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What $2 million buys you: 1780 Columbia Road, South Boston

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Live in (or develop) a piece of Boston history. This three-story cedar shingle abode was home to Judge William J. Day and his daughter Louise Day Hicks, a former member of the US House of Representatives in the early 1970s and the controversial busing critic the Globe dubbed an “icon of tumult.’’

Orla Roche of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty said: “Entering the home is like going back in time. The house is full of antiques, with the same decor from when the owner’s mother, also a Hicks, first decorated it.’’


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The land — which sits across from the sandy shores of Dorchester Bay, counts three yacht clubs as neighbors, and is about a mile from Castle Island — has been in the Hicks family for about 100 years. The lot measures 0.1 of an acre, and is being offered in conjunction with the vacant 0.09-acre parcel next door.

It’s being marketed as a development opportunity to create coveted urban coastal residences. The seller will require interviews of qualified finalists, and reportedly is open to considering a minority joint venture interest.

Michael L. Carucci, Carucci Group, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 277 Dartmouth St., Boston, 617-901-7600, caruccigroup.com