Who doesn't love a midcentury modern? Especially in New Orleans, where MCMs are rare gems among the stately Victorian and Greek Revival homes of the city. It's always a treat when a few of them are on the market at once, and now here are four MCMs in the New Orleans area you should consider scooping up right now.
↑ This Fontainebleau ranch house designed by New Orleans modernist architect Albert C. Ledner recently hit the market; it's asking $399,000. Built in 1956 and restored in 2006, the 2,567 square-foot home has sprawling great room with a wall of windows and vaulted ceilings, skylights in the kitchen, and concrete flooring throughout.
↑ A modernist dream in Black Pearl, this $775,000 home was designed by architect and Tulane University professor Bill Calongne in 1959 and got a recent renovation by architect Cordula Roser Gray. A second floor landing, currently being used as a reading nook, overlooks the first floor's open living and dining area. Cork floors and timber paneling add warmth to the home's modern lines. Sitting on a 5,000 square-foot lot, there's an enclosed rear garden and off-street parking for four cars. The home also includes a separate 200-square-foot space. Note: A sale here is currently pending. [Update: The home has sold.]
↑ This pricey midcentury fixer-upper on St. Charles Avenue is commanding a cool $1.175 million. What do you get for the asking price? A 2,700 square-foot home with a big, window-filled living room that opens onto a pool and terrace. The place needs a lot of updates, though.
↑ This odd Lake Terrace property, down to $595,000 after some price drops, is like a time capsule of the lat 50s. Filled with Asian kitsch and David Lynch-esque scarlet curtains and checkered floors, this place requires a special kind of owner.