House of the week: Shotgun on Coliseum Street

“If only I could have bought a house ten years ago.” This thought keeps running through my brain, especially when I see houses like this one. Located near the corner of Dufossat and Coliseum, this single, shotgun “cottage” is so beautiful and so quaint (only a bit more than 1300 square feet), yet it’s listed at staggering California prices. The house features hardwood floors, high ceilings, exposed brick walls, a claw foot tub, antique bead board wainscoting in the hall, plus a cute little porch and bricked courtyard out back. Another great feature of this home is the location, only two blocks from some of the best spots on Prytania Street including St. James Cheese Co., Creole Creamery, Manhattan Jack, La Crepe Nanou and Upperline.

I love, love, love this house but for $470,000, I’ll have to look elsewhere…

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  1. I hear you! I have the same sentiment every day. After saving up to buy a house to live in (as opposed to flip), I find I can no longer afford to live in my hometown! (Rents are just as ridiculous). Maybe if we wait it out, it will turn out to be a bubble.

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