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Petite and cheery, this 170-year-old townhome in the French Quarter asks $565K

It lives much larger than its 704 square feet

A two-story building with yellow walls and blue shutters.
The townhome has a fresh coat of paint and new louvered shutters.

The Historic New Orleans Collection describes this brick townhome in the French Quarter as “diminutive”—accurate, given the fact that the circa-1846 structure is one room wide and one room deep. Together, these stacked, jewel box-like rooms comprise only 704 square feet.

But the home doesn’t feel cramped, thanks to an airy, all-white palette, double French doors that let in views of Governor Nicholls Street, and ample outdoor living areas, which include a balcony and a courtyard. Narrow but cheery, the courtyard accommodates a patio set, a few potted plants, and a grill—what more do you really need?

The open living area and kitchen sit on the first floor, where a staircase wraps around the rear. A bathroom is tucked in the space under the stairs. An exposed brick chimney, wood and tile floors, beadboard, a subway tile backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances provide interesting textural contrast.

That texture continues upstairs in the bedroom, which features a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the cast-iron balcony. Another bathroom is hidden behind what appears to be a wall of cabinetry.

The abode sits in the lower part of the French Quarter, on Governor Nicholls between Chartres and Decatur streets. It’s asking $565,000.

Via: Joey Walker of Reve Realtors

A white, antique-looking room with white furniture and a white chimney.
High ceilings contribute to the expansive feel, and the windows can be shuttered for privacy.
Another view of the living room, this one facing a kitchen with an eat-in bar and a staircase at its side.
A side entrance leads from the kitchen to the courtyard.
A bedroom with large windows, a white double bed and a white fireplace.
It’s rare to find a 700-square-foot home in the French Quarter that’s not part of a condo development.
A white tiled bathroom with a toilet, shower, sink and medicine cabinet.
The bathroom fits an enclosure shower into a limited space, but a window and tile keep it from feeling claustrophobic.
A view of a French Quarter street from a balcony with two chairs
The balcony overlooks a bustling, scenic street.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

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French Quarter

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