For the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Curbed looked at New Orleans before and after the storm. One story it showcased was the transformation of artist Matteo Neivert's LGD fixer-upper into an artful home base. But after getting a job offer in Portland he couldn't turn down, Matteo's labor of love is on the market.
Comparing it to Belle Reve in A Streetcar Named Desire, the house was "a mess" when Matteo bought it, but he had a vision of restoring it to glory—which he followed through with despite wanting to quit many times during the renovation process.
The restoration let the historic details of the grand home—14-foot ceilings, huge rooms, ceiling medallions, two standalone servants' quarters—shine. The home also boasts modern amenities including a large kitchen with custom cabinets and Energy Star appliances, and a master bathroom with Carrara marble and a jetted tub.
What's the asking price? $765,000.
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