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

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 to learn more. Photo by Matthew Hinton