There's no shortage of interesting homes in the greater New Orleans area.

From magnificent mansions along the tonier thoroughfares to immaculate cottages tucked into historic neighborhoods, diversity is the common thread that ties these home together in the colorful tapestry is Crescent City real estate.

Here are five examples of homesteads with a bit of panache and a pinch of the unusual, making them all unique.

Stamps 10 December 6, 2022

The small living area brims with patterns, textures and elements from different eras.

Inspiration for this French Quarter pied-a-terre came from an unlikely source: their daughter's storage locker filled with items from her days studying antiques with Christie's Auction House in London.

Check out the Vieux Carré retreat and read about it here.

Barry 8 January 20, 2023

The kitchen doubled in size with Donna Barry's redesign. Still to come: A second-story deck to be located right outside the back kitchen door.

After searching in the Bayou St. John area for more than two decades, these homeowners finally found what they were looking for ... with the help of a nun.

Take a look inside and read about this home here.

Chaisson 1 January 25, 2023

Furniture is used to section the grand room into different areas as a multipurpose living zone.

Parisian vibes flow through this 1850s Camp Street home and it's no wonder the home seems like a work of art: it belongs to gallery owner Martine Chaisson. The curator of artwork has curated a home of unmatched style, with French flair.

See the stunning interiors and read about the dwelling here.

Branton 31, March 15,2023

A painting of Dorothy from 'The Wizard of Oz' set in motion the color and pattern scheme for Melanie Branton Manzella's River Ridge home.

Playful bursts of color are the palette of choice for the resident of this River Ridge home, based on the work of local artist Ashley Longshore. The comfortable and colorful home is a "antidote to years of caretaking and pandemic quarantine." 

Take a look at the colorful River Ridge home and read all about it.

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The crushed-rock courtyard with a fountain also offers a glimpse of a large dormer window.

A cottage in Lake Vista on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain is the prime spot for a duo of retirees who had worked with historic homes, starting with a 1940s cottage concept and making a spot that blends new, old and regional concepts for a most liveable place.

Get the lowdown on the Lake Vista spot and see inside here.

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