French Quarter Condo doubles as Luxury Hotel Suite
This French Quarter apartment is one of the best condo deals ever! When the owners approached us to update their condo it was clear that this was a very unique property. It was part of a seventies expansion of a Luxury Old World French Quarter Hotel featuring over 100 rooms and suites, all decorated with antiques and authentic reproductions.
The lucky owner’s condo is managed by the hotel, providing them the services of a luxury hotel: daily housekeeping, room service, valet parking, concierge, world class dining, etc. When they are not in town, they get a return on their investment as the hotel can use their unit for overflow booking and for hotel guests looking for a suite upgrade!
The owners contacted us looking for a renovation to bring the unit up to date. The original floor plan was fine but the owner wanted to make a few upgrades. The idea was to add an additional Powder Room and to renovate the Kitchen, making it more versatile and user-friendly. They also wanted to replace the out of date 30 year old fixtures.
Collums Construction contracted with Central City Millworks to design a new kitchen to better serve the owners as well as the frequent hotel guests. The old kitchen was completely gutted and redesigned with all new fixtures and custom made cabinets to work with the new kitchen plan. The new kitchen features a dishwasher, a microwave/ hood vent, a trash pullout, and a under counter washer/ dryer combination. A cooktop and an under counter refrigerator completed the new kitchen giving it the versatility to handle almost any guest’s culinary needs. The wall cabinets were designed with glass front doors using LED lighting to illuminate the interior and under counter. The kitchen was topped off with custom granite countertops by Everbright Countertops of New Orleans. (http://www.everbrightgranite.com).
The new powder room was achieved by converting an underutilized laundry room off the stair landing. This corrected the inconvenient original design where the only bathroom was the master bath. Once the owners realized they had a completely private master bathroom, they decided to redesign it! After completely gutting the existing bath Collums Construction installed a new walk-in shower, a custom vanity, stone countertops and a frameless glass shower enclosure. To enlarge the confined space the ceiling was raised and the walls were mirrored.
The renovation included new exotic slate flooring to replace a dated pergo floor on the first floor, new carpet on the second floor, all wall surfaces upgraded to a level 5 finish and new paint throughout. The renovation took 3 months from start to finish. Now the clients are thrilled with their French Quarter hideaway and guests find it to be a perfectly appointed home away from home.