My house of the week: Algiers Point Double

Quite a few of my dreams have come true since moving to New Orleans, the first of which was living here…check! Another dream involved pursuing a career in writing and though that is still in the works, it’s finally begun…check! I also fantasized about meeting the man of my dreams, someone who wanted to ride this ridiculous roller-coaster called “life” with me at his side…check! Now what’s left?

Since I was very little, I’ve dreamed of owning my own house. I even went so far as to draw out floor plans for my many dream homes that included several stories, an indoor pool, a library, wine cellar and a massive walk-in closet. Ah, the dreams of youth…

As I matured, my definitions of the “perfect” house changed quite drastically and not only for the obvious financial obstacles I’d have to overcome. History became an extremely important factor. I want a home that’s been around for a while, over 100 years would be great. Also, older homes (especially in New Orleans) tend to have incredible architectural details and features like super-high ceilings and old, hardwood floors.

Anyhow, since I have this blog at my disposal, I thought I would do a weekly post on homes in New Orleans that I want…homes that are reasonably priced, yet still possess all the gorgeous qualities and details I desire in a house. So, without further ado, here is my first pick.

Located in historic Algiers Point (which is just across the river for those not in the know), this gorgeous double is a total of 2000 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with hardwood floors, 12 foot ceilings and (extra bonus) claw foot tubs.  Not to mention, this particular house has a nice, huge porch where I can watch the world go by. It’s going for $149,000, but the beauty of a double is that I can live in one half and rent out the other…essentially my tenant would be paying my mortgage!

Until I have enough saved for a down payment, it certainly can’t hurt to dream…

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  1. I know what you mean, it is so much money!!!!! I always do searches with no upper limit on price because I like to pretend I'm looking for a house for me,. but I'm really just ogling houses I can't afford.

  2. Oh Laila…I am not really in the market because I have not saved up enough money, but I do like to torture myself by searching for listings around town! 😉 I AM considering the First Time Home Buyers program when I get more financially settled though…

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