Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s Shangri-la? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $225,000.
Tucked in a high-ceilinged, circa-1830 building, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo sits right on Rampart Street, within a stone’s throw of Armstrong Park and the streetcar line. The long, narrow unit makes efficient use of its 465 square feet, placing a living area at one end, a galley kitchen in the middle, and the bedroom at the other. Crystal chandeliers, ceiling beams, and exposed brick walls provide glitz and texture while French doors admit plenty of light. There’s also a spacious shared patio with topiaries and outdoor seating. No word on condo fees, and parking isn’t provided. It’s asking $225,000.
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo at 617 Dauphine Street comes in slightly under budget at $219,000. The third-floor apartment is generic but comfortable-looking with plenty of natural light—and it’s relatively expansive at 670 square feet, given the neighborhood and price point. There’s a separate bedroom with a mirrored closet and large window. Its best attribute might be the brick courtyard, which features a palm-shaded pool. Again, no mention of HOA dues.
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 $220,000, and condo fees are $267/month.
Here’s another shoebox-shaped, one-bedroom condo—this one at the rear of the circa-1835 Felicite House. Its 394-square-foot floor plan places an open living area and kitchen at one side, and a bedroom and bathroom at the opposite side. Plantation-shuttered windows overlook a slim brick courtyard, which can accommodate a patio set. Inside, a faux exposed brick mural seems like a questionable choice for the walls, but there’s actual texture in the form of kitchen and bathroom tile work. HOA fees are $194/month, and the price is $225,000.
At $229,000, this Burgundy Street condo is the priciest of the bunch—as well as the biggest. Its 808 square feet include two bedrooms and one bathroom. It also has beaucoup French Quarter charm, thanks to high, beamed ceilings, dormer windows, wooden floors, and exposed brick walls. Pendant lights illuminate the kitchen’s eat-in bar, which frames the open living area. The bathroom has a luxe treatment thanks to its tiled walls and ceilings, and there’s also a brick courtyard. No word on condo fees.
Which French Quarter condo for around $225,000 would you choose?
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Rampart Street one-bedroom with chandelier
Dauphine Street one-bedroom with courtyard pool
French Provincial studio
Felicite House one-bedroom with brick mural
Burgundy Street two-bedroom