If you want to live out a William Faulkner-esque New Orleans literary fantasy, or simply invest in a spot in the French Quarter with a great view, a tiny apartment on the romantic Pirate's Alley is on the market. The clearance in the 471 square-foot pied-a-terre gets a little low with the sloped ceiling, but a small deck with views of St. Louis Cathedral offers breathing room. Built in the 1840s, there have been some recent updates to the place: There's new floors, air conditioner, wiring and plumbing, plus an updated bath. It's small, but it's not as small as some French Quarter pads we've seen. What's the asking price? $309,000.
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