An Eclectic Street, Carondelet

Michigan Avenue, just south of the Ivory Triangle, is an interesting mix of styles and decades, much like the rest of Carondelet.

The house above is particularly fascinating; I’ve always said half flounders were built for simplicity’s sake, not to claim lower taxes. These two houses are half flounders facing each other.

There is rehabbing coming to Carondelet as well, long occupied but usually only renovated by owners as needed over the years.

What a great juxtaposition below: a Second Empire micro-mansion next to an Early Twentieth Century railroad bungalow.

The different setbacks create a modulating streetscape; some earlier houses have no front yards, while others have large ones.


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