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Fabulous Boston Edison 6-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath Home Asks $325K

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Built in 1918, this home has many lovely original features including stained glass windows that flood the central stair with natural light, hardwood and terrazzo floors, and ornate woodwork in mahogany and red oak. The home has two fireplaces, including one in the master bedroom, a covered back porch, and offers over 4200 square feet of living space.

The listing promises the best of old and new, including updated plumbing. There's forced air heat and air conditioning. The fully renovated kitchen has granite countertops and a subway tile backsplash. The remodel keeps many features of the original kitchen, including the butler's pantry with its tall cabinets and glass cabinet doors. The house has a detached 2-car garage.

This is a lovely house. The living room has coffered ceilings and built-in bookcases surrounding the fireplace, and a full wall of windows to let in tons of light. The original oak curlicues that surround the main stair are elegant and charming, and the rich mahogany paneling makes the dining room a warm, gracious space. The kitchen remodel works well, although the strangely recessed refrigerator is a minor question mark. We also wonder why the new cabinetry isn't framed at the top—matching the molding on the butler's pantry cabinets seems like a natural (if expensive) choice there.

The master bedroom is large, with a slightly curved wall of windows and a fireplace. One of the baths has a rain head shower with a uniquely open stall. Two other bathrooms feature stone counters, one with double sinks, while a fourth has original tile (black) and white fixtures. There's a large back porch, and the home has smart-looking landscaping in front and back.

The fenced backyard also features a massive stone fire pit. This house last sold in May 2014 for just $36.5K. Clearly, the buyers made a few solid investments in the place. We don't know that $325K is realistic—a nearby home in similar condition, but with one more bath and 300 more square feet, sold less than a year ago for $195K, while another went in July for $225K. Whatever the sellers get for the place, it's bound to be a very nice return on investment, given the very low price they paid for it.

·1651 Chicago Blvd [Zillow]
·1655 Chicago Blvd [Zillow]
·2024 Edison [Estately]