On the Market: A Fixer-Upper Cottage in Cambridge

It's a rare opportunity to reimagine and renovate a Cambridge home in a prime location.


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196 Franklin Street, Cambridge
Price: $499,000
Size: 587 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1

In most Cambridge hot spots, where real estate prices are high, it’s almost impossible to find land for new-builds, and fixer-uppers can be hard to come by. That makes this cozy cottage, located in Central Square between Pearl and Sidney Streets, a rare find. Currently the 1933-built home has much room for renovations. At 587 square feet, the first floor has a bright kitchen, living room, and full bath, while the second level has two loft-style bedrooms, but updates are needed throughout. Demolishing the cottage is an option, and the new owners would start from scratch. According to the listing, the owners have received a variance to demolish and rebuild the existing home, good through the start of next year. Proposed plans designed by architect Mark Boyes-Watson are available for review. The garden lot offers 1,223 square feet of potential building space.

For information contact Barbara Currier, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, coldwellbankerhomes.com.

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