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Nov 18

A New Orleans House in Disrepair Becomes a Shining Gem Once Again — House Tour

Name: Wesley & Levi Janssen; their kids James (6), Anders (5), and Julia (1); and the family dog Logan.
Location: Mid City — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 1,690 square feet upstairs; 1,200 in raised basement apartment
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

It was the second-to-last last day of Wesley Janssen’s maternity leave when a “for sale” sign in front of a stately raised-basement Art and Crafts style home caught her eye five years ago. The real estate listing only had one picture, but the price was surprisingly low for the neighborhood. Although she and her husband Levi weren’t actively searching for a new home, Wesley’s instincts told her she needed to get inside and check it out.

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Jul 18

An "Urban Bohemian" New Orleans Loft Is Bursting With Books and Art — House Tour

Name: Nathalie Simon
Location: Bywater — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 1,350 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

When Nathalie returned home to New Orleans five years ago, she settled into a life she loved in the French Quarter. She walked everywhere, knew all of her neighbors, and felt like she was a part of a community. “It was like living in New York City or Paris. Each ‘neighborhood’—even two blocks over—had its own characteristics and culture,” she says.

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May 18

A Holistic Designer's New Orleans Home Looks as Beautiful as It Feels — House Tour

Name: Erica A. Jacobs and cat Luci
Location: Uptown — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Erica Jacobs runs a nature-based, holistic home design company called Between Red & Violet, where she offers services ranging from space planning to landscaping. She defines holistic home design as an “intuitive and perceptual process rooted in physiology, sociology, and psychology designed to enhance well-being.” And her 1000-square-foot quasi-studio apartment (two large rooms are divided by enormous, functioning pocket doors) in New Orleans is the perfect example of her design philosophies.

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