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SPERRY VAN NESS/GILMORE AUCTION TO AUCTION HISTORIC FRENCH QUARTER HOME

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SPERRY VAN NESS/GILMORE AUCTION TO AUCTION HISTORIC FRENCH QUARTER HOME ON MAY 8TH
BY ORDER OF THE U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
CASE NO. 09-12042

New Orleans, LA – April 17, 2012 – Sperry Van Ness/Gilmore Auction has been commissioned by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to auction the former Madame “X” Mansion located in the historic French Quarter at 927 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. The property will be offered at public auction on Tuesday, May 8th, 12 noon at the Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse, NOLA.

This historic home was built in 1825 for the Avegno family and features Greek revival architecture, Federal mouldings, a 4-story main home, 2-story rear dependency quarters, carriageway and courtyard. The home was once a landmark – one of New Orleans’ earliest “sky scrapers”, its four stories towering over other buildings in the French Quarter at the time. It was elegantly designed with a graceful center staircase inside and perfectly proportioned rooms framed by tall windows. Its intricate wrought iron balconies were monogrammed with the owner’s initials “PA” for Phillipe Avegno.

Virginie Avegno Gautreau, the subject of artist John Singer Sargent’s scandalous masterpiece Madame “X”, was born in the home. The home went through a major renovation in the late nineties both modernizing and restoring the historic property.

For more information and bid package visit www.gilmoreauction.com or call Sperry Van Ness/Gilmore Auction at 504-468-6800 or toll free 800-254-1280. Bidders must submit a $50,000 Cashier’s check in order to bid at the auction or online. The winning bidder will be required to deposit ten percent of the total contract price and close within 39 days. Free, clear insurable title will be transferred.

3316 Florida Ave. Suite 201 • Kenner, Louisiana 70065 USA
Phone (504) 468-6800 •Fax (504) 468-6811

Broker: David E. Gilmore
Licensed By The Louisiana Real Estate Commission
Licensed in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma
A Division of Gilmore-Braud Companies

Auctioneer: David E. Gilmore
Licensed in: Alabama #1832 • Arkansas #1979 • Louisiana #0447
Mississippi #378/641F • Texas #11136


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