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Mapping New Orleans' Oldest Homes on the Market

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New Orleans is experiencing its second condo renaissance. Shortly after the new millennium began, repurposed buildings were getting systematically altered to change from grand single residences to a series of urban boxes. Though those boxes tend to come with a fair amount of newer features, one constant is the old buildings in which they're housed. In looking for the oldest properties on the market, we found that all eight of our century and a half old listings were condos, thanks to major help from Realtor.com. Prices range from $195K to $850K, though neither the cheapest condo nor the most expensive correlates with square footage. What condo catches your eye? Let us know in the comments, via Facebook or Twitter, and of course, via good old fashioned email.


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1. 730 St Charles Ave #202

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730 Saint Charles Avenue #202
New Orleans, LA 70130

Twelve years ago, NOLA City Business described New Orleans' condo craze as one that's gobbling up downtown. It's an accurate statement today, though the trend is spreading city-wide. 730 St Charles Ave is one such pacman-esque development. Built in 1850, the eight unit St Charles Place condos aren't necessarily all that spacious but their historic accents are fairly breath-taking. Unit #202 hits the market at $850K for one bedroom, one bathroom, and a whole lot of exquisite hardwood and crown molding.

2. 232 Decatur St #6A

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232 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

$850K looks like the magic number for downtown condos. Built in 1864 232 Decatur's got quite the active history, going from five stories, to two, back to five again. Its most recent major change includes an elevator installed in the 1980s. Two bedrooms and two baths may be nice, but it's 232 Decatur #6A's alcohol-friendly amenities that shine — its 1,424 square feet include a wine cooler and a wet bar.

3. 214 Chartres St #1

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214 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Perhaps the most important amenity to ever grace a condo listing (yet again) — 214 Chartres #1 has a wet bar. Built in 1864, this crazy spacious two bedroom, two bath classic offers up two stories and 2,200 total square feet. The building survived a 1908 fire and may very well survive your rowdy house guests if you've got $795K to spend.

4. 425 Burgundy St #1

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425 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Cute box, right? We mean the condo in this boxy 1860s beauty. The HNOC dates 425 Burgundy back twenty years earlier, though an addition of a cast iron gallery was made shortly after it was completed. $279K gets you a bedroom, a full bathroom, and 557 cozy square feet of space.

5. 812 Esplanade Ave #6

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812 Esplanade Avenue #6
New Orleans, LA 70116

Perhaps the strangest creeper photo to hit a New Orleans listing, 812 Esplanade #6 offers you a pool view with or without blinds obscuring it for all you slightly covert peeping toms. Built in 1864, this $225K condo relies mostly on location to set it apart from similar listings. There aren't a lot of insanely luxurious amenities, but at that price for a 467 square foot one bedroom, it's hard to argue for more.

6. 621 St Peter St #F

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621 Saint Peter Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Live above La Divina and get gelato on demand. This hidden condo facing Exchange Alley is one of eleven such buildings in a cluster referred to as Labranche Row. Constructed in the 1840s for Jean Baptiste Labranche's widow, 621 St Peter #F is a quaint one bedroom with limited amenities but a killer location. $195K gets you 544 square feet.

7. 1402 Prytania St #C3

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1402 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Ah, yes — our first price chopper just past Lee Circle. 1402 Prytania #C3 has been on the market since April and only recently lowered its price by $10K to $169K. The super small 470 square foot efficiency is so desperate to sell that it's even got its own Youtube video showing off its humble digs. Apparently no bedrooms isn't a high selling point. Like a majority of these oldest listings, 1402 Prytania was built in 1864.

8. 1061 Camp St #C

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1061 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Finally, the ultimate price chopper. 1061 Camp St #C hit the market nearly a year ago for $327,900 and steadily lowered, raised, and lowered its price to just $284,900. This two bedroom, one bath condo comes with about as many amenities as you'd expect from an Italiante structure from 1871. Though it lacks a wet bar, it does offer up stunning views of Coliseum Park and nearby downtown thanks to its second floor status, complete with balcony.

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1. 730 St Charles Ave #202

730 Saint Charles Avenue #202, New Orleans, LA 70130

Twelve years ago, NOLA City Business described New Orleans' condo craze as one that's gobbling up downtown. It's an accurate statement today, though the trend is spreading city-wide. 730 St Charles Ave is one such pacman-esque development. Built in 1850, the eight unit St Charles Place condos aren't necessarily all that spacious but their historic accents are fairly breath-taking. Unit #202 hits the market at $850K for one bedroom, one bathroom, and a whole lot of exquisite hardwood and crown molding.

730 Saint Charles Avenue #202
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. 232 Decatur St #6A

232 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

$850K looks like the magic number for downtown condos. Built in 1864 232 Decatur's got quite the active history, going from five stories, to two, back to five again. Its most recent major change includes an elevator installed in the 1980s. Two bedrooms and two baths may be nice, but it's 232 Decatur #6A's alcohol-friendly amenities that shine — its 1,424 square feet include a wine cooler and a wet bar.

232 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. 214 Chartres St #1

214 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Perhaps the most important amenity to ever grace a condo listing (yet again) — 214 Chartres #1 has a wet bar. Built in 1864, this crazy spacious two bedroom, two bath classic offers up two stories and 2,200 total square feet. The building survived a 1908 fire and may very well survive your rowdy house guests if you've got $795K to spend.

214 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. 425 Burgundy St #1

425 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Cute box, right? We mean the condo in this boxy 1860s beauty. The HNOC dates 425 Burgundy back twenty years earlier, though an addition of a cast iron gallery was made shortly after it was completed. $279K gets you a bedroom, a full bathroom, and 557 cozy square feet of space.

425 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

5. 812 Esplanade Ave #6

812 Esplanade Avenue #6, New Orleans, LA 70116

Perhaps the strangest creeper photo to hit a New Orleans listing, 812 Esplanade #6 offers you a pool view with or without blinds obscuring it for all you slightly covert peeping toms. Built in 1864, this $225K condo relies mostly on location to set it apart from similar listings. There aren't a lot of insanely luxurious amenities, but at that price for a 467 square foot one bedroom, it's hard to argue for more.

812 Esplanade Avenue #6
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. 621 St Peter St #F

621 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

Live above La Divina and get gelato on demand. This hidden condo facing Exchange Alley is one of eleven such buildings in a cluster referred to as Labranche Row. Constructed in the 1840s for Jean Baptiste Labranche's widow, 621 St Peter #F is a quaint one bedroom with limited amenities but a killer location. $195K gets you 544 square feet.

621 Saint Peter Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

7. 1402 Prytania St #C3

1402 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Ah, yes — our first price chopper just past Lee Circle. 1402 Prytania #C3 has been on the market since April and only recently lowered its price by $10K to $169K. The super small 470 square foot efficiency is so desperate to sell that it's even got its own Youtube video showing off its humble digs. Apparently no bedrooms isn't a high selling point. Like a majority of these oldest listings, 1402 Prytania was built in 1864.

1402 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. 1061 Camp St #C

1061 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Finally, the ultimate price chopper. 1061 Camp St #C hit the market nearly a year ago for $327,900 and steadily lowered, raised, and lowered its price to just $284,900. This two bedroom, one bath condo comes with about as many amenities as you'd expect from an Italiante structure from 1871. Though it lacks a wet bar, it does offer up stunning views of Coliseum Park and nearby downtown thanks to its second floor status, complete with balcony.

1061 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130