Sunken rooms had a moment in the 1960s—and they’re experiencing a comeback. It’s easy to see why, especially given the rise of open living areas. A sunken room creates intimacy without walls, a sense of cozy enclosure without triggering claustrophobia. Plus, there’s something really cool about walking down a couple steps and flopping into a lounge chair, cocktail in hand.
Midcentury modern style meets Yat culture in this renovated Holy Cross corner store, which boasts a sunken living area right beyond its signature oblique entry. (A porch-framed door serves as the main entrance.) The 2,260-square-foot property was gutted to the studs in 2015 and given a very on-trend makeover. Stainless-steel appliances, pine plank accent walls, and sliding barn doors galore are all present and accounted for.
The dining room, open kitchen, and sunken living room occupy the front of the house, and three bedrooms and two bathrooms lie at its rear. The master bedroom suite cleverly employs sliding barn doors to conceal a lavish bathroom with double vessel sinks, a clawfoot tub, and a separate tiled shower. The suite also has its own entrance, which is useful if you rent the bedroom out on a short-term basis or to a roommate you’d rather avoid.
Framed by gravel and driveway parking for two cars, the corner lot requires minimal maintenance, and it’s about five blocks from the Mississippi River levee and green space. The property asks $295,000.
Via: Katell Orjubin of New Orleans Real Estate Boutique