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