After a single season with the New Orleans Pelicans, its coach, Stan Van Gundy, parted ways with the team. Now he’s also parting with his New Orleans home. The elegant space has come on the market for $1.99 million.
After a two-year break from coaching, Van Gundy joined the franchise before the season started, but the promising squad missed the playoffs after an inconsistent season. The Pelicans and Van Gundy agreed to part ways, according to an announcement from the team.
So now that Van Gundy is out, he’s also moving on from the home that he had just purchased, in December 2020, for an undisclosed price.
Built in 1900, the “classic uptown beauty,” as the listing calls it, features Queen Anne finishes, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across a spacious 4,582 square feet.
Although it is renovated, the 121-year-old building maintains original elements, including millwork and period details such as multiple fireplaces, stained glass, and built-ins.
The double doors in the entryway open to a high ceiling and elegant chandelier. At the front of the house, a wood-paneled library features built-ins, large windows, and a ceiling with an intricate design. The flow into other entertaining rooms makes it the perfect place to catch up on your reading material or entertain guests.
Columns and intricate designs decorate doorways, and wood flooring runs throughout. The open kitchen features white cabinets, exposed painted brick, an island with seating, and a dining table that looks over to the family room, along with a well-placed bar.
The family room features glass doors that open to the outside. If you like the comfy-looking leather sectional in that space, it comes with the house, according to the listing.
Other spaces include a formal living room and formal dining room.
Upstairs are three of the four bedrooms, as well as an office, with one more guest bedroom on the main floor. The landing leading to the second level offers multiple stained-glass windows, candle sconces, and a window bench, evoking another era.
Outside, the quarter-acre lot features a grassy yard, large patio, and a pool with a spa. The spacious wraparound covered porch offers the option of outdoor dining, or for holding an alfresco cocktail hour.
The property comes with a three-car garage.
His stint with the Pelicans was the fourth NBA coaching job for Van Gundy, 61. He had previously served as head coach for the Miami Heat, the Detroit Pistons, and the Orlando Magic for five seasons, leading that squad to the 2009 NBA finals. He’s a two-time NBA All-Star Game head coach.
Sonya Encalade with Re/Max N.O. Properties holds the listing.
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