House of the week: Victorian double on Annunciation

Location, location, location…it is one of the key stipulations when it comes to buying a house. While most of the homes I have posted have been in what I believe are wonderful locales, there are occasions when I wish I could pick the house up and plop it down in my preferred neighborhood. This is one of those times.

On Annunciation Street in the Lower Garden District lies this gorgeous Victorian double. Built in the late 1800’s, the house features stunning architectural detail both inside and out with floor-to-ceiling windows, original hardwood floors, pocket doors, high coved ceilings, fireplace mantles, claw foot tubs, a huge front porch and a cute garden out back replete with fountains. Since it’s a double shotgun, I could live in one side and rent out the other which would help pay the mortgage.

 The only problem is that the house faces a huge apartment complex that is, in my opinion, an eyesore. Not to mention, the driving habits of folks on this part of Annunciation is atrocious! I can’t tell you how many times I have seen vehicles seriously flout the speed limit in this area. Now, if I could pick it up and move it to the other side of Annunciation Square, I might be willing to buy it for $424,000.

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