Five months ago, this single-family Faubourg St. John home was a double shotgun with twin entrances, window awnings, and boarded-up transoms. Now it’s a spruced-up conversion that has retained the corbels and baby-blue trim, but eliminated an entrance and many interior walls to include an open-concept floor plan.
One side of the former double is devoted to three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the master sitting in the back. The other side has become an open living room, kitchen, dining room, and den, all in a linear configuration with sight lines that continue from the front door to the rear mudroom. For this reason, it meets the traditional definition of a shotgun home (a bullet fired through the front door would exit through the back door), even if it has been extensively updated to suit modern tastes.
The home’s 12-foot ceilings, hickory floors, and brick fireplaces—three of which bisect the wall that originally divided the double—provide texture and a sense of history. This is counter-balanced by some decidedly 21st-century additions: a glass enclosure shower and soaking tub, subway tile kitchen backsplash, quartz countertops, and stainless-steel appliances, to name a few.
The 1,563-square-foot home sits on a corner lot with a fenced back yard. It’s three blocks from the Lafitte Greenway, one block from Easton Park, and three blocks from Bayou St. John.
Via: Aaron Dare of Tommy Crane Group