Studded with Victorian double shotguns, Craftsman bungalows, new developments, and mom-and-pop businesses, Algiers Point seems to transcend time, feeling nostalgic and forward-facing at the same time. As the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, it’s dense with historic properties that boast lower sticker prices than their East Bank peers. This 100-year-old former corner store is one such example.
The sprawling teal building sits on an oak-shaded corner lot that’s a 15-minute walk from the Algiers Ferry Terminal. In the 1900s, it was a grocery store owned by the Tripolino family, who also shucked and sold oysters from the carriage house (now a 350-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest home).
The main house’s front room, which boasts the signature lopped-off corner entrance, once served as the grocery store. Now its high 12-foot ceilings, cork flooring, and transoms create the perfect, sunny setting for a yoga studio, and its commercial zoning opens the door for other business possibilities.
Highlights of the updated space include marble countertops, French doors, stained glass, statement wallpaper, and new mid-century modern light fixtures. A landscaped brick patio separates the main house and guest house, which was used as a short-term rental. The 2,694-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-and-half bathroom home asks $569,000.
Via: Shannon Worrel of WiseMove LLC