An enclosed porch, this room was reconceived in the 1960s by the Platt brothers as a gallery to accommodate Edith Stern’s growing modern art collection. Among the artists represented are Jaacov Agam, Lillian Florsheim, Naum Gabo, Pablo Picasso, and Victor Vasarely.
The slate blue paneling and contrasting yellow chintz highlight the eclectic collection of furnishings, including a 1750’s corner cabinet and a 1920’s shell-shaped chair and settee.
Visitors enter by this circular vestibule, one of several circular spaces used in the home.
Always the gracious hosts, the Sterns were known for their dinner parties featuring an ever-changing guest list of notable characters.
Formerly the butler’s pantry, kitchen, and servants’ dining and sitting rooms, this gallery now displays changing exhibits of objects from the permanent collection, contemporary artists, and more.
Flower Arranging Room
Designed to facilitate bringing the beloved gardens inside the home, this room could accommodate the many arrangements that the Sterns placed throughout their home. Wildflower watercolors by Louisiana naturalist Caroline Dormon grace the walls.
Gentleman's Cloak Room
A compliment to the Ladies’ Reception Room, this was a place for gentlemen visitors to store their hats and coats.
Ladies' Powder Room
The rose pattern from the wallpaper is etched into the windows above the vanity in this room.
Ladies' Reception Room
The English mantel with a relief of Ceres, the goddess of the harvest, the American overmantel mirror with verre eglomise panels, and the Chinese export wares mix effortlessly in this room designed for female visitors.
The Library links the interior with a view of the Spanish Court. The Sterns worked on their civic projects here at the partners desk.
The hall relates to the east-west axis of the estate site plan. The central circular section breaks the axis and provides a setting for the circular staircase and doorway to the Library.
Package Wrapping Room
This charming workroom was designed for receiving mail and to wrap packages for all occasions.
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
7 Bamboo Road • New Orleans, LA 70124 • 504.488.5488 • www.longuevue.com