Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My house of the week: Algiers Point Double

Quite a few of my dreams have come true since moving to New Orleans, the first of which was living here...check! Another dream involved pursuing a career in writing and though that is still in the works, it's finally begun...check! I also fantasized about meeting the man of my dreams, someone who wanted to ride this ridiculous roller-coaster called "life" with me at his side...check! Now what's left?

Since I was very little, I've dreamed of owning my own house. I even went so far as to draw out floor plans for my many dream homes that included several stories, an indoor pool, a library, wine cellar and a massive walk-in closet. Ah, the dreams of youth...

As I matured, my definitions of the "perfect" house changed quite drastically and not only for the obvious financial obstacles I'd have to overcome. History became an extremely important factor. I want a home that's been around for a while, over 100 years would be great. Also, older homes (especially in New Orleans) tend to have incredible architectural details and features like super-high ceilings and old, hardwood floors.

Anyhow, since I have this blog at my disposal, I thought I would do a weekly post on homes in New Orleans that I want...homes that are reasonably priced, yet still possess all the gorgeous qualities and details I desire in a house. So, without further ado, here is my first pick:

Located in historic Algiers Point (which is just across the river for those not in the know), this gorgeous double is a total of 2000 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with hardwood floors, 12 foot ceilings and (extra bonus) claw foot tubs.  Not to mention, this particular house has a nice, huge porch where I can watch the world go by. It's going for $149,000, but the beauty of a double is that I can live in one half and rent out the other...essentially my tenant would be paying my mortgage!

Until I have enough saved for a down payment, it certainly can't hurt to dream...

3 comments:

Laila said...

That's beautiful! How are you doing your eligible homes search? I'm in the market too! Also, look into FHA loans if the down payment is an obstacle.

Kimberly Ranjbar said...

Oh Laila...I am not really in the market because I have not saved up enough money, but I do like to torture myself by searching for listings around town! ;) I AM considering the First Time Home Buyers program when I get more financially settled though...

Laila said...

I know what you mean, it is so much money!!!!! I always do searches with no upper limit on price because I like to pretend I'm looking for a house for me,. but I'm really just ogling houses I can't afford.