This 3-story colonial in Boston Edison has hardwood floors, a fireplace, a dishwasher, a very pretty (and updated) kitchen, and tons of historic charm. The 5-bedroom, 2-5-bath house has a full basement and a detached 2-car garage. It would be a great family home, but more fun as a co-op/commune roommate situation. $1650 is a lot of rent unless you're looking for short-term luxury space. Split five ways, though, it becomes a great way to get close to four friends while saving money.
The house has a beautiful stair and arched interior doorways. There are glass-fronted built-in shelves in the third floor dormer bedroom, and the 1918 house offers over 2100 square feet of living space.The play has gas-powered steam heat and no AC, and sold in 2013 for just $20K. Given the original listing photos, it looks like at least that amount went into the new kitchen and restored floors, and it's clear that the landlords care about the place. If you'd like a great roommate house, or just want to test-drive Boston Edison for a year while building credit to buy, this place seems like a solid plan.