84 Baystate – Project 3

Our 2005-2006 project house is a 1901 Queen Anne Philadelphia split style house. The architecture is a combonation Victorian of the late Queen Anne period and the Shingle style that became popular with builders around the turn of the century. The gambrel front gable adds a lot of room to the third floor. We are converting it from a two family house to a two unit condominium but with no changes to the layout. It’s a great layout as-is. It is a 7 minute walk to Davis Square Red Line and two blocks to the Minuteman Bike Path. It’s on a very low traffic street in a kid friendly neighborhood.

The first unit is a sunny 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath with 1450 square feet. It has 5 rooms (including one bedroom) on first floor and 2 bedrooms on the second floor. Every surface has been restored. We saved the Victorian proportions and Greek revival details on the interior, including high ceilings, oak and fir millwork, built-in oak hutch and stained glass entry. We restored the front façade and porches with their original shingle style and Greek revival details. There is a private rear deck off of the kitchen and off-street deeded parking for one car.

The second unit has all the same good stuff but is bigger. It’s an 8 room, 4 bedroom with 1.5 baths. It has private front and back porches. It also has a deeded garden with a brick patio in the back yard. Other features are a decorative fireplace, pocket doors, French doors and a window seat bay. We put a laundry on the 3rd floor with all the bedrooms. There is also one deeded parking spot next to the garden.

  • Central Air
  • NEW, fully insulated from top to bottom
  • High efficiency NEW heat and water systems with icynene insulation for low utility bills
  • NEW Energy Star windows
  • NEW 100 Amp electric service. ALL wiring is new with at least three outlets and a switched light in every room
  • NEW plumbing from the ground up
  • All replaced interior trim remade new from the original Victorian patterns
  • All replaced walls and ceilings done with plaster (no sheetrock)
  • Chefs’ kitchen with granite and butcher block counters
  • Mahogany breakfast bar
  • All stainless GE Profile appliances with 3-year warranty
  • New laundry room on the first floor
  • Tiled full bath with Kohler fixtures
  • All bedrooms have good closets with switched lighting
  • Original Antique fir floors in all rooms
  • All separate water, electric and gas with shutoffs and control in the unit
  • Basement storage is approx. 500 square feet per unit and divided for private access.

84 Baystate Ave Pictures