Squantum Saltbox Disaster: Ugly house in a beautiful waterfront neighborhood

I was away in Cuba when Garrett got this house under agreement and I never saw it until we already owned it.  When I pulled up to the house I cringed and said, "Yikes. That's the ugliest house we've ever bought".

Inside was just as ugly: this poor little seaside saltbox cottage was a victim of many counterintuitive additions. The rooms were tiny and chopped up and the interior flow was worse than the Downtown Crossing T-Stop.

Our mission, which we were forced to accept, is to undo the madness and make a clean flow for this wack job

Purchase Price: $382,000

 Our favorite carpenters, Mr. Huang and Mr. Huang, said, "this house very ugly."

Our favorite carpenters, Mr. Huang and Mr. Huang, said, "this house very ugly."

 Yellow and brown: so hot right now.

Yellow and brown: so hot right now.

 We hope these posts are non-structural because they're coming out.

We hope these posts are non-structural because they're coming out.

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 The staircase has 5 feet of headroom at the top. We'll have to fix that.

The staircase has 5 feet of headroom at the top. We'll have to fix that.

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 This is part of the addition and the floors are completely rotted. We'll need to reframe it.

This is part of the addition and the floors are completely rotted. We'll need to reframe it.

 This study had many leather-bound books and smelled of rich mahogany. Or cheap parquet.

This study had many leather-bound books and smelled of rich mahogany. Or cheap parquet.