Our 140 year old camelback hits the market

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Wow.  What a whirlwind week!

On Tuesday, we listed our historic Lower Garden District home.  On Wednesday, I held a broker's tour and on Sunday we had an open house, with multiple showings in between.

The turnout was beyond what I expected and the response has been heartwarming, to say the least.  It gives me such great happiness to see people appreciate all of the hard work we put into our renovation.

The highlight, by far, was being featured in a glowing article on the real estate website Curbed!  I just about fainted when they reached out to me! 

If you're in the market, our home is being offered for $825,000.  It has 3 beds/2 baths on the main side, with an attached 1 bed/1 bath guest suite.  The small apartment earned $27,000 last year as a short term rental!

For inquiries, email anne@annecutler.net.

Coming soon! Our historic home hits the market next week

It's the beginning of the end.  After 7 life-changing years in New Orleans, we're ready to sell our historic Lower Garden District home.  We've lived there for 6 of our 7 years in the Crescent City, renovating the place top to bottom. 

Long gone are the black ceiling fans, rusted kitchen sink, holes in the front porch and master toilet that felt like it was going to fall through the floor!  We've put our blood, sweat and tears into making this house the home of our dreams and we can only hope the next owner will love it as much as we do.

I'll be posting some before and after photos in the coming weeks, but until then, enjoy this short video of the finished product.  It'll hit the market next week, so if you know anyone who's looking for a family home with an income-generating guest suite (that just so happens to be in the best neighborhood in town), please send 'em my way!

French Quarter condo gets contemporary upgrade


One of the reasons I got my real estate license in New Orleans is my love of old, historic homes.  There's no place better than the French Quarter to soak up our city's historical architecture, but many of the small condos there could use a serious facelift.

I met my clients Tom and Myrna a few years ago on a visit to the city.  They were interested in purchasing a vacation home, but weren't quite ready to take the plunge.  Fast forward two years later and they called me up, ready to make a purchase.

We found a number of good options, but there was one, clear winner for all of us: an open-concept studio in a small building on Chartres Street that needed A LOT of work.  Usually I find these places and have to convince my clients of the potential, but Tom and Myrna saw it immediately.

We got a great deal and after closing, they hired a contractor who immediately went to work.  Tom and Myrna invited me back over Mardi Gras and I was blown away by the result.  Under the carpet were beautiful, old floors.  They refinished the old wood, which perfectly balances the modern quartz counter-tops in the kitchen and bath. 

The living area sparkles with a gorgeous pair of chandeliers and the furnishings have traditional New Orleans appeal, with a contemporary feel.  They kept the colors neutral and seamlessly blended gold and silver accents throughout.  I was able to snap a few quick cell phone pics and you'll see, the transformation is incredible.

Kudos to my clients for bringing this historic old condo into the 21st century.  I hope they'll make many wonderful memories in the years ahead!

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After pictures:

Costume inspiration: Bank-robbing bandits and their lady loot

Anne Culer Mardi Gras in New Orleans

It's been a whirlwind, but Mardi Gras 2018 is in the books.  It's always a special time of year in New Orleans, but was especially poignant this year, being our last Mardi Gras as locals.

Mardi Gras day came early this year, which meant less time for crafting.  So, we wanted to come up with an easy theme.  My "neighbor/costume spirit animal" Whitney had the idea to do bank robbers, which I loved.

The guys wore simple black and white striped shirts with beanies, black pants and zorro-style eye masks.  Some of them carried money bags we bought on Amazon and others held up signs I made with canvases, Sharpies and wooden craft sticks.

To add a little twist, we decided the gals would be the loot!  We put a bit more effort into our get-ups, but the costumes were really just a bunch of green and gold, cobbled together with fake money from a party supply store.

The theme was perfect for a large group and we got compliments everywhere we went.  At one point, a walking parade came barreling down Royal Street behind me, trumpets blaring.  Joe captured the most perfect photo of the madness.

It's a day and a memory that I'll treasure forever!

We weren't the only ones with elaborate get-ups.  Here's a look at some of the other fabulous costumes we found!

Saying goodbye to the city, people and station that I love

Anne Cutler WGNO

It's with a very heavy heart that I announce my days here at WGNO are numbered.

As you may know, my husband is a JAG attorney with the US Marine Corps and we've been blessed with 7 wonderful years stationed in New Orleans.

This is where our beautiful boys, Brooks and Beau, were born. This is where we purchased our first home, a 140 year old fixer-upper that we've renovated, top to bottom. The community has embraced us every step of the way.

Our neighbors, friends and co-workers have become family to us. I will forever call this incredible, cultural, dynamic, artistic, diverse and beautifully-flawed city home.

Sadly, Joe recently received orders to spend the next 6 years in Washington DC, beginning in June.

We have a few more months to soak up every ounce of culture here and I intend on making the most of it.

You can expect to see me along the parade routes, in the crowds at Jazz Fest and of course, eating as many meals as I can at Commander's Palace!

There's a bittersweet adventure lying ahead, but until it begins, I'll continue to see you bright and early every weekday on Good Morning New Orleans.

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