Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s Shangri-la? Let’s find out! These homes are all within $50,000 of today’s asking price, which is $475,000.
A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Lakeview has a fenced yard, large covered deck, and two-car garage going for it. Built in 1952, the cottage was renovated in 2014 and now includes on-trend touches like subway tile kitchen backsplashes and sliding barn doors. There’s also a bit of a luxury thanks to the wine cooler and glass enclosure shower. The 1,950 square-foot home asks $475,000.
This Bayou St. John charmer doesn’t look like a duplex, thanks to the front porch spanning its width. But it does in fact house two shotgun-style units, each featuring a large living-dining area, kitchen, and two bedrooms and a bathroom. The latter rooms are separated by a hall for privacy. Built in 1926, the home’s architectural features—including interior columns and a pastel-tiled bathroom with a gas heater—are intact. It’s asking $427,000.
For all their charm, attic apartments can feel cramped and dark. This Bourbon Street condo avoids that fate, thanks to a sleek, modern renovation and ample skylights. (Contrary to what its address might imply, it’s actually located in the Marigny Triangle, not the French Quarter). The third-floor unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, where sleek finishes like a stainless-steel vent hood and marble tile contrast overhead beams and exposed brick. Condo fees are $659/month, and the price tag is $475,000.
Stylish and spiffy, this new construction in Gentilly has all the fixings: sliding barn doors, quartz kitchen countertops, vaulted ceilings, a glass enclosure shower and soaker tub...the list continues. It’s a roomy 2,350 square feet, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and it’s just a few blocks away from City Park. The asking price is $499,000.
Clocking in at $469,000 is this Victorian double shotgun in Mid-City, which has been converted to a single-family home. Built in 1890, it radiates personality—from the original Victorian woodwork and cypress mantels to the imported tile murals and stained-glass details. The 3,018-square-foot home has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and plenty of nooks and crannies—plus a guest apartment.
Which New Orleans home would you choose for around $475,000?
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Renovated Lakeview home
Bayou St. John double
Condo in Marigny Triangle
New construction in Gentilly
Victorian in Mid-City