$750,000 Homes in Louisiana, the District of Columbia and New York


This two-story house with plantation shutters and a wrought-iron balcony is in the Marigny neighborhood, three blocks east of the music clubs on Frenchmen Street. Walk another block west, and you’re in the French Quarter. Built as a single-family home for Jean Baptiste Lamothe, a goldsmith and jeweler who died in 1874, the concrete-and-brick house was eventually turned into a duplex. It was restored to its original configuration in 1994, and renovated over the last two decades with a new kitchen and bathrooms, as well as a rebuilt front wall and a new balcony. Buyers may opt to purchase the furniture.

Size: 1,920 square feet

Price per square foot: $390

Indoors: The front door opens into a 14-foot-wide living room with stained concrete floors (found throughout the lower level) and a wall of exposed brick with a decorative fireplace.

The kitchen follows, shotgun style, with wood cabinets wrapping around a corner, next to a second decorative fireplace, and with space in the center for a table or island. The following room could be used for dining. Finally, there is a study that opens to a rear vestibule leading to the backyard or upstairs, and a bathroom with a shower.

The main bedroom is at the front of the house and holds double sets of French doors that open to the upstairs balcony overlooking Mandeville Street. Like the main level, it has brick walls and a decorative fireplace, but the flooring is heart pine. Pocket doors open to a sitting room with a pair of closets. The bathroom is along a corridor beyond that and has ceramic floor and wall tile, a walk-in shower, and a washer and dryer. The second bedroom is at the rear.

Outdoor space: The 155-foot-long lot is unusually deep for the neighborhood. The backyard is fenced and paved, with plantings along the perimeter and a koi pond. The property has no off-street parking.

Taxes: $7,688 (estimated, with homestead exemption)

Contact: Kara Breithaupt, Snap Realty, 504-444-6400; search.snaprealtynola.com


This home is in the Stanton Park neighborhood in the Capitol Hill Historic District, between two lively business areas: the H Street Corridor, four blocks north, and Eastern Market, a 146-year-old gathering place for food vendors and artists, six blocks south. Barracks Row, another historic area that has been renovated as a commercial strip, is also close by.

This Columbia County home was built in the 1890s and operated as an inn and working farm from the late 1920s until the early 1940s. At one point, a chauffeur for the Astor family owned it, and then it was a boardinghouse for farmhands. The current owners have been in possession for the last 10 years.

The house is about 20 minutes southwest of Great Barrington, Mass., 30 minutes southeast of Hudson, N.Y., and 15 minutes north of Millerton, N.Y. It is also near Taconic State Park and the Catamount ski resort in New York and Bash Bish Falls State Park, in Massachusetts. Fresh meat and eggs are available from a farm across the road.

Size: 2,780 square feet

Price per square foot: $251

Indoors: Working with local contractors, the owners, one of whom is a partner at the New York design firm Rockwell Group, stripped and re-clad the exterior and thoroughly renovated the interiors, taking cues from the muted palette and simplicity of Shaker design.

The main entrance opens to the living room, which has a bay window where a nine-foot Christmas tree is displayed every year; the owners added the Malm fireplace to create the feeling of a ski chalet. The dining room retains its original ceiling beams, and Shaker pegs now run along the picture rail.

The kitchen was gutted and its ceiling raised; it has hand-painted cement floor tiles, honed-marble countertops, Danish pendant light fixtures and high-end appliances. A Dutch door leads to a west-facing breezeway with sunset views.

The main level also includes a guest bedroom with an en suite marble-tile bathroom with a claw-foot bathtub, and a small study. The owners replaced a decrepit sun porch off the dining room with a screened porch that faces north, toward their large garden.



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