Has the Bywater housing bubble finally burst? Judging by the price tag for this renovated bargeboard home, it seems the market is finally cooling down. Maybe it’s a result of stricter short-term rental laws; maybe it’s because all the post-Katrina transplants have grown disenchanted with New Orleans and moved on, or maybe this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has very motivated sellers. Whatever the reason, the spot is a rare find, and we’re about to tell you all the reasons why.
First, though this home is a single, it is not a shotgun. Instead, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms sandwich an open living area, where a brick fireplace visually separates the den and the kitchen. Exposed bargeboard walls aren’t there for appearance only—they are the bones of this circa-1909 home. The 830-square-foot abode was gutted to the bargeboards in 2009 by Gary Lavigne, who has renovated at least 10 other homes in Bywater. and all-new electric and plumbing systems were added.
Solid ash floors, exposed ceiling beams, and French doors are present throughout—all harbingers of Lavigne’s penchant for architectural preservation. The petite-but-efficient single has a side porch spanning the living area, and the rear master bedroom opens to a back porch and brick patio, which clearly has been tended by a plant whisperer.
The home sits near the intersection of Dauphine and Gallier streets, close to Markey Park, Crescent Park, and all the bars and restaurants that made Bywater a hotspot in the first place.
Via: Lane Lacoy of Latter & Blum Realty