Though “new Bywater” is a dubious designation, the area of the upper 9th Ward that lies north of St. Claude Avenue, bordered by Poland Avenue and Press Street, does have a lot in common with its southern sibling. It shares easy access to the French Quarter as well as Bywater’s parks, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. But money goes further in the slowly gentrifying neighborhood.
At $389,000, this new construction on a double lot is a bit of an outlier, price-wise. But compared to what that price tag gets you for a dwelling in Bywater, where similar options are mostly limited to condos or one- to two-bedroom shotgun homes without yards, it’s not a bad value.
The home at 1636 Lesseps Street has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Its 1,833 square feet are awash in luxe finishes (hardwood flooring, marble countertops, stainless-steel appliances).
The pet-friendly abode features not only a fenced backyard, but also a dog washing station (!) that kind of resembles a tiled shower for a very short human. Deep front and back porches overlook the shady backyard and tidy, quiet block. The home sits a block north of Claiborne Avenue, a stone’s throw from the Poland Avenue post office.
Via: Lazaro Suarez of Century 21 SELA