Albert C. Ledner, Architect

A. C. Ledner Personal Residence, 1956

5328 Belliare Drive New Orleans LA 70124 USA
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Description

In 1956, architect Albert C. Ledner, a protogé and student of Frank Lloyd Wright, built his life-long personal residence in New Orleans. Never before on the market, this architectural gem is waiting for a new owner who will appreciate and enjoy the unique and playful energy that this home embodies. Ledner’s work was inspired by Wright, but he further developed his own unique and whimsical style. A hallmark of every Ledner home is a wonderful flow of spatial energy within each structure. The home also includes many personal artistic touches added by the architect, including a number of custom, handmade light fixtures throughout. One enters the home through a unique, custom angled door into a large blue tiled entry way that includes an interior garden space. The entry way flows seamlessly into the home’s front and rear star shaped wings. The rear wing, to the right, contains the bedrooms and baths which each have their own unique styles. The front wing, to the left, contains the living, dining and kitchen areas of the house. In the front wing each room flows naturally into the next, yet each maintains a functional and organic separation from the others. Both wings include vaulted ceilings that give the home a sense of spatial expansiveness. Extensive windows throughout the house, including many clear story windows, bring in plentiful natural light and views into the surrounding garden areas. The house is built on an oversized .37 acre double lot in an exclusive New Orleans Lakeview neighborhood. There is also a bonus 1000 square feet of potential living space on the back part of the property. This is an extremely sturdy concrete structure based on a unique structural design system invented by the architect. This area used to be attached to the central residence and could be again. A modest investment could restore this area, which is currently used as a workshop, into additional living space. The purchaser of this home will own a piece of architectural history. Over the course of his career, Ledner designed over 50 residences in the greater New Orleans area including several spectacular and locally well-known homes on Park Island. His work also included the original structures that now house two of New York City’s iconic hotels, The Dream and The Maritime.

Detail

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    4 Bedrooms
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    3 Bathrooms
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    Property Size: 2730 sf
  • Albert C. Ledner, Architect: Architect
  • LA: Prop-State
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    Property ID: 1206

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Address

  • Address: 5328 Belliare Drive
  • City: New Orleans
  • State/county: LA
  • Zip/Postal Code: 70124
  • Country: United States