An eclectic mix of surfaces and textures abounds in this colorful Creole cottage. Built in 1918, it’s a very Bywater house right in the heart of Bywater. The 2,276-square-foot home has been renovated recently, and all major mechanical systems—including the two central air and heat systems—are new.
The front door opens to a foyer and formal living room. Beyond that, find a den and dining room where the overall vibe is both expansive (thanks to cathedral ceilings) and rustic (thanks to refinished original wood floors, brick chimneys, exposed beams, and wood-paneled walls).
Highlights in the kitchen include granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. A tankless water heater keeps things energy-efficient.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and two more—a loft and and an attic space tucked under the eaves— on the second floor. The bathroom’s charming details include tile work, crown molding, and clawfoot tubs.
Outside, find a covered porch overlooking a landscaped, palm tree-shaded backyard with a large shed. Situated at the intersection of Dauphine and Clouet streets, the home is blocks away from coffee shops, parks, and restaurants.
Via: Lane Lacoy of Latter & Blum