In Arabi, Louisiana you will find this sweet shot-gun-style house.
A shotgun house is a narrow rectangular residence, usually around 12 feet wide, so named because you can (in theory) shoot a shotgun from front to back and it would have a clear path through the house. They are most commonly found in the southern United States.
This renovated cottage is priced at $239,000 and is right next to the Mississippi River!
The interior decor is all about elegant drama but it retains much of its original character with high ceilings, antique heart pine flooring, built-in bookshelves, cypress wood doors, transoms, and a brick-surround fireplace with mantles.
Each room flows into the next and they are connected with a light & neutral color scheme.
In typical shot-gun house style, the kitchen is located at the back of the house.
It has open shelving, butcher block & granite counters, and a full wall of subway tile backsplash.
The dining room is large enough for a long plank table.
This home actually has two bedrooms, but only one is shown in the listing photos.
The one and only bathroom:
Outdoors, the property has a narrow side yard…
…and a nicely landscaped backyard.
Unfortunately, it seems to be squeezed between two industrial buildings.
Nonetheless, this historic gem is all about Louisiana charm and hospitality.