For sale: Homes in Rose Kennedy’s childhood neighborhoods
In honor of Rose Kennedy’s July 22 birthday, we look at homes in the areas where she lived in the North End and Ashmont.
3 ROSLIN STREET #3 / DORCHESTER
SQUARE FEET 1,032
CONDO FEE $200 a month (estimated)
BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full
LAST SOLD FOR First time on the market
PROS Two blocks from Kennedy’s since-demolished childhood home, this blonde brick three-decker was built in 1890, the year she was born. After a complete remodel and condo conversion, the top-floor unit has wood floors throughout and skylights that cast abundant sun on the open living area. The small but stylish kitchen has stainless appliances and a breakfast bar; a door leads to a small porch and stairs in back. Two bedrooms share a sparkling full bathroom (plus a closet with laundry hookups), while the master suite boasts bowed windows, a second full bath, and walk-in closet. CONS Back porch has nice views, but precious little space to enjoy them.
Alex Walsh, Dot Collection Team, 781-556-1703, dotcollectionma.com
112 FULTON STREET UNIT 1C / NORTH END
SQUARE FEET 1,279
CONDO FEE $580 a month
BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full
LAST SOLD FOR $190,000 in 1994
PROS Near Kennedy’s birthplace in the heart of the North End, this loft-like, two-floor unit in a circa 1900 mid-rise boasts rustic exposed wood beams and brick walls throughout. Upon entry, there’s an updated full bath at left with twin vanities and a smart mini-subway tile backsplash. A small but bright living area at right leads to the master bedroom, with giant windows framed in granite. Downstairs, there’s an eat-in kitchen, a spacious living room, and a separate sleeping alcove tucked to one side. Unit includes central air but no deeded parking; laundry is down the hall. CONS Much of the living area is at basement level, with no windows in the kitchen.
Eve Dougherty, Compass, 617-838-5884, firstname.lastname@example.org