PICS: Take a tour inside some of New Orleans’ weirdest and unique homes

The 3rd annual New Orleans Weird Homes Tour opened the doors of 10 of the Crescent City's quirkiest houses.

by Matthew Hinton
November 18, 2019

The 3rd annual New Orleans Weird Homes Tour included 10 quirky houses on Saturday, November 16, 2019 including the Museum of Bad Taste with Edgar “Sam” Malvaney Jr. whose home was connected via a French Quarter balcony to the Studio of Good Taste with French artist Isabelle Jacopin’s paintings.

Another stop included the solar powered studio of Nicole Charbonnet in the Irish Channel that includes large works on canvas and also houses the studio of Artist Francesca Koerner. The tiniest home in New Orleans at only 176 square feet was on the tour with owner Michael Burnside in Central City. Sarah Smith and Jeremy Ballard’s home of Quirk and Glass in Broadmoor included Ballard’s glass and copper work and Smith’s costumes and dioramas.

Liz and Raul Canache restored a New Orleans Police jail and patrol station in the Treme/Lafitte neighborhood and turned it into an inn. The Weird Homes also has tours in other cities including Houston, Austin, and San Francisco. You can log on to weirdhomestour.com to learn more. Photo by Matthew Hinton

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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