Architect (and former carpenter) Lyle Bradley bought the rundown rowhouse at 33 Everett Street in East Boston in 2005. He then spent seven years renovating the 780-square-foot, two-story expanse, creating a bright, airy contemporary.
How’d he do it, exactly?
Among other changes, Bradley moved the staircase, which cut the house in half, against a wall and placed a skylight above it. He also added built-in shelves and desk space, and a couch that extended from that newly moved staircase. All along, he used salvaged materials, including, for the kitchen, a butcher block his mother was going to throw away.
Finally, Bradley put his creation up for sale. It did swimmingly: A deal for 33 Everett closed this week through listing broker Paul Campano for $460,000. (Campano is no stranger to record-breaking deals in the neighborhood.) That pencils out to $590 a square foot, or well above the previous single-family record for Eastie of $420.