Fixer-Upper Friday: An 1890 Single-Family Near Revere Beach
An attic and basement could expand the living space in this 1890 home, which is a short walk to the Revere Beach Boulevard.
Size: 1,495 square feet
In the summertime in Boston, each weekend offers an essential choice: To bop around the city, or go to the beach? The Hub boasts a plethora of warm weather activities—from alfresco movie screenings to free fitness classes—but the beach has, well, the beach. Fortunately, this Revere home allows you to split your coveted midsummer days between Boston and the beach with ease. Located less than a half mile from the Revere Beach T stop, you can either flip-flop down to the seaside, or hop on the Blue Line and arrive downtown in 30 minutes.
Though its location is ideal, the home itself could use a little TLC. Oodles of wood panelling call for an update to brighten the space, and a handful of drop ceilings would dazzle with a coffered makeover. The eat-in is in great shape, with modern appliances, two sinks, and a separate nook with additional storage and prep space, but some new paint and granite counters would round it out nicely. Both bathrooms could also use some love, though the cubby-sized half bath would benefit from some extra elbow grease.
For zealous fixer-uppers, an unfinished basement and hardwood bedecked attic offer the chance to add some serious square footage to the house. A fresh coat of paint on its exterior would make the home stand out along the tree-lined street. And when the renovations are complete, take a break on the back deck or screened-in porch, and marvel at the hilltop view of Revere and the not-too-distant ocean.
For information, contact Jessica Keefe, Keller Williams Realty, jessicakeefe.kwrealty.com