September 28, 2022 HBI lists the Alvah Kittredge House for sale
HBI is accepting proposals to purchase the restored Alvah Kittredge House in Roxbury’s Highland Park. Restored by HBI in 2014, the historic building, then very distressed, was converted from a single-family house to five two-bedroom rental apartments, two of which are permanently affordable housing.
Built in 1834 for Roxbury Alderman and Eliot Church deacon Alvah Kittredge (1798-1876), the Kittredge House is one of a handful of high style Greek Revival period wood frame houses remaining in Boston. Originally positioned in the center of a large rural estate, the Kittredge House was also once home to prominent 19th century Boston architect Nathaniel Bradlee.
In the 1970s and 80s, it was the headquarters of the African American advancement organization Roxbury Action Program (RAP). The house was vacant from 1991-2011. HBI acquired the property in 2011 and completed a $3.8 million rehabilitation in 2014.
The property will be sold with historic preservation restrictions that will protect the house in perpetuity through regular monitoring by HBI of building conditions and proposed changes by future owners. Proceeds from the sale will be directed to new preservation projects by HBI.
“HBI’s goal is to redevelop historic buildings for new uses and place them back into private use with restrictions that preserve and protect their historic character,” said Michael Durand, President of HBI. “We want to prove that historic buildings can contribute to Boston today, while presenting the richness of our city’s past.”
The property is listed at $2.8 million. Marketed by Compass Real Estate, click here for more information on the property and the listing.