Centers And Squares
Welcome to Centers and Squares
As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.
Live In a Renovated School – Medford Schoolhouse Condos Old brick school buildings make beautiful condos. Large windows, high ceilings, wide hallways, and wonderful original detail make for dramatic spaces. Medford Massachusetts has a great selection of converted schoolhouse condominiums. The old High School was converted to condos in the 1980s and several years ago the City of Medford retired several elementary schools that are now condo buildings. Here’s the scoop on condos in schools in Medford and links to search the MLS for currently available units.
The Gleason School - 160 Playstead Road
This school was converted in 2006 to just eight large units ranging in size from approx. 1200 to 2800 sq.ft. There are flats and multi-level units with two to four bedrooms. The building has an expansive, park-like yard with a common patio. Located in West Medford with the commuter rail station – just one stop to Boston! – right down the street. Market rate units sold for $439,000 to $599,000.
The Swan School – 75 Park Street
The Swan School, at the corner of Park and Washington Street, was converted to 15 renovated schoolhouse condominiums in 2006. There are flats and multi-level units all with beautiful finishes. Features include oak floors, central air conditioning, gas fireplaces, two parking spaces, an elevator, and basement storage. Units range from 1000+ to over 3700 sq.ft. with two to four bedrooms. Sales prices ranged from $450,000 to $585,000.
The Franklin School – 68 Central Avenue
The Franklin School, at the corner of Farragut Avenue, was converted to twenty condos in 2006 ranging in size from about 900 to 2000 sq.ft. Most condos have two bedrooms and two baths. Amenities include private storage room, an elevator, two parking spaces, central A/C, and maple cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchens. Units on the first floor have private patios.
The Hervey School – 122 Sharon Street – 51 Holton Street
Yet another one of the recent schoolhouse conversions, the Hervey School is in West Medford near the Mystic River. The eight units range in size from approx. 1000 to 2600 sq.ft. Each unit has two parking spaces, there’s storage outside the unit and an exercise room. Condos in the Hervey School have sold between $369,000 and $476,000 for market rate units.
The Medford High School Condos – 48 – 64 Forest Street
The original Medford schoolhouse conversion, the old Medford High School in Medford Square has over 100 condos. Condos range from two-room units to large, loft-like 2000 sq.ft. units. There’s garage or outdoor parking, central air conditioning, elevators, tennis courts, sauna, and best of all – a beautiful indoor pool. In the last two years homes here have sold for prices between $162,000 to $256,150.
More Schoolhouse Conversions on the Way
The Kennedy-Lincoln School at 215 Harvard Street is under renovation as I write. New townhouses have been constructed and the second phase will include condos in the renovated school building. The project is being marketed by Doug Rae of Hammond Residential. There is also talk of converting the Fulton School in Fulton Heights to condominiums.
If you’d like to live in a renovated school – call Liz Bolton for more information about Medford schoolhouse condos. Liz is a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker and can be reached at 617-504-1737.