House of the week: Cottage on Cambronne Street

Talk about dangling the carrot … right around the corner from my current residence, I’ve discovered a home, that I’ve admired on many occasion, that is up for sale. I can’t tell you how many times I have walked past this house, dreaming it was mine all mine. Also, there’s a large owl statue perched on the left column of the front porch (they have wiped it from the picture, but check it out on Google Maps) whose eyes seem to follow as you pass.

Over a century old, this craftsman-style shotgun features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and approximately 1500 square feet of living space. It offers all the details I love, from hardwood floors and high ceilings to exposed brick walls, fireplace mantles, transoms and a claw foot tub. Plus, it’s in one of the coolest neighborhoods in New Orleans (my ‘hood!) and it’s within walking distance of Cowbell, The Maple Leaf, Blue Cypress Books, Dante’s Kitchen, Brigtsen’s, Truburger, Pho Bistreaux, Oak and so much more.

I was hesitant to post about this house because I just know, listed at $350,000, it’ll be snatched up right under my nose. Doesn’t matter really, I can’t afford it anyhow. I’ll just go cry quietly in the corner now …

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