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Envy-Inducing Pools; Urban Farms; Algiers Fun House

Welcome to Curbed Cuts where Curbed NOLA editor Sarah Chase shares the best real estate and neighborhood news of the week.

NOLA—The scorching summer heat is sofreakingclose to setting in, so how about taking a look at nine on-the-market homes around town that are just waiting for a pool party?

LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT—The apartment boom keeps right on rolling through town and next up is the creepily-named St. Anna's Asylum on Prytania Street. A $4 million makeover will turn the building, which dates back to 1853, into 23 apartments.

ALGIERS—Super fun amenity alert! This Algiers listing seems like a regular ole' home for sale until a look in one of the bedroom reveals a twisty tube slide that drops down from the third-floor playroom.

NOLA—There's certainly no shortage of vacant lots around town and putting them to good use is the just-launched Growing Green program. For $250 a year residents can rent an empty lot and make their urban agriculture project dreams come true. Details here.