What seems like ages ago, I was here in town with my Mom, both visiting and seeking out my future living space. Like many people first moving to New Orleans, I had my heart set on living in the French Quarter and checked out quite a few spaces near my […]
House of the Week: Victorian on Caffin Avenue
Location, location, location! For those who pay attention to real estate, that saying is all too true no matter where you live. It’s always interesting to me how if you took a house, regardless of type, and plunked it in a different location that it would double (if not triple) […]
House of the Week: Craftsman Cottage on Robert Street
Sometimes, like the chubby face of a newborn or the kind gesture of a stranger, there are houses that make you go “aw!” There’s just something about it that’s so gosh darn cute, you can’t help but sigh while your pupils enlarge and your heart gets just a little bit […]
Corner Culture: The Pearl Hotel
Despite the pandemic’s devastating effects on tourism and travel, the anxiously-anticipated Pearl Hotel on North Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis is nearing completion. Featuring 59 luxury suites, many with balcony views of the boulevard and marina just across the street, this multi-million dollar boutique hotel will be the first […]
House of the Week: Arts & Crafts on St. Roch Ave.
I’ve been posting a lot of dream houses lately, homes that are so out of my financial reach they make me ache. Rather than torturing myself with what I can’t have, I thought I’d peruse some more realistic options. That’s when I happened upon this most delightful arts and crafts […]
House of the Week: Greek Revival on Camp Street
Though there are reasons to love all of New Orleans’s neighborhoods, I have a nostalgic sort-of fondness for the Lower Garden District, specifically the area around Coliseum Square Park. Maybe my adoration is due to too many nights spent swilling beer at the Half Moon or Saint, the numerous meals […]
House of the Week: Colonial on Palmer Ave.
Y’all know me! This isn’t my typical flavor dream house, but I have to admit I was filled with shock and awe by the sheer opulence of this insane abode on Palmer Avenue. It’s a gargantuan mansion with over 8,000 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms, 7 1/2 baths […]
House of the Week: Queen Anne Victorian on Marengo St.
While browsing Realtor.com over the weekend (yes, I do this for fun), I discovered this stunning house and wanted to share it straight away because the sale is pending and I wanted my fellow dream-home aficionados to get a look at it before it’s delisted. First off, it blew my […]
House of the Week: Creole Cottage on S. Rampart
It’s a dream that will not die until I do. Even if that glorious day was to come and I found myself sitting on the sofa in my library, with book-laden shelves towering to 12-foot ceilings, the computer on my lap would still be open to Zillow or Realtor, and […]
House Float Huzzah
While we’ve long encouraged visitors and ex-pats to “be a New Orleanian wherever you are,” it seems this year the whole country is taking us seriously. Due to the pandemic, the usual 2+ weeks-long Mardi Gras celebrations and parades have been canceled. Dismayed, but not deterred, locals stepped up in […]