“Ashtray House” For Sale in New Orleans

Frank Lloyd Wright contemporary Albert Ledner used many innovative design techniques and materials in his homes, but perhaps, none so peculiar as the 1,200 amber ashtrays that the architect installed on the exterior of this New Orleans pad. Now, the former Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, is hoping to unload the home and fetch $729,000 for the unusual mid-century modern. View the listing.

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Frank Lloyd Wright contemporary Albert Ledner used many innovative design techniques and materials in his homes, but perhaps, none so peculiar as the 1,200 amber ashtrays that the architect installed on the exterior of this New Orleans pad. Now, the former Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, is hoping to unload the home and fetch $729,000 for the unusual mid-century modern. View the listing.
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While the 1,200 amber ashtrays are certainly not an everyday feature, envision your kid telling all his friends, "I live in the ashtray house!" We imagine that would undoubtedly raise some eye brows.
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Nagin's home measures 3,650 square feet and was designed in 1962 by Frank Lloyd Wright contemporary Albert Ledner.
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A view of the carpeted dining room in Nagin's home. The New Orleans native served as mayor in his hometown from 2002-2010.
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A look at the double-height billiards room in Nagin's spread--even politicians need a break sometime.
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The kitchen, which measures 18 feet by 15 feet, is quite dark compared to other rooms in the house.
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A view of the former mayor's master bedroom. Nagin's home features four bedrooms total.
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There are five bathrooms in the Ashtray House.
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The property is located within walking distance from City Park, which hosts three 18-hole golf courses, the New Orleans Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.
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A view of the backyard, which includes a swimming pool, and of course, the signature amber ashtrays that make this house truly, well, unusual.
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