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Former Bayou St John Home of Edgar Degas' Cousin Asks $879K

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Way back in 1903, Edgar Degas' cousin Estelle Musson DeGas moved into 2918 Esplanade Ave and stayed there for five years with her children. Though she passed away just a year after leaving the home, her spirit endures just down the street at the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, where the Degas painting "Portrait of Estelle Musson DeGas" resides. Her former home still includes historic touches like pocket doors and original fireplaces but it's the smaller updates that truly ties the interior together.

This two bedroom, two bath includes a gorgeous eat-in kitchen with loads of natural light as well as a unique, marbled bathroom with modern fixtures. It was allegedly in that house that her daughter succumbed to yellow fever and passed away. In a profile of the home in the Times-Picayune for the PRC's Shotgun Home Tour, its owners described hearing small footsteps and the disappearance of equally small items, so the home may or may not be currently haunted. $875K gets you one of the most unique homes on the market.


· 2918 Esplanade Ave [French Quarter Realty]
· On The Market [Curbed NOLA]