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What $170K buys in New Orleans right now

From Fontainebleau to Holy Cross

Welcome to this week’s Curbed Comparisons, where we look at homes for sale in different neighborhoods around New Orleans. Today, we’re looking at houses within $10,000 of our budget: $170,000.

First up is this condo in the Garden District, one block off St. Charles Avenue. A true one-bedroom, it also boasts a separate dining room, laundry room with washer and dryer, and living area in its 531 square feet. There’s a pool out back. The HOA fees are $250/month, and the unit is $167,500.

Built in 1938, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage in Algiers Point sits on a large, fenced lot a block from the levee. Cheery and vintage touches abound, including a clawfoot tub, wood floors, wrought iron trimming, and interior shutters. It’s asking $173,900.

This former photography studio and event space one block north of St. Claude Avenue in Bywater asks $160,000. Its simple 1,728-square foot floor plan consists of one large, ceiling-fan lined main room, two bathrooms, and a small, cluttered office in the rear. It doesn’t have water service or a meter right now. The listing says it does offer a “clean slate” for its next owner, who could convert it into a single-family home, studio, or commercial space.

If a new renovation is on your wish list, here’s a two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage that fits the bill in Holy Cross. Its marble countertops, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, and stainless-steel appliances are on-trend touches that belie its 1968 build date. It’s listed for $169,900.

This former church in Fontainebleau needs a lot of TLC (read: a total renovation). But once it’s restored to its former glory, it will boast a long, narrow first floor sanctuary and a second floor occupied by twin shotgun-style apartments, each with a sunroom, foyer, living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms. Federal tax credits can potentially fund 40 percent of renovation costs—and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more interesting space to call home. Built in 1928 with 3,928 square feet, the church costs $168,000.


Which New Orleans home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Garden District condo
    (14 votes)
  • 4%
    Algiers Point cottage
    (5 votes)
  • 6%
    Bywater event space/photo studio
    (8 votes)
  • 19%
    Renovated Holy Cross cottage
    (24 votes)
  • 58%
    Fontainebleau church
    (72 votes)
123 votes total Vote Now


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