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 mansion? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $1 million.
Grand yet unpretentious, this circa-1840s Creole center hall in the Irish Channel has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a beautifully landscaped backyard and deck. The 3,410-square-foot home is among the oldest in the Irish Channel and has been updated with plenty of modern, eco-friendly touches, including tankless water heaters and spray foam insulation. Original brick chimneys, pocket doors, wooden floors, high ceilings, clawfoot tubs, and transoms lend the home a certain gravitas. It comes in slightly under budget at $950,000.
Units in Agam Tower, a seven-story condo building overlooking Lake Pontchartrain, are under construction and for sale now. The renderings depict sleek, ultra-modern condos where panoramic lakefront views compete with luxury appliances and finishes for best amenity. The building includes gated parking, a heated pool, and a gym with a sauna. At $950,000, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in its 2,237 square feet, this unit is one of the less expensive ones in the tower, where prices top out at a cool $3 million.
Once a haven for middle-class New Orleanians seeking midcentury modern vibes and suburban amenities, Lakeview’s homes have ballooned into McMansions in recent years—even as the average household size shrinks. At 4,368 square feet, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom renovated home at 6710 Canal Boulevard has expansive proportions and plenty of bells and whistles. There’s a dining room, game room, and office, plus an entertaining-friendly open living area where floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a porch and pool. The price tag is $1,049,000.
This circa-1870 masonry townhouse in the French Quarter has just as many bedrooms as the Lakeview behemoth (five), but that’s where the similarities end. Its 3,054 square feet include four separate electric meters and could include as many apartments. Each unit features charming, old-school touches like exposed brick and transoms. Plus, there’s a balcony overlooking Governor Nicholls, a courtyard, and a carriage house. It’s asking $995,000.
This renovated Greek Revival home in Uptown gracefully straddles the line between classic and contemporary, thanks to its neutral dove-gray palette and double-parlor-meets-open-concept-kitchen floor plan. Its 3,9840 square feet include five bedrooms and four bathrooms—plus a side porch, front porch, back porch, and petite balcony. It’s going for $975,000.
Which home for around $1,000,000 would you choose?
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Irish Channel center hall
Modern condo on Lake Pontchartrain
Lakeview five-bedroom home
French Quarter multi-unit townhouse
Uptown Greek Revival home