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$550K in Spring Hill: a Handyman's Delight—And 'Howe'!

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Where: 170 Summer Street
Price: $540,000
Sale Date: Jan. 25
Square Footage: 2,431
The Skinny: This shambling single-family in Somerville's Spring Hill neighborhood was marketed as perfect for "contractors, restaurateurs and/or experienced buyers." Its Second Empire (the era and the style) bones need serious TLC, in other words. The listing also gave it the name "The Howe House," which damned if we can't find anything to justify that. Fill us in? The house was originally listed in November for $575,000, so perhaps the Somerville housing market isn't as overheated as some think.
· Listing: 170 Summer Street [Zillow]
· Is the Somerville Housing Market Overheated? [Curbed Boston]
· Our What You Get For... archive [Curbed Boston]