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Central City charmer asks $275K

A to-the-studs renovation converted this shotgun double to a single

Photos courtesy Meghan Mercadel of NOLA Property Collective LLC

It’s always interesting to see how homeowners adapt a double shotgun’s footprint to 21st-century life. Some people embrace the system, renting out one side of the house and living in the other. But some people find the linear, hall-less configuration of rooms cramped and antiquated, and opt to convert the double into a single-family home.

Fortunately, double shotguns lend themselves well to the open concept living room trend—homeowners need only knock out a few interior walls and, in some cases, move the kitchen from the rear to the middle of the home.

That’s the approach this 2018 renovation took. An open living area now spans the entire front of the home. Brick fireplaces and crown molding are vestigial remains of the circa-1937 home’s former life as a double. Today, they lend the area a lovely patina and create visual separation between the dining, living, and kitchen areas.

Speaking of the kitchen, it’s quite chic. Highlights include geometric light pendants, open shelving, subway tile, stainless-steel appliances, and granite countertops. The 1,550-square-foot home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms—one of which features a clawfoot tub and walk-in closet.

The home sits snugly on its 2,082-square-foot corner lot (which means minimal lawn upkeep), but does include paved off-street parking.

The asking price is $275,000.

Via: Meghan Mercadel of NOLA Property Collective LLC