Fixer-Upper Friday: A Beach House in Hull

This 1900 cottage could use some updating for next summer.


Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

22-R Valley Beach Avenue, Hull
Price: $199,900
Size: 1,144 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1.5

For less than $200,000, you could own an antique beach house that’s steps from the gentle, rolling waves of Massachusetts Bay. The catch? You’ll need to come up with some cash to whip it back into shape. The three-bedroom needs quite a few updates before its new owners can relax in it next summer.

Tucked on a side street in Hull’s Atlantic Hill neighborhood, the home asks just $175 per square foot. Though it may be an overused phrase in the world of fixer-uppers, this place really does have good bones. Breezy screened-in porches at both the front and back of the house overlook a sloping, pint-sized yard. Inside, there’s seafoam green and goldenrod-colored carpeting waiting to be ripped out, as well as some patches of dated wallpaper.

Updates to the kitchen and bathrooms could wait, allowing the house to be a live-in labor of love. Its listing notes that the property likely will not qualify for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, though conventional and cash buyers are invited to place offers.

For information, contact David Stevens, Castleknock Realty Group, Inc., castleknockrealtygorup.com.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

Photo via Castleknock Realty Group, Inc.

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