A home where mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Jr. killed two men and one woman and then had their bodies buried in the basement is up for sale at $3.5 million.
Located in South Boston’s popular City Point area the property that the crime boss referred to as ‘The Haunty’ has been listed online – but without any reference to its gruesome past.
Just a couple of blocks from the waterfront and a park, the lot that has two attached homes, one Cape-style and an apartment on the back, which are listed asa ‘development opportunity’.
At the time of the murders it was owned by an associate of Bulger, the brother of Pat Nee, according to the Boston Globe.
The bodies of his three victims, that were once buried in the basement were relocated to another location in 1985 before the property was sold, the site reported.
It was valued last year at $899,100 according to USA Today, having previously been listed at $39,200 in 1985.
A property with two attached homes (above) and located in South Boston’s popular City Point area is up for sale at $3.5 million. But the stylish, modern, home on 799 East Third Street holds a dark past and was known as ‘The Haunty’ by crime mobster James ‘Whitey Bulger’ after he killed three people and had the buried in the basement
The open plan living room (above) kitchen and dining area has been modernized with stylish interior according to realtors. New fittings have been installed including hard wood flooring and more
Despite it’s dark past, the home is hoped to have a brighter future since being renovated with trendy and stylish interior fittings. It also has a large rear yard (above(
Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, Jr. poses for a mugshot on his arrival at the Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz in 1959. The mobster killed and buried three in a South Boston home that’s now up for sale at $3.5 million
The home interior, originally built in 1885, is situated in a historically Irish-American working class neighborhood, which has now become a trendy hotbed for young professionals.
Bulger (above) was part of the Winter Hill gang and died last year in Peston County Prison at the age of 89. He was allegedly bludgeoned to death. The mobster was finally charged with murdering 11 people, as well as a extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and fire arms possessions. He was served two life sentences for his long list of crimes he committed during the time as a crime boss
Bulger, who was the former leader of the Winter Hill gang, died last October at the age of 89 after being bludgeoned to death in Peston County prison, in Virginia.
He was serving two life terms for murdering 11 people along with other charges including extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and fire-arms possession.
Bulger’s 2013 trial in Boston Federal Court would reveal the dark history surrounding the property up for sale at 799 East Third Street, according to the Globe.
Arthur ‘Bucky’ Barrett, an alleged jewel thief and bank robber, was shot in the head in 1983. Shortly after he revealed the whereabouts of his hidden cash.
John McIntyre also suffered the same fate during an interrogation with Bulger after it was believed he had talked to authorities in 1984.
Both men were buried in the dirt-floor basement, with their teeth removed to avoid identification, the Globe reported.
The final death and burial in the home happened in 1985, when Bulger killed a 26-year-old woman who would drop the gang members’ names after getting into trouble with authorities for drug use.
The woman was the daughter of the girlfriend of Bulger’s partner Stephen ‘The Rifleman’ Flemmi, who would later testify against him in court.
‘It didn’t take long. She was a very fragile woman,’ Flemmi told the court, according to Reuters. After the killing, Bulger went for a nap upstairs while the others, including Flemmi, dug her grave.
Part of the open plan kitchen-dining area (above) with living room, inside one of the homes located on the 5,000 sq foot lot
A double bathroom inside the rear apartment (above) it is kitted with a side-by-side washer dryer unit
Now more than three decades on from the killings, the 5,000 sq ft lot property is on the market again.
It last changed hand in 1985, shortly after the bodies were removed according to the Globe, and went into the ownership of Russell and Mary Radcliffe.
The couple who took over the property from the Nee’s are reported to be a ‘wholesome, hardworking’ couple who raised their family thereaccording to the site.
Listing broker Sara Walker told the Globe, it would be a ‘wonderful opportunity for the neighborhood to heal.’
The front house has 2.5 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms with a large open plan kitchen-dining room and living room on the first floor. The bedrooms are located upstairs.
The rear apartment, added onto the property in 2014, has a kitchen, dining and living room on the first floor with two master suites upstairs. Both are fitted with full baths and side-by-side washer and dryer.
The homes have separate entrances and separate basements, as well as parking for six cars and a large rear yard.
All offers are due on or before July 31