The 2,456-square-foot Victorian dating from 1885 at 16 Sheridan Street off JP's Hyde Square last traded way back in April 2009 for $530,000. It's back on the market now, buffed to a fine shine and featuring some funky bright colors (check out the lavender bathroom, one of two and a half). There's also a spacious back porch and a third level with vaunted ceilings perfect as a guest room or some kind of office aerie. The eight-room spread wants $1,125,000 this time out. What a difference six years and a little elbow grease makes.
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