Originally a double shotgun, 708 Opelousas Avenue has been converted into a spacious single-family home.
This is absolutely old New Orleans with all that implies. 12′ ceilings, pockets doors, a parlor, hardwood floors, plaster arches, four decorative fireplaces, and so much more. Not a run-of-the-mill generic home, 708 Opelousas is a good feeling house!
Fantastic curb appeal will catch your eye immediately, with a wrought iron front fence and gate that are shaded by splendid live oaks that line the street. The gingerbread details, working shutters, transom window above the front door, and enchanting front porch all beckon you in for a closer look.
There’s a spacious living and dining combination with sizable windows that provide a lovely view of the porch and the Avenue. Divided by the original brick fireplaces with detailed mantles, the room adjoins the formal parlor (haven’t you always wanted to ask someone to join you in the parlor?) hiding behind working pocket doors on one side and opens to the kitchen on the other.
The kitchen is generously sized, with plenty of cabinets and counter/workspace. Wood countertops, hardwood floors, a big farm sink, and room for an eat-in area, plus marvelous light and flow. Included in the sale are the refrigerator, dishwasher, and gas range/oven.
Both bathrooms are across the hall from each other and are charming in their own ways. One has great subway tile work and a big soaking tub, while the other has a tub/shower combo and natural light from the frosted window.
Four roomy bedrooms (two with original fireplaces) have wood floors and warm natural lighting.
At the rear of the house, you’ll find an inside laundry room on one side, complete with a washer and dryer and substantial storage space. On the other is a mudroom with even more storage space. Both rooms have access to the rear screened porch that’s just brimming with rustic charm.
The porch overlooks the brick courtyard with lush landscaping. Channel your inner Monty Don and this could really be spectacular!
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