REAL ESTATE

Thin Is In: We Found the Skinniest Home in New Orleans

  • The skinny exterior

    The skinny exterior

  • Industrial deck

    Industrial deck

  • Room with a view

    Room with a view

We've documented the tiny home movement, but there's a new shape in town. Intrepid sleuthing led us to the sharp edges of a skinny home movement.

As in many densely packed cities, New Orleans is faced with a shortage of land. Large lots are hard to find, and if you're a developer looking to build, you're left with small, odd-shaped lots.

Useless, right? Well, not exactly.

The skinny home could be an answer. This ultraslim 978-square-foot home is listed for $375,000 and sits on an 880-square-foot lot.

Built up rather than out, the three-story home has plenty of curb appeal. Due to the unusual lot size, the exterior is made of two angled rectangles that swoop down and meet each other in the middle.

The small home packs a number of amenities. The first floor features an open living and dining space that's simple and airy. The stained concrete floor and rows of windows looking out onto a vintage brick wall add the feeling of an industrial loft.

In the kitchen, stainless-steel appliances, white Caesartone countertops, and a simple basin sink contribute to the home's sleek and modern appearance. Custom shelving provides storage space.

The second floor is a loft space with a bedroom, bathroom, utility area, and walk-in closet not usually seen in tiny homes. Thanks to an impressive number of windows, the space is bathed in light.

According to the listing, the second floor also offers a rooftop view overlooking one of the city's hottest neighborhoods. However, the view from the roof isn't the best view in the house.

The entire third floor is a loft, accessed from the second floor by a bunk-bed-style ladder. In addition to it being a killer place for sleepovers, the loft also offers even better views.

Outside (yes, there is an outside), you'll find a wraparound deck that backs up to the vintage brick building next door. And while there isn't any green space, a hole was cut into the deck for a budding tree.

There's plenty of space to spread out across three floors, but we doubt anyone would spend much time at home. Located squarely in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, the home is close to the Mississippi River, within walking distance to one of the hottest streets in the city, and not far from the Mardi Gras parade routes. Thin is in!