On a street lined historic homes, in a neighborhood full of historic homes, this week’s historical shelter may be small, but it’s also the antidote for any Mardi Gras FOMO you might be experiencing this year.
After all, if you’ve been flicking through photos of all the festivities going on right now, you might also be having a bit of internal conflict — how do you get close to all that fun, but not so close that you’re dealing the hustle and bustle of the New Orleans French Quarter?
The answer just might be in this 1919 Greek Revival building, where one of 10 units is up for sale for $299,500. Located at 1206 Chartres St., Unit 2 is the perfect pad for the occasional NOLA visitor, who wants more comfort and freedom than the usual hotel.
And, bonus, it’s also on a few of the parade routes, but not every parade route.
The 509 square foot home is in the lower residential end of the Quarter, and is one of five Greek Revival buildings in the area that are considered architecturally significant, listing agent Wayne Wilkinson with French Quarter Realty said.
And while 509 square feet might sound snug, it’s been designed to maximize space, with one bedroom and one-and-a-half bathrooms in two levels. High ceilings and large windows also do yeoman’s work keeping the abode feeling spacious.
A loft bedroom overlooks the lower level with a living room, dining area, and kitchen. A full bath is also upstairs, while the powder room is downstairs.
There is a private entrance off the front porch, and plenty of space for outdoor relaxation with lushly landscaped front and rear courtyards.
And better yet — it’s turnkey. The furnishings are included, making the condo truly something you could snag now for fun jaunts to New Orleans at will.
The home is also park and leave — it’s close to galleries at Royal Street, nightlife at Frenchmen Street, and is a quick two block walk to the French Market. In fact, according to Walkscore.com, the walk score for this end of Chartres is 97, and it got a 93 for bikeability. It’s also a four-minute walk from the 2 Riverfront Streetcar at the Ursulines Station stop, making public transit also an option.