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Renovated 1940s charmer in the upper 9th Ward asks $269K

The vintage cottage got a quirky-chic update thanks to a local cabinet maker

Photos courtesy Susan Sawyer of Revolution Realty

There’s something fairytale-esque about this upper 9th Ward abode. That impression begins with the exterior, where colorful trim and an arched doorway look straight out of Storyland. Inside the 1,288-square-foot home, tiger-striped bamboo floors and cabinetry project woodsman’s cottage vibes—and that fantasy isn’t far from the home’s origin story.

Built in 1949, the three-bedroom, two bathroom abode was purchased by cabinet maker David Herzenberg in 2018. It’s one of five 9th Ward homes Herzenberg has bought, rehabbed, and inhabited since Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures. Herzenberg “designs the floor plan, storage, closets, custom kitchen, and bathrooms” in each project, according to listing agent Susan Sawyer.

As a result, the finished home feels cohesive and organic. From the sleek kitchen cabinets to the bathroom’s rustic paneled accent wall, the craftsman’s love for fine hardwoods is apparent in every detail. Colorful tile work, vessel sinks, and arched transoms add to the charm. On a practical note, the home also has a new roof, windows, and air conditioner, plus new plumbing and electrical systems.

It sits on a fenced, oversized lot, where a double garage welcomes cars or another maker. The asking price is $269,000.

Via: Susan Sawyer of Revolution Realty

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