The oldest home in the French Quarter is not a creole cottage or townhouse, but rather a West Indies plantation style home.
The Ossorno House was originally built in Bayou St John, where this style of home is more typical, and dismantled & relocated to the edge of the French Quarter in the early 1790's.
Located on the 900 block of Governor Nicholls, the home gets its name from owner Josquin Ossorno, a Spanish colonial military officer stationed in New Orleans in the late 18th century.
The home was recently sold for $2,600,000 after being listed in average condition.
I look forward to seeing how the new owners restore this gorgeous piece of local history.