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Titanic Era Boston Edison Mansion Asks $320K

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Just steps away from Woodward in Boston Edison, this 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home serves up 1912 we-just-missed-the-Titanic realness—and in a dining room the realtor swears comfortably seats a dozen guests. With 3800 square feet of living space, the home has room for entertaining, and is very pretty from the street with its red brick facade and slate tile roof. The living room has a limestone fireplace featured in at least six pictures, making us wonder if Rule 36 applies to carved stonework. The house has a mahogany (mahogany!) paneled office, another fireplace upstairs, and the original kitchen remains largely intact.


The kitchen now sports butcher block counters (shudder), and an oven that makes us sad for food. While keeping the original kitchen has perks—we're spared the sight of white stock cabinets from Home Depot, e.g.—for $320K, buyers want a Viking range, a Bosch dishwasher and a Sub Zero fridge, not some 1990s oven complete with electric eye burners.

The original icebox remains as a decoration, which is a nice touch, and the house has dozens of other original fixtures, too, from the dining room chandelier, to the wall sconces to the mailbox. While the realtor gives us half a dozen shots of fireplace porn, we'd really like to see more of the bedrooms, and any pix at all of bathrooms and outdoor living space. You can write "Florida room" in the blurb all you like, but…pix. Or it's still just in Michigan.

·That is Mahogany [Tumblr]
·Rule 36 [Urban Dictionary]
·101 Chicago Blvd/a> [Zillow]