House of the Day: 770 MacDonough Street


This is one of three nicely preserved wood frame houses around the corner from us. We have to admit we were surprised to see it for sale — but even more surprised to hear it’s undergoing a “quality gut renovation” and by the asking price, which is $675,000. We’re guessing the inspiration for the price was the rush to contract at 534 Decatur Street, a special property on a brownstone block not far from here. (This block is mostly tenements.) Unfortunately, there are no interior photos, so we’ll have to take Corcoran’s word on the quality of the renovation. The listing says “expansive loft like open feel,” which doesn’t sound likely to go with the style of the house, but we shall see.
770 MacDonough Street [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark

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