We Found a Tiny Shotgun House in New Orleans’ Treme Neighborhood

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This historic home in New Orleans’ popular Treme neighborhood was tiny before tiny homes were cool.

Listed for an affordable $100,000, this 523-square-foot home covers all the basics. “It has everything you need and nothing you don’t,” says listing agent Mathilde Lemann.

But this little pink home has something you won’t find anywhere else: New Orleans’ architectural charm.

Built sometime before 1929, this tiny structure is a shotgun home, so named because a person could see (or shoot) from the front door to the backdoor. The gabled roof sports interesting shingles that stand out from the street. The deep overhang is held up by ornate Queen Anne–style brackets. The stoop is just wide enough to sit and chat with the neighbors.

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