Fixer-Upper Friday: A Lake House for $99,900
This two-bedroom is a quick walk to a private beach.
14 Central Avenue, Lakeville
Size: 752 square feet
If you’re in the market for a modest little lake house to rehab, look no further than aptly named Lakeville. Situated just over an hour’s ride outside of Boston, the town is home to—you guessed it—several lakes and ponds. This fixer-upper asking $99,900 is a short stroll from Long Pond, and comes with a stretch of private beach plus a boat ramp.
The place will need some updates before it’s revved up and ready to go for a summer barbecue. The sun porch could use a refresh, for one. And all the faux brick, linoleum, and carpeting is worth bidding farewell to. Like the many fixer-uppers before it, the kitchen and bathroom will also require a hefty investment.
While the home has private water and sewage now, town water hookups will become available this September. It’s the buyer’s responsibility to take care of that, however.
There are a few features in the cottage worth accentuating: the vaulted ceilings in the living room, the wood stove hookup, the skylight window in the kitchen, and the back deck with pond views. Aside from the sizable deck, the backyard also has a small storage shed, not to mention enough space for a garden. And to think, just mere feet from your tomato plants, you could swim, boat, and fish all summer long.
For information, contact Kyle Belken • Realty One Group, LLC, kylebelken.com.