This Classic New Orleans Shotgun House Is Listed for $2.3 Million
Saint Charles Avenue is one of New Orleans’ most iconic streets—it’s one of the main Mardi Gras parade routes, runs alongside the St. Charles Streetcar Line, is lined with gorgeous century-old live oak trees, and is home to some of the city’s most stunning houses. One of those homes, this circa-1870 side hall shotgun, is currently for sale, listed by Alice McNeely for $2.275 million. The historic house still features so many original elements significant of that period, from the pocket doors to the plaster ceiling medallions, but has also been elegantly brought into the modern era. Look through the photos below to see all this classic New Orleans home has to offer.
Though it’s been updated and added on to over its 148-year lifetime, the front of the Italianate style house still looks the same way it did when it was built. The marble stairs, windows, and front door are all original, demonstrating how well this historic house has been maintained by its previous owners. With the overhanging oak branches, we couldn’t imagine a more idyllic NOLA setting.
Right through the front door is exactly what this house style is named for: A long, off-center hallway stretches nearly the length of the house and provides access to each successive room.
Living and Dining Rooms
The first room in the house is the formal living room, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto Saint Charles Avenue and one of several stunning plaster ceiling medallions original to the home. A small sunroom juts out from the far side of the living room and—on the other side of the stately pocket doors—the formal dining room. The all-white color palette used throughout the home really emphasizes the height of the ceilings and draws your eye to the impressive millwork.
A gourmet, modern kitchen has been so seamlessly added to this older house, it looks as if it’s always belonged there. The kitchen features high-end appliances, marble countertops, custom cabinets, and fun painted striped floors.
Don’t let the front facade fool you—at 4,600 square feet, this home has no shortage of living spaces to gather in. The current owner is responsible for the gorgeous interior design of the home, including that of this cozy yet elegant family room, which includes built-in cabinets and shelving, more floor-to-ceiling windows, and one of the home’s six fireplaces.
This house has 4 spacious bedrooms (and 4 fully updated bathrooms), including a large master suite that was added onto the back of the house.
The Patio and Pool
The backyard (which technically is a side yard on this long, skinny property) is one of the most attractive features of this home. The lawn area includes a large patio space, flanked by well-established privacy landscaping, and a great pool that can be enjoyed nearly two-thirds of the year in New Orleans.