Fixer-Upper Friday: A ’60s Lake House in Littleton
A quick refresh will take this contemporary pad to the next level.
34 Long Lake Road, Littleton
Size: 1,080 square feet
Behold: a cute, affordable little lake house within commuting distance to Boston—and as a bonus, it’s got some midcentury flair. The thing is, the place needs a quick refresh before it’s ready to move into.
Located in Littleton, which is less than an hour’s drive away along Route 2, this ’60s pad has a lot going for it. For one, it boasts huge windows, letting in plenty of natural light to the home’s five rooms, as well as a gigantic brick fireplace. It’s also mere steps from Long Pond, and offers views of the water from a small balcony. The vaulted ceilings and angular design of the place make it perfect for a midcentury modern-inspired renovation. Throw in some Eames Evie chairs and a starburst clock and you’re one step closer to creating a home straight from the pages of Dwell.
What this fixer-upper needs, though, is to be brightened up. Even with all those windows, it’s still dark on the inside, thanks to wood paneling and some questionable paint color choices. To maximize natural light and revitalize the space, you could clad all the walls in white (leaving the wood ceilings, of course) and rip out the maroon and gold carpeting.
Nix the pink tub in the bathroom for something a little more modern, liven up the three-season porch, maybe install some shelving in the garage, and you’ve got yourself a hip and happening starter home.
For information, contact Gilbert Ouellette, DCU Realty, dcuhomes.com.