Yep, it’s definitely a fixer-upper. But behind its somewhat grimy-with-age exterior and paint-chipped ornate details, 40 Bridge Street looks like it could be an enviable house.
What it’s got going for it: The interior appears in better shape than the exterior. Lots of woodtrim detailing, French doors, built-ins, etc. The price is great, and the taxes are very low (less than $2500). Plus, it’s in great part of Roxbury. But is there really a bad part of Roxbury? Not that we could see.
Problems? Well, the lot is pretty small for an area with lots of options with more land. And the aforementioned elbow grease involved with fixing it up. Also, in spite of the inside looking better than the outside, the kitchen looks like it needs some serious updating. But for less than $130,000, it seems like a good kitchen remodeling and some cosmetic work on the outside could skyrocket the house’s worth.
(Incidentally, this house is right next door to The Roxbury, a tres-chic, very fun hotel. We highly recommend clicking on the link we just provided and having a look around. Drool!)
40 Bridge Street, Roxbury (Prudential Fox) GMAP
Asking Price: $129,900
Square Feet: 1,900
Year Built: 1905
Land: .33 acres
Features: Above-ground pool, built-ins, fireplace