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Renovating Historic 186 Summer Avenue in Reading, Massachusetts

After years of debate and controversy 186 Summer Avenue in Reading was sold last fall to Reading resident and real estate developer Dennis O'Neill and neighboring Reading resident Jerry Lamb (Nash Partners, LLC). The pair has already engaged several service providers to help turn their dream of restoring the property to its former glory into a reality.

Reading resident and Realtor®, Chrisanne Connolly, of Wilson Wolfe Real Estate and Jennifer Colvin of JColvin Design along with the Reading Historical Commission are all consulting with Dennis and Jerry to ensure that the property has everything a discriminating buyer is looking for—and honoring its proud historic past—for when the property is listed for sale later this year. 


Project services provided by:

Project Manager, Ihatar Cremasco



Architect, Luis Lobao



Design, Jennifer Colvin



Structural Engineering, Brian Jones



Reading Historical Commissions



Throughout the project Chrisanne plans to provide updates on the development and renovation of the Italianate-style home as well as recap its history. Residents and home renovation enthusiasts are welcome to follow along as this historic property gets a much needed facelift and readies itself for the next chapter in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the greater Boston area.

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  1. Heidi Bergeron on

    We live just down the road at 103 Summer Ave and must say that after all this time it is good to see work getting done on this house...cant wait to see how things progress!!
    • Chrisanne Connolly on

      It's so nice to hear from you Heidi! Thank you for your positive comments. We will have some exciting information to share early next month... stay tuned! How about that fence coming down?!