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HERITAGE HOME NEWS

SPRING 2014

Heritage Houses in “The Big Easy”

Lanzos ResidenceIn March, Grant took a trip to New Orleans, one of America’s greatest “outdoor museums,” and was impressed by the abundance of historic architecture in the city. Constructed over a period spanning almost three hundred years, the thousands of houses that line the streets of NOLA are examples of types and styles of architecture from all over the world, including unique houses that originated in New Orleans. The architectural influences of France, Spain, the Caribbean and early America can be seen throughout the area and help to illustrate the wide variety of people who have called the city home. It was truly fascinating to learn about the history and culture of New Orleans. It is a “must-see” destination for heritage lovers!

Heritage Spotlight

Creole Cottage
Creole Cottage

New Orleans. 1790-1850

In the United States, the word "Creole" refers to locally born people who are descended from settlers in colonial French Louisiana before it became part of the United States in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase.

Creole cottages were popular from 1790 to 1850 and were the most common house type found in New Orleans during the early 1800’s. They are generally rectangular, and most were built very low to the ground and right up to the sidewalk. They had 4 “squarish” rooms, no hallways, two fireplaces, and two small rooms on the rear called “cabinets.” The earlier cottages had hipped roofs, while the later and most common ones had a side-gable roof.

The Creole cottages built outside of the city in the rural areas were raised a few feet off of the ground and had a front porch with wooden columns.

 

North Vancouver Market Update

Houses

In January, February and March there were a total of 282 houses sold compared to 242 sold over the same period in 2013.

The benchmark price in March was $966,200; $30,000 higher than the benchmark house price in March 2013.

Apartments

In January, February and March there were a total of 190 apartments sold compared to 152 sold over the same period in 2013.

The benchmark price in March was $350,500; $7700 higher than the benchmark apartment price in March 2013.

Heritage

Two heritage homes have sold since January. 1337 Jones Ave sold in February for $900,000 and 529 E 11th St sold in March for $1,520,000.

For information on recent heritage sales, renovation ideas that will give you the best return or to inquire about the value of your home, please contact us.

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