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14 Packard Ave Somerville MA

14 Packard Ave in Somerville MA is coming on the market tomorrow.  This two-bedroom condo is midway between Davis Square and Teele Square.  The condo is a wonderful blend of original architectural detail and modern amenities.  There's new central air conditioning and a spacious renovated kitchen with wide expanses of granite counters, a large island where you can pull up a stool, and stainless steel appliances including a gas range with convection oven.
14 Packard Ave has a spacious kitchen

14 Packard Ave has a spacious kitchen

Don't like to share?  You won't have to - the backyard and covered deck is exclusive to the condo.  There's a fence on two sides and a beautiful hedge of holly bushes on a third side. 14 Packard Ave has two bedrooms.  There's room in the gracious foyer for a bookcase and a desk if you'd like - it's a lovely space with fluted columns and two stained glass windows.
The yard is all yours at 14 Packard Ave

The yard is all yours at 14 Packard Ave

You can't beat 14 Packard Ave's location - walk to the Red Line T in Davis Square or hop on the bike path.  You'll have enough restaurants, cafes, pubs, and coffee shops to eat out every day for a month or more.   Tufts University is nearby and if you drive to work you'll appreciate the easy access to commuting routes. 14 Packard Ave Unit 1 Somerville MA 02144 is new to the market and priced at $399,000.   Call Liz Bolton of Coldwell Banker at 617-504-1737 if you would like to schedule an appointment to see this lovely Davis Square condo for sale.

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Open Houses – Somerville and Medford

Hopefully we won't have to do any shoveling tomorrow.  Even if we do get snow we should be able to get cleared out by midday - just in time for some open houses in Somerville and Medford.  Looking for houses for sale, condos for sale, or investment properties?  We've got something for everyone on Sunday.

Open Houses in Somerville and Medford - October 30, 2011

237 Willow Ave Somerville

237 Willow Ave Somerville

237 Willow Ave in Somerville will be open from noon to 1:30.  You'll love the top quality renovation of this multi-level three-bedroom, 2.5 bath condo.  This stylish condo has a bright and open layout and all the features you're looking for: central air conditioning, a fireplace in the living room, parking, two decks, a laundry room, a family room, gorgeous kitchen and baths, and much more.     
281 Alewife Brook Pkwy Somerville

281 Alewife Brook Pkwy Somerville

281 Alewife Brook Pkwy in Somerville will be open from noon to 1 pm.  This  move-in ready two-family is near Tufts and Teele Square.  You would be hard pressed to find a multi-family property in better condition.  All the hard work has been done.  The two apartments feature exceptional original architectural features with modern upgrades and renovations.  Whether you're looking for room for extended family or want an investment property you don't want to miss this house.    
36 Jerome St Medford

36 Jerome St Medford

 36 Jerome Street in West Medford will be open from noon to 1 pm.  This three-bedroom, two-bath house features an open floor plan, spacious updated kitchen with adjacent deck, gleaming hardwood floors, new furnace and central air conditioning, enclosed yard, and more.   Super location close to the commuter rail, bus to Davis Square. public tennis courts, shops and playground.

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Ellery Square Townhouses in Cambridge

Ellery Square Townhouses in Cambridge

Ellery Square Townhouses in Cambridge

If you're looking for a modern townhouse near Harvard Square you'll want to check out anything available at Ellery Square. The Ellery Square townhouses are fee simple townhouses - attached single families - and are just a few blocks from Harvard Square. Built in 1979, the townhouses are in a courtyard setting tucked away off Broadway. The Cambridge Public Library is around the corner and a variety of restaurants and shops are within blocks. Homeowners pay an annual fee for landscaping, snow removal, etc.  

Ellery Square Townhouses Feature:

  • Garage parking
  • 3-4 bedrooms
  • ~1800-2100 sq. ft.
  • Deck and patio
  • Some have a woodburning stove
  • Large windows
  • Soaring ceilings

Recent Sales at Ellery Square

Many of the townhouses have been renovated and upgraded over the years. A townhouse with renovated kitchen and baths sold for $976,500 in 2008. A townhouse in original condition sold in 2010 for $727,500. If townhouses at Ellery Square are available they will appear below. Click on the small photo for more information and additonal photographs.

