If high housing prices are hindering your hopes for settling in a single-family, dig this deal: a 768-square-foot, 2-bedroom cottage on an 8,000-square-foot lot at a price most condos can’t beat: $245,900 — with a front porch, a rear patio, a garden shed, and a picket fence to boot!
Yes, 45 Faraday St. in Hyde Park is every first-time homebuyer’s dream for independent living in a happy home with more expansion potential than you’ve ever dreamed possible at this price.
The new front porch is an old-fashioned delight — the sort of place for watching a Fourth of July parade go by, doing Sunday crosswords with morning coffee, or waving to your neighbors as they pass.
The beamed ceiling and hardwood floor add colonial class to the living room, which you enter directly from the porch without having to trudge through a foyer first.
The living room flows right into the eat-in kitchen, where food prep and dining are in one unit so you can cook, serve and eat in one fell swoop. Attractive maple cabinets distinguish the kitchen.
A cozy cottage means cozy bedrooms — just what you need for a good night’s sleep. The master bedroom has an unusually large closet for this size bedroom and house.
And what a yard for the price! Generous greenspace, a tree-shaded patio, a garden shed, a screen of trees — it’s all there for classic suburban living.
For even more greenspace, Moynihan Playground is steps away, and free outdoor movies and jazz concerts can be enjoyed at the Martini Shell amphitheatre across Truman Parkway. Buses 24 and 27 run through the neighborhood along Washington Street. Educational institutions are plentiful as well: Little Voices Early Childcare & Education, Discovery Schoolhouse, Franklin D. Roosevelt K-8 School, Curry College.