House of the week: Side Hall on Aline Street

Unless I manage to win the jackpot from Publishers Clearing House (which I enter religiously online), I don’t see poor little me ever affording a my own home. Until then, I will continue to dream, hope and work real hard…who knows what can happen? Maybe one of these days I’ll write a best-selling book and this simple dream will become a wondrous reality. Until then…

There seems to be no shortage of gorgeous homes in New Orleans and I just discovered yet another beauty. Over on Aline Street is this elegant Victorian Side Hall featuring all that I love about local architecture including a large front porch, a double parlor with pocket doors, high ceilings, transoms, ceiling medallions, hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen has been wonderfully renovated while still retaining an exposed brick fireplace, lovely bathrooms with wainscoting, two walk-in closets in the master bedroom, a quaint, well-manicured backyard and an indoor spa.

The house couldn’t be better located, only 1/2 block away from Magazine Street and about 5 blocks to St. Charles Avenue. Also, it’s mere steps from Martin Wine Cellar and Mahony’s Po-Boys, plus only a few blocks from restaurants like Lilette and Baru Bistro & Tapas. Although anything is out of my price range right now, I do think this beauty is overpriced, seeing as it’s a two-bedroom home being listed for $625,000. I just gotta keep on dreaming!

House of the week: Victorian side-hall on Carondolet

I’ve been feeling a little too extravagant with my house of the week posts lately, so I decided to dial it down a notch this week and look for something more in my price range and something miraculous happened. I fell in love…

While ho-humming my way through some seriously boring homes, I happened upon this one and I swooned. Maybe it’s some kind of funky fate thing because I fell in love with this house before I knew any of the details, just looking at the facade made stars appear in my eyes and violins started playing in my head. I don’t merely want this house…I need this house!
This Victorian side-hall built over a century ago boasts a sweet front porch, heart pine hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, stained glass, transoms, fireplace mantles and 12ft ceilings. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a claw foot tub!), a large brick patio in back shaded by a huge oak and is located a block away from St. Charles Avenue (a.k.a. parade route), not far from The Columns Hotel
I don’t want to tell you what it’s listed for because it’s a good deal and I don’t want anyone else to buy it out from under me. Hands off…IT’S MINE!