There are houses in New Orleans, and then there are New Orleans houses—the kind of dwelling you can only find here. This Eastlake Victorian in the 7th Ward belongs to the latter category. Built in 1919, the converted double has a front porch framed by gingerbread fretwork spandrels and soaked in balmy, tropical shades of lemon and melon. The vibrant palette continues inside, where cobalt walls juxtapose stark white molding, mantels, and pocket doors. An exposed brick fireplace provides texture.
Wooden floors and 12-foot ceilings are present throughout the 2,150-square-foot home, which has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Lavish crystal chandeliers form an elegant counterpoint to the funky, saturated colors on the walls. The dining room chandelier was singled out for attention in a 2017 feature about the property by the New Orleans Advocate.
“How I got (the chandelier) is such a New Orleans story,” former owner Carla Williams told the Advocate. “I was driving past a house I had fallen in love with on Euterpe Street when the owner invited me in to see it. She was about to begin renovating, so when I commented on it, she asked me if I wanted it. ‘When you’re ready for it, give me a call,’ she told me. So I did. I can’t imagine that happening any other place.”
The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and open shelving. In the bedrooms, highlights include wainscoting, transoms, and brick fireplaces. The bathroom features a clean black-and-white backdrop of tiles and cabinetry.
The home could easily be converted back into a double shotgun, and it’s less than three blocks from St. Claude Avenue and its streetcar line.
Via: Lara Schultz of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Preferred