What may be the most charming shotgun house in all of New Orleans hit the market yesterday for a cool $220,000. Built in 1908, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom beauty sits in a neighborhood best described as “backatown”—not quite the 7th Ward, not quite the Marigny—and exemplifies the best of its form. The front entrance leads to two bedrooms connected by double pocket doors.
However, the side door probably works best as the main entrance, and it leads directly to a cozy, wood-paneled living and dining area.
Wood paneling is having a moment paralleled only by its heyday in the 1970s—and while it can be a questionable design choice, it’s used to good effect in this rustic home, where exposed beams, original heart-pine floors, and vintage screen doors create a lived-in texture and warmth.
The kitchen lies beyond this dining nook and features butcher-block counters and large double doors overlooking the backyard, where you’ll find a brick patio and shed. The sloping roof indicates that kitchen was added on sometime after the home was originally constructed, as was the case with many shotguns built prior to the rise of mechanized kitchens and indoor plumbing.
Bisected by an exposed brick chimney, the living/dining area is open—or as open as it can be in such a slender abode. The white door leads to the shotgun’s single bathroom, which further divides the spaces.
The bathroom features tiled walls, colored glass, and an efficient, space-saving sink.
This home is just a few blocks from St. Claude Avenue and the Rampart streetcar line.
Via: Lisa Fury of Urban Vision Properties