Fixer-Upper Friday: A Historical Home in Ipswich

This 1772 antique Colonial has four fireplaces and plenty of period detail.

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

83 High Street, Ipswich
Price: $399,000
Size: 1,942 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 1.5

There’s nothing like the distinct historical charm that radiates from the antique homes of the North Shore. The region’s centuries-old homes often fetch millions, however, which makes this aging fixer-upper in Ipswich an uncommon buying opportunity.

The 1772 Colonial is in rough shape, yes. But it has four fireplaces, built-ins, and plenty of period detail. Nevermind that the place is within walking distance to downtown Ipswich and the Commuter Rail.

The fixer-upper is situated on a one-acre parcel that includes a total of four structures: the main house, a shed, a mobile home (a crash pad while you renovate, perhaps?), and a two-story barn with a woodworking shop inside.

With an asking price of $205 per square foot, there’s still room in the budget to make significant upgrades to the house. Plus, its next owner will receive a resident pass to Crane Beach—a worthy investment, indeed.

For information, contact WM Partnership, Windhill Realty, LLC, windhillrealty.com.

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC

Photo via Windhill Realty, LLC


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com