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! Today’s price: $200,000.
This new construction in Leonidas looks a lot like a contemporary camelback, thanks to a one-story living area and a two-story section in the back. It squeezes three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms into its 1,474 square feet, but doesn’t feel cramped thanks to 10-foot ceilings and large windows. Highlights include traditional New Orleans features (transoms, crown molding) and trendy ones (bamboo floors, quartz countertops, open living area). There’s also a deck out back. The asking price is $240,000.
Built in 1935 and renovated in 2015, this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom camelback shotgun combines the best elements of its two respective eras. The traditional shotgun footprint is intact, but the two bedrooms are positioned in a way that optimizes their privacy. One sits in the very rear of the first level, behind the kitchen. The master bedroom and bathroom comprise the entirety of the second floor. The home has been renovated with an eye toward style: reclaimed wood paneling, pendant lights, and stainless steel appliances are just a few on-trend touches. This 7th Ward gem asks $249,900.
Who doesn’t love a petite French Quarter condo with exposed brick walls and a spiral staircase that leads to a separate bedroom? This freshly renovated condo was built in 1837 and updated with custom tile, quartz countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. Its narrow strip of a balcony overlooks a shared courtyard. The 462-square-foot abode asks $249,900, and HOA fees are $291/month.
Built in 1952, this sprawling, 3,101-square-foot ranch home is perfect if you’re looking for a lot of space—or the shiniest wooden floors you’ll find outside a roller rink. It sits on an oak-shaded lot in the West Bank’s Old Aurora neighborhood. We love its bay windows, fireplaces, spindels, and gloriously unrepentant vintage suburbia vibes. The price tag for the three-bedroom, three-bathroom abode is $255,000.
There’s nothing like a side gallery when you crave the pleasure of porch-sitting but don’t want to actually talk to passersby. This circa-1918 Victorian’s side gallery faces a beautiful yard with a brick terrace. Inside, the kitchen and bathroom have been been updated with stainless steel appliances and tile work, and the rest of the house features all the details you’d expect of the era: high ceilings, transoms, fireplaces, wooden floors, and high ceilings among them. Located in St. Claude, this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bedroom home asks $259,900.
Which New Orleans home would you choose for around $250,000?
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New construction in Leonidas
7th Ward camelback shotgun
French Quarter one-bedroom
West Bank ranch home
St. Claude Victorian side gallery