Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Old House in New Orleans

The was the shotgun double I bought and restored between 2000-2003 in New Orleans! 


  1. This shotgun house certainly looks majestic, Andrew. :) But judging from the pictures, it needs a little repainting, though. May I ask: When was the last time you painted this house? Wood shingles should be treated and repainted more often than materials such as cement fiberboard sidings.

    Noreen Weigle

  2. Hi Noreen I sold the house in 2002 or 3. I don't know what you are talking about the house sold in the last year or two and the paint job is no older then that.

    1. Shotgun houses usually come at 12 feet (3.5 m) wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house. Noreen's right. Andrew's house back then was a shotgun house. Have you ever visited the house ever since it was sold, Andrew?

      Elinor Haswell

  3. How old is the house? Good to hear that that you were able to restore the house. A shotgun house is a convenient symbol of life in the south. I wouldn't wonder if the house next to this is a shotgun house too. I heard a lot of stories about them in New Orleans, and they are all very interesting. We would love to see how it looks like today, that is if you made some changes in its interior. The house still looks great but it seems to need more renovation and a new coat of paint.

    Calvin Mordarski