Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Today, we’ve found five home within $30,000 of today’s price: $300,000.
This split-level camelback in Holy Cross is long on charm—and yard space. The fenced 4,000-square-foot lot has a concrete parking slab, some landscaping, and a petite deck. Original touches on the circa-1937 gem include arched doorways with columns in the open living area and built-in bookshelves. It’s zoned for residential, commercial, or mixed use, and the asking price is $285,000.
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in a circa-1830s French Quarter building checks all the boxes: it has a private balcony, 11-foot ceilings, an address on the St. Rampart streetcar line, exposed brick walls, pine floors—even a petite, stacked washer-dryer in the kitchen. At 715 square feet, it’s considerably larger than other units in its price range. Parking isn’t included, but there’s a paid lot less than a block away. No mention of pet policies or HOA fees. The price is $279,900.
This gorgeous new construction in Gentilly wins the award for most stylish. From the tray ceilings and muted dove-gray palette in the open living area to the stainless-steel appliances, pendant lights, and wood panel-accented island in the kitchen, it’s got just about every trend on display. The two bathrooms have all the luxurious touches one would expect: marble-trimmed Jacuzzi tubs and enclosure showers among them. But at a reasonable 1,634 square feet, with energy-efficient windows, nothing about this three bedroom home seems excessive or wasteful—which is perhaps its most stylish feature of all. The asking price is $275,000.
This 849-square-foot condo sits in the Spice Factory building, which was built in 1918 and served as chef Paul Prudhomme’s “Cajun Spice” warehouse. It has all the character that such a zesty past would suggest: high ceilings, cute black-and-white kitchen tiles, and what appears to be an elevated reading nook in the main living area. There’s also a partially covered balcony. The award-winning building received the New Orleans Preservation Award in 1993, as well as the distinguished building award from the Chicago chapter of AIA that same year. The condo’s prime Marigny address is just two blocks from Frenchmen Street. The asking price is $299,000, and HOA fees are $308/month.
This 1,468-square-foot home in St. Claude represents the unlikely intersection of two forces in local real estate: the contemporary design trend, and the reality of the upper 9th ward’s long, narrow lots, which are ideally shaped for shotgun homes. This new construction has a footprint that resembles that of a double. One side contains an open living area and rear patio, while the other houses three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Its boxy exterior and energy-efficient design are a departure from the neighborhood’s more traditional style, but a welcome one. The asking price is $299,000.
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Circa-1937 home in Holy Cross
French Quarter condo on Rampart Street
Stylish new construction in Gentilly
Condo in converted Marigny warehouse
Modern new construction in St. Claude