Fixer-Upper Friday: A Rare Victorian Gem

This Roxbury home has mansard-roof curb appeal.


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Location: 84 Munroe Street in Roxbury—a few blocks from Fort Hill and a short drive to Northeastern University.
Stats: 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and 2,320 square feet
Listing Price: $499,000
Listing Agent: Bernice Osborne, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,

With home values in Roxbury on the rise, this 1890-built property has loads of hidden potential for the right buyer. For starters, a mansard roof and detailed trim give this boxy Victorian undeniable curb appeal. Inside, four bedrooms and an additional office are well lit and spacious. Off the dining room, the living room has a period marble fireplace. The kitchen space, while dated, is roomy and would benefit from an overhaul. In addition, buyers could add value with updated flooring (goodbye, carpeted staircase) and bathroom upgrades. The backyard has garden space and room for a deck or patio.