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This Craftsman-Style Fixer Upper Could Be Seriously Amazing

photos via Tommy Crane

House hunters searching for a renovation project packed with history are in luck— this 4,297-square foot home in the Milan neighborhood Uptown just hit the market. Let's get the bummer news out of the way first, though. There was roof damage during Hurricane Katrina and the ground floor addition took on some water. The listing says the homeowners were ripped off by two contractors and they're selling the home as-is for $315,000 with building materials included. The good news? The place is full of fun facts. The Craftsman-style dwelling was built in 1909 for $7,500, and was designed by the famous Favrot & Livaudais architecture firm (the same guys behind New Orleans gems like the Cotton Exchange Building, the Hibernia Bank Building, and the Latter Library branch on St. Charles Avenue, to name a few). The four-bedroom, two-bath spread has original stained glass that "features tulips in progressive stages of blooming as you move from the front of the house to the back." (That BrokerBabble might just be darling enough to overlook.) There's a plaster design of "The Vengeance of Achilles" in the "lower study," four fireplaces, and cypress walls and mantles. With very limited interior pics, it's hard to say just how wrecked this house is, but do hit up the tipline with photos if you score a sneak peek.
· Listing: 1905 Peniston St. [Tommy Crane]