Wellesley houses in the $600k – $1.2 million range just keep getting bought up and torn down in Wellesley. There’s very little buildable land in town, so the choices are plain: either buy a house and spend a mint tearing out the previous owners’ atrocious taste in bathroom fixtures and kitchen tile, or just level the entire affair and call in the architects, builders, and design teams to finally get things right.
Lately we’ve been having a recurring nightmare that our cottage is the last one standing in Wellesley. In our dream, it gets torn down as we sleep. A mob of developers, realtors, and neighbors who have stepped out of their tastefully appointed brand-new homes for a moment stand outside our place with pitchforks and torches, cheering as it falls. It’s just a dream…it’s just a dream…so far.
Here’s a before and after look at a few homes that have fallen and risen in the past year or so:
Also of interest…