Haunted House to Fairytale Palace: How This Beacon Hill Beauty Got the Makeover of a Lifetime

It’s a tale as old as time, right? A beautiful (or enviously ambitious) buyer falls in love with a decrepit historic property, waves around a magic wand (or perhaps a power drill), and the curse is broken: what used to be “haunted house” material now looks straight out of a fairy tale.

One such rags-to-riches story lies in our own backyard. In a before-and-after reveal that rivals any Disney movie ending, 905 W Agarita Ave ($539,900) was completely transformed in just eight months.

Before and After, 905 W Agarita Ave

“It was night and day,” marveled listing agent Gina Wilkes. “This is the fifth property [the investor] has flipped, she really did a beautiful job.”

We’re inclined to agree. Built in 1915, 905 W Agarita Ave is now a stunning reimagined historic property that boasts plenty of modern design, as well as those beautiful historic touches that make it unique.

To give the home a bright and airy interior, this redesign started with generous windows (for plenty of natural light), white wooden ceilings, and honey-colored hardwood floors reminiscent of a Scandinavian style magazine.

In an ambitious move to keep the original feature of the home, this renovator kept 905 W Agarita Ave cozy by restoring three original fireplaces (including one electric fireplace near the master bedroom).

“It’s kind of [the investor]’s trademark to install real, vintage chandeliers into these historic homes,” Gina Wilkes explained. Accordingly, 905 W Agarita Ave features beautiful light fixtures throughout, including a beautiful amber glass piece in the kitchen.

Complete with generously-sized bedrooms with thoughtful details (including a custom all-marble shower in the master suite bathroom), this home makes sure “cozy” makes its way into every corner of the house. Notice our favorite detail: sliding wooden doors made of reclaimed wood.

But the historic details don’t stop with the interior. This all-over beautiful property (on a corner lot, no less) features a beautiful pool, screen-enclosed veranda, and plenty of parking. Set in the up-and-coming Beacon Hill neighborhood, 905 W Agarita Ave is surrounded by a historic feel, trendy local businesses, and a strong sense of community.

If you’re interested in purchasing this house, you can get in touch with listing agent Gina Wilkes here! Or, if this doesn’t fit the bill, but you’re looking for another unique luxury property more your speed, we would love to help you along the way. We’ll provide you with our exclusive SA Buyer’s Guide, connect you with a lender, and match you with the perfect agent to make your search for the right home as seamless as possible.

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