Magnolia Mansion, Estate of the Day
The Magnolia Mansion is a Greek Revival masterpiece built in 1857 in New Orleans and is now a bed and breakfast and popular spot for weddings. The mansion is located one block from the St. Charles Streetcar, and within minutes of the French Quarter. It is historically known as the Harris Maginnis Mansion and has a long history that includes serving as the headquarters of the American Red Cross during World War II. The classic antebellum home has 13 guest rooms each with a private bath as well as formal common areas decorated in an exaggerated Southern style that includes red walls, velvet draperies and crystal chandeliers. The Magnolia Mansion website even promises ghosts (there's a whole section with ghost stories and orb photos from guests). The mansion is listed at $5.5 million.
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Gallery: Magnolia Mansion