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This beautifully preserved midcentury modern home is a real Uptown treasure

Heads up, photographers: it has a darkroom.

Photos by Snap-Shot Photography

New Orleans only has a handful of midcentury modern homes. Most are clustered along the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, in the Lake Vista and Lakeview neighborhoods. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is an exception to that general rule. Built in 1958, it sits a block off St. Charles Avenue and stands out from the neighboring Victorian and Queen Anne mansions.

Low-slung and boxy, the split-level dwelling has a brick exterior and transom windows that let in light while providing a dose of privacy. The raised second floor also creates a handy carport. Inside, you’ll find many hallmarks of midcentury modern design: textured walls of exposed brick, wood paneling, and oversized windows admitting leafy backyard views among them.

In the kitchen, the 1950s-era realness continues with vinyl tile floors and retro wallpaper. We’re not going to lie—it’s refreshing to see something other than stainless-steel appliances, white cabinetry, and quartz countertops.

Upstairs, find three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all boasting original features and plentiful windows. There’s also a fully equipped darkroom upstairs.

The home was formerly owned by activist and Democratic party leader Felicia Kahn, who passed away in June at age 91. The asking price for this beautifully preserved gem? $695,000.

Via: Sissy Sullivan Hansen of ReMax