Glorious houses deserving restoration are everywhere in Boston-Edison, but this one is a notch above average. One block off Woodward Avenue, it overlooks Voigt Park, the neighborhood's tree-filled central park. It's a scenic spot, and the house was designed in 1913 to do it justice.
With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an estimated 3,000 square feet, the interior still clings to much of its original detailing. Someone even saved the clawfoot tub. The listing description is scant and we couldn't reach the realtor, but the mention of servants quarters means the third floor is probably finished.
The photo show a house with immense potential hiding underneath, but they also show major water damage, a moldy basement, and hints of an abandoned restoration attempt. The asking price is $65,000. Considering the owner snagged it for $12,100 in the 2011 tax auction, you might have some room to negotiate.
· Listing: 658 Longfellow [Estately]