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Hyde Park funeral home on sale as development opportunity

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Recently dropped its price

The three-floor, colonial-style building at 1445 River Street in Boston’s Hyde Park recently housed a funeral home. It’s been on and off the market since late 2015 as a development opportunity—or as a single-family with some character.

The 3,908-square-foot house, which includes one full bathroom and the potential for five bedrooms, originally asked $677,700.

Its price has come down now to $589,000.

Incidentally, that sum makes 1445 River Street one of the 10 most expensive market-rate houses in Hyde Park right now, according to real estate research site NeighborhoodX. See chart below.

Also, if a funeral home conversion seems a bit odd, such a makeover would not be all that unique for the region: The swanky condos of 197 Union Square in Somerville were carved from the site of an old mortuary.