Saturday, January 15, 2011
Love Among the Ruins - Mich House, New Orleans, LA.
A Hurricane Katrina refugee, this early 1900's "camelback" home -- (looks like a Creole Cottage to me )-- is located on a DOUBLE LOT at 616-618 Caffin Avenue in the historic district of Holy Cross. Although it looks small it contains approximately 2,800 square feet and although it's in need of a lot of TLC much of the original woodwork, doors and other architectural details remain intact and restorable. The first owner is listed as Henry Misch, a salesman. Mr. Misch eventually changed his profession to a florist and ran that business out of the house. The property was sold and the 618 side was used as the site of the new owner's ceramic shop, called the "Ceramic Shop" and the "Earth, Fire Shop" In August 2005 the property suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Katrina, and sold in January 2009 to the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. The large double lot is perfect for entertaining, and once was the site of a florist's greenhouse. Its arched gable window and double iron gate are stored in the PRC's warehouse. No fixed price on the listing.... going to have to research the neighborhood -- but the large lot is a BIG bonus. Hmmmm. Now I'm hungry for a muffaletta.