Fixer-Upper Friday: A Saugus Home in Need of Finishing Touches

Consider this four-bedroom abode a blank slate.

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11 Pearl Road, Saugus
Price: $349,000
Size: 1,556 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 1.5

“Come one, come all, handy homeowners, flippers, contractors, investors,” reads the listing for this four-bedroom house in Saugus. The home, situated on an almost 11,000-square-foot lot, is poised for a makeover—so put on your HGTV-branded thinking cap.

Look past the wall-to-wall carpeting and outdated bathrooms for a second, and consider the idea that this house is a blank slate. Sure, its deep red walls and wood paneling don’t conjure images of “blank,” but the place is brimming with potential.

First, the house in great shape—it received a paint job last year—meaning all that’s left to take are of are the finishing touches. Some ideas: making best use of the spacious kitchen by ripping out the cabinets and installing cost-effective open shelving (also getting that oven out of the corner), converting the confusing layout of the attic into a dreamy home office space or master suite, updating the yellow-tinted bathroom, and replacing the carpets, of course.

Second, the yard is reasonably charming, with a newly installed fence and horseshoe-shaped driveway. The property is also situated near Saugus’ Birch Pond, and is less than a five-minute drive to neon sign-lined Route One. (Kowloon, anyone?) A commute into Boston isn’t too shabby either—it’s about 13 miles, or a 23-minute drive without traffic.

For information, contact Bradford McCue, Coco, Early & Associates, cocoearly.com.

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