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Victorian camelback off Magazine Street asks $699K

A 2006 renovation updated the floor plan and preserved many original elements

Photos courtesy Sarah Martzolf, Kristen Nelson, and Hayley Bumpas of McEnery Residential

Camelbacks are among New Orleans’ most recognizable architectural silhouettes, second only to the shotgun home. Like their ungulate namesakes, these structures possess a large hump. But while camels’ humps consist of fatty deposits in the center of their backs, camelback homes add second floors to the rear of a shotgun home.

In vogue from 1880 to 1920, according to the Preservation Resource Center, camelback additions continue to serve as popular, historically correct ways to extend a home’s square footage.

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom Victorian camelback in Uptown appears to have been converted from a double to a single-family home. A column-flanked front porch spans both sides. One side is devoted a master bedroom suite, plus a second bedroom. The other side uses its double parlor as a foyer and dining room. Toward the rear of the house, an open living area and kitchen spans both sides.

On the second floor (or “hump”), there’s another master bedroom with a walk-in closet and attached bathroom.

A 2006 renovation modernized the floor plan while preserving the home’s original mantels, medallions, and pocket doors. The 2,266-square-foot home sits half a block off Magazine Street and asks $699,000.

Via: Sarah Martzolf, Kristen Nelson, and Hayley Bumpas of McEnery Residential