We are David & Stephen St. Russell.
Two guys, living and working, in the City of Boston.
Here’s a little about us and all the places we have lived:
Park Drive, Fenway
2011 to 2012
In 2011 we moved in to our very first apartment in the Boston neighborhood of Fenway. David had just completed his Masters and Stephen was two years into an Architecture Program. We were ecstatic to finally share a place together (and with our puppy Dexter) despite the tiny kitchen, clawfoot tub, and coin operated laundry. It didn’t take long until we called Fenway home.
After only one year of living in Fenway we were notified that our rent would increase by $400/month. With our already expensive rent, high student loan payments, and a single income we felt that rent was the equivalent of putting our money into a paper shredder. We decided that we needed to act quickly and look for something to buy. It turns out, this decision is one of the best we have ever made.
1910 American Foursquare, Walpole
2012 to 2015
Some months after receiving a rent increase notification we closed on a 1910 American Square in the suburban town of Walpole, MA. From 2012 to 2015 we lived in and restored this home while commuting to Boston for work and school. These two years were one of the best investments we have ever made both financially and in every other way you can think of. We plan on sharing this entire project with you as we document our current project.
The Safari Club, South End of Boston
2015 to 2017
In 2015 we sold our American Square and moved back to the city. Two years of intense labor made the idea of renting an easy one. We wanted to be in the city, work on our careers, and hang out with friends.
Lindsay Station, Dorchester
Now, another two years later, we find ourselves in the same position as we did in 2012. Our roommates are moving to San Fransisco and the economy of living on your own is just not the same. We now find ourselves in the process of buying a single family Victorian built in 1894. We plan on calling her Lindsay Station.
We hope that you enjoy following us through this process. We can’t wait to share it with you. If you want to reach us… email is best: firstname.lastname@example.org