The East Ferry Historic District is filled with stunning, 19th century homes in a variety of styles. This one, with its own impressive history, just hit the market for $379,000.
The Queen Anne–style home was designed by William Scott & Company for Herbert Bassett around the turn of the century. It was briefly owned by J.L. Hudson, founder of the Hudson’s department store, in the early 1900s.
The exterior has some great-looking eaves and upper-story windows, a wraparound porch, and beautiful blue embossed siding.
For the past 15 years, the 1,963-square-foot home has served as the office of developer Julio Bateau and his company Nailah LLC, which has been building condominiums in the area. Soon after it was purchased in 2004, it got a gut rehab, as well as new windows, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing.
The home still has some great wallpaper, wood trim and paneling, and french doors. But because of its adapted use over the years, the new owners will need to put in some work. There’s still track lighting, “exit” signs, and an outdated kitchen and bathrooms.
That said, if you’re into historic homes, you’ll definitely find it worth the effort. 421 E. Ferry Street is listed with Susan Leithauser-Yee of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for $379,000.