First time buyer – Condo Under Agreement!

October 18, 2013 - 

I’m representing a first time buyer in the purchase of her first condo and wanted to share some of the pictures. This is a 1 bed/1 bath condo located in a converted school house. Boston has so many historic buildings and many developers have purchased older buildings and converted them to condos. When done properly this type of conversion gives owners a fabulous mix of historic modernity. Personally I LOVE old buildings when converted, if these walls could talk!

This long time elementary school was was built in 1906 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In the 80’s city cut backs forced the school to close down and it was later sold to developers for the condo conversion.

The Quincy School 1919


Living room



Cute Galley kitchen, perfect for a first time buyer!

Kitchen that's easy to manage

One of the many benefits of buying an older building that was converted is that a lot of these older buildings in New England were built very strong. Granite blocks were a popular building material here in Quincy and you can see the longevity of these materials in comparison to field stone.