Ah, chilly Gentilly! When it was laid out in the mid-20th century as a California-style suburb, its oak-lined thoroughfares, proximity to the University of New Orleans, and Craftsman-tinged bungalows enticed a racially diverse mix of middle-class homeowners. Today, the lower-density neighborhood remains an attractive choice, especially for young people and families who find themselves priced out of trendier neighborhoods, like Bywater.
A slew of stylish new constructions have risen to meet the demand. This four-bedroom, two-bathroom abode sits on an oversized lot right off Elysian Fields Avenue, a 15-minute walk from the University of New Orleans. Speaking of that lot, it includes a fenced backyard with a party-friendly pergola.
The rest of the 1,906-square-foot house is set up for entertaining, also, thanks to an open living area where the kitchen, dining room, and living room all flow together. Highlights include barn doors, 10-foot tray ceilings, a subway tile backsplash, and what a previous generation of Gentilly dwellers would have called a “picture window.”
Luxe touches include the master bedroom’s walk-in closet and en suite bath, which boasts a free-standing tub, glass enclosure shower, and marble trim. Spray-foam insulation and a tankless water heater ensure low monthly bills, and the asking price is $379,000.
Via: Taly M. Noronha of Property Ink