Urban Mid-Century Mod!

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Photos by Lara Kimmerer.


We know we have a lot of looky-loos here to the site, who just like to fantasize about living in one of the million-dollar-plus super snazzy modern houses, but are simply not in that price range. We also have many fans of mid-century homes who want to stay in closer to the city than the western suburbs where most of these houses are sited. Well, for those of you who fall into these categories, you’re in luck!

Here is a detached single family house with its own fenced-in yard, a deck, and driveway with off-street parking for two cars, in the heart of Brighton, for the price of a condo.

And it has sparkling mid-century modern style. Check out the re-conditioned vintage O’Keefe & Merritt gas range that looks as beautiful as a 1950s Cadillac. There is a matching retro-looking but newer Northstar refrigerator. The current owners were thrilled to find the unspoiled original Youngstown Steel kitchen cabinetry and authentic boomerang Formica counters. The kitchen door leads out to the deck.

There are hardwood floors in the living room, dining area, three bedrooms, and hallway. The third bedroom is being used as an office. There is also a full bath on the main floor. We have not yet photographed the classic 1950s rec room, complete with a bar and built-in vintage television set, in the finished basement. So you will will have to come to one of our open houses to see it with your own eyes. There is also an unfinished workshop and storage area in the basement, with a bulkhead to the yard. A shed in the yard offers additional storage. The house is certified to be free of lead paint.

There are other period details in this cool 1950s ranch, so come on by this weekend.

Offered at $395,000. Open houses 1:00-3:00 Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19. Times might change, so double check before coming. We have buyer agents available to help you, please contact us for more information in this service. We would be glad to schedule a private showing for you. Use the contact button. Or call us at 781-856-0992 (Bill) or 617-851-3532 (John). Any offers will be considered Monday evening, October 20.

  • Three bedrooms
  • One bath
  • 900 s.f.
  • 4,8999 s.f. lot
  • Fenced-in yard
  • High-efficiency gas boiler