This 4,088 square-foot Garden District home has all the things we love about an old Victorian: ornate archways, decorative fireplaces, stained glass windows, bay windows, porches and balconies. But in this case, many of those details are overshadowed by bonkers decor that includes taxidermy, giant urns, mismatched makeshift curtains and all manner of statues (Buddhas! Ships! Angels!). Well, at least it's not one of those gutted-and-sterilized "bowling alley" renovations, as one of our readers called them, that so frequently appear on the market — this house is what it is, flaws and all. Because it's currently a five-plex of what I assume are renters, there are definitely flaws, mainly what looks like some ceiling damage. Would you like to restore this Victorian to glory? You can do so for a cool $990,000.
· 2715 Carondelet St. [Realtor]