Housed: A New Orleans Real Estate Bulletin

With everything going on in the world today, many of us are now working from home. And for those who haven’t done it before, the idea can be stressful, especially if you’re used to the structure of an office setting. However, with a little space, the right mindset, and good tech tools, working from home can be productive.

Creating a workspace that works for you will boost your productivity, but depending on your family or roommate situation, you might have to get creative about it. The reality is, it doesn’t take much to carve out a small space for yourself.

Check out some of the interesting home office set-ups below – oftentimes, it’s a desk in a bedroom, a hallway, a space under a stairwell, a sunroom, or even in the kitchen. Depending on your

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Ninh Tran, Rêve Realtors Agent, first met his client Rebecca when she was selling a piece of mid-century modern art online. To see it in person, he met her at the family home she’d grown up in Uptown on Cadiz St. and was instantly intrigued by its history. After a tour, Rebecca said she was thinking about selling the house, and Ninh said he’d be happy to help. Months later, Ninh listed the home – selling it in just six weeks, right before Mardi Gras 2020.

The beautiful old home had been in Rebecca’s family since 1965. (See the old photo below of her mother soon after they purchased it.) And though Rebecca had recently inherited it, she wanted a family with children to love it the way her family had. As it turns out, an interested young family created a

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The Lakeview neighborhood is named for its close proximity to Lake Ponchartrain, and while it’s inside Orleans parish, it offers more of a suburban feel and a relaxed lifestyle. Roughly bounded by Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Orleans Avenue, Florida Boulevard, and Pontchartrain Boulevard, the area can also include the Navarre, West End, Lakewood, and Lakefront neighborhoods. Accessible to downtown but feeling worlds away, Lakeview is a great choice for families, and you’ll find everything from ranch homes and Craftsman-style bungalows to grand, two-story new construction.

A mostly residential area, Lakeview benefits from being close to the lakefront’s marinas, yacht clubs, family-style seafood restaurants, and a walking path that runs along the

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Are you longing for a soaking tub, a rainfall shower, or just enough privacy, space, and storage to call your own? Look no further than these listings with dreamy master baths, ranging from contemporary to transitional. With features like luxurious marble, classic subway tile, spacious double vanities and sleek hardware, these master bathrooms offer the ultimate way to leisurely start and end your day.

1823 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70112

6320 Delord St, New Orleans, LA 70118


68 Versailles Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70125 

2902 Castiglione St, New Orleans, LA 70119

1519 N. Roman St, New Orleans, LA 70116 

7223 Patricia St, Arabi, LA 70032

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If you love carnival like we do, it’s exciting to think about all the ways you can enjoy it when you live close to the action. Whether you’re into hosting Mardi Gras parties, watching the festivities from a front porch or balcony, hearing marching bands from a block away, or pouring yourself a cocktail and strolling to where your street meets the parade route, these homes offer up lots of different ways to enjoy the revelry.

With these French Quarter listings, you’re within steps of the fun, but you can sneak away from it all.

534 Bienville St 3, New Orleans, LA 70130 

919 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116 

1303 Burgundy St 11, New Orleans, LA 70116 

411 Bienville St 403, New Orleans, LA 70130 

These Uptown

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The Craftsman architectural style became popular in the United States in the early 1900s, around the same time that the Victorian style started to lose favor. While the Victorian style is known for its ornate detailing, the Craftsman style favored a return to hand-crafted simplicity, clean, horizontal lines, and an appreciation for artisanal woodwork.

One of its most well-known advocates was Gustav Stickley, furniture maker, founder, and editor of The Craftsman magazine -- which sold blueprints for homes designed in the Craftsman style, in an effort to make it accessible to the masses. It was important to Stickley that function take priority in design, and the style was meant for the working man.

The Craftsman architectural style’s exterior

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While Mardi Gras revelry takes over the entire city of New Orleans during Carnival season, a handful of neighborhoods get in on the action more than others. Depending on your tastes and what you’re interested in seeing, you can find a diverse range of fun and frivolity.


The Marigny, with its artsy vibe, is fittingly home to eclectic marching parades and walking krewes that wind their way through its narrow streets. Some favorites include:

  •       The sci-fi themed Krewe of Chewbacchus
  •       The politically irreverent Krewe de Vieux
  •       The shoebox-as-work-of-art ‘tit Rex
  •       The home-cooked Red Beans Parade

Their members spend months crafting detailed, handmade costumes and art objects, and the creativity on

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The Greek Revival architectural style was considered a symbol of liberty, democracy, stability, and order. It was popular in the United States between 1820 and 1860, and was often the style of choice for buildings such as state capitols and churches in New England. Migrating down south to New Orleans along with Northeastern newcomers, the popularity of the Greek Revival style spread in the city as the first “American” architectural contribution to the Creole cityscape.

Greek Revival architectural elements found among New Orleans homes include Greek-key door surrounds, wide, full-height galleries with classical columns supporting detailed entablatures, often with Greek ornamentation such as dentil molding (small, rectangular blocks resembling

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House of the Month: 5249 Laurel Street

This month's house is extra special, readers. This is the house which sparked my my real estate career. I purchased it in the summer of 2014 as a young lawyer and and renovated it, transforming a one bedroom, one bathroom shotgun into an updated two bedroom, two bathroom cottage by adding a side hall. During the renovation, I became interested in the real estate industry, obtained my realtor license, took a leap of faith, and the rest is history. It is

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We interviewed Rêve Agent Doug Cloninger to talk about the ins and outs of being an off-market acquisition specialist, and what it’s like to work with real estate developers who love New Orleans’ history and architecture as much as he does.

Q: What does an off-market acquisition specialist do, and how did you get into this aspect of real estate?

A: When I was first getting into real estate, I was fortunate enough to meet a handful of real estate developers who became my repeat clients. Their business is all about the numbers – buying and renovating blighted properties, and then selling those properties for a fair profit. They need the best deals possible to make their numbers work. And properties that aren’t on the market can provide a

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