Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Today’s price: $500,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.
Spooky season is officially here, which makes the Vieux Carre’s collection of historically dense, romantically crumbled antebellum architecture even more enticing. And best of all, owning a piece of one of America’s oldest neighborhoods isn’t unattainable. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo covers 354 square feet but feels larger, thanks to dual balconies. There’s also a cute courtyard, and the asking price is $250,000.
Here’s a 550-square-foot condo near the intersection of Chartres and Governor Nicholls. Its clever footprint perches a lofted bedroom above the kitchen. Rustic touches include exposed brick, glass-front kitchen cabinets, and high ceilings, but its best amenity is the courtyard pool. The asking price is $259,000.
French doors, transoms, wood floors, and natural light combine to give this 546-square-foot condo on St. Louis Street a spacious feel. The bathroom feels charmingly dated, thanks to its 4-by-4-inch tile and linoleum floors. There’s also an open living area and kitchen, and the single-bedroom is truly separate, with walls and a door that closes (not a loft). The price tag is $255,000.
A 675 square feet, this is the most spacious condo so far, and that square footage is saturated in charm—a built-in desk, custom shelves, crystal chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows are a few highlights. There’s also a courtyard with a slim pool, which makes you wonder why the one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit has sat on the market for 96 days. It must be haunted. That’s the only reasonable explanation. The price tag is $250,000.
Snug? Yes. Reminiscent of the interior of a pirate’s ship thanks to its exposed beams and low-ceilinged sleeping space? Also yes. This 451-square-foot unit tucks a kitchen under the loft, creating little head room in both areas, but the balcony, location near Jackson Square, and relatively low condo fees ($131/month) make up for any inconvenience. The asking price is $249,000.
Which condo for around $250,000 would you choose?
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Two-story condo with two balconies
Lofted condo with courtyard pool
One-bedroom on St. Louis Street
675-square-foot condo with pool and built-in shelves
Ship-like condo with loft and balcony