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: $350,000 (or thereabouts). Vote for your favorite below.
At this time of the year, French Quarter apartments are especially desirable when they come with a balcony (hello, prime fireworks viewing spot) or a courtyard pool. This posh 791-square-foot one-bedroom condo on Esplanade Avenue features the latter: an expansive, brick-framed courtyard pool and patio, plus a sunroom overlooking that outdoor space. This unit sits on the ground floor of a circa-1835 Greek Revival side hall townhome and asks $349,000, with $442/month HOA fees.
At 975 square feet, this stylishly renovated two-bedroom condo is bigger than its similarly priced peers—and the pink exterior and palm trees provide laid-back, tropical vibes. Inside, everything feels airy and fresh, thanks to high ceilings, exposed beams, hardwood floors, and ample natural light. The second-floor condo has a generously sized balcony, and its asking price is $350,000. HOA fees are $283/month.
Although the French Quarter is New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, its apartments don’t all look like antiques. Some, like this 658-square-foot one-bedroom condo, have have loft-like vibes that lean toward the industrial and modern. High ceilings, exposed brick, and hardwood floors give the third-floor unit a weathered texture. The asking price is $359,900, and HOA dues are $292/month.
Now for something a bit more Old-World: this one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, which boasts not only a deep St. Louis Street-facing balcony, but also a courtyard. A curving, graceful staircase leads to the chandelier-hung, 676-square foot unit, which consists of an open living area/kitchen and dining room, plus a bedroom that opens to the balcony. The price tag is $359,900.
Inside this circa-1895 Victorian Italianate camelback, you’ll find a rather sizable (for the neighborhood) 974-square-foot condo filled with mantels, built-in bookshelves, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The entrance leads to a classic double parlor, and two bedrooms are perched upstairs. It also has a charmingly overgrown courtyard, and the asking price is $349,000.
Which French Quarter condo for around $350K would you choose?
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Esplanade Avenue one-bedroom condo with pool
Renovated two-bedroom in a tropical pink building
Industrial-tinged, loft-like one-bedroom
Old World one-bedroom with street-facing balcony
Two-bedroom condo in a Victorian Italianate camelback