For buyers looking for a well-located house that would allow them to make improvements and increase value over time, 72 Allston Way in West Portal is a good prospect.
Listed at $675,000, the 2BR/1BA house was built in 1922 and has its original kitchen and bath. The split-level floor plan provides nice separation of living and sleeping space, and two large bedrooms are at the rear of the property. Both feature large closets and bay windows. The split bathroom —toilet in one room, sink and shower in the other—has the original octagonal flooring and tile. There’s a large deck overlooking the garden, which could use your landscaping creativity. The roof has recently been replaced, so knock off about $12,000 from the improvement list.
It’s likely the house will sell for more than its list price, given recent market patterns.
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