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150 Hampshire Street Cambridge MA

150 Hampshire Street in Cambridge MA is a handsome loft-style complex featuring six unique units.  Originally, the site contained an ice house built in the 1870s.  The property was gutted and transformed into six townhouse / lofts in 2006.  With a brick and stucco exterior and an inner brick courtyard, the complex is architecturally interesting and an attractive addition to the streetscape.
150 Hampshire Street Cambridge MA 02139

150 Hampshire Street Cambridge MA 02139

150 Hampshire Street is close to Inman Square with its myriad of restaurants and an easy walk to either Central Square or Kendall Square, both with Red Line subway stops.

150 Hampshire Street Cambridge MA Condos Feature

  • Two and three bedroom condos
  • 882 -1383 sq.ft.
  • Multi-level layouts
  • Cherry, granite, and stainless steel kitchens
  • Hardwood floors
  • Central air conditioning
  • Parking

Condo Sales at 150 Hampshire St Cambridge

The units at 150 Hampshire Street originally sold in 2006 - 2007 for $375,000 to $524,000.   The first resales of units in the complex were listed for sale in January 2012: a 1069 sq.ft. two bedroom condo with1.5 baths was listed for $445,000, and a 1023 sq.ft. two bedroom unit with two baths was priced at $450,000.  Both condos went under agreement almost immediately. If there is an available unit at 150 Hampshire Street in Cambridge it will appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional info and more photographs.

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Cambridge Condo – New to the Market

This two-bedroom North Cambridge condo has a wonderful feel-  it's warm, bright and inviting.  It's on the top floor of a well maintained triple decker on a small side street not far from Mass Ave and the bike path.  It's an easy walk to Davis Square and to the shops and restaurants on Mass Ave.
8 George Street Cambridge Living Room

8 George Street Cambridge Living Room

The light-filled condo has two skylights, high ceilings, wood floors, in-unit laundry and a back deck that has lovely views of trees and neighboring gardens.  The eat-in kitchen has lots of counter space and cabinets, a gas stove and a dishwasher.  You can display your favorite dishes in the built-in cabinet in the adjacent dining room.
The dining room has been opened to the eat-in kitchen

The dining room has been opened to the eat-in kitchen

There's extra storage in the basement, common space outside, and yes - a deeded parking space. 8 George Street, Cambridge MA is new to the market and listed for $379,000.  Email or call Liz Bolton of Coldwell Banker at 617-504-1737  to schedule a visit or for more information.

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Royal Barry Wills Houses in the Boston Globe

I'm just getting to Sunday's Boston Globe and was delighted to see a selection of Royal Barry Wills houses in the Boston Globe Magazine of Jan.1, 2012. In its column, "On the Block," the Globe featured three capes designed by architect Royal Barry Wills in Holden, Groton and Hingham.  RBW designed Tudors, Colonials, and even a few Modernist houses, but it's the quintessential New England Cape for which he is best known. If  you're a Royal Barry Wills enthusiast, as I am, you'll enjoy seeing the houses featured.  Click on the small photo below for more info and lots more photographs. Want to see more? We've got an earlier post with a link at the bottom that shows all the Royal Barry Wills houses in Massachusetts that are on the market (or at least those where the agent included the architect's name in the MLS description).  It's probably the most charming collection of MLS photos you'll ever see in one sitting.

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New Somerville and Cambridge Real Estate Listings

33 Willard St Overlooks the Cambridge Skating Club

33 Willard St Overlooks the Cambridge Skating Club

After a couple of weeks with few or no new listings, our first tour after Thanksgiving was a good one.  We saw half a dozen new listings in Somerville and Cambridge today.  Nice weather, new listings - it was a great day! Cambridge and Somerville condo buyers have several new places to choose from if their price range is between $500,000 and $1,000,000.  

