Holy Cross has much to offer, especially for first-time homebuyers: low prices, proximity to the Mississippi River and its green, rolling levees; spacious yards, and traditional New Orleans architecture. Built in 1918, this beautifully restored, one-bedroom, one-bathroom shotgun house at 812 Delery Street asks $199,000. Regions Bank offers 100% financing.
Reclaimed bargeboard accent walls bring texture and warmth to the 944-square-foot abode, while nodding to the neighborhood’s history as a riverside community (the rough-hewn wood arrived in New Orleans after carrying cargo down the Mississippi River). Antique pine-heart wood floors are present throughout. The bathroom’s two sleek vessel sinks offer a stylish, modern juxtaposition for the deep clawfoot tub.
Outside, an ample backyard hosts a fountain and fruit trees. The house faces the Jackson Barracks, and the river is five blocks away.