Estelle, the subject of some of Degas’ most revered paintings, was a first cousin of the Degas family and the wife Degas’ youngest brother, René. A marriage of elegance and intimacy, the Estelle Suite is the showpiece of the house. The room’s majestic beauty is accentuated by magnificent draperies, a cut crystal chandelier, and its four post king-sized bed. Once the setting for Degas’ painting a Woman Seated on a Balcony, the room’s private balcony, overlooking oak tree adorned Esplanade Avenue, is a perfect place to relax and inhale that unmistakable New Orleans air.
Estelle’s bathroom features a classic Victorian claw-foot tub. With a full-size trundle bed in its adjacent alcove the Estelle can accommodate up to 4 people; the suite can be further expanded by opening it onto the Josephine Room to accommodate families or large groups.
Estelle has proven to be a favorite by those looking for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, and it is even perfect as a bridal suite.