For Sale/Rent

Fixer-Upper Friday: A Retro Multi-Family in Somerville

Its wood paneling and linoleum are delightfully outdated.


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115 Cedar Street, Somerville
Price: $1,100,000
Size: 2,768 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3

Ah, drop ceilings. Wood paneling. Linoleum. This multi-family for sale in Somerville is delightfully outdated, right down to the floral wallpaper in the kitchen. Though we’re classifying the place as a fixer-upper, we should be clear: those charming retro details should most certainly be preserved. What is a Somerville apartment building without kitsch?

Equidistant from Porter and Davis Squares, the three-family was built in 1910. The listing photos below show the building’s second floor, which, all considering, is in great shape. But the first and third floors need significantly more work—and a significantly larger investment.

That said, the place could make for a lucrative condo conversion when all’s said and done. Each unit has separate utilities, plus reasonably high ceilings and hardwood floors. There’s a full basement below, and outside, the driveway offers two tandem parking spaces. To see the place, you’ll have to schedule a private showing with the listing agent.

For information, contact Gayle Winters, Leading Edge Real Estate, realtor.com.

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