My mom may or may not have changed my bandana for this photo because it coordinated so magnificently with the house. Do you see what I go through for you people? (JK, my posing treats this day were rotisserie chicken pieces, so it was all good.)
Anyhow, this 1876-built Mansard cottage has lost many of its original finishes (hello, aluminum siding!), but remains an important part of the streetscape in this Lexington, Mass., neighborhood. This end of the street was dominated by similar style houses during this time period, and several remain.
The house was likely built as a rental property. Its original owner lived a few houses down across the street. By 1889, George H. Jackson owned this, and many other properties in this section of town. Arthur A. Marshall owned it in 1906. Marshall worked as an embalmer, but didn’t do any of his work in this house.
The house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and around 1,800 square feet. It last sold in 2014 for $975,000. It is currently assessed at $1.1 million.