Like shotgun houses and Creole cottages, corner stores have a long legacy and recognizable presence in New Orleans. Some still serve their original functions—places to stop in and grab a box of macaroni, a six-pack of beer, or a gold-plated chain necklace, should the mood strike. Many others, especially in Bywater, have been transformed into single-family homes, but their commercial past is evident in their distinctive design: a street corner lopped off at a 45-degree angle to form an entrance.
This circa-1918 three-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 4131 N. Rampart Street is a prime example of an iconic corner store. At 2,242 square feet, it’s a block from St. Claude Avenue and many of the bars, restaurants, and businesses peppering Bywater.
In the kitchen, you’ll find quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances by Bosch, an exposed brick fireplace, and reclaimed barge board shelves. Wood plank floors are present throughout.
The spa-like, subway-tiled bathroom has a pedestal sink and clawfoot tub.
Bywater is part of the relatively high “sliver by the river” that escaped flooding during Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures, which means flood insurance is a reasonable $675/year.
Via: Brittany Picolo-Ramos of Keller Williams Realty