1899 – New Orleans, LA

Added to OHD on 9/13/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   11 Comments
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7721 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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  • $597,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2932 Sq Ft
  • 0.13 Ac.
Uptown Classic Greek Revival family home in desirable neighborhood. Classic layout 4/bedroom/2 bath with original cypress windows, hard wood large plank floors, beautiful molding and trim, original painted tiled fireplaces and 12 foot ceilings. Welcoming front porch and sweet screened in side porch. Lush side and back yard including off street parking. Streetcar is 3 blocks away, Maple Street restaurants and shops 2 blocks. Renovators delight. Family has lived there for the last 50 years.
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Sarah Keiffer, Keller Williams Realty
225-270-0438
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11 Comments on 1899 – New Orleans, LA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11884 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is not a Greek Revival, those died in the 1860’s although they made a comeback in the form of Classical Revival, this is not that either. It has more in common on Queen Anne architecture than either of those. The Palladian window with individual square colored stained glass in the gable, the shingles in each of the gables and the gable ornament together are Queen Anne features.

    New Orleans is a hard one to find homes that haven’t been stripped interior wise. This one has some good bones, I hope it won’t find itself in the hands of someone that will disrespect it.

    Open house Sat., Sept 14, 2019 between 11am-1pm.

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  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 6247 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Not exactly sure about this form. Would you call it a center hall shotgun house? Can a traditional, raised cottage like this be called a “shotgun” at all if it has a hall; or is more than one room wide? Hopefully our NOLA contributors will lay it out for us.

    What it is for sure is gorgeous; and rare, as it retains nearly all of it’s original character. Kelly is for sure right about that. So VERY many of these great NOLA cottages have been raped by flippers and yuppies to within an inch of their lives, (especially post Katrina). It’s genuinely painful to search them; because while a facade may look incredible, the interior is most commonly pure tract house schlock.

    Amazing wrought iron fence!

    Just super duper beautiful. Fingers crossed it remains unmolested.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11884 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      This is multi-gable, shotguns are usually only one front gable because of how narrow they are. Also, there’s a hallway rather than connected rooms only. Because of those things I wouldn’t call this shotgun myself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shotgun_house

      I wasn’t sure if the porch posts were original or not, if they had been turned spindles that would have put it even more in the Queen Anne category. When a home is simply shaped as this yet styled is where I get stuck between Queen Anne, Folk Victorian or a vernacular interpretation of a styled house.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6247 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        You’re right of course. I guess it just has that feel; sort of long, narrow, and raised; as you do. So very New Orleans. It’s so beautiful.

        Pending already. Not surprised. Lucky buyer! BE GENTLE!! I do NOT want to see this in a couple of years as a before and after. 🙂

  3. TGrantTGrant says: 814 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    The New Orleans vernacular is such a mixed bag, even in modern construction. This one is in a lovely neighborhood near the universities and Audubon Park.

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 1609 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Kelly,
    I am glad you posted this dear sweet house. I had it on my list, but had reached my limit of 10 this AM. I love those handsome shutters, the exterior colors chosen, and that beautiful low iron fence.

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  5. MattDMattD says: 109 comments
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    1870 Classical Revival
    New Orleans, LA

    Such a mix of styles. I have admired this home for some time, I walk past it all the time as I live just down the street! It is a combination of a center hall cottage, shotgun, etc . . the list can go on and on. Builders went with styles that they liked, combining them (my house is an example) and we ended up with such a diversity of architecture in many neighborhoods in New Orleans.

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