Welcome to this week’s Curbed Comparisons, where we look at homes for sale in different neighborhoods around New Orleans. Today, we’re looking at houses within $15,000 of our budget: $350,000.
Billed as a “waterfront retreat” in its listing, this raised four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom in Venetian Isles is an entertainer’s dream thanks to a new deck, screened porch, and open floor plan. It has been renovated, but its 1976-era bones show through in the wet bar. Double-insulated windows, an HE hot water heater, bamboo floors, and solar panels are a few eco-friendly touches. The asking price is $359,000.
Continuing the waterfront property theme is this 950-square-foot one-bedroom penthouse condo at Lake Marina. It’s the vision of 1980s glamour and excess, from the black marble floors to the whirlpool tub to what appears to be a chandelier-hung bedroom with a completely mirrored ceiling and walls. The price tag is $335,000, and HOA fees are $400/month—which gets you one covered parking spot, pool access, 24-7 security, and unlimited Scarface vibes.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home’s contemporary design promises cutting-edge amenities—and its eco-friendly LED lighting, foam insulation, insulated windows, and tankless hot water heater deliver. A steeply angled roof and blocky windows stand out from those of its Gert Town neighbors, but that just makes the home easier to find. The price tag is $359,000.
Who doesn’t love a one-bedroom French Quarter condo—especially one whose weathered brick walls, exposed overhead beams, crystal chandeliers, and stainless steel appliances offer such a lush study in textural contrast? The ground floor opens to a shared courtyard, which expands the living space beyond the unit’s 645 square feet. The asking price is $343,140, and HOA fees are $393/month.
Double shotgun homes are something of a dying breed in New Orleans, as more and more are being renovated and converted into single-family homes. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom double shotgun at 2721-23 Dumaine Street in Bayou St. John maintains its classic footprint, which contributes to urban density and can offer rental income (or serve as a mother-in-law suite). We love the arched doorways, wood floors, and French doors on the circa-1918 gem. It’s yours for $340,00.
Which home or condo around $350K would you choose?
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Venetian Isles waterfront home
1980s penthouse condo
Contemporary three-bedroom in Gert Town
French Quarter condo
Bayou St. John shotgun double