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Here’s what $500K buys you around New Orleans

Homes in the French Quarter, Bayou St. John, Irish Channel, Uptown, and Marigny Triangle

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: $500,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

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It’s a stylish, modern Irish Channel side hall cottage: a 1,598-square-foot house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, coming in a little under budget at $485,000. Renovations have preserved oak floors and brick mantels while updating the home with contemporary light fixtures, open shelving, and quartz countertops. There’s a fenced backyard with a charming, light-strung pergola.

A two-bedroom, two-and-half-bathroom new construction right in the Marigny Triangle will set you back $495,000—not counting the (surprisingly low) month HOA fee, which costs $26/month. Homes in the planned development at 1816 Burgundy Street feature open floor plans, Carrera counters, Norwegian oak floors, and Italian terracotta roofs.

If you’re looking for a colorful, character-filled former corner store in Algiers Point, you will find more than a few on the market, but none are more spacious than this sprawling, 3,550-square-foot three-bedroom, three-bathroom home. In addition to cypress floors and high ceilings, it boasts a flexible floor plan that could see a business or a rental unit on the first floor. The asking price is $480,000.

Built in 1904, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home right off Esplanade Avenue in Bayou St. John gives us dollhouse vibes, thanks to its picket fence, stained-glass windows, brick fireplaces, clawfoot tub, and overall charm. The 2,118-square-foot home also has a tea party-ready screened porch overlooking a leafy, oak-shaded backyard.

Finally, a little further south down Esplanade Avenue, on the perimeter of the French Quarter, find this elegant one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo. At $475,000, it’s one of the more inexpensive units in this restored historic townhouse. The 630-square-foot unit sits on the ground floor and opens to the courtyard, with doors and windows that offer appealing views of the pool and fountain.


Which home for around $500,000 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Irish Channel side hall cottage
    (26 votes)
  • 9%
    Marigny Triangle new construction
    (9 votes)
  • 11%
    Algiers Point corner store
    (11 votes)
  • 23%
    Circa-1904 Esplanade Avenue "dollhouse"
    (22 votes)
  • 27%
    Luxury poolside French Quarter condo
    (26 votes)
94 votes total Vote Now


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Algiers Point

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Irish Channel

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Bayou St. John

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French Quarter

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