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What $250,000 buys in New Orleans right now

New constructions in five neighborhoods

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: $250,000 (or thereabouts). Vote for your favorite below.

This new construction in the 7th Ward has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and lots of trendy features. Its vaulted kitchen ceilings, sliding barn doors, subway tile, and soaking tub are definitely 21st-century trends, but the deep front porch and transoms are classic New Orleans. The 1,489-square-foot home sits a few blocks from Elysian Fields Avenue, and it’s asking $249,000.

Built by nonprofit UnCommon Construction, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in St. Roch maximizes its long, narrow lot while avoiding a shotgun configuration. Twin French doors open to a living area and kitchen. In the rear, three bedrooms hug the open den and dining area, cleverly maximizing the home’s 1,643 square feet. Bamboo floors, recessed lighting, and stainless-steel appliances are reminders that this is a stylish new construction. It’s asking $248,000.

Don’t be fooled by the modest exterior of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage in Gert Town. Its interior is extremely opulent, thanks to tray ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and a downright lavish master bathroom. There, find a jetted soaking tub and separate walk-in shower—separated, rather charmingly, by a wall with a window, so you can check in on your fellow bather. Its 1,369 square feet are laid out in a grid-like formation, with two bedrooms occupying half the space, and an open living/kitchen area filling the other half. The new construction is going for $249,000.

With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, this behemoth in Holy Cross is the largest of the new constructions. It sits on a tidy block close to St. Claude Avenue, and its up-to-date interior features granite countertops, crown molding, and engineered wood floors. There’s also a swanky bathroom with a separate tub and shower. The asking price is $255,000.

Finally, coming in a little over budget at $259,000 is this shiny new three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom St. Bernard home. It’s a stone’s throw from City Park, and it also has a balcony with leafy, oak-tree views. Tile and wood floors are present throughout the home, which features an open living area. Shuler Construction completed the 1,587-square-foot home in 2018.


Which new construction would you buy for around $250,000?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the 7th Ward
    (18 votes)
  • 10%
    Three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in St. Roch by UnCommon Construction
    (10 votes)
  • 7%
    Two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage in Gert Town
    (7 votes)
  • 13%
    Five-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Holy Cross
    (13 votes)
  • 49%
    Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home in St. Bernard
    (47 votes)
95 votes total Vote Now

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