Fixer-Upper Friday: An 1830s Bank in East Bridgewater
It's been in the same family for more than 100 years.
41 Bedford Street, East Bridgewater
Size: 2,354 square feet
Built as a bank in 1835, this Greek Revival home for sale in the center of East Bridgewater is a town icon. The centuries-old structure, which once included a residence for the bank’s cashier, is also an architectural gem, thanks to a wealth of period details both inside and out. It’s only changed hands five times since it was built, and has been in the same family for more than 100 years.
The converted bank’s new owners, however, will have some work to do upon moving in. From the looks of the place, it hasn’t been updated very much since the 1960s (which is fine, because the ’60s gifted us with plenty of great design). If it was our call, we’d preserve those funky light fixtures, wood paneling, and the neat appliances in the kitchen—especially the Julia Child-esque pegboard.
There are impressive antique details, too, like the mural in the parlor, those wood floors, and four intact fireplaces of the home’s original count of six. Plus, outside, shining white columns and green shutters make for commanding curb appeal.
The four-bedroom home stretches to 2,354 square feet, making its $249,899 price tag a superb deal. (That’s just $106 per square foot.) As an added bonus, the building is zoned for downtown business uses, which means new owners could open an office or shop within the home. It’s all within an hour’s drive to Boston, where this kind of project would summon significantly more dollar signs.
For information, contact Milton Morris, Morris Real Estate, morrisre.com.