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This 19th-century Bywater home is an autumnal delight

Brick fireplaces, exposed beams, and wood floors make it the perfect place to cozy up.

Photos courtesy Lane Lacoy of Latter & Blum

“Cozy” is an overused descriptor when it comes to real estate listings. But we’re not using the term euphemistically when we apply it to this circa-1898 Bywater home. Just one look at its piquant, orange-trimmed exterior should convince you this former double shotgun (now converted to a single-family home) is warm and enticing—basically a pumpkin spice latte in architectural form.

But don’t take our word for it. Step inside the front door to the double parlor. There, wood floors, an exposed brick chimney, and wood paneling invoke a rustic feel reminiscent of that of a hunting lodge perched in some snowy, mountainous locale—even though the home is in subtropical southern Louisiana. (Heat and AC come from a central system that’s powered by solar panels, which are completely paid off.)

Dining and kitchen areas continue the overall hygge vibe with two more brick fireplaces, exposed beams, and transom windows over the kitchen cabinets. Beyond that, a tiled den spans the home’s entire width and overlooks a deep, covered porch and terrace..

Two bathrooms and two bedrooms are stacked along the other half of the former double. The coziness continues there, with a muted autumnal palette of cinnamon and beech-brown. There’s wainscoting and exposed brick in the bedrooms, and (of course) more fireplaces, including one in the master bathroom.

It could be that we’re just overly excited about the first serious fall cool front. Or it could be that this 1,938-square-foot home is the ultimate physical embodiment of fall’s splendor, glory, and color in a city where these things are a rarity. The price tag is $529,000.

Via: Lane Lacoy of Latter & Blum


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