Lakeview ‘Kracken House’ returns as must-see Halloween display

Remember the “Mardi Gras Kracken” house float that popped up in Lakeview during Yardi Gras? Well, the popular display returns for the Halloween season.

Homeowners Michelle Soliman and P. David Soliman unleash the Kraken, once again, with a few updates for the spooky season.

Passersby can’t miss the massive tentacles “crawling” out of the second-floor balcony, along with two larger-than-life skeletons flanking the stairs. The homeowners also lit up their home’s exterior with purple and orange colors adding to the spooky spirit.

 

 

Michelle Soliman says visitors can expect some other Halloween-style updates to the display. The scene also features tombstones, a coffin, a dragon that devoured a pile of skeletons and more skeletons coming out of a pond.

Soliman says she’s working on more additions, including a hearse, bats and spiders.

During Yardi Gras, the house was officially titled “End of the World,” but now the home takes up the moniker “Kracken House” by popular demand.

“We were dubbed the Kraken house by most people and media outlets like Reuters & BBC during Mardi Gras so we just rolled with it!” Soliman said.

 

 

It may seem like an eternity since house floats took over New Orleans during Carnival. With New Orleans getting into the Halloween spirit,  Soliman says she looks forward to over-the-top decorations again for one of her favorite holidays.

“It’s fun to have a stream of neighbors come to check out the decorations and bring smiles to everyone’s faces,” Soliman said.

The Kracken House NOLA is located at 6574 Memphis Street in New Orleans. Visit the Kracken House NOLA Facebook page for updates.

Another popular Halloween display, known as the New Orleans “Skeleton House,” also returns this Halloween season.  The popular Uptown mansion is known for its yard of satirical skeletons on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and State Street.

See also: Here’s where pumpkin patches are popping up this fall near New Orleans


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