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: $200,000 (or thereabouts). Vote for your favorite below.
Don’t be disenchanted by the lackluster photos. This 443-square-foot ground floor condo on Dumaine Street actually has a lot going for it, including a shared courtyard and a separate bedroom with French doors that open to the sidewalk, admitting plenty of light and air. Crown moldings, 11-foot ceilings, and gas lamps bring the circa-1830 abode’s antique vibes into play. The asking price is the lowest of the bunch at $194,5000.
This brick building looks as bland and featureless as a Metairie apartment complex—but surprise! It’s actually on Dauphine Street, right across from Port of Call, as the listing points out. The 551-square-foot interior is equally nondescript but comfortable, including a living area and separate bedroom. Perhaps most enticingly, the condo’s asking price has dropped $76,000 since it was first listed in March, and it’s now sitting at $199,000.
This 386-square-foot condo feels larger thanks to a two-story floor plan that divides its space into a living area and bedroom. Its open living area features the rustic-meets-sleek look so prevalent in renovated French Quarter homes. Exposed brick fireplaces juxtapose gleaming subway tiles. The condo also offers homeowners a shared courtyard, and the asking price is $199,000.
This cute studio sits in a French Provincial structure built in 1839. It’s only 338 square feet, but it packs a lot of style into its space, thanks to its mantel, granite kitchen counters, and fresh white bathroom tiles. The unit is square-shaped, with a grid-like floor plan that places the kitchen and the bathroom right next to each other, overlooking the living/sleeping area. A narrow, brick courtyard spans the side of the building. It’s asking $199,900, and condo fees are $267/month.
At $212,500, this 357-square-foot studio is the priciest of the bunch...but it also has something none of the other condos can offer: a third-floor balcony facing Dumaine Street. You’ll also find the requisite exposed brick walls, French doors, and heart pine floors, plus a shared courtyard.
Which French Quarter condo for around $200,000 would you choose?
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Ground floor Dumaine Street one-bedroom
Nondescript Dauphine Street one-bedroom
Rustic Decatur Street two-story condo
French Provincial studio
Dumaine Street studio with balcony