It’s Friday—hooray! If your weekend agenda includes a minor life re-set (e.g., a closet cleanup, social media detox, spa day), then let this Gentilly Terrace glow-up be your inspiration. Few things are more satisfying than a good makeover, so feast your eyes on this before-and-after.
The Craftsman cottage is one of two projects by Vivian Kain. The interior designer has been “buying, redesigning, and renovating houses” since being laid off from Delgado Community College due to educational budget cuts. Dated light fixtures and cabinetry, peeling siding, and an uninspired color palette were just a few issues facing this cottage when Kain laid eyes on it.
She updated the exterior by removing mildewed awnings, adding landscaping, and painting the exterior a cheery yellow and white. New windows also freshened up the home’s facade. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom interior also needed improvements, particularly its kitchen.
The kitchen is almost unrecognizable now, thanks to new stainless-steel appliances, new white cabinets, and granite countertops. Kain’s light, stylish touch continues to the bathroom, where you’ll find a glass enclosure shower, new fixtures, and tile floors. Elsewhere, hardwood floors are present. The home covers 1,503 square feet, and it includes a fenced backyard with a deck and detached garage.
A Gentilly resident as well as the listing agent for this property, Kain says the neighborhood was established as a National Register Historic District in 1999. “It includes the largest concentration of Craftsman and California bungalow styles of architecture in New Orleans,” she said in an emailed statement.
The price tag is $349,000.
Via: Vivian Kain of Revolution Realty