This side hall shotgun home in the Bywater neighborhood has been lovingly renovated in the last 5 years with an architect’s eye and design sense. The final product is one that honors the building’s 140 plus year old history as well as offers the comforts and conveniences of modern living. The front parlor has traditional floor-to-ceiling windows that let in streams of sunlight. The long hallways guides you past the private bedrooms to the back of the house, where there is one open space incorporating the kitchen, dining, and living areas. The kitchen was recently remodeled with on-trend gray cabinetry, durable Quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. The open shelving and hanging pot rack means all of your kitchen essentials are within easy reach. From the dining area, glass doors open out to an expansive deck and back yard — basically an extension of the living area meant for gathering and entertaining.
Since the current owners purchase the property in 2013, they have reworked and updated all of the major systems of the house. The work includes strengthening the foundation, replacing the electrical panel and much of the plumbing, installing a new A/C system, and insulating the underside of the roof with open cell spray foam. Since the structure is originally built with bargeboard, one wall in the living room has been left exposed for a peek of what’s hidden in the walls. The slate roof was installed 15 years ago, which is meant to last a century.
The home is located in the midst of what Bywater has to offer — within walking distance to lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. The bike path that takes you through Crescent Park and to the French Quarter can be accessed near the house. For downtown commuters or French Quarter frequenters, the location couldn’t be better!