Before I even launch into my love of this house and the fact that it is a Curtis and Davis original or my love of this mid-century neighborhood on the lakefront of New Orleans, I must confess that, much to Beau's chagrin, I indicated my not-so-secret desire to buy and restore a mid-century gem to our friend and real estate agent, Sarah. I informed her of this vision, oh, about 5 months after we sold our first house (Lil Harms) and bought our second house. Let's just say that Beau did not share my eagerness to snatch a mid-century gem if the opportunity presented itself....
On to the house!
First, it is located on a "tremendous corner lot" in West Lakeshore. Based upon my review of the pics, I have deduced that one could certainly fit a pool in the back to complete the mid-century oasis!
Look at that great oak tree....
The yard is truly huge. Site of the future pool aka swinging party pad area.
Check out all of the natural light and wood burning brick fireplace. Again, dying. I am thinking the floors are slate. Original? Let's hope.
Is that plant on the bottom left springing forth from some type of inground planter!?
Galley kitchen looking fresh. I really like the natural brick backsplash.
More kitchen. I can't tell, but would pass out with glee if those floors were terrazzo.
I am in awe of the price on this house. It is 2,323 square feet and is listed at $295,000.00. $126.99 a square foot for this neighborhood?! The listing indicates that "it is 80% complete." I am wondering if the finishes would be some of the three bedrooms and maybe a bathroom? Either way, a deal is a deal. The home is approximately 57 years old and A/C and appliances are only three years old.
Please, Gimlet Nation, someone out there buy this piece of history and let me come over and play in it!
Check out the rest of the listing's pics by following the link above. Does anyone out there know about this pad? Do tell.