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Former ‘Ice House’ in Boston Edison has been rehabbed—and it looks stunning

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The home that once had an ice waterfall flowing from the second-story windows is now listed for $699,995

A Tudor Revival has an all-brick exterior with exposed wood framing. A tree with pink leaves is out front of the wraparound porch. Photos by Ignited Photography

Back in 2015, a gorgeous home in Boston Edison from 1922 became famous for all the wrong reasons. Burst pipes caused water to gush from the second-story window and form a kind of ice waterfall. People then dubbed it the “Ice House.”

The home on West Boston Boulevard was put up for sale and eventually went for $82,500 in 2016. Remarkably, it’s back on the market after a massive rehab and showing no signs of the previous damage. It’s listed through Dwellings Unlimited for $699,995.

The 4,500-square-foot Tudor Revival has a striking look. There’s the classic exposed wood framing, as well as brick exterior, slate roof, and semi-wraparound porch. It sits on a corner lot and has a 0.5-acre yard adjacent to 14th Street.

As you’d expect, a lot of work has been done on the inside. There’s new HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fixtures, walls, windows, kitchen (with new appliances and countertops), bathrooms, and more. The hardwood floors have been restored as well.

We love the unique “fountain” room with its Pewabic tile floor—there’s more tiles in the foyer for a total of 400 square feet. Also, the home has seven total bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a detached two-car garage.

The fountain room with green Pewabic tiles.
The foyer with more green Pewabic tiles
The living room has a fireplace
Kitchen with all new countertops and appliances
Second story landing has a wide entrance to the staircase
Bathroom with subway tiles