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Historic New Orleans Homes…Fences, Gates and Porches…

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     New Orleans has hundreds of historic homes.  Love the porches, gates and fences that come with them.  They make the home look so livable and inviting. Then you add the windows and shutters to that NOLA feel to the homes.  Take a close look at all the details.  Hard to imagine they can be duplicated in today’s new homes.


Wrought Iron Fences in Garden District...

Garden District Bed and Breakfast, Blue Steps

New Orleans Homes love the Shade of the Sturdy Oak Trees, They add so much…

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

New Orleans Historic Homes, Thanks for the Shade


Pictured above is what I am calling the  “Twin Doubles” in Uptown New Orleans.  They get to share an Oak Tree between them.  Doubles meaning tw0 homes in one shell.  Most like two side hall cottages.  The hall runs the length of the house with rooms off the hallway.  Many of this style have  opened some walls over time.  Many of them are no longer doubles as the once were.

The Garden District Mansion pictured below is almost being pushed out of the camera frame by this giant oak tree that may easily be a 100 years or older.  The gallery is stunning with the windows, wrought iron railings and columns.

Gardne District Home in New Orleans, Oaks Keep it Cool

Garden District Home, Maybe someone from Hollywood lives here…….

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

       The variety of homes in New Olreans is really outstanding when you think that we are not that large a town.  The historic homes are treasured now more than ever.  This one could easily have been built in the 1870’s or there abouts.  Its a mere 6000 sq. ft of livng. Check out an earlier blog to see who livess here.   Historic New Orleans Homes…

Historic New Orleans Home, Nice looking renovation….

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

       Another nicely renovated historic home in New Orleans.  The 4 bays are the windows with a center hall under old oak trees.  The brackets  used to support are often found in New Orleans more than any other city.  They serve as support of the galleries as well as ornamental decorations that were very popular in the 1880’s.

New Orleans Historic Homes, Such a variety…

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Garden District Home, New Orleans

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Victorian Uptown Historic Home

     This house has always caught my attention when I walk the Garden District.  It has got to be the colors that attract my attention and the detailed paint job.  It must have cost $25,000 plus to paint a house in such detail. I found this in a history of historic homes and it was painted all white in 1992. Just sharing !!

Garden District Condos on Magazine Street ! A very walkable neighborhood !

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Magazine Street Condos-Garden District Condos

     Magazine Street in the New Orleans Garden District is a good place to find historic condos in New Orleans.  Old homes or early multi-family homes have been redone into condos.  You are in the middle of some of the most historic neighborhood in the city.  You can walk to all kinds of stores and coffee shops.  Its a very walkable area that has a lot of appeal.  Over the last 5 years I have sold 6-7 condos within this 2-3 block area. 

Magazine Street Condos, 2326 Magazine in Garden District

Halls Row, Early New Orleans Housing Developement in the Garden District.

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Garden District Home in New Orleans

        The Italianate three-bay Garden District cottage is a simple version of the larger double gallery  homes found in the immediate area.  There are eight very similiar cottages in a row built in 1868 for John Hall on a design from  Henry Howard in the 2300 block of Coliseum.  They are commonly reffered to as the  “seven sisters” for some mysterious reason.  Maybe it makes a much better story.  I will call them Hall’s Row until I hear a better story.  They are 8 homes built to sell but had no garages or parking…………..Wonder what they cost at the time?

     The cottages vary from Greek Revial to Italianate in their facade styles so as not to appear like a developement.  They were made to look like the larger homes in the area but were one story homes much smaller than their cousins.  See the double gallery Garden District home below.  Look how similiar they are, Like taking a story off…..

Garden District Double Gallery Homes 

A Balcony is more than just a balcony! The New Orleans Flavor!

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

New Orleans Homes in the Garden District, Balconies Galore

     Much m0re than just a balcony decorates this New Orleans Garden Distict home.  This looks to be a balcony off the master suite of this historic treasure.   These are functional balconies and well as a way to decorate you home.

New Orleans Garden District Home, The Italiante Style 1860-1885

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Uptown New Orleans Hisotric Homes, Italianate Style

     In the late 1850’s the Greek Revival began to take a more ornate character.  The Italianate style with a more ornate style came from northern Italy and started in the 1860’s.  You can see that the porches, full length windows, shutters and iron work were all characteristics of this styles.  It looks like styles of homes in New Orleans tended to last 25-30 years or about a generation.  Then the kids wanted something different or they brought new ideas and added them in to give a new look.  The variety of styles and sizes are always amazing in New Orleans Architecture.