Hot pink, boxy, and contemporary, this cinder-block and hardy plank home in the Lower Garden District stands out in the neighborhood’s collection of cottages and double shotguns. The original structure was built in 1947 and totally renovated in 2009, when the owner added a camelback to the rear and exposed the original ceiling beams downstairs. Combined with skylights, glass blocks, and scored concrete floors, the effect is sleek yet organic.
We especially like the slivers of windows nestled in between kitchen cabinets—an unexpected place to tuck a plant (or two). The open living area faces a fenced backyard—the lot comprises 3,537 square feet.
The master bedroom suite opens to a large balcony and boasts an entire glass wall. Combined with transoms above and across from the bed, they soak the room in natural light. Translucent closet doors and bamboo floors enhance the sense of spaciousness.
Modern motifs continue in the bathroom, which features glass blocks in the enclosure shower.
A midcentury modern home with a 21st-century update, situated in a neighborhood of center halls and shotgun doubles? It sounds like the recipe for an architectural identity crisis, but this 1,383-square-foot home at 1435 Euterpe Street wears its individuality with grace. It’s now asking $475,000.
Via: Joan Judycki of Revolution Realty