Fixer-Upper Friday: A Fisherman’s Bungalow in Quincy

It just needs a few cosmetic changes.

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

7 Shennen Street, Quincy
Price: $284,900
Size: 1,252 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2

Coastal living and urban dwelling come to a crossroads at this fixer-upper for sale in Quincy, listed for just $284,900. It’s almost unheard of to find a single-family home close to Boston asking under $300,000. So, consider the place a blank slate—a completely customizable house near the sea and the city, and for a bargain to boot.

The former fisherman’s bungalow sits toward the end of Houghs Neck. Built in 1900, the house is actually in pretty good shape. You won’t need to sink huge investments into any one part of the building. Rather, it requires an assortment of cosmetic changes in the home’s six rooms.

Our suggestions? Nix the linoleum flooring, rip out old woodwork, and spruce up the yellow-tinted bathroom. By swapping in a few more modern fixtures—especially those ceiling fans—you could get away with choosing not to overhaul the kitchen.

Best of all, the bungalow is two blocks from the beach and the boat yard, meaning you can swim, fish, and canoe anytime you like once warmer weather rolls in.

For information, contact Antoine Maziarz, Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC, mlspinhomes.com.

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services

Photo via Carrington Real Estate Services


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