One of the great things about New Orleans is that you can frequently find homes that are close enough to the touristy fun to be convenient, but are still in neighborhoods that are slightly off the biggest tourist draws, yet imminently walkable.
Our Historical Shelter this week is one of the ubiquitous cottages in the Uptown and the Garden districts of New Orleans. Located in the West Riverside neighborhood that hugs the Mississippi River, this home was built in 1869, just a little more than 30 years after the Uptown area was laid out, and just shy of 20 years from the time New Orleans annexed it.
Uptown and the Garden District today is a gorgeous spot with plenty of historic homes — everything from Classic Revival mansions to cottages — like our home today.
The four-bedroom, three-bath, 3,089 square foot home is a gorgeous mix of old and new, with high ceilings, exposed brick, wood beams, original wood floors, tons of beautiful details, including French doors, a wine cellar, and a stunning dining room with intricate wood wainscoting.
The bedrooms are generously-sized and private, with some on the second floor.
The kitchen is surprisingly open for a historic home. For some, the tile countertops will be period perfect — for others, a swap for marble or quartz may be desired.
The home is situated on a double lot, and a 640 square foot guest house is not included in the square footage. You can admire the lush landscaping (which includes space for a pool) from multiple porches, too.
The home is priced at $1.1 million, and is listed by Britt Galloway with Latter & Blum. Want to see more? Click here.