Fixer-Upper Friday: A Little Green Cape in Quincy
Its bones date back to 1870.
171 Phipps Street, Quincy
Size: 1,313 square feet
It’s almost unheard of for a single-family home in Greater Boston to hit the market for under $300,000. But this little green Cape for sale in Quincy is here to defy the odds. Listed for $299,000, the three-bedroom abode could make a perfectly pleasant starter home—that is, after a few changes are made.
Of course, there are plenty of deals to be found in Quincy. Just take a look at our 2018 real estate guide for proof. But this house is a little different. It’s a fixer-upper, and will require some hefty updates before it’s ready to move into.
With bones dating back to 1870, the house is a certified antique. For history buffs, it’s also less than a 10-minute walk from John Adams’ birthplace and Adams National Historical Park.
The place could make for a viable condo alternative with the right renovations. The kitchen and bathroom call for special attention, while the upper-level bedrooms require refinished floors and walls. The property does come with a sizable backyard—one that’s calling for a landscape architect to reinvent it—and it’s not far from Quincy’s Faxon Park.
For those looking to go beyond just fixing up the place, there’s the option to expand it or even redevelop it. But if you ask us, the centuries-old structure would be better off restored. With some rustic wood siding and shutters, it’ll regain its antique charm.
For information, contact Anne and Craig, the Galvin Group, galvingroupre.com.