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36 Jerome St Medford

36 Jerome St Medford MA

36 Jerome St Medford MA

Brand new to the market - 36 Jerome St in Medford MAis sure to please.  Located in popular West Medford, 36 Jerome Street is close to the Arlington line and near West Medford Square with the commuter rail to Boston (just one stop away) and the bus to Davis Square. 36 Jerome Street is in move-in condition.  Buyers will appreciate the high ceilings, open layout (you can see all the way out to the back yard and deck from the front door!), and gleaming hardwood floors. Downstairs you'll find a living room with bay window, formal dining room, a den, and a spacious kitchen with broad expanses of granite counters, a skylight and new sliders to the deck.  Outside there are two separate fenced-in yard spaces, a garage, and two side-by-side parking spaces. There are three bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom is huge.  There's a full bath both upstairs and downstairs.
36 Jerome Street has a spacious kitchen that opens to a deck

36 Jerome Street has a spacious kitchen that opens to a deck

Recent updates include a new energy efficient furnace in 2008, new central air conditioning (2008), and a water heater new this year. 36 Jerome Street, Medford MA 02155 is move-in ready and priced at $429,000.  Call Liz at 617-504-1737 for more information or to schedule a visit.

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Somerville Condo Near Davis Square & Ball Square

Tomorrow we tour the new listings coming on the market with Coldwell Banker.  This Somerville condo near Davis Square and Ball Square at 237 Willow Ave is my new listing.  I'm excited to bring everyone through on tour - it's absolutely gorgeous.  
237 Willow Ave Somerville - Condo Near Davis Square & Ball Square

237 Willow Ave Somerville - Condo Near Davis Square & Ball Square

237 Willow Ave in Somerville was gut renovated a few years ago.  It's on the upper two floors of a handsome two-unit building.  It hits all the points on buyers' wish lists - central air conditioning, an open layout, a gas fireplace, 2.5 beautiful bathrooms including a really fabulous master bath, three bedrooms, a laundry room (yes *room*!) on the bedroom level, plus a really nice lower level bonus room that can be used as an office, playroom or a place for the large screen TV.  There are front and back private decks and an unimpeded driveway parking space. The location is great - the bike path to Davis Square is down the street, Ball Square (oh - the breakfasts!) is down the block, and you can walk to the other end of Willow and hit Porter Square. I'll have a page about this spiffy Somerville condo near Davis Square and Ball Square here on Centers and Squares soon, but in the meantime check out the property website for lots more photos and info about 237 Willow Ave Somerville MA. 237 Willow Ave Somerville MA 02144 is new to the market and available for $619,000.

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113 Richdale Ave Cambridge MA – Richdale Place Condos

Richdale Place, a 20-unit condo building, was built at 113 Richdale Ave, Cambridge MA in 2007. At the corner of Richdale Avenue and Walden Street, the condos are close to Porter Square in Cambridge and not that far from Davis Square in Somerville. 
113 Richdale Ave Cambridge MA - Richdale Place Condos

113 Richdale Ave Cambridge MA - Richdale Place Condos

Richdale Place was built by Oaktree Development.  The company has built a number of projects in Cambridge including Thomas Graves Landing, Bay Square at 950 Mass Ave, and 369 Franklin Street

113 Richdale Ave Cambridge MA Features

  • Four stories, 20 units
  • 1 - 3 bedroom condos, 813 - 1848 sq.ft.
  • Many 2 bedroom / 2 bath condos, +/- 1200 sq.ft.
  • Elevator building
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garage parking
  • Expansive, landscaped roof deck and garden
  • Common living room and kitchen
  • Bedroom suite that reserved for guests for a fee
  • Fitness room
  • Hydro air heat
  • In-unit laundry hookups

Recent Sales at Richdale Place

Two condos have resold at Richdale Place.

