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25 places to see in New Orleans

Although New Orleans isn't the largest city, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to do, what to learn, and where to have fun. Here’s a guide to help you figure it out.

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New Orleans’ 5 most underrated sites, according to two architecture professors

They literally wrote the book about it

This $5M Greek-Italianate Revival mansion in the Garden District counts Nicolas Cage and Anne Rice as former owners

The former Catholic chapel retains stained glass, a Virgin Mary statue, and a wet bar acquired by Cage

How the new Louisiana Children’s Museum teaches kids about their city’s complex relationship with water

An interview with architect Rich Franko

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New Orleans’s ultimate horror movie filming locations map

From "Interview with the Vampire" to "American Horror Story"

An award-winning Lake Terrace home designed by Lee Ledbetter asks $1.38M

Built of brick and glass, this contemporary lakefront home is an art collector’s dream.

Take a look at NOLA’s first crowdfunded homes

They’re architect Jonathan Tate’s latest innovation

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The 17 most iconic buildings in New Orleans, mapped

Have you seen them all?

In Uptown off Audubon Park, an Albert Ledner-designed contemporary home asks $2.9M

The courtyard pool and wet bar make it a great party spot

Peek at the dazzling design of the New Orleans Architecture Foundation’s Contemporary Home Tour

The inaugural tour through the Lower Garden District and Irish Channel kicks off Sunday, May 19

Q&A with architect Lee Ledbetter, author of ‘The Art of Place’

The Preservation Resource Center’s Shotgun House Tour takes place this weekend

It highlights the creative ways homeowners have updated shotgun homes to suit 21st-century needs

Circa-1890 sidehall camelback brings ‘New Orleans charm’

The elegant Marigny home is replete with stained glass and original mantels

The AIA’s ‘Architecture is for Everyone’ exhibit closes Thursday

Developed and curated by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, it showcases the architecture firm’s pro-bono work

St. Pius Chapel wins a 2019 National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects

The project by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is an addition to Lake Vista’s existing church

These 12 free-standing condos offer ultra-modern design in the Irish Channel

They’re the latest development by architect Jonathan Tate.

A renovated circa-1924 firehouse asks $375K

The historic Arts and Crafts building sits on St. Claude Avenue in the lower 9th Ward.

Free guided art and architecture bike tours return this month

The six-mile tours follow an ancient portage route through four historic neighborhoods.

Architect Albert Ledner’s star-shaped home is still for sale

The asking price for this modernist masterpiece has dropped from $829K to $624K

Light-filled Irish Channel cottage asks $449K

Vaulted, 11-foot ceilings bring drama to the simple space

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Gorgeous Creole cottages for sale in New Orleans

While shotgun homes are the city’s most iconic house style, the Creole cottage is its oldest.

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13 architecturally stunning New Orleans buildings

As one of the oldest and most culturally diverse cities in the country, New Orleans is an architectural marvel. We pick 13 of our favorite buildings.

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Beautiful shotgun homes for sale in NOLA right now

The shotgun home is as synonymous to New Orleans as Mardi Gras is to the city.

10 New Orleans-based Instagram accounts to follow right now

Sometimes Instagram timelines need a refresh. If you’re looking to revamp your timeline with New Orleans architecture and art, check out these quintessential New Orleans-based Instagram accounts.

2017 Parade of Homes highlights eight New Orleans homes this weekend

Starting this weekend, the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans will host its annual Parade of Homes, featuring more than 25 homes across Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes.

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Seven French Quarter homes under $300K for sale right now

The French Quarter is the center of the city, and while every neighborhood in our 350 square miles is a treasure, the French Quarter remains the cultural crux of the New Orleans.

Sidney Torres tours Irish Channel’s Bakery Village home

On Wednesday, March 1, CNBC premiered "The Deed," featuring New Orleans’ Sidney Torres IV as host.

Instagram favorites: Top 7 New Orleans Houses

New Orleans is known for a lot of things, including food, culture and music. One thing that is very special to New Orleans, and to this site, is the historic, classic and original architecture in the city.

Inside Henry Howard's final house on Esplanade

Prolific Louisiana architect Henry Howard left his mark around New Orleans. Howard’s last known commission, the Auguste Tete house at 1914 Esplanade Ave., recently hit the market. Take a look inside, designed nearly 135 years ago and well preserved.

Modern renovation in Freret asks $375K

Located just off Ferret Street, a newly remodeled home adorns a Lasalle Street block. The house is walking distance from several locally owned restaurants and shops located on Freret. At 1,584 square feet, the home is two stories high. Take a look.

5 contemporary homes for sale in New Orleans

A contemporary home in New Orleans always sticks out amid the shotguns and other historic housing around it. Right now, there are a few homes on the market showcasing clean lines, eco-friendly features, and building materials of-the-moment.

Contemporary Marigny condos hit the market

A run-down eight-plex has been renovated into a contemporary condo complex in Marigny, and now its units are on the market. The building’s four units are 1,295 square feet each, with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Take a look inside.

Tulane University unveils stylish riverfront campus

Tulane University just unveiled the sleek, 5,800-square-foot ByWater Institute this week, designed by the New Orleans architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The facility is located between the Port of New Orleans headquarters and Mardi Gras World.

Inside a contemporary camelback in Fontainebleau

Designed by architect Michael Nius, this smart update on a camelback in Fontainebleau is green on the inside and out. The 1,754 square-foot olive four-bedroom also is equipped with some energy efficient features. Look inside the two-year-old house.

Price down on massive contemporary pad in Metairie

When this Lakefront house hit the market back in March, it stood out not only for its unusual look but also its owners—the contemporary Metairie manse belongs to Davis and Margaret China Lee, siblings of former Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee.

A grand bed and breakfast hits the market

This Queen Anne Victorian in the Garden District, currently the home of the Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast, just hit the market in hopes of becoming someone’s grand private residence. It was built in 1890 by the New Orleans architect Thomas Sully.

Tour a modern new construction in the LGD

Architect Peter Kilgust, a former Curbed Young Guns finalist, and his wife Ashley live in a modern new construction the Lower Garden District that he designed. The home is modern, but it harkens back to a more dense Jackson Avenue. Take a look.

Pick the home of the week

We featured a lot of cool—and diverse—homes on the site this week, from a cute (but what many have called overpriced) Bywater shotgun to the last New Orleans home of a literary legend. Which one's your favorite? Look at them and vote in the poll!

Inside a fabulous Curtis & Davis midcentury modern

Another fabulous New Orleans midcentury modern to hit the market recently, this Curtis and Davis-designed home was built in 1956 as a residence for John Upton. On a private, lush lot, the home boasts a beautiful pool and deck. Take a look inside.