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Shotgun homes for sale in New Orleans, mapped

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April of 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.

The shotgun home is as synonymous to New Orleans as Mardi Gras is to the city. What makes the shotgun is not the architectural structure, but its unique use of space. Its very narrow facade—almost always no more than 12 feet for a single—gives the illusion of smallness despite its depth, which can be 100 feet or more.

Richard Campanella, a geographer and senior professor at Tulane School of Architecture, theorizes the design style was not only cost effective, but inspired by sociable residents who enjoyed the passing by of company throughout the rooms of the home. He suggests that the style likely developed from the mixture of West African, Haitian, and Southern United States culture.

As with the development and constant evolution of any city, the shotgun design evolved. Some shotguns have historic creole roots that are centered around efficiency. Others are space oriented with the addition of camel back stories, elaborate front porches, and side halls.

To pay homage to this distinct and celebrated architectural style, here is a curated collection of the best single and double shotgun homes for sale in New Orleans.

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1. 5811 Tchoupitoulas Street, Uptown

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5811 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Built: 1877 
Asking price: $405,000 
Size: Two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 1,000 square feet 
Listing agent: Michael Zarou

At the rear, this abode has a lovely courtyard and a detached guesthouse with an open floorplan, studio, and a full bathroom.

2. 9010 Hayne Boulevard, New Orleans East

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9010 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127

Built: Unknown 
Asking price: $89,900 
Size: Two bedrooms, one bathrooms, and 884 square feet
Listing agent: Jocelyn Connelly

This classic shotgun in the Little Woods subdistrict is still up for grabs. Highlights include its relatively spacious rooms and wraparound porch. While cozy, it sits on an oversized lot, which means it has tons of backyard and side space.

3. 1469 Annunciation Street, Lower Garden District

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1469 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Built: 1890
Asking price: $385,000 
Size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1323 square feet 
Listing agent: Danielle Martin
This adorable shotgun sits only two blocks from Coliseum Square. We appreciate its open and deep floorplan, tall ceilings, original wood flooring, and tranquil wooden deck.

4. 1331 Touro Street, Seventh Ward

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1331 Touro St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Built: Unknown
Asking price: $499,000 
Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,150 square feet 
Listing agent: Jarret Slonaker
The owner of this Eastlake Victorian shotgun renovated this unit in 2013. Formerly a double, this abode maintains its 12-foot ceilings, mantels, and pocket doors. But it does have new hardwood floors.

5. 1040 Desire Street, Bywater

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1040 Desire St
New Orleans, LA 70117

Built: 1910
Asking price: $424,900 
Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,725 square feet 
Listing agent: Terrence Davis
This vibrant double shotgun sits less than a block from St. Claude Avenue. Each unit has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and roughly 860 square feet. Highlights include crown molding, tall ceilings, and a large shared backyard.

6. 1027 Opelousas Avenue, Algiers Point

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1027 Opelousas Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114

Built: 1915
Asking price: $469,000 
Size: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,201 square feet 
Listing agent: Michael J.D. Verderosa
It’s not everyday that you find a Craftsman camelback shotgun on the market. At first glance, we love this home’s spacious side gallery and roomy sitting porch. It opens to an overhauled and airy floorplan—complete with a simple color palette, recessed lighting, open shelving, and gorgeous floors.

7. 812 Delery Street, Holy Cross

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812 Delery St
New Orleans, LA 70117

Built: Unknown
Asking price: $199,000 
Size: One bedroom, One bathroom, and 944 square feet 
Listing agent: Lara Schultz

Near the edge of Holy Cross sits this cute renovated shotgun. It’s outfitted with reclaimed wood walls, tall ceilings, and antique heart pine-floors. Out back is a large backyard with with plenty of potential at the rear of this home.

1. 5811 Tchoupitoulas Street, Uptown

5811 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Built: 1877 
Asking price: $405,000 
Size: Two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 1,000 square feet 
Listing agent: Michael Zarou

At the rear, this abode has a lovely courtyard and a detached guesthouse with an open floorplan, studio, and a full bathroom.

5811 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. 9010 Hayne Boulevard, New Orleans East

9010 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

Built: Unknown 
Asking price: $89,900 
Size: Two bedrooms, one bathrooms, and 884 square feet
Listing agent: Jocelyn Connelly

This classic shotgun in the Little Woods subdistrict is still up for grabs. Highlights include its relatively spacious rooms and wraparound porch. While cozy, it sits on an oversized lot, which means it has tons of backyard and side space.

9010 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127

3. 1469 Annunciation Street, Lower Garden District

1469 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Built: 1890
Asking price: $385,000 
Size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1323 square feet 
Listing agent: Danielle Martin
This adorable shotgun sits only two blocks from Coliseum Square. We appreciate its open and deep floorplan, tall ceilings, original wood flooring, and tranquil wooden deck.

1469 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. 1331 Touro Street, Seventh Ward

1331 Touro St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Built: Unknown
Asking price: $499,000 
Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,150 square feet 
Listing agent: Jarret Slonaker
The owner of this Eastlake Victorian shotgun renovated this unit in 2013. Formerly a double, this abode maintains its 12-foot ceilings, mantels, and pocket doors. But it does have new hardwood floors.

1331 Touro St
New Orleans, LA 70116

5. 1040 Desire Street, Bywater

1040 Desire St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Built: 1910
Asking price: $424,900 
Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,725 square feet 
Listing agent: Terrence Davis
This vibrant double shotgun sits less than a block from St. Claude Avenue. Each unit has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and roughly 860 square feet. Highlights include crown molding, tall ceilings, and a large shared backyard.

1040 Desire St
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. 1027 Opelousas Avenue, Algiers Point

1027 Opelousas Ave, New Orleans, LA 70114

Built: 1915
Asking price: $469,000 
Size: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,201 square feet 
Listing agent: Michael J.D. Verderosa
It’s not everyday that you find a Craftsman camelback shotgun on the market. At first glance, we love this home’s spacious side gallery and roomy sitting porch. It opens to an overhauled and airy floorplan—complete with a simple color palette, recessed lighting, open shelving, and gorgeous floors.

1027 Opelousas Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114

7. 812 Delery Street, Holy Cross

812 Delery St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Built: Unknown
Asking price: $199,000 
Size: One bedroom, One bathroom, and 944 square feet 
Listing agent: Lara Schultz

Near the edge of Holy Cross sits this cute renovated shotgun. It’s outfitted with reclaimed wood walls, tall ceilings, and antique heart pine-floors. Out back is a large backyard with with plenty of potential at the rear of this home.

812 Delery St
New Orleans, LA 70117