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North Cambridge Condos – Condo Buildings on Mass Ave

In recent years more and more condo buildings have been built on Mass Ave in North Cambridge. Condos line the street from Porter Square to the Arlington line. 

This stretch of the Avenue runs close to the Red Line subway with three nearby T stops – Porter at one end, the Alewife station not far from the other end, and Davis Square in the middle.  Additionally, it’s intersected by the bike path at Cameron Ave and the 77 bus runs down the street from Arlington to Harvard Square.

From Porter Square to Route 16, here’s a look at the condominiums along Massachusetts Avenue:

One Russell

One Russell

One Russell Street –  the address may be on Russell, but this condo building is on the corner of Mass Ave so I’m including it here. Formerly a nursing home, it was dramatically transformed into 24 luxury condos in 2004. It’s an elevator building with garage or outdoor parking. Sale prices ranged from $418,500 to $933,000.

 

 

 

Cornerstone Park

Cornerstone Park

2130 Mass Ave – Cornerstone Park – This eight-story building was built in the early 1980s on the corner of Cogswell Ave. Today there are 30+ one to three-bedroom units, many with a wood burning fireplace.  The building has an unusually large backyard.  A two-bedroom two-bath sold for $459,000 in 2009.

 

 

Russell Place

Russell Place

2143-2157 Mass Ave – Russell Place – OK, I’m fudging it a bit with this complex too since these eight attached townhouses are actually in fee simple, not condominium, ownership.  But if you’re looking for a spacious townhouse you’ll certainly want to take a look at these if one comes on the market. Built in in 1984 these multi-level townhouses have  2- 3 bedrooms, decks, direct access from a garage on the first level, central air conditioning and multiple baths.  

 

2192 Mass Ave

2192 Mass Ave

2192 Mass Avenue –  Brick building on the corner of Rindge Ave. Built in 1962 as a 15-unit apartment building it was converted to condos in 1973.  Almost all of the units are two-bedrooms, one bath, 693 sq.ft.  Heat and hot water are included in the condo fee. There is a parking lot out back though not all condos have parking.  The last sale was several years ago for $280,000.

 

 

2277 Mass Ave

2277 Mass Ave

2277 Mass Ave – It’s hard to imagine since this building is as modern as can be – inside and out – that this is actually a total renovation of an older building. Converted to condos in 2006, it houses eight one and two-bedrooms, approx. 700-1000 sq.ft, with central air, balcony, fireplace, and parking. Two bedroom condos have sold in the $300,000s.

 

 

Northview

Northview

2353 Mass Ave – Northview – At nine stories this is the tallest building in the neighborhood. As you’d expect, many of the units have great views. Located close to Cameron Ave by the bike path and the end of the trackless trolley line, the 1973 building has 60+ one and two-bedroom condos. Recently one-bedroom condos have sold for $270,00 to $275,000  There hasn’t been a two-bedroom sold since 2007 when units fetched $297,000 to $310,000.

 

Trolley Square

Trolley Square

2427 Mass Ave – Trolley Square – Seven-unit building built in 1999. Two-bedroom condos on one or two levels. Units have central air, a deck, and a garage parking space.  There hasn’t been a sale in the complex for a few years – the most recent sale was for a two-level unit that sold for $463,750 in 2006.

 

 

Cambridge Point Condos

Cambridge Point Condos

2440 Mass Avenue – Cambridge Point – 42 unit building constructed in 2006 just where the bike path to Davis Square crosses Mass Ave. I was sad to see the former building on the site go – it was a very distinctive 1950s era package store. This luxury building has a heated garage, elevator, and concierge. Most units are 1-2 bedrooms but there are larger units, some close to 2000 sq.ft.

 

 

2456 Mass Ave

2456 Mass Ave

2456 Massachusetts Avenue – 1990 apartment building converted to condos in 2006. 24 units, with central air, garage parking, in-unit laundry, and a common courtyard. The most recent sales included a one-bedroom for $265,000 and a two-bedroom for $383,500.

 

 

 

The Parkway

The Parkway

2595 Mass Avenue – The Parkway – This building sits by the Arlington – Cambridge line at Route 16.  The Alewife T Red Line stop is an easy walk and the bus stops right out front. Built in 1979, there are 18 studio and one-bedroom condos with parking.

 

 

 

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Condos at The Castle – 10 Dana Street, Cambridge

10 Dana Street in Mid-Cambridge

10 Dana Street in Mid-Cambridge

The Castle at 10 Dana Street is one of Cambridge’s most distinctive condo buildings.  Built in 1909 and designed by well known Boston architects, Newhall and Blevins, the building today houses 59 condominiums.  Located on Dana Hill in Mid-Cambridge, the convenient location is within walking distance of Harvard Square and Central Square.

