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Mapping center halls for sale in New Orleans

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While some of New Orleans’s most popular architectural styles include Creole cottages and the shotguns, we can’t forget about the center hall.

Dating as early as the mid-19th century, the center hall is “a vernacular building type that is common throughout the American South and the Caribbean,” according to the Historic District Landmarks Commission. In its most traditional sense, a center hall has a wooden exterior, a wide porch, and a facade with a center door and four windows (two on each side of its door). These homes also have a low-sloping roofs with a central dormer.

Typically a cottage, you’ll find variants of the center hall—often raised, and sometimes more than 1.5 stories tall. It’s also common to see these homes with heavy Victorian or Greek Revival influences.

The actual design of the center hall can vary: They typically run down the center of the home, separating two rooms (one on each side). The halls are usually two rooms in length and often span from the front to the rear of the home.

In honor of this gorgeous architectural style, here’s a map of some of the best center halls you can buy in the city.

Note: These amazing homes are ordered from West to East.

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1. 3711 St. Charles Avenue

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3711 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Formerly owned by author Anne Rice, you can buy this amazing center hall home for $4.5 million—which ranks third among the most expensive homes on the market in New Orleans. Measuring 8,747 square feet, this palatial home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It has a distinct cypress staircase, stately rooms, and notable plaster medallions.

2. 129 South Dupre Street

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129 S Dupre St
New Orleans, LA 70119

This Victorian center hall that sits less than a block from Canal Street hit the market at $695,000. We’re in love with its oversized lot, deep center hall, pocket doors, and tall ceilings. While it might not win the best-maintained category, this Mid-City home sports a tons of potential. Measuring at 3,000 square feet, it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

3. 3435 Camp Street

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3435 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70115

This lovely Greek Revival center hall in Touro seeks a new owner for just under $1.649 million. Curbed NOLA took a first look at this home in 2016 when it was on the market for just over $3 million. Built in 1868, we remain impressed by the owner’s last restoration. You’ll find landscaped grounds, a large pool, and an outdoor entertainment space at its rear.

4. 524 Esplanade Avenue

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524 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

Built in 1845, this $3.5 million Greek Revival center hall ranks among both the oldest and most expensive homes on the market in New Orleans. Named the Weysham-Ronstrom House, this raised home has a center hall that is 40-feet deep, a ceiling height of up to 14.3-feet, and eye-catching chandeliers. Its basement level has brick walls, brick floors, and an open-beam ceilings.

5. 1026 Brooklyn Avenue

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1026 Brooklyn Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114

Last summer, this gorgeous Queen Anne home with a first- and second-floor center hall hit the market—and its before and after photos are amazing. We’re a fan of this home’s giant master suite, formal living and dining room, and double gallery. Asking $574,900, this home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,420 square feet.

6. 821 Louisa Street

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821 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117

This Greek Revival center hall in the Bywater that sits on a landscaped lot asks $965,000. We can’t get enough of its gorgeous columns, wide sitting porch, and tall windows. Measuring at 3,733 square feet, this home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

7. 2612 Royal St

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2612 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117

Asking $1.2 million, and currently pending, the home has a gorgeous center hall that’s complete with crown molding, an archway, transoms, and medallions.

The home itself has a wide facade with tall windows, a covered siting porch, a dormer, and four columns. It has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and 2,803 square feet of space. Two back decks, a screened porch, and a landscaped patio sit at this home’s rear.

8. 719 First Street

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719 First St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Near the Irish Channel, and asking $1.3 million, you’ll find this charming center hall with a front yard and off-street parking. The center hall itself runs deep, cutting through the parlors. Simple with a pure palette, it has 12-foot ceilings and modern light fixtures.

Meticulously renovated, the home dates back to 1875. Measuring at 3,747 square feet, the home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

1. 3711 St. Charles Avenue

3711 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Formerly owned by author Anne Rice, you can buy this amazing center hall home for $4.5 million—which ranks third among the most expensive homes on the market in New Orleans. Measuring 8,747 square feet, this palatial home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It has a distinct cypress staircase, stately rooms, and notable plaster medallions.

3711 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. 129 South Dupre Street

129 S Dupre St, New Orleans, LA 70119

This Victorian center hall that sits less than a block from Canal Street hit the market at $695,000. We’re in love with its oversized lot, deep center hall, pocket doors, and tall ceilings. While it might not win the best-maintained category, this Mid-City home sports a tons of potential. Measuring at 3,000 square feet, it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

129 S Dupre St
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. 3435 Camp Street

3435 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70115

This lovely Greek Revival center hall in Touro seeks a new owner for just under $1.649 million. Curbed NOLA took a first look at this home in 2016 when it was on the market for just over $3 million. Built in 1868, we remain impressed by the owner’s last restoration. You’ll find landscaped grounds, a large pool, and an outdoor entertainment space at its rear.

3435 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. 524 Esplanade Avenue

524 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Built in 1845, this $3.5 million Greek Revival center hall ranks among both the oldest and most expensive homes on the market in New Orleans. Named the Weysham-Ronstrom House, this raised home has a center hall that is 40-feet deep, a ceiling height of up to 14.3-feet, and eye-catching chandeliers. Its basement level has brick walls, brick floors, and an open-beam ceilings.

524 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

5. 1026 Brooklyn Avenue

1026 Brooklyn Ave, New Orleans, LA 70114

Last summer, this gorgeous Queen Anne home with a first- and second-floor center hall hit the market—and its before and after photos are amazing. We’re a fan of this home’s giant master suite, formal living and dining room, and double gallery. Asking $574,900, this home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,420 square feet.

1026 Brooklyn Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114

6. 821 Louisa Street

821 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117

This Greek Revival center hall in the Bywater that sits on a landscaped lot asks $965,000. We can’t get enough of its gorgeous columns, wide sitting porch, and tall windows. Measuring at 3,733 square feet, this home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

821 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117

7. 2612 Royal St

2612 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Asking $1.2 million, and currently pending, the home has a gorgeous center hall that’s complete with crown molding, an archway, transoms, and medallions.

The home itself has a wide facade with tall windows, a covered siting porch, a dormer, and four columns. It has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and 2,803 square feet of space. Two back decks, a screened porch, and a landscaped patio sit at this home’s rear.

2612 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117

8. 719 First Street

719 First St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Near the Irish Channel, and asking $1.3 million, you’ll find this charming center hall with a front yard and off-street parking. The center hall itself runs deep, cutting through the parlors. Simple with a pure palette, it has 12-foot ceilings and modern light fixtures.

Meticulously renovated, the home dates back to 1875. Measuring at 3,747 square feet, the home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

719 First St
New Orleans, LA 70130