The Shotgun Homes of New Orleans

by Lisa

in New Orleans Property Types

New Orleans Shotgun Camelback House

The New Orleans Shotgun House

New Orleans has originated and contributed many unique concepts, traditions, and styles that often times are adopted, either by the entire country or on occasion embraced by the world. These original ideas or inventions of New Orleans include Jazz, Mardi Gras, and its own unique Cajun Cuisine.

Thus one is not surprised to also find New Orleans contributions in the field of architectural design and home styles. One such unique example is the New Orleans Shotgun House. A moderately sized and priced home style that originated in the mid 1800′s and became so popular that the design style spread to various other parts of the country including Chicago, Key West, and part of California.

The Shotgun House is still alive and well today in New Orleans and even a few local builders offer updated Shotgun home plans for new construction projects. Many of the existing Shotgun House inventory have already been updated and of course there are many still in need of renovation. But what a project? Utilize the links below to explore currently available Shotgun Homes for Sale.

Shotgun and Camelback – What’s the Difference?

The Shotgun design is a long narrow often single room wide frame. The living room is generally the nearest the front door while the kitchen and bath rooms take up the rear. Rumor has it that the design become so popular because the property taxes at the time were rated on the facing street width of the lot and thus the Shotgun design could be built closer together than the competing Ranch style of the time.

Thus when additional space was needed by a family is was natural to build upward and in the rear, thus the Camelback home design was once again born from practical need.

Shotgun Camelback Home Location Maps

Obviously with an inventory of over 100 such home sites throughout the New Orleans Metro Area  it would be much easier to explore these homes on a single map and instantly the ones in your preferred locations. Thus you may find the following link of great benefit:

Map of New Orleans Shotgun Camelback Homes for Sale

However best of all would be your own personal interior tour of your short list, and I would certainly be more than happy to assist simply give me a call 504-616-6262 or drop me an email and we’ll set things up.

- Lisa


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