A top floor, 1286 sq.ft. two-bedroom, two-bath condo sold in 2010 for $630,000

A first floor, 1206 sq.ft. two-bedroom, two-bath condo sold in 2011 for $569,000

If condos are available at 113 Richdale Ave, Cambridge MA 02140 they will appear below.  Click on the small photo for more information and additional photographs.   Richdale Place condos are located at 113 Richdale Ave, Cambridge MA 02140

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Details Matter

A Lincrusta wallcovering pattern

A Lincrusta wallcovering pattern

It's a slow time of the year for new real estate listings.  Many sellers wait until after Labor Day to bring their properties on the market. So it was a pleasant surprise to have some really super listings on our office tour this Wednesday.  One property was the star of the day for me.  It's a truly magnificent townhouse condo at 52 Wendell Street just listed for $1,665,000.  One of two units in a large 1880 house in the Agassiz neighborhood, the condo is a splendid mix of original detail and fabulous updates.  It's very spacious - over 3,000 sq.ft. - and opens from the kitchen /family room to a very nice private backyard. We see so many renovated places that all look alike that it's hugely refreshing to see a place renovated with real style and attention to detail.  At every turn, 52 Wendell offers finishes, fixtures and details that delight the most discriminating buyer - or agent! I was really happy to see that the renovation included - in a kitchen with gorgeous, high end appliances and fixtures - real linoleum floors.  Linoleum is a green choice - it's made of materials that include linseed oil and crushed cork - and a comfortable one for a kitchen.  It makes so much more sense than wood that won't hold up or tile that's hard on your feet and back.  It was great to see it used in this setting.  Linoleum is still manufactured and can be obtained from companies that include Armstrong and Forbo.  I've had the Forbo linoleum samples for years with the idea that I'll install it in my next kitchen redo.  My only wish is that they would bring back some of the wonderful, vintage colors.  I visited a house in Melrose recently that had the most scrumptious minty green linoleum floor - still in perfect condition some 70 years after it was installed. The other finish that caught my eye at 52 Wendell was the Lincrusta or Anaglypta wall covering that's used in a half bath and a hallway. It's another old-is-new-again touch I've meant to use in my home.  It's the details that make a property stand out.  Hurrah for a renovation with real style!  Here's more info about 52 Wendell Street and a link to a photo gallery.   Believe me, it's even better in person.

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New Condos at 7 Cameron Ave Cambridge

From Rounder Records to 7 Cameron

From Rounder Records to 7 Cameron

Finally an answer to what's happening at the old Rounder Records and Fort Apache Studios site - condos are coming. The lot at the corner of Cameron Ave and Camp Street adjacent to the bike path has been empty since the former home of Rounder Records was torn down.  Building - or at the least very beginnings of it - has started. Oaktree Development is building out the site.  The condo development has been designed by Davis Square Architects - aptly named since Davis Square is just minutes away. The site has multiple addresses: 2419 Massachusetts Ave, 1 Camp Street and 7 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge.  The new condo building will be known as "7 Cameron".

7 Cameron Ave Details:

  • 37 1 and 2 bedroom condos
  • Energy Star appliances
  • In-unit washer/dryer
  • Walk-in closets
  • High efficiency HVAC systems
  • Some units have a private patio or balcony
  • Garage parking
  • Option for a fireplace
  • Common elements include a roof deck, patio, bike storage, fitness room and function room
Oaktree Development has built a number of very nice condo buildings around Cambridge.  Judging from the utility bills I saw at 369 Franklin Street when I sold two condos there, the new residents at 7 Cameron Avenue can anticipate having amazingly low utility costs.

Other Oaktree Development projects in Cambridge include:

  • Richdale Place at 113 Richdale Ave at the corner of Walden
  • 369 Franklin Street in Central Square
  • Bay Square at 950 Mass Ave near Harvard Square
  • Cambridge Cohousing on