Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Today’s price: $215,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.
This rustic, renovated Victorian cottage in Holy Cross is as simple as it is charming. Its 730 square feet are divided roughly into quadrants—bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room—which gives the home a gingerbread cottage feel. Wood floors, ceilings, and accent walls, plus a double-sided gas fireplace, round out the amenities. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom home asks $207,500.
Looking for a little more square footage? This price point offers expansive living (and a side of luxury) to homeowners willing to cross to the West Bank. At 2,818 square feet, with five bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, this Aurora Gardens home approaches McMansion status. Tray ceilings, granite countertops, and wood floors give the 10-year-old abode some gloss, too. The asking price is $204,000.
From big and new to tiny and old—but recently renovated. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom French Quarter condo judiciously divides its 386 square feet between two floors, so it feels more expansive than it would appear. High ceilings and exposed beams contribute to the lofty feel, and it also has a private balcony and shared courtyard where homeowners can stretch out. The price tag is $209,000.
How sleek and chic is this new construction in Gentilly? The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is decked out with plenty of trendy finishes: subway tile, bamboo floors, Carrera marble counters, and stainless-steel appliances among them. Its sits on a fenced, grassy lot a block away from the St. Bernard Recreation Center, and the asking price is $222,000.
Don’t let the plain brick facade fool you—inside, this 7th Ward cottage is anything but drab. Tropical hues soak its three bedrooms and two bathrooms, lending a vibrant counterpoint to the arched doorways, mantels, and crystal chandeliers. The 1,646-square-foot home also has a 346-square-foot covered deck and a deep, landscaped backyard. It’s asking $215,000 on the nose.
Which home for around $215,000 would you choose?
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Holy Cross cottage
West Bank five-bedroom home
French Quarter condo
New construction in Gentilly
7th Ward cottage