33 Willard Street in Cambridge is a super location between Brattle Street and Mount Auburn, close to Harvard Square. This two-level condo looks over the ice skating (or summer tennis!) at the Cambridge Skating Club.  There are Charles River views from several rooms. This three-bedroom condo is new to the market at $995,000.

345 Harvard Street #2 in Cambridge has just come on the market at $749,000.  It's a sleek modern renovation in an elevator building in mid-Cambridge.  There are three bedrooms and two baths.

140 Hudson Street in Somerville also has an elevator.  Spacious and super bright and sunny, this two-bedroom condo with study is listed for $509,900

There are also several multi-family houses new to the market in Cambridge:

We saw a two-family fixer-upper on Homer Ave in Cambridge. The townhouse-style units have some nice original details.  There's work to be done but the house is priced at just $449,000.

5 Warwick Park is a handsome three-decker in close to original condition.  There are some very nice details - high ceilings, original woodwork and light fixtures and back porches on each floor.  Warwick Park is tucked away off Pemberton Street close to Mass Ave.  5 Warwick is priced at $875,000.

45-47 Putnam Ave is close to Harvard Square and the Charles River.  This triple-decker has had some very interesting architect-designed renovations and was a treat to see.  It's new to the market at $1,195,000.

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44 Langdon St Cambridge MA 02138

44 Langdon St Cambridge MA 02138

44 Langdon St Cambridge MA 02138

Cambridge condo buyers hoping to find a classic Cambridge condo close to Harvard Square will want to consider any available condos at 44 Langdon Street. 44 Langdon St in Cambridge MA is a lovely side street, tucked away off Mass Avenue, very close to Harvard Square and to Harvard Law School.

44 Langdon St Cambridge MA History

The 12-unit building was designed by architect Hamilton Harlow and built in 1915.  Harlow designed a number of Cambridge buildings in this period including 7 Linnaean, 46 Shepard Street, 77-79 Martin Street and 11 Story Street.  Harlow buildings are well loved by Cantabridgians who appreciate their classic charm, many windows, and ample storage spaces.  The building was converted to condominiums in 1977.

44 Langdon Street Features

  • One and two-bedroom condos
  • 635 - 1272 sq. ft.
  • Beamed ceilings
  • Leaded glass windows
  • Fireplaces
  • Maple floors
  • Storage and laundry in the basement
  • Heat and hot water included in the condo fee
  • Pet friendly

Condo Sales at 44 Langdon St Cambridge MA

There has not been a lot of turnover in the building.  The most recent sales were for larger units - each was 1272 sq. ft. with two bedrooms and two baths.  A 4th floor condo sold in 2007 for $530,000.  A first floor unit sold in 2011 for $600,000. If there are condos available at 44 Langdon they will appear below.  Click on the small photograph for additional photos and more information.   Info about sales at 44 Langdon St Cambridge MA 02138 from mlspin.

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10 Chester St Cambridge MA Condos

10 Chester St Cambridge Condos

10 Chester St Cambridge Condos

The condos at 10 Chester Street in Cambridge are in one of the handsomest Victorian buildings in town, the Chester Kingsley House.  10 Chester Street was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.  It is a beautifully preserved Queen Anne Victorian with a corner turret and exterior ornamentation intact. Today the building houses seven condominiums.  Chester Street is a popular location - just off Mass Ave, not far from Porter Square, with the heart of Davis Square at the other end of the street.

History of 10 Chester Street Cambridge 

10 Chester Street was built for Chester W. Kingsley in 1866.  Kingsley was a self-made man whose successes came in banking and business.  He paid his way through school by doing odd jobs, began his banking career as a messenger, and made his fortune in the wholesale provision business. In an 1898 article in the New York Times about Kingsley's charitable bequests, Chester Kingsley describes his attitude towards money with this: "I don't smoke, because I have always felt that every cigar was burning up the price of a loaf of bread."  His successes and frugality enabled him to donate large sums to a variety of educational institutions. Kingsley died on January 1, 1904.   The house was converted to a nursing home in 1913 and an addition put on the back.  In the 1960s it became an apartment building. In 1983 it was restored and converted to condominiums.  Beautiful original details including ornamental moldings, paneling, fireplaces, a handsome paneled staircase and magnificent front door with stained glass windows have been preserved.

Details of 10 Chester Street Cambridge Condos

  • 7 condominiums
  • One bedrooms (870 - 1148 sq.ft.)
  • Two bedrooms (1388 - 1709 sq.ft.)
  • One and two-level condos
  • Fireplaces in some units
  • Large common yard with gardens, fountains and patios
  • Parking

Condo Sales at 10 Chester Street

There hasn't been a condo for sale at 10 Chester Street since 2009.  In 2009 a 1,388 square foot two-bedroom condo on the first floor and lower level sold for $444,500. If a condo is for sale at 10 Chester Street, Cambridge MA 02140 it will appear below.  Click on the small photo for additonal photographs and more information. The Chester Kingsley Condominiums are located at 10 Chester St Cambridge MA 02140.

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Open Houses on Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

I'll be hosting two open houses tomorrow on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011:
14 Packard Ave Somerville Open House

14 Packard Ave Somerville Open House

At noon, 14 Packard Ave Unit 1 in Somerville MA will have its first open house.  14 Packard Avenue is a wonderful blend of original architectural features (stained glass, pocket doors, wood floors, beautiful woodwork and a built-in china cupboard) and modern upgrades including central air conditioning and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wide expanses of granite counters, and a big island with space for stools.  The kitchen will be a favorite hangout spot at 14 Packard Ave. Even better, it opens to a large covered deck & a spacious, landscaped backyard that's private to the condo. That's right - it's all yours. 14 Packard Ave Somerville is new to the market and priced at $399,000.  It's off Broadway midway between Davis Square & Teele Square.  I'll be hosting the open house there from noon to 1 pm on Sunday, November 13th.
36 Jerome St Medford Open House

36 Jerome St Medford Open House

Then it's off to West Medford to 36 Jerome St in Medford MA.   36 Jerome Street is a three-bedroom, two-bath single family house in move-in condition.  You'll love the open layout, high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, and upgraded systems - the central air conditioning and furnace are just a few years old.  The kitchen at 36 Jerome is spacious with plenty of cabinets and granite countertops.   Light streams in through the skylight and through the slider to the back deck.  The yard is enclosed and the parking spaces are side-by-side - no early morning juggling of the cars. 36 Jerome Street, priced at $409,000,  is close to West Medford Square with its commuter rail station. There's easy access to commuting routes and bus service to Davis Square and nearby Arlington Center. The open house at 36 Jerome St Medford MA is scheduled for 2 to 3 pm on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.  Hope to see you there!

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221 Beacon St Somerville MA

221 Beacon St Somerville MA 02143

221 Beacon St Somerville MA 02143

Real estate buyers looking for a modern townhouse close to Harvard Square will want to consider 221 Beacon Street in Somerville MA. The eight townhouses at 221 Beacon Street were built in 2009.  The building is Energy Star certified.  221 Beacon is on the Cambridge - Somerville line, across the street from the Academy of Arts and Sciences.  You can cut through the Divinity neighborhood to get to Harvard Square.

221 Beacon St Somerville MA Features

  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
  • 8 townhouse condos, approx. 1500 - 1750 sq.ft.
  • Courtyard and common garden
  • Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood floors
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Central air conditioning
  • In-unit washer/dryer
  • Cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances
  • 2 garage parking spaces
  • Guest parking and bike storage

221 Beacon Street Real Estate Sales

The townhouses originally sold for $565,000 to $695,000.  One unit resold in 2011 - it was purchased for $565,000 in 2010 and sold for $590,000 in 2011. If a townhouse is for sale at 221 Beacon St Somerville MA 02143 it will appear below.  Click on the small photo for more information and additional photographs.

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