In 2014, Curbed NOLA featured this circa-1919 home on City Park, which was then in need of a total renovation. Though its interior told “a sad tale,” the fixer-upper’s good bones and great location warranted a $700,000 asking price.
In 2015, the home was gutted to the studs, and its potential was unleashed in a truly transformational renovation. The exterior was painted white, and it appears that two sunrooms were removed. Double glass doors and a transom window flanked by gas lanterns replaced the assembly of windows, doors, AC units, and burglar bars. Even the chimney was whitewashed.
It’s the architectural equivalent of a movie makeover in which a heroine lets down her hair and takes off her glasses to reveal beautiful features. But the home’s living areas are practically unrecognizable post-buildout.
In the formerly cluttered living room, find pale wood floors, 11.5-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a round crystal chandelier. (A Persian cat on the chaise longue contributes to the overall sense of glamour, but does not come with the house.)
The kitchen, too, went from frumpy to fabulous. Highlights include stainless-steel appliances, sleek white cabinetry, and an island with a waterfall countertop.
Once worn and outdated, the four bathrooms now feature vessel sinks, glass enclosure showers, and crystal door handles.
In the home’s five bedrooms, the transformation is no less astonishing.
There’s also a 247-square-foot guesthouse with its own bathroom. The oversized lot includes a heated saltwater pool.
The price has gotten an upgrade, too. The home is now asking $1,625,000.
Via: Chris Ancira of The Dupuy Company