House for Real World’s return to New Orleans identified

The house that will likely be used for The Real World‘s return to New Orleans for its 24th season has been identified.

Based on work permits, Vevmo posters identified the house as a mansion owned by the Los Angeles Clippers’ Baron Davis. It was featured on MTV’s Cribs in 2003, and has “7 bedrooms, 8 baths, currently on the market for 1.7 million dollars. It is 9,860 square feet,” according to one of the forum’s moderators.

The house, located at 1633 Dufossat St. in New Orleans, is just off of St. Charles Avenue and less than two miles away from the house that hosted the season in 2000, which is located at 2618 St. Charles Avenue and was known as the Belfort. There are pictures of its interior and exterior and floorplan at Vevmo, and here’s the exterior and a map:


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