These twin townhomes look a bit steely-eyed beneath heavy-lidded, cantilevered roofs. They share skyline views of downtown from their double-decker balconies and storefront windows laced with Mondrian-style tracery. However, only 1 of these by-the-bayou units designed by MC2 Architects is for sale. It’s the one just a tad closer to downtown (above, at right). Last month, the asking price on this April listing dropped $30K to $549,000.
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Built at the Turn of the Millennium, the 3-story townhome has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a gated driveway, and a patio. Its fenced lot, 2,370-sq.-ft., is located on Memorial Way, which is a spur of a street that runs parallel to Memorial Drive near Sabine St.
The project description by MC2 Architects says the townhomes’ staggered design and use of skyscraper-influenced building materials were attempts to bridge the transition from downtown’s high-rises to the more traditional homes in the adjacent historic Sixth Ward. Inside, though, they’re modern.
This balcony is off the 2nd floor living room:
There’s more steel inside on the open staircases and railings:
In the master bedroom, the window wall and glass-fronted balcony expand the view:
Even the closet has a window facing downtown.
The ground floor has access to 2 bedrooms and a patio:
In September 2010, the slightly larger unit, 1804 Memorial Way Unit B, sold for $510,000.
- 1804 Memorial Way Unit A [HAR]