selected marble and much more.”
Cancienne purchased the property in 2011 for $2.2 million and undertook a $7.3 million historic rehabilitation, making use of federal and state historic tax credits. In 2016, he purchased the building next door for $1.8 million and recently completed a $1.3 million renovation. The total project was $12.6 million. Condos are priced to sell at the $500 per square foot.
220 Decatur was developed with modern conveniences in mind, the property offers housekeeping, room service and a full service maintenance. “We can’t wait for the public to see & experience the whole building this week at the open house” says Cancienne. The construction of this building is coming to a close this week, with an open house for the public to view on Wednesday, June 14th 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
The two commercial units are occupied by Dollz & Dames , a boutique known for its retro female vintage clothing accessories and shoes, and City Segway Tours, a segway tour operator.
220 Decatur Street. Photo courtesy of Orleans Properties.
220 Decatur Street. Photo courtesy of Orleans Properties.Decatur