You Need to Peek Inside This “Shotgun House” for Sale in New Orleans
- Address: 614 Dufossat St., New Orleans, Louisiana
- Price: $675,000
- Size: 1,550 square feet
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
Why we have a crush on this property
The three-bedroom home is known as a “shotgun house,” an architectural style that’s thought to have originated in New Orleans. Shotgun houses are narrow, one-story homes built on a series of brick piers. These rectangular abodes measure up to 12 feet wide, are about three to six rooms deep, and typically have front-gabled roofs. The name “shotgun house” is said to come from the idea that a bullet shot through the front door could fly clean through the house and out the open back door. Another theory says the name comes from the African word togun, a Yoruba term that means “gathering place.”
This uptown cottage with bones from 1910 is considered a side-gallery shotgun, thanks to a long hallway that runs along most of the home. All 1,550 square feet of the place are a treat for the eyes—each of its six connected rooms have antique flair, from huge windows and original hardwoods to soaring 12-foot ceilings.
Step through the front door to be met with a wall of books. From there, an elegant living area and a two-way faux fireplace connect to a good-sized dining room. Beyond it, a sparkling kitchen with open shelving, an oven with a hood, and butcher-block countertops lead to the three bedrooms, plus a full bathroom with a clawfoot tub. Off of the last bedroom, a set of French doors open to a screened-in patio with a ceiling fan. It overlooks a sizable backyard, where there’s plenty of room for sunbathing and al fresco dining.
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