Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s Shangri-la? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $250,000.
“Snug” and “cozy” are probably oft-deployed descriptors of this 451-square-foot condo, which tucks a sleeping loft over a low-ceilinged kitchen. Is it on the small side? Yes. Does it have access to a private brick courtyard and accordion doors that overlook Chartres Street? Also yes. HOA fees are a reasonable $131/month, and the asking price is $249,000.
A balcony, a courtyard, and a pool—this is the holy trinity of French Quarter condos. You can usually find one or two of these amenities in a condo at this price point, but here’s a Bourbon Street unit that checks all three boxes. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit covers 711 square feet and also features slate floors and massive windows. It’s asking $249,000.
Here’s another condo with a courtyard pool! This one sits in the rear of the building in what appear to be former slave quarters. Its double doors open to a balcony that overlooks the pool. There are two petite bedrooms in the 580-square-foot unit, each with its own balcony-facing exit. Highlights include exposed brick walls and wooden floors, and at $240,000, it’s among the cheaper options in this roundup.
That mirrored wall isn’t fooling anyone—this is one very small condo (275 square feet, to be specific). But what it lacks in square footage it makes up for in grandeur: exposed brick walls, a fireplace, original heart-of-pine floors, granite countertops, and a Royal Street address are a few highlights. The $239,000 price tag includes furnishings—how convenient!
At 900 square feet, this attic condo is the biggest of the bunch—and although its two bedrooms feel like glorified walk-in closets, at least they have doors, which is more than most shotgun homes can say. Its clever footprint tucks storage areas into the lowest-ceilinged corners and carves out nooks by the dormer windows. The asking price is $239,000.
Which French Quarter condo for around $250,000 would you choose?
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Chartres Street unit with sleeping loft
Bourbon Street one-bedroom with courtyard pool
Slave quarter unit with courtyard pool
Tiny mirrored studio on Royal Street
Attic unit two-bedroom