House of the week: Shotgun on 6th Street

No matter how hard I try to steer my focus away from house-hunting, there will always be those stray moments when I find myself drawn to a Curbed post or catching myself before I click on in my bookmarks. Today I had one of these moments only to find, yet again, another house to cry for.

Located on 6th Street in the Irish Channel, this 1300 square foot shotgun certainly isn’t a mansion. It isn’t a luxury abode that would find itself in Architectural Digest and it definitely wouldn’t be enough for a couple looking to start a family, but for me? For me it’s just right. Those telltale details that set my heart racing are all present and accounted for: high ceilings; hardwood floors; floor-to-ceiling windows; transoms; and exposed brick fireplace mantels. It’s only two bedrooms and one bath, but that’s plenty for John and I. There’s also an adorable front porch, a cool wrought-iron fence and a sweet patio out back just right for grilling.

As always, the location comes into play. This adorable abode is situated a block from Magazine Street and only two blocks from the Garden District. It’s also only a block from Coquette, four blocks from Commander’s Palace and six blocks from St. Charles Avenue. It’s so close to the neighborhood that I lived in when I first moved here, a neighborhood I cherished, a neighborhood Pippin and I explored on long walks together. Unfortunately, listed at $360,000, it’s still a neighborhood that’s out of my financial reach … for now.

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