When this single-family cottage was built in 1918, Irish, German, and Italian immigrants and free people of color worked as dockhands on the neighboring Mississippi River. Today, you can still hear foghorns from the stoop of the three-bedroom, two-bath home at 614 6th Street. It’s nestled in the Irish Channel near an assortment of corner stores, bars, and restaurants.
The simple Hardie Plank exterior conceals a renovated interior that’s both understated and luxurious. Exposed beams punctuate the 11-foot vaulted ceilings, while granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances lend luster to the kitchen. Highlights of the en suite master bedroom include a deep whirlpool tub, tile work, and a large separate shower.
At 1,570 square feet, the cottage is a practical buy for homeowners mindful of future upkeep and expenses. A tankless water heater lowers utility bills; the shingle roof is two years old, and the house’s address on high ground near the natural Mississippi River levee means inexpensive flood insurance. There’s also a petite rear patio for minimal lawn upkeep.
Via: Rachel Silvers of Galiano Realty