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A newly renovated Gentilly craftsman asks $299k

An updated suburban oasis hits the market near Gentilly Terrace

A blue arts-and-crafts home features a porch swing, lush lawn, brick path and yellow shutters Photo courtesy Elizabeth Pearson, Gardner Realtors

By the mid 1700s, European colonists had built the Gentilly neighborhood into a suburban village outside the city’s heart in the French Quarter. Swamp was drained and earth was piled up to create its elevated lots.

The neighborhood’s motto, “where homes are built on hills,” may have been a bit of an exaggeration, as the Preservation Resource Center explains, but many of Gentilly’s homes still sit on those man-made mounds, practically towering above the kinds of street-level construction that’s predominant throughout the rest of the city.

More common in Gentilly are smaller arts-and-crafts-style bungalows nestled among quiet neighborhood streets with lush lawns, like this bright cottage just south of Gentilly Boulevard and its Gentilly Terrace border.

Listed for $299,900 by Gardner Realtors, the recently renovated three-bedroom, two-story home has an idyllic exterior, from a brick path and tiled porch to a porch swing and a pop of yellow on exterior shutters. A ceiling fan cools off a rear porch and colorful, fenced-in patio area.

Inside, a wide living space with original wood floors meets a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and two bar seating arrangements: one at the counter and another from a drop-down wood table. Bedroom closets include massive salvaged wood sliding doors, and there’s practical and space-saving drawers and shelving under the staircase, leading up to a playful master bedroom and a spa-like bathroom.

Via: Elizabeth Pearson with Gardner Realtors

Bar seating in a kitchen next to a wide staircase with shelving and drawer storage under the bannister Photo courtesy Elizabeth Pearson, Gardner Realtors
An empty bedroom has a sliding wood closet door and a window and ceiling fan Photo courtesy Elizabeth Pearson, Gardner Realtors
A room in the attic level of a house has gray wood floors and blue closet doors with a strip of brick on the wall shared with a window Photo courtesy Elizabeth Pearson, Gardner Realtors
A bathroom has two wide white bowl sinks, a white oval tub and glass-walled stan-in shower with grey-and-white-patterned tile walls Photo courtesy Elizabeth Pearson, Gardner Realtors
Short blue steps lead to a patio area with a strip of grass and cement tiles with trees next to a fence Photo courtesy Elizabeth Pearson, Gardner Realtors