This midcentury estate on St. Charles Avenue—designed by architect Earl Mathes, an early partner at the firm Mathes Brierre, as his own home in 1954—is a beauty, but it needs a lot of updates (and a kitchen). For a $1.175 million asking price, this could be your high-end fixer-upper.
The home opens onto the window-filled living room with a sweeping staircase and a striking fireplace. Head straight back to the pool and terrace, which was added in 1969.
The house, set far back from the street, is framed by tropical greenery.
But yes, there are so many updates needed—like ripping out that eggplant carpet, those old curtains and wallpaper, and furnishing an entire kitchen—but in the right hands this could be a stunner.
• 5721 St. Charles Ave. [Engel & Volkers New Orleans]