Fixer-Upper Friday: A Cute Little Cape in Everett
Talk about a rare find.
18 Derne Street, Everett
Size: 1,080 square feet
Somehow, it’s not impossible to find an affordable single-family home 20 minutes from downtown Boston—and this cute little Cape in Everett proves it. There is, of course, a catch: it’s a fixer-upper.
Built in 1950, the house has sturdy bones, but requires significant updating before it’ll be move-in ready. Aside from obvious improvements like refinishing the walls and ceilings, the just over 1,000-square-foot abode will need a new kitchen. Nix the rotting cabinets for some open shelving and install a few modern appliances, and the home’s nerve center will be as good as new. Plus, all that basement storage will make renovating a breeze.
Above all, the property—complete with a small backyard—is conveniently located. It’s steps from a bus stop, Everett’s town center, and several leafy parks. (That high walkability means life without a car could be doable.) And while the necessary improvements will likely cost a pretty penny, the Cape’s $258 price tag can’t be beat. A rare find, indeed.
For information, contact Katya Pitts, Leading Edge Real Estate, katyapitts.com.