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We are confident that you will not find a better home base to experience all the charm, beauty, exoticism, mysticism of the Crescent City as you will in the Penny-Farthering home. It is the embodiment of all that is gracious and romantic about New Orleans. Built at the peak of the Victorian Era, the Penny-Farthering House encapsulates the grace and open spacing of homes throughout New Orleans designed by architects smitten with the design styles of the British West Indies. This home was completely remodeled, inside and out in 2015.
Once inside, we hope you will enjoy the St. James piano rescued and refurbished after a long and storied history from Cathedrals to an Indian reservation. We only wish the piano could talk because we are certain it would have some stories to tell…this piano, this town and this home do not live in the past, they live with the past. History surrounds and breathes through them enriching all who are fortunate to cross their path. When in this home you will feel like you are in another time and another place in a most glorious fashion. To help you soak it all in take some time to enjoy the rockers on the front porch and take in the multi-million dollar homes which adorn Walnut Street and the adjacent Audoban Park.
Sleep in comfort on 1000 thread count bedding in one of the brand new beds. This is a large, comfortable home with privacy in all four of the bedrooms. This immaculate home comes with everything brand new from the paint, carpet, hardwood flooring, furniture and TVs to the dishes and towels. Enjoy the inconspicuous 50 inch big screen as it rises from the media cabinet in the parlor or relax and view TV from one of the five other televisions located throughout Penny-Farthing.
Step into the master suite and you will be greeted by spectacular flowing draperies and window dressings in this French Victorian bedroom elegantly furnished in the 1890’s Renaissance Revival style once popular for the plantations lining St James Place. This room features not only luxury accoutrements’, but also an ensuite bath including a walk in closet and French Boudoir.
Step across the hall and Oh What a Wonderful World you will find in the Louis Armstrong Parlor, Satchmo Bedroom and Jazz Bath. We hope you will take a moment to read or just sit in the parlor and see if you can hear the New Orleans native’s one of a kind gravelly voice whisper through the walls. Or better yet, download Mr. Armstrong’s recording of Hello Dolly and give a listen – guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and some snap to your step.
The City of New Orleans Bedroom is dedicated not to the folk song, but the train that rides 900 miles on the Main Line of Middle America between Chicago and New Orleans. While this room is not a model of a refurbished Pullman Car, we hope that after a full day and night of enjoying NOLA, you will find sleep easy and maybe even feel a bit of the sweet rhythmic sway of rail travel.
In the Peacock Bedroom we have tried to recreate some of the glorious colors of the beloved pheasants from the Audobon Zoo across the street. If you can look at the majesty of the peacock’s magnificent train without smiling, we will be surprised. The ancient Greeks believed the Peacock to be immortal while in Babylon and Persia it was the guardian of royalty. We trust you will feel safe under the guise of our “Peacock Angel”
Please also spend some time upstairs in the Audubon Room so named after the famed New Orleans native known worldwide as a naturalist and artist whose drawings inspired the Audubon Society. Relax on Bevelo leather club chairs in the Audubon room as you overlook the beauty and serenity of the newly remodeled backyard with fountain. We hope this room will bring you tranquility and inspiration to enjoy not only the back yard, but all of the wonderful nature New Orleans has to offer. Or simply step into the rear courtyard garden, grab a seat and close your eyes and you just may be able to hear Oscar winners Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer rehearsing their lines for the romantic comedy Elsa and Fred which was filmed in New Orleans during which time Ms. MacLaine was a guest at Penny-Farthering. Indeed, while in the area, don’t be surprised to see one of the famous athletes, actors, musicians or writers who call Uptown home visiting with a local character as all are equal in this unique com
Cross streets: Broadway and Perrier
City, St, Zip: New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118