Buying a house that needed work wasn’t in the plan. Neither was the winter of the damned — ice dams, that is. But if challenges are the stuff of better living, Chris Prokop and Mark Battista are living well indeed.
Their house is a sweet Shingle Style Queen Anne Victorian with a center entry and steep twin gables. It sits on a hill on a winding street in a well-established neighborhood of houses of similar vintage and size in a Boston suburb. Oh, and there is a pond worthy of Currier and Ives across the road.