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Cambridge Condos – New Construction Near Fresh Pond and Alewife

There’s been a lot of new development in recent years close to Fresh Pond and the Alewife T station. Cambridge real estate buyers who are looking for new construction or recently built condos will have plenty to choose from near Fresh Pond.

With easy access to the Red Line subway, shopping at Whole Foods and soon Trader Joe’s, quick highway access, and opportunities for recreation (and dog walking!) at Fresh Pond Reservoir this Cambridge neighborhood has plenty to offer real estate buyers. Here’s a look at recently built condo buildings in the area:

24 Bay State Road

24 Bay State Road

24 Bay State Road  – the Bay State Flats were built in 2007. There are 23 condos in this four-story elevator building. Amenities include central air, garage parking, and in-unit washer / dryer. 24 Bay State has one, two, and three-bedroom condos.  Sale prices have ranged from $300,000 to $539,900.

 

 

67 Bay State Rd

67 Bay State Rd

67 Bay State Road– these five Cambridge townhouses were built in 2005 and abut Danahey Park. The condos range in size from 1032 s.f. to 1260 s.f. and have either garage or outdoor parking.  Features and amenities include central air conditioning, vaulted ceilings, and kitchens with granite counters, maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances.  Townhouse sales prices have ranged from $405,000 to $435,000.

 

 

459 Concord Ave Cambridge

459 Concord Ave Cambridge

461 Concord Avenue– These eight townhouses were built in 1998.  The townhouse condos have 2 – 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  Features include a fireplace, deck, garage parking on the first level, central air conditioning and hardwood floors.  Recently on of the townhouses sold for $450,000 in 2008. 

 

 

The Brickworks

The Brickworks

The Brickworks– the Brickworks condos on Rindge Ave were built in 2005 on land formerly used by the New England Brick Company. There are 102 condos in the complex including flats, townhouses, and condos in freestanding reclaimed brick buildings.  Condo sales prices have ranged from $212,500 to $502,900.

 

 

655 Concord Ave

655 Concord Ave

655 Concord AvenueThe Enclave – 37-unit condo association consisting of a mid-rise building and five more recently built townhouses adjacent to the main condo building which was built in 1997. Recent sales for condos in the seven-story elevator building have ranged from $262,500 to $505,000 for two-bedroom two-bath condos.

 

 

Reservoir Lofts Cambridge

Reservoir Lofts Cambridge

Reservoir Lofts on Wheeler Street are on a side street behind the soon-to-be Trader Joe’s and just across the street from Fresh Pond.  Built in 2008,  there are 72 one and two-level loft condos.  Amenities include garage parking and central air conditioning. Lofts have sold for prices ranging from $279,000 to $476,000.

 

 

Fresh Pond Greenway Condos

Fresh Pond Greenway Condos

773 Concord Avenue – the Fresh Pond Greenway condos were built in 2006. The building was designed to be energy efficient and water and energy saving appliances and fixtures were chosen. The building has an elevator, underground garage, and central air conditioning. These one, two and three bedroom condos have sold for prices ranging from $282,500 to $584,000.

 

 

Cambridge condo buyers looking for luxury finishes and modern amenities such as garage parking, multiple baths, elevators and central air conditioning will find many options around Fresh Pond and Alewife. 

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Here are some more Cambridge condo options:

CAMBRIDGE CONDOS WITH SWIMMING POOLS

CONDOS IN CONVERTED SCHOOLS

Interested in learning more about Cambridge real estate or taking a look at condos near Fresh Pond?  Liz Bolton is a realtor at ReMax Destiny, 907 Mass Ave in Cambridge. Call Liz at 617-504-1737. 

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Waterbridge Condominiums – 50 Watertown Street – Watertown Condos

Luxury Condos in Watertown Mass

Luxury Condos in Watertown Mass

The Waterbridge Condominiums are located in Watertown Square at 50 Watertown St, Watertown MA. There are 71 condos in this six-story brick building built in 1986.

