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Impressive New Center restoration tries for $650K

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We last saw this house in 2016, when it was boarded up and its price was all over the board. The asking price fluctuated between $61,000 and $200,000. The new owner ended up paying $100,000 for it, and started an extensive restoration that ended up costing over $500,000. We walked through recently and the house is very elegant—think of one of the nicer renovations in Boston-Edison. The 3,250-square-foot house is located on a block in New Center full of gorgeous old homes. The asking price is an ambitious $649,900.

This has not been a quick renovation; they’ve taken their time to restore the character of the home. Each bedroom has its own bathroom; the master bath has a walk-in closet, a beautiful claw foot tub, plus a separate shower. The third floor has its own suite. Downstairs, find a parlor with french doors, a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a dining room, a wet bar, and a new kitchen. The garage has been redone and can be accessed from the driveway and alley and the back porch, which was falling apart, has been entirely rebuilt. An open house will be held February 10 from 1-3. We recently asked if New Center was ready for $500,000 condos. Is it ready for a house like this?