By Josh Resnek
There is what appears to be a new three family on Chelsea Street which used to be a beaten down turn of the century two family home that enjoyed its best days 50 years ago.
That gray bit of ugliness and wear and tear, and rotted wood and gutters, old windows, and leaky roof across the Street from the Connolly Center has been transformed, and rather dramatically at that.
The plan with this redo of an old Everett A frame home is revealed exquisitely in the above photo showing the building in its new incarnation.
The builder has used good brick with a pleasing look to the eye. The windows all have small upper and lower lintels that give the look of granite.
The old building, except for its frame, was gutted.
All the home’s exterior details were ripped away, chopped up and trucked in dump trucks to a landfill somewhere.
The rehab has been exciting to watch. From an A frame wooden structure this has morphed into the rough equivalent of a modern Tudor, free standing, multi-unit three story brick townhouse!
What a transformation. Incredible, really.
The new brick façade on all four sides and its sleek, and tidy red brick look are to behold when one recalls what a rotting mess this location used to be.
The very likely change in value to this piece of real estate is a simple thing to determine with some accuracy.
The old house might have been worth $350,000.
The new multi-unit brick home is likely worth $1 million or in the area.
It cost a very pretty penny to strip down the old property and to brick all four sides, and to provide all new windows, electricity, gas heating systems, all new plumbing, toilets, kitchens, bathrooms, washers and driers, and a new roof.
However, it was all worth every dollar spent.
From the rear of this property residents living in this building have gorgeous, almost unobstructed views of the Boston skyline rising in the distance.
This project deserves an award for its developer.