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?
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Garden District condo
Algiers Point cottage
Bywater event space/photo studio
Renovated Holy Cross cottage