History of 10 Dana Street, Cambridge MA

Newhall and Blevins was a very successful Boston architectural firm.  Albert Blevins was a member of  Harvard’s Class of 1898, Louis Newhall was an MIT man.  From 1903 to 1925 their firm designed over 40 buildings in Cambridge including private homes, apartment buildings, commercial structures, and university buildings.  The Cambridge YMCA, the Cambridge Savings Bank building in Harvard Square, and the fire station in Inman Square are examples of their work.

“The Castle” was originally built as a residential hotel, Burton Halls, complete with a central kitchen from which meals were delivered by dumbwaiter to residents. It later became an apartment building and eventually was converted to condominiums.

10 Dana Street Architecture

The Tudor style apartment building is configured as a large “U” with a central entrance courtyard.  This style of apartment building became popular in cities where the myriad of details and irregular shape of the building made it loom less large on the street.  The building has multiple protuding bays, chimneys, copper trimmed curved gables, turrets, onion shaped domes, and leaded windows.

The Castle - Condos on Dana Street

The Castle - Condos on Dana Street

Burton Halls  was typical of the best courtyard buildings as described in a 1922 article in The Architectural Recordthat included several buildings designed by Newhall and Blevins. Courtyard buildings were particularly well suited for irregular shaped lots and were designed to maximize views, light, and ventilation.

Condos at The Castle

There are studios, many one bedrooms, and a dozen or so two-bedrooms in the building. Some of the two-bedrooms are duplex units. Most two bedrooms are about 900 to 1000 sq.ft.  Two-room studios are usually about 350 sq.ft. in size, and the one bedrooms range in size from about 450 sq.ft. to 800 sq.ft. or so.

The building is four stories and there are some lower level units.

Features include:

  • Maple floors
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Basement storage
  • Resident super
  • Cat friendly
  • Heat and hot water included in the condo fee

In the last year sales at 10 Dana Street have included:

  • 383 sq.ft. studio condo sold for $235,000
  • 691 sq.ft. one-bedroom sold for $338,000
  • 951 sq.ft. five room two-bedroom condo sold for $419,000
  • 1132 sq.ft. two-level two-bedroom sold for $458,500

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Here are some other condo buildings in Cambridge:

16 Chauncy Street

The Village at Broadway

155 Brookline Street

Valentine Place

Bay State Lofts

Newport Road Condos

If you’re interested in condos at The Castle or would like to look at other condos in Cambridge please give me a call.  I can be reached at 617-504-1737 or by email. I’ve been a real estate agent in Cambridge since 2000 and would be delighted to help you with your search.    Elizabeth Bolton, CRS, ABR.

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Bay State Flats – Condos At 24 Bay State Road, Cambridge

Bay State Flats Near Fresh Pond In Cambridge

Bay State Flats Near Fresh Pond In Cambridge

The Bay State Flats at 24 Bay State Road in Cambridge MA near Fresh Pond were built in 2006.  There are 23 condos in this distinctive four-story elevator building.  The condominiums have stylish finishes, open loft-like layouts, and large windows.

There are:

  • Fourteen one-bedrooms, 650 – 790 s.f.
  • Seven two-bedrooms, 948 – 1043 s.f.
  • Two three-bedrooms, 1152 – 1273 s.f.

Bay State Lofts Features:

  • Central air conditioning
  • Heated garage parking
  • Maple floors
  • Cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances
  • In-unit washer / dryer

Sale prices at 24 Bay State Road, Cambridge MA have ranged from $300,000 for a 783 s.f. one-bedroom condo to $539,000 for a 1273 s.f. three-bedroom.

 

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 The Bay State Flats are located at 24 Bay State Road, Cambridge MA 02138

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Condos at One Russell Street, Cambridge

One Russel Street Condominiums in Porter Square Cambridge

One Russell Street Condominiums in Porter Square Cambridge

Condos at One Russell Street, Cambridge   In 2006 the former nursing home at the corner of Russell Street and Mass Ave near Porter Square was transformed into 24 luxury condos.  The reworking of the roof line and addition of large expanses of glass have given many of the newly designed units great views and dramatic interiors. 

The condos at 1 Russell have a variety of layouts.  Condominiums on the first floor are large duplex units with the bedrooms on the lower level.  Some units have a balcony or deck. Most are two bedrooms ranging in size from just over 1000 s.f. to more than 1500 s.f.

Features at One Russell Street

  • Pet friendly
  • Elevator
  • Bamboo floors
  • Central air conditioning
  • In-unit laundry hookups
  • Granite counters, stainless appliances and oak or maple kitchen cabinets
  • Garage or outdoor parking

Condo sales at One Russell ranged from $418,500 for a one bedroom, one bath to $933,000 for a two-bedroom, 2.5 bath penthouse unit.  Some units sold for over $600 per sq.ft. The median price per square foot was $482.

If you’re looking for a luxury elevator building close to the Red Line, in a walk-to Davis Square or Porter Square location, the condos at One Russell Street may just fit the bill.

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If you’d like more information or help with your real estate search, give Liz Bolton a call at 617-504-1737.

