What a whirlwind it’s been! We finished our Cottage St. renovation in mid-August and had both units under agreement by the beginning of September. It was a full gut renovation filled with surprises and the usual trials and tribulations, but in the end, we absolutely love how it came together. It may be our favorite project to date. We also fell in love with East Boston, We spent time scoping out the neighborhoods, hanging out on the waterfront and eating some fantastic food and drink all over town.
So we realize that we spend a little too much time looking at the before and after pics of the exterior of Cottage St. We never in a million years thought it would transform into such a beauty! It truly blew our collective minds. Of course you hope for the best — you think, okay, the interior will be fabulous and no-one will pay too much attention to the outside. You don’t live outside right? We’ll do the best we can — this is what we have to work with. Anyway, as we began to peel off the layers of past renovations, slowly but surely, a butterfly began to emerge. Getting rid of the stucco foundation and bringing back the brick was a game changer. As was gutting the front entryway and restoring it back to what was originally intended — at least our vision of what may have been there in 1900. The mint green vinyl also had to go. We still see that color all over East Boston. Obviously a major trend back in the day. So here is where this little row house landed. Let us know what you think!
We just finished demo of a new project at 106 Saratoga Street in Eagle Hill. We will be posting updates on that project as they happen. Stay tuned.