Although the proliferation of short-term rentals is a recent phenomenon, New Orleanians have been welcoming tenants into their homes for at least as long as double shotguns have existed. In a city marked by tourists and transients, there will always be a market for multi-family homes. That’s one reason why this Fontainebleau duplex is so attractive.
The raised basement Arts and Crafts home has two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit upstairs and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on the ground floor. Together, they cover 2,390 square feet. Each unit has the same footprint, but the space is divided up differently. In the upstairs unit, the front door opens to a living room. An arched doorway and columns connect it to a dining room.
Beyond that, find a kitchen that melds modern details (stainless-steel appliances, a tile backsplash) with homey Arts and Crafts details (glass-panel upper cabinets, sage-hued lower cabinets. The bathroom, with its black-and-white 4x4-inch tile, also feels true to the home’s original style, though it appears that a small bookshelf occupies a nook that would have housed a gas heater.
Downstairs, the lion’s share of the square footage goes to the kitchen, dining room, and living room, where painted concrete floors and exposed brick add texture and nod to the former garage’s utilitarian past.
The asking price is $375,000.
Via: Liz Tardo of Nola Home Realty Group