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NOLA Art House & Its Bonkers Tree House May Have a Buyer

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It's been about four months since the NOLA Art Housean 1870s Tremé mansion-turned-art colony with a crazy tree house 50-feet in the air—hit the market with a $475,000 asking price, and it looks like someone has pounced on the property. The 5,943-square-foot abode, currently split up into 17 private rooms with two kitchens, five bathrooms, with a "magical tree house installation," man-made pond, and rope swings in the backyard, is now listed as being under contract. Word on the street says the interested buyer owns the Claiborne Express Conoco gas station next door on N. Claiborne, which backs up to the Art House's Esplanade Avenue property. A quick public records search shows that the gas station is owned by Yousef Haimour under an LLC called Little Hamedh. Since this isn't a done deal, lips are (mostly) sealed so it's anyone's guess if the art collective vibe will continue (even though the listing was pushing for it with its "great opportunity for buyers with a similar vision and interest in promoting artists" line). It also remains to be seen how the residents will react once a sale goes through, considering some weren't too keen on the coverage of their digs in the first place.
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· NOLA Art House & insane tree house just listed for $475K [Curbed NOLA]