House of the week: Victorian Camelback on Mazant

It’s that time of the week again where I torture myself, my boyfriend, my friends, family and yes…even my dog…with yet another house I will never be able to afford. The irons are hot, the pincers are rusty and my checking account balance is stapled to my forehead.  Let the pain begin!

The house I found this week is in an up-and-coming neighborhood called the Bywater that lies just below the Marigny between Franklin Avenue and the canal. One of the many cabbies we’ve traveled with told us that “they” plan to relocate the port to the Army Reserve base near the end of Poland Avenue. Regardless of the truth, the Bywater is growing and already contains some killer local spots like The Joint BBQ, Jack Dempsey’s, Bacchanal Wine Shop, Elizabeth’s and last on my list, but certainly not least, Vaughan’s.

The house, ah the house, is a 1900s Camel-back Victorian double that has been remodeled into a single, 3 bedroom – 3bath beauty. My usual list requirements are all accounted for; high ceilings, hardwood floors, pocket doors between the living and dining room and exposed-brick fireplaces. But, the bonus features include a whirlpool bath in the master bedroom, a stunning kitchen replete with a breakfast nook and a gorgeous courtyard with a huge, shaded deck.

I think the price is really not all that bad (regardless of whether or not I can afford it) at $359,000.

“He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.” 
                                                                                       -Douglas Adams

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