After an extensive renovation, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage is almost unrecognizable compared to its former self. Before shots on the Orleans Parish Assessor’s office reveal a tattered-looking home with peeling siding and a flimsy screen door. Today, the home’s exterior is classic yet contemporary, thanks to a transom and gas lantern. It also includes the vestigial remains of the former front door, which now approximates an entrance in form only (there’s neither a handle nor a staircase to permit entry).
That’s because the entry has been shifted to the side of the house, and the street-facing room has become a bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The other bedroom sits at the rear of the house and opens to a deck. Antique wooden floors and original brick chimneys lend aged warmth to the all-white palette in the bedrooms and in the open living area, where glossy, industrial pendant lights and a stainless-steel vent hood keep things stylish.
The 1,310-square-foot cottage sits almost equidistant between Esplanade Avenue and the Lafitte Greenway, close to restaurants and theaters, and it’s going for $295,000.
Via: Joey Walker of Reve Realtors