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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A licensed bed-and-breakfast in Algiers Point wants $550K - [Curbed New Orleans - All]


A traditional Victorian double shotgun home, exterior

The double shotgun home was built in the 1800s

Algiers Point might be the most Mayberry-esque neighborhood in New Orleans. That’s because of its small-town vibes, quaint collection of cafes and bars, paved levee trails, and neighborhood traditions (fireworks viewing, Christmas bonfires, and a summer concert series, to name a few). Algiers Point also has some of the lowest crime rates in Orleans Parish.

Situated on the West Bank, it’s a five-minute ferry ride across the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans—and while that distance is a deterrent for some urbanites, it’s a boon for homeowners who prefer a little peace and quiet to go with their traditional New Orleans architecture.

You’ll find Eastlake Victorian and Craftsman-era residential buildings in abundance at prices lower than those of their downtown peers. Case in point: this circa-1800s double shotgun, which is a licensed bed-and-breakfast, is asking $550,000. The bed-and-breakfast license for “La Maison de la Musique” is included in the price.

Remodeled in 2014, the 2,485-square-foot home features a Maria Theresa crystal chandelier, ceiling medallion, crown molding, original pocket doors, wood floors, and 12-foot ceilings. A living room spans the entirety of the front, and most of the former double shotgun has been converted to a large single-family home. However, in the rear, one side of the former double houses a rental unit consisting of a living room with kitchenette, a bedroom, and a bathroom. This unit has its own separate side entrance. All in all, the home has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.

Via: Heather Shields of Crescent City Living LLC

A formal parlor with a large crystal chandelier, antiques and musical instruments
Bathroom with clawfood tub and armoire, plus double sinks
Bedroom with peach walls, wood floors and cut glass doors
Porch with swings, rocking chairs, potted flowering plants and Edison light bulbs around the perimeter

Source: Curbed New Orleans - All


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