Big Easy, Big Style: 9 New Orleans Gems Worthy of a Mardi Gras Party

We’ll spare you the hackneyed comparison to gumbo, but we will say that the architecture of New Orleans is a beautiful blend of cultures, influences, and indigenous style. (Actually, it really does sort of sound like gumbo, doesn’t it?)

In honor of Mardi Gras, we shuffled through a parade of gorgeous, unique homes currently for sale in the Crescent City. What we found made us exclaim, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!

We picked a home in each of the distinctive styles synonymous with New Orleans. From Creole to Californian, it’s a mix more intoxicating than anything else you’ll find on Bourbon Street (with the possible exception of Tropical Isle’s lethal Hand Grenade). So save us a slice of king cake and scroll down.

Creole cottage

1120 Bourbon St

Price: $2,500,000
Local flavor: These vibrant cottages built hundreds of years ago have steeply pitched roofs and dot many of the city’s neighborhoods. This nearly 200-year-old home opens onto Bourbon Street and comes with a detached guest house to hold additional revelers.

Creole cottage
Creole cottage

Creole cottage

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Creole townhome

910 Orleans Ave

Price: $1,625,000
Local flavor: Sweet and skinny, this two-story treasure dates to 1837. Fully remodeled inside, it offers a private courtyard—a perfect spot to sip a daiquiri without having to dodge beads.

Creole townhome
Creole townhome

Creole townhome

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American townhouse

1725 Esplanade Ave

Price: $1,695,000
Local flavor: Known as the Treme-Herman House, this American townhouse has intriguing Greek Revival elements, including the glorious gables supporting a pediment. Built in 1851, the home “retains many of its period details throughout,” according to the listing.

American Townhouse
American Townhouse

American townhouse

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Shotgun

1019 Arabella St

Price: $610,000
Local flavor: Long and skinny, these distinctive homes got their name because a shot fired through the front door could exit the back door without touching a wall. Many shotgun houses have been reconfigured over the decades, including this Victorian beauty from 1907, which features a remodeled kitchen.

Shotgun home
Shotgun home

Shotgun home

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Double shotgun

817-21 Piety St

Price: $488,000
Local flavor: If you love a shotgun-style home, this is your chance to double down on your amorous intentions. A double shotgun is two shotgun units jammed together to form a duplex home, with an interior wall separating the two halves. Live in one half, lease out the other, and let the rental income offset your monthly mortgage.

Double Shotgun
Double Shotgun

Double shotgun home

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California bungalow

330 Walnut St

Price: $1,650,000
Local flavor: Is this the Golden State influence down on the bayou? It’s true! In the 1930s, plenty of California-style bungalows were built in the Big Easy. This beautiful bungalow retains its vintage charm on the exterior, but the redesigned interior is way more modern than the traditional Arts and Crafts style.

Bungalow
Bungalow

California bungalow

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Greek Revival

3435 Camp St

Price: $2,150,000
Local flavor: This classic from the 1850s takes its cues directly from the Greeks. It’s also a beautiful blend of old and new. The outside is pure Old World, but the interior fast-forwards to 2017. In fact, the listing says the home was awarded the 2016 Renovation of the Year by “New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles.”

Greek revival
Greek revival

Greek Revival

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Queen Anne

1203 Marengo St

Price: $1,390,000
Local flavor: This Queen Anne home built in 1873 is still a regal beauty. Featuring a fantastic front porch, a prominent second-floor balcony, and a bunch of well-preserved vintage touches, this home is ready for a new ruler to take over.

Queen Anne
Queen Anne

Queen Anne

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Double gallery

1425 Josephine St

Price: $1,125,000
Local flavor: A descendant of the Creole townhouse, these two-story homes have a little more breathing room than their forefathers. The extra space out back and in front is striking in this five-bedroom with an enormous backyard. From the street, the exterior shouts New Orleans. Let the good times roll in this gorgeous gallery-style gem.

Double Gallery
Double Gallery

Double gallery

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