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If you listen hard enough, you can hear the Mardi Gras revelers letting les bons temps rouler in New Orleans from where you are. It’s true. Try it.

alligator house

While I’ve never made it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras festivities, I certainly will put this house on my to-do list for next time I’m in the Big Easy. Dubbed the “Alligator House “(can you see the alligator?)  by buildingstudio, it was built as a low-cost home for a Katrina victim in the Central City neighborhood. It’s such an interesting interpretation of the classic shotgun-style home and creates such an unforgettable street impression.


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5 Responses

  1. CplusE says:

    I love this house! What a lucky family! While it may not be very big, the house looks large because it is so light and airy, and the generous front porch is very neighbor-friendly. Great job, buildingstudio!

  2. another1 says:

    Terrific! What's the cost to build?

  3. Charlee says:

    It looks great but,does it fit in with the neighborhood?

  4. Peacechick says:

    everyone and everything "fits in," in New Orleans! Amazing city.

  5. Very good article. I will be facing some of these issues as well..

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