Fixer-Upper Friday: A Mansard-Roofed Home in Hyde Park
Bring your imagination and a few cans of paint.
111 Pierce Street, Hyde Park
Size: 1,624 square feet
The best thing about this fixer-upper for sale in Hyde Park is that there isn’t a whole lot of heavy duty fixing up to be done. In fact, the home’s 1910 bones are in excellent shape. Its roof is about seven years old, and the windows have been recently replaced, too. What’s required is purely cosmetic, so updating the place won’t add on hefty costs in addition to the home’s $389,900 price tag.
The property exhibits plenty of antique features, and at a relative bargain for Boston real estate prices. There’s a sizable formal dining room with a built-in hutch and bay window, as well as a front-facing living room with French doors. Hardwood flooring covers both the first and second floors, meaning replacements won’t be necessary.
All of the bedrooms are reasonably spacious and bright, though some are clad in wood paneling. Many of the other rooms feature aging wallpaper, so quite a few paint jobs are in order. The kitchen could also benefit from some updates, such as additional counter space, newer appliances, and more cabinets.
As long as you bring some ideas for a new color palette—plus a few cans of paint—this Mansard-roofed abode could become your ideal single-family city home.
For information, contact Kara Willis, Preferred Properties Realty, preferredpropertiesrealty.com.
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