April 17, 2012 HBI Sells Pleasant Street Landmark to First-Time Homebuyer
Pop the champagne, another almost-Boston Landmark is in the hands of a happy new owner! Last week 65 Pleasant Street in Dorchester, also known as the Anna Clapp Harris Smith House, was sold to first time homebuyer Stacey Cordeiro. For two years, Historic Boston and the North Bennet Street School have been working together to stabilize the structure and rehabilitate the most public facades of the house through a partnership called ?Handmade Houses.? This endeavor was funded by a grant from the 1772 Foundation.
Thankfully, just the right person happened along. Stacey Cordeiro, who has been living in Jamaica Plain and searching for her ideal house to buy for several years, saw our ?for sale? sign and gave us a call. Stacey works for a small contractor, Living Structures, which specializes in remodeling projects and energy efficiency retrofits. Stacey has the skills needed to complete the rehabilitation of the house into two residential units ? one for her and a second to rent. She?s also a passionate gardener, so the generous yard excited her as much as the house. We are very excited to see how 65 Pleasant Street evolves as Stacey?s vision for the house becomes a reality, and we have asked her to contribute to our HBI blog as a guest in the months to come. Stay tuned.