Tucked on a fenced, cypress-shaded lot, this petite two-bedroom, one-bathroom shotgun feels woodsy and removed from its urban setting—but it’s right on the corner where Olga Street meets Orleans Avenue. Back in the day, the home enjoyed close proximity to the Mid-City bonfire—an annual neighborhood street party that centered around a ceremonial Christmas tree torching at the stroke of New Year’s Eve.
Although that event has gone the way of many “ain’t dere no more” NOLA traditions, Orleans Avenue remains a bustling, well-connected thoroughfare that’s close to just about every neighborhood in New Orleans, plus a few in Metairie.
The 1,220-square-foot home feels just as nostalgic as this story’s lede, thanks to traditional features including original wood floors, brick fireplaces, and a spandrel-embellished front porch.
The front door opens to a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Two of the shotgun’s five rooms are designated as bedrooms—and because of its classic, hall-less footprint, they have very little privacy, but plenty of traditional character. In the kitchen, knotty, natural wood cabinets and open shelving give the room a rustic feel, which continues thanks to sliding barn doors in one of the bedrooms. Out back, find a patch of yard and a work shed.
The asking price for this very traditional New Orleans home in a very traditional New Orleans neighborhood is $369,000. There’s an open house at 808 Olga Street from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 24.
Via: Jennifer Saltaformaggio of Keller Williams Realty