This former Milan corner store—which neighbors say was a purveyor of "fancy dresses"—is enjoying a second life as a classy party pad. A yellow door flanked by picture windows greets you at the 2,867 square-foot home, and inside the living room has a loft feel with its high ceiling and stained concrete floors. There's an accent wall of heart of pine mixed with poplar, and the kitchen features repurposed resin countertops from a Tulane chemistry lab. This home is seriously entertaining-friendly: a projector screen mount is viewable from the first or second floors, there's a custom bar on the upstairs landing, and topping it off is a partially covered roof deck. What's the asking price? $415,000.
· 3918 Dryades St. [Crescent City Living]