For Just $100K, We Found a Tiny Shotgun House in New Orleans' Treme Neighborhood

This historic home in New Orleans' popular Treme neighborhood was tiny before tiny homes were cool.

Listed for an affordable $100,000, this 523-square-foot home covers all the basics. "It has everything you need and nothing you don't," says listing agent Mathilde Lemann.

But this little pink home has something you won't find anywhere else: New Orleans' architectural charm.

Built sometime before 1929, this tiny structure is a shotgun home, so named because a person could see (or shoot) from the front door to the backdoor. The gabled roof sports interesting shingles that stand out from the street. The deep overhang is held up by ornate Queen Anne -- style brackets. The stoop is just wide enough to sit and chat with the neighbors.

And like many of New Orleans' best homes, this tiny house has been around long enough to develop distinctive only-in-New Orleans touches.

Take the roof, for example. After a run-in with city planners, a previous owner found out the roof strayed too close to the neighboring house. "They basically told him to cut part of the roof off, and he did," says Lemann. As a result, the gable sits off-center, giving the home a singular style.

The home's interior has been heavily remodeled. Now the living room is light and bright, thanks to large windows. There's enough space to hold a small sofa, tables, and chairs.

The bedroom, with hardwood flooring, has plenty of space for a bed and small dresser. There's also wall space to hang an art collection. The kitchen is modern with granite countertops and tile flooring.

It's the perfect amount of space for someone who doesn't plan on being a homebody. And why would you want to stay indoors if you lived in this neighborhood?

The Treme (Yes, that Treme) is one of New Orleans' oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods. Today, it holds a special place in the heart of many New Orleans' musicians. Lucky residents can find great local music at spots such as the Candlelight Lounge.

Beyond the music, there's Armstrong Park. Built as a memorial for jazz great Louis Armstrong, the park pays tribute to other legendary musicians with gorgeous statues. There are also walking trails, lagoons, and plenty of green space.

And, of course, equally important is the food. The next owner of this house will live within smelling distance of some of the best fried chicken in the country. This tiny treasure is just two blocks from Willie Mae's.