Yes, Anne Rice Slept Here

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History meets fantasy in the authors former New Orleans Uptown District estate, which is now for sale.

Her novels may be known for their New Orleans settings, but unlike her cast of vampires, certain homes Anne Rice writes about actually exist. One of them is the six-bedroom Italianate estate at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Amelia Street—the fictional home of the witch Mona Mayfair in the books Lasher and Taltos. Built in 1881, the residence was a boarding house in the 1930s, a makeshift naval office during World War II and, under Rice’s ownership, once the site of her fan club’s annual Halloween Vampire Ball. Surviving original details, like 14-foot ceilings and stained-glass windows, also earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Of the elements that remain, Rice insists old souls are not among them. “I don’t remember a single story about it being haunted,” she says. The home isn’t completely empty: A classic 1983 Lincoln Continental limousine, Rice’s first of many, is included. Contact Latter & Blum Realtors; 504-866-2785;