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Valentine Place Cambridge – Townhouses in Cambridgeport

Cambridgeport Townhouses on Valentine and Decatur

Cambridgeport Townhouses on Valentine and Decatur

The Valentine Place townhouses in Cambridge were built in 2004 between Valentine and Decatur Streets in Cambridgeport. 

There are 19 condos ranging in size from approx. 1200 sq.ft to 2000 sq.ft.  There are a variety of two and three-bedroom multi-level floor plans – smaller two-level units and larger townhouses on four levels.

Valentine Place condo features include:

  • Central air conditioning
  • Garage parking
  • Private outdoor space – patio, deck
  • Granite, maple and stainless steel kitchen
  • Gas fireplace
  • High ceilings
  • Hardwood floors
  • Marble and limestone baths including a master bath

Recent sales at Valentine Place have included a 1535 sq.ft. two-level, two-bedroom with 2.5 baths that sold for $760,000 and a four-level 1965 sq.ft. three-bedroom townhouse that sold for $842,500.

The townhouses are  located at 15 Valentine Street and 10-18 Decatur Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.

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The Village at Broadway – 330-334 Broadway in Cambridge

330 Broadway in Cambridge MA

330 Broadway in Cambridge MA

The Village at Broadway is a ten-unit condo complex at 330-334 Broadway in Cambridge.  Beautifully done, it has a commanding presence on the block and is hard to miss.  The developers were awarded the Anthony C. Platt Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission, given each year to recognize an exceptional example of preservation in a neighborhood conservation district.

The complex consists of two renovated original buildings – a beautiful Greek Revival built in 1846 and a richly ornamented Italianate Mansard built in 1867.  Between these two distinctive buildings, set back from the street across a landscaped lawn, are five townhouses constructed in 2001.

334 Broadway, Cambridge MA

334 Broadway, Cambridge MA

There are three condos in the large yellow Greek Revival ranging in size from approx. 1350 to 1600 sq.ft. The Mansard was divided into two units of 1569 and 1852 sq.ft.  The townhouses range in size from about 1500 to 1800 sq.ft.

Features of the condos at The Village at Broadway include:

  • Three bedrooms
  • At least two baths
  • Gas fireplace
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garage parking
  • Granite and stainless steel kitchens

Recently, condos at The Village at Broadway have sold for prices between $720,000 and $844,500.

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Click on the slideshow below to get larger views of the condos at the Village At Broadway.

 

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Backyard Retreat – And A Condo Comes With It

This is the beautifully landscaped patio behind my new listing, a condo at 65 Newbury Street in Somerville.  It dazzles me to tell you the truth.

Landscaped Patio at 65 Newbury Street Somerville

Landscaped Patio at 65 Newbury Street Somerville

Just as I try to soak in organizing skills when I’m in a really well organized home, I try to drink in this lush landscape hoping that someday I’ll be able to create something as lovely.

 

It’s no small amount of skill required to landscape this well.  The different types of greenery, the varying heights, the density, the timing of it all – I’m in awe and absolutely in love with this backyard oasis.

 

How to get my fairly plain backyard to look like this?  I gaze and gaze, seeking the secrets.  In the city we treasure our outdoor spaces but few look as inviting as this.

 

Such a lovely place to come home to – and it comes with a two bedroom, two bath condo – can’t forget that!  65 Newbury Street is close to Teele Square and listed for $469,000.  Call me at 617-504-1737 if you’d like to take a look – inside and out.

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Cambridge Condos – 2130 Mass Ave – Cornerstone Park

2130 Massachusetts Avenue

2130 Massachusetts Avenue

Cornerstone Park, a Cambridge condo building at 2130 Mass Ave in Porter Square, was built in the early 1980s.  On the corner of Cogswell Avenue, the building is midway between Porter and Davis Square.

Cambridge real estate buyers looking for modern conveniences, views, and easy access to the Red Line T will find lots to like at Cornerstone Park.

2130 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA – Building Features

  • Professionally managed 8-story elevator building
  • Live-in super
  • Function room
  • Garage parking and guest parking
  • Beautiful large back yard and garden

Huge backyard at the Cornerstone Park condos

 

 

Huge backyard at the Cornerstone Park condos

Cornerstone Park Condos – Unit Features

There are a variety of floor plans in the building.  There are two-bedrooms, two-bedrooms with study, and three-bedroom condos. Some are duplex units on two levels.    The condos range in size from 1100 to 1300 sq.ft.

Features include:

  • Wood burning fireplace in many of the units
  • Central air conditioning
  • In-unit washer and dryer in many of the condos
  • Many units have two full baths, some have 2.5 baths
  • Oak parquet floors

Recent Real Estate Sales at Cornerstone Park

A 7th floor 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo, 1283 sq.ft. sold for $450,000 in 2008

A 7th floor, 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo, 1143 sq.ft. sold for $459,000 in 2009

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If you would like more information about the condo market in Cambridge or would like some help with your search give Liz Bolton a call at 617-504-1737 or click here to email Liz .

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