Photo by Trip Advisor
Read Deborah Allard Dion’s article by clicking link below:
Kristee Bates was the only nibble previous owner Robert Dube’ had. Sooooo, rots a ruck on this one.
A “serious buyer”needs to be interested in operating it as a B&B and tourist destination, but discretionary dollars say the out-of-town Fall River visitor interested in Lizzie will go to Second Street instead and spend their money at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum. A winning formula has been in place there since 2004.
The appeal on French Street just isn’t the same. Besides, the interior is overly exposed. It can all be found on the internet and at various posts at this blog site. Specifically, a very comprehensive compilation of images of the entire interior can be found within the Fall River Herald newspaper article provided above and clicking on the “Virtual Tour” provided by the listing agent.
The asking amount is grossly overpriced. Also, it should be noted the furniture is NOT Lizzie’s nor exactly what she would have purchased. However, the entire renovation was nicely done.
I could imagine this property being run as a Victorian Bed & Breakfast for those wanting a full blown Victorian experience with the Lizzie Borden component as a kicker. But that still would necessitate bringing up to code what remains AFTER paying an amount about $400,000 over its comparable value for the neighborhood. And the kitchen – well it needs some serious updating if it is NOT going to run as a B&B.
Unfortunately, Ms. Bates purchase was emotionally based. Lack of marketing (as a B&B) due diligence set this project up for failure. Nonetheless, who the heck knows. Remember what P.T. Barnum said? So there’s that.