The Waterbridge condos are some of my favorites because of the beautiful indoor pool.  That’s my idea of heaven – take the elevator down to the pool in your own building.  Like many condo buildings with pools there’s almost never anyone in the water – all the better!  There’s also a fitness room and sauna.  I also really like many of the floor plans which have two bedrooms with baths in what feel like separate wings of the apartment.

Most of the condominiums in the building are two-bedroom, two-bath units though there are a few one-bedrooms.  Two bedrooms are typically in the 1000 – 1200 sq.ft. range.  Some have views of the Charles River.

Watertown has the residential exemption for owner occupied real estate.

50 Watertown St, Watertown MA – Condo Features

  • Garage or outdoor parking
  • Walk-in closets
  • Balconeys
  • In-unit laundry
  • Additional storage
  • Air conditioning
Waterbridge Condominiums

Waterbridge Condominiums

The Watertown Square location provides easy access to the Mass Pike and the express bus to Copley Square in Boston stops nearby. Enjoy the river walk along the Charles and the shops and restaurants in the square.

50 Watertown St, Watertown MA Real Estate Activity

Recent rentals at Waterbridge are in the $1600 – $1800 range for two-bedrooms. 

Recent real estate sales of Waterbridge Condos since 2007 have included:

  • One bedroom condos sold  for prices from $255,000 to $278,000
  • Two bedroom conods sold for $360,000 to $389,000

Waterbridge Condos

If you want more information about the Waterbridge Condominiums at 50 Watertown Street or similar condos for sale, call Liz Bolton at 617-504-1737.

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16 Chauncy Street – Cambridge Condos

Entrance to 16 Chauncy in Cambridge Mass

Entrance to 16 Chauncy in Cambridge Mass

16 Chauncy Street in Cambridge Massachusetts is located just blocks from Harvard Square, close to Lesley College, Harvard University, the Law School and Longy School of Music.

History of 16 Chauncy Street

16 Chauncy Street was built in 1929 as a residential hotel called the Continental Hotel Apartments.  A 1963 Time magazine article about the difficulties facing the hotel industry quoted the Continental’s owner, Chauncey Depew Steele, “‘It’s going to be a survival of the fittest. A lot of old hotels are going to end up as old ladies’ and old men’s homes.””  Instead, the hotel is today a condominium building with 53 condos.

A plaque outside the building commemorates Vladimor Nabokov’s residency in the building. He and his wife lived in Apt. 10 at the Continental Hotel in 1956 while he completed research at Harvard for his translation of Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin.

16 Chauncy Street Cambridge Condos

There are studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedroom condos in the building. Some units have been renovated over the years, others will be found in close to original condition.  Heat and hot water are included in the condo fee.  Features include:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Fireplaces in some units
  • An elevator
  • A shared patio and large backyard

Units range in size from 199 to 916 square feet.  Recently one-bedrooms have sold in the $330,000s and small studios have sold in the low $200,000s.  Sales price per square foot ranged from $568 to $631.

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Live In a Renovated School – Medford Schoolhouse Condos

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.

Gleason School

Gleason School

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.

gleason school

Swan School Condos

Swan School Condos

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.

swan school

Franklin School

Franklin School

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.

Franklin School

Condos on Sharon & Holton

Condos on Sharon & Holton

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.

hervey school

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.

Forest Street

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.

215 Harvard Street

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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.

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The Washingtonian – Cambridge Condos at Linnaean Street and Washington Ave

 

The Washingtonian Condos on Linnaean Street Cambridge

The Washingtonian at the corner of Linnaean and Washington

The Washingtonian is a Cambridge condo building at the corner of Linnaean Street and Washington Avenue. This handsome yellow brick building houses 27 one, two, and three-bedroom condominiums. At the base of Avon Hill and close to Porter Square and Harvard Square, the shops, restaurants and boutiques that line Mass Avenue are just a few blocks away.

The Washingtonian was designed by Boston architect John A. Hasty and built in 1912. Hasty also designed the Newport Road Condos building and many other Cambridge homes and buildings during the Victorian period and early 1900s. Watch this space for an article on Hasty and the Cambridge houses and buildings he designed.

