C. Henry Kimball built the Queen Anne Victorian at 295 Washington Avenue in Chelsea in the late 1880s for his family. Kimball had made a pile in heated railcars and vegetable and fruit trading (including via those heated railcars)—the Boston Globe once referred to him as a “potato baron.”
His Queen Anne was converted into four condos in 1989, and now one is available for $425,000 through Boston Harbor Real Estate’s Jeffrey Bowen. It’s the sort of price tag plus space typical of Boston’s northern neighbor. There are deals in Chelsea, in other words.
This particular condo—Unit 1—runs to 2,133 square feet and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are vestiges of the larger house’s provenance, including the fireplace, the stained glass, and the moldings. But a new owner would likely need to do some work. What’d you think?