Property Crush

A Charming Victorian in the Big Easy with a Modern Sensibility

published Dec 18, 2017
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Curb appeal can only go so far. It’s easy to be lured in by the architectural details of a historic home, but then you step inside and realize that the layout was designed for a different generation with a vastly different lifestyle. That’s not the case with this 1932 New Orleans gem. Behind the gingerbread exterior is – surprise! – a completely renovated, thoroughly modern home.


  • 5255 Tchoupitoulas Street
  • Located in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • $650,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, backyard patio with firepit (1,900 square feet)

Things we love about this property crush:

In a town as lively as New Orleans, it’s great to be close to the action, and this double-lot charmer is located in walking distance to Magazine Street’s shops, restaurants and art galleries. But with a large, perfect-for-people-watching front porch and a party-ready back patio with a fire pit, who needs to go out?

The bright, open-plan living area includes a spacious kitchen, which features a waterfall-edge marble island, a stainless steel farm sink and a mix of open shelving and cabinetry. There’s counter space with stools for casual meals, plus a larger dining space with room for a table and chairs.

Despite the home’s modern makeover, there are plenty of period details, like the refinished original heart of pine floors throughout, gorgeous cypress doors, a claw-foot tub in the master bath, and two exposed-brick hearths.

Are you on the house hunt, or just the type of person who loves browsing real estate listings, even when you’re not in the market for a new home? Property Crush is a column where we feature actual real estate listings that get the Apartment Therapy seal of approval in regards to style (we haven’t done home inspections or anything, so don’t sue us).