Features of the Washingtonian Condos

Condos at the Washingtonian are elegant and charming. Original details include:

  • corner cabinets in the dining room with leaded glass doors
  • decorative tiled fireplaces
  • picture moldings
  • transom windows
  • pantries

Other features of condos at the Washingtonian include:

  • maple floors
  • bay windows
  • living room, formal dining room, one to three bedrooms
  • private basement storage and common bike storage
  • common laundry with in-unit laundry in some condos 
  • expansive backyard and garden
5 - 9 Washington Avenue Condos in Cambridge

5 – 9 Washington Avenue Condos in Cambridge

Recent Condo Sales at the Washingtonian

Condos at the Washingtonian range in size from just over 800 sq.ft. to 1300+ sq.ft.  Most have two or three bedrooms.  Many have been renovated to varying degrees.

Recent sales at the Washingtonian include:

  • 840 sq.ft. lower level two-bedroom condo sold for $365,000 in 2013
  • 1374 sq. ft. top floor three-bedroom condo with renovated kitchen & bath and in-unit washer/dryer sold for $741,000 in 2013
  • 840 sq.ft. two-bedroom corner unit on the 1st floor sold for $610,000 in 2014

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The Washingtonian condos span the corner of Linnaean St. and Washington Ave.  The addressses for the condominiums are 27 – 31 Linnaean Street and 5 – 9 Washington Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138.

Looking for a condo in a classic Cambridge building like the Washingtonian?  I can help!  Call me at 617-504-1737 or email me at [email protected].

Liz Bolton, ReMax Destiny, Cambridge

Washingtonian Condos sales data from MLSpin

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Cambridge Condos – Townhouses at 177 Pemberton Street

Townhouses at 177 Pemberton Street Cambridge

Townhouses at 177 Pemberton Street Cambridge

The 20 townhouses at 177 Pemberton Street in  Cambridge MA were built in 1997.  The association is known as Pemberton Place and is a popular option for Cambridge real estate buyers who like newer construction and lots of space.

Features of the 177 Pemberton Townhouses Include:

  • 2100 to 2750+ sq. ft.
  • 6 to 8 rooms
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Three bedrooms including a master bedroom with bath
  • Three bathrooms
  • Garage parking space
  • Central air conditioning
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Central vac
  • Private patio

Pemberton Place is just down the street from the tennis courts, playing field, and community garden on Pemberton Street and an easy walk to three Red Line stations – Alewife, Davis Square and Porter Square.  Danehy Park is just down the street.

Recent Sales at 177 Pemberton St Cambridge MA

  • 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1932 sq. ft. townhouse sold in 2014 for $805,000
  • 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2258 sq. ft townhouse sold for $839,000 in 2014

If there are available townhouses at 177 Pemberton Street they’ll appear below.  Click on the small photo for more information and additional photographs.

 

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 Hoping to find a townhouse in Cambridge?  I can help with that!  Give me a call at 617-504-1737 or email me at [email protected]

Liz Bolton, ReMax Destiny, Cambridge

Pemberton Place is at 177 Pemberton Street, Cambridge, MA 02140.  Sales data from MLSpin

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155 Brookline Street Cambridge – Lofts and Townhouses in Cambridgeport

155 Brookline Street, Cambridge MA 02139

155 Brookline Street, Cambridge MA 02139

The condos at 155 Brookline Street in Cambridge MA offer a variety of loft-like floor plans and multi-level townhouses.  The Edna St. Vincent Millay condominiums were converted from a former manufacturing facility built in 1914. In this popular Cambridgeport neighborhood Central Square is down the street in one direction, the BU Bridge and Boston in the other.

The building originally housed a machine shop and was home to the George H. Dyer Co.  The twenty condominiums take full advantage of the huge windows and open spaces of this converted building with ceilings 14 ft. in height or more. Some of the condos are on one level, others are larger townhouse style units with as many as four levels. Condos range in size from 1137 s.f. to 2240 s.f.

Features of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Condos

Some of these two and three-bedroom condos have private roof decks with views of the Boston skyline, and there is a landscaped courtyard at the center of the complex.  Condominium features include:

  • Central air conditioning
  • High ceilings
  • Parking
  • Gas fireplace
  • In-unit laundry hookups
  • Hardwood floors

In case you’re wondering (I know I am) I don’t know the story behind the somewhat unusual name of the condo association and don’t know if there’s any relationship between the poet and this location.  If you have the scoop let us know!

155 Brookline St Cambridge MA Real Estate Sales

Five condos at 155 Brookline Street sold in 2013 – 2014:

  • A 1987 sq.ft. 3 bedroom condo with 2.5 baths and a renovated kitchen sold in 2013 for $900,000
  • A 2069 sq. ft. 3 bedroom condo with 2.5 baths sold in 2013 for $918,000
  • An 1884 sq. ft. 3 bedroom condo with 2.5 baths sold in 2013 for $822,500
  • A 1986 sq.ft. 2 bedroom condo with 2.5 baths (renovated kitchen and bath) sold in 2014 for $1,214,000
  • A 1790 sq.ft. 2 bedroom condo with 2.5 baths sold in 2014 for $950,000

Soaring spaces, sleek styling, a super location – there’s a lot to like about the lofts and townhouses at 155 Brookline Street in Cambridge MA.  If any condos are available at 155 Brookline Street they’ll show below.  Click on the small photo for more info and additional photos.

 

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Hoping to find a townhouse or loft in Cambridge?  I can help with that! Call me at 617-504-1737 or email me at [email protected].

Liz Bolton, ReMax Destiny, Cambridge.  Info about condo sales at 155 Brookline Street Cambridge from MLSpin

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Two Family Houses – Somerville and Cambridge Real Estate

Somerville Two-Family House

Somerville Two-Family House

Cambridge and Somerville have many two family houses for real estate buyers interested in investment property or condominiums.

Two-Family Houses in Cambridge and Somerville

The days are over when the rent from one apartment can cover your mortgage and allow you to live for free in a two-family.  In fact, two-family real estate values in Cambridge and Somerville are influenced by the apartments’ value as condominiums.  Many two-family buyers end up renovating and converting the apartments to condos.

Two Family House Styles in Cambridge and Somerville

Some two-family homes consist of two identical stacked units – usually five or six rooms in each apartment.

Larger two-family homes have a four of five one or two-bedroom apartment on the first floor and a two-level apartment upstairs, sometimes with three or four bedrooms.

A variation of the two-unit multi-family home is the “Philadelphia style” or Philly layout.  Here, the first floor apartment has stairs in the unit to one or sometimes two rooms on the second floor.  Nobody in Pennsylvania knows why we call this the “Philadelphia style”.

Other two-family home styles include side-by-side townhouse style multi-familys or larger houses, often built as grand, single family homes that have been partitioned into two apartments.

Recent Two-Family Home Sales in Cambridge and Somerville

  • 28 two-family homes have sold in Cambridge in the last year
  • Prices ranged from $340,000 to $1,300,000
  • The average sales price was $622,620
  • Average per square foot price was $240.49

Short sales and foreclosures had a significant impact on multi-unit real estate sales in Somerville during the last year.

  • 108 two-families sold in Somerville in the last year
  • 17 of the 25 least expensive two-family sales were short sales or foreclosures
  • Sale prices ranged from $180,000 to $730,500
  • The average sales price was $458,730

Condo Sales in Two-Unit Houses

In Somerville, 83 condos in two-unit buildings sold in the last year for prices ranging from $245,000 to $880,000.  The average sales price was $439,664.  Average price per square foot was $320.

67 condominiums in two-unit buildings sold in Cambridge in the last year for prices ranging from $220,000 to $2,130,000.  The average sales price was $598,379.  The median sales price was $510,000.  The average per square foot price was $398.

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