The Brevard-Rice House or Rosegate at 1239 First Street in the New Orleans Garden District was built in 1857 by merchant Albert Brevard. This mansion is a neoclassical hodgepodge from just about every architectural style of its time. Its Greek revival colonnades, Italianate flourishes and a hexagonal window all mix with surprising elegance.
The home was purchased by Anne Rice in 1989. While living here, she used it as the setting for her book “The Witching Hour” which turned into a trilogy about the Mayfair Witches who lived in the home. She sold the home in 2003 after the death of her husband, Stan.
Copyright 2018 Susan Rissi Tregoning
September 16th, 2018
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