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5 open houses to see this weekend

From a French Quarter condo to an Irish Channel cottage

New Orleans has several beautiful homes on the market. Some listings date back to the 19th century, while others have captivating stories behind their constructions. Here’s a list of five exceptional open houses you shouldn’t miss this weekend, May 12 and May 13.

517 St. Louis Street #7

Via Lisa Fury/Urban Vision, LLC

This modest two-story unit that sits three blocks from Jackson Square is on the market for $249,900. Highlights include tall ceilings, mantels, and brick flooring. The home has one bedroom (with private balcony access), one bathroom, and 530 square feet of floorspace. A large shared courtyard sits in the middle of this complex. HOA dues are $208/month. You can visit this home on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2117 St Andrews Street

Via Brant Larrimer/RE/MAX

For $330,000 you can buy this vibrant and sizable cottage in Central City. Renovated from the ground up, the home sports a new open-floor plan. It has two brick fireplaces in the center of its open living space. This home has its original hardwood floors, crown molding, and recessed lighting. Its airy kitchen has stainless steel appliances and marble countertops. Measuring at 1,675 square feet, the home has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It will be open on Saturday, May 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

255 Broadway Street

Via Britt Galloway/Keller Williams Realty

Built in 1915, this renovated cottage near Audubon Park and the Mississippi River asks $545,000. At first glance, it has a modest front yard and a wide sitting porch. It has an open layout, tall ceilings, and large windows. Its spacious kitchen has bar-top seating and stainless steel appliances. At 1,558 square feet, this home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. An uncovered wood deck sits at the rear of the home. An open house is scheduled for Sunday, May 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

8405 Jeanette Street

Via Joe Robert/Inhab Real Estate

In Leonidas, you can buy this renovated camelback for for $499,500. This Victorian-styled home has a modest covered porch and a deep driveway. It has 11-foot ceilings, pendant lighting, crown molding, French doors, and a brick fireplace. Its kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Measuring at 2,370 square feet, this home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Out back is a covered porch and a sizable backyard. The home is open Sunday, May 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

633 Harmony Street

Via Brett Rector/Witry Collective, LLC

This renovated cottage in the Irish Channel seeks a new buyer for $365,000. Sporting an open floorplan, it has 11-foot ceilings, reclaimed wood walls, and pine floors. Tucked in a corner, its kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a single-basin sink. The home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,097 square feet of floorspace. A tranquil sitting area can be found at the side of the home. An open house is scheduled on Sunday, May 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.