Fixer-Upper Friday: A Three-Bedroom Cape in Worcester

It's a hop, skip, and a jump from the Mass Pike.


Photo via Block Capital Realty Team

3 South Edlin Street, Worcester
Price: $197,900
Size: 1,382 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1.5

The house in the listing photo above could probably pass for one in West Roxbury, or even the outer reaches of Dorchester, where it’d fetch upwards of $500,000. But this place is actually located an hour outside of the city in Worcester, and it’s listed for under $200,000.

The $197,900 price tag is no doubt mouthwatering for house hunters floundering in Boston’s insane real estate market. But…it’s still Worcester. Plus, the place does need a good deal of cosmetic updates. To start, this fixer-upper would need its kitchens and bathrooms gutted and renovated with all new cabinets, appliances, and fixtures. The carpeting on the period staircase should probably be ripped up, as should the linoleum floors in the entryway.

However, the 1917 home does boast a few original details that are worth preserving. There are fairly nice window casings and built-ins in a few rooms, and that original stone garage is a treat. Around back, the property also has a deck that overlooks a sizable backyard. Perhaps best of all, the three-bedroom is a hop, skip, and a jump from the Mass Pike, making the commute into Boston a smidgen less painful.

For information, contact Block Capital Realty Team, Block Capital Realty LLC, blockcapitalrealty.com.

Photo via Block Capital Realty Team

Photo via Block Capital Realty Team

Photo via Block Capital Realty Team

Photo via Block Capital Realty Team

Photo via Block Capital Realty Team

Photo via Block Capital Realty Team

Photo via Block Capital Realty Team

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