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This renovated Creole cottage in Bywater wants $799K

The 19th-century dwelling received a high-tech update (which includes a retractable wall)

Photos courtesy Michael Styles of Engel & Völkers New Orleans

In Bywater, a Creole cottage’s symmetrical, 19th-century facade conceals a renovation that’s so contemporary, it feels almost futuristic. This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom abode sits near the intersection of Dauphine and Lesseps streets, right between two of Bywater’s most iconic bars (Vaughan’s Lounge and BJ’s Lounge).

Inside, though, the house feels light-years away from the block’s antique, homespun texture—thanks in large part to a retractable wall that separates the open living area and kitchen from the back deck (and provides spaceport vibes). Contemporary light fixtures, black stainless steel appliances, and a muted dove-gray and white palette contribute to the Starship Enterprise aesthetic. You’ll also find 2019 trends including barn doors and a glass enclosure shower in the bathroom.

That’s not to say that the renovation by Celtic Build didn’t preserve any original elements. Hardwood floors, exposed brick and beams, and high ceilings are present throughout the 2,602-square-foot home, which appears to have been converted from a double to a single-family home. It also features a cute attic bedroom tucked upstairs, along with a fenced backyard that’s bigger than most Bywater yards.

The asking price for this Creole cottage is $799,000.

Via: Michael Styles of Engel & Völkers New Orleans


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