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4 open houses you can catch this weekend in NOLA

In between Jazz Fest and Cinco de Mayo festivities

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 5 and May 6.

405 South Broad Street

Via Danielle Marcotte/Marcotte & Co. Real Estate

Built in the 1900s, this single-family home near Banks Street hit the market for $313,900. At first glance we’re impressed with its pitched roof and sizable sitting porch. Measuring at 1,740 square feet, it has one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. It has an airy layout, exposed beams, and hardwood floors. While this home is modest in size, you’ll also find large living and dining spaces. This home has an open house scheduled for Saturday, May 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

1017 Esplanade Avenue unit 2

Via Brigitte Fredy/Latter & Blum

In the Marigny, a unit in this 19th-century Creole cottage asks $369,000. We appreciate the complex’s two dormers on its roofs and its tall windows. Located on the second floor, this unit has tall ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. You’ll find two stately columns that separate the open living room from this home’s kitchen. At 797 square feet, this home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. A shared courtyard sits at the rear of the complex. HOA dues are $511/month. It will be open on Sunday, May 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

2033 Coliseum Street #1

Via Sarah Martzolf and Kristen Nelson of the Martzolf Group

A unit in this double gallery home in the Lower Garden District asks $240,000. Measuring at 617 square feet, this home has one bedroom and one bathroom. Highlights include its 12-foot ceilings, exposed bricks, and mantels. It also has access to the shared first-floor gallery. This unit has an open house scheduled for Sunday, May 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

724 Pelican Avenue

Via Michael J.D. Verderosa/Latter & Blum

On the West Bank you can buy this 19th-century cottage near the Mississippi River for $449,900. This sizable home in Algiers Point has a modest front yard and two porches. It opens to a large living room. It also has a traditional dining room and an open-floor breakfast area. Measuring at 2,052 square feet, this home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. At its rear you’ll find a wooden deck and a large backyard with plenty of potential. You can visit this home on Sunday, May 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.