The French Quarter is New Orleans’ oldest and most expensive neighborhood, but homeowners who seek its densely urban layout, historic appeal, and walkability can find those same attributes in the neighboring Marigny Triangle. In some ways, the Marigny Triangle is superior to the French Quarter: sandwiched between the Vieux Carre and the trending Bywater, it enjoys proximity to both amenities in both neighborhoods.
This early 1800s Creole cottage sits a block off St. Claude Avenue’s streetcar line, around two blocks from Washington Square Park and three blocks from the French Quarter’s eastern boundary, Esplanade Avenue. It’s also friendly toward households that host frequent visitors, thanks to a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cottage tucked behind the rear deck.
The 1,589-square-foot abode was renovated in 2012, and its old-timey features (transoms, hardwood floors, mantels, exposed brick chimneys, a clawfoot tub) mingle with contemporary ones (glass enclosure showers, modern light fixtures, subway tile). Downstairs, find a living room, kitchen, den, two bathrooms, and a bedroom; ascend a spiral staircase to find another bedroom and an office tucked under the sloping roof. Including the guest cottage, the home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The property also has a storied history dating back to 1809, when it was sold to Bernard Marigny. “The chain of title also showed that in its early history, this home was settled by at least four free women of color (and it seems that a handful of the other houses on Pauger Street were as well),” said listing agent Lisa Fury in an emailed statement. With its cheery yellow exterior, the cottage appears much as it did in a circa-1878 auction poster.
Via: Lisa Fury