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