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In Bywater, a circa 1900 shotgun conversion asks $300K

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A modern update to a classic New Orleans design

A peach-colored home has cream columns and long green shutters against two light-pink doors. Photo courtesy Eric Wilkinson, French Quarter Realty

Built in the early 1900s, a creamsicle-colored converted shotgun double in Bywater observes the neighborhood’s past and its ever-shifting present. The homes surrounding this house in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood sport an array of architectural styles and bright updates to the city’s classic shotguns and cottages.

Hugging Bywater’s border with the St. Claude neighborhood in the Upper 9th Ward, this Victorian property on Independence Street was renovated from a shotgun double into a single-family home. Now, one “half” consists of a large living room, dining room, kitchen, and mudroom, while the home’s three large bedrooms fill the other side.

Recently listed for $299,999 by French Quarter Realty, the property retains its original hardwood floors and a central covered fireplace that connects both sides of the property with a classic New Orleans touch.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, and warm blue cabinets with subtle brass accents, and there are subway tiles in the master bathroom and a large walk-in shower in another. A rear mudroom-bathroom holds a stackable washer-dryer and leads out to a fenced-in backyard, a perfect place to host the neighborhood.

Via: Eric Wilkinson with French Quarter Realty

A blue L-shaped couch on the left of a living room faces a wall-mounted flatscreen TV in an off-white room with hardwood floors and a window surrounded by long gray drapes. Photo courtesy Eric Wilkinson, French Quarter Realty
A dining room with a modern brass light fixture that hangs above a table and chairs, and a kitchen that has soft blue cabinets with subtle brass handles. Photo courtesy Eric Wilkinson, French Quarter Realty
A gray king-sized bed with ash-colored headboard fills a master bedroom. Photo courtesy Eric Wilkinson, French Quarter Realty
A modern bathroom with subway tiles has a glass walk-in shower with gray tile walls and a sink with a marble top. Photo courtesy Eric Wilkinson, French Quarter Realty
A green lawn stretches toward the back of a bright-peach house. Photo courtesy Eric Wilkinson, French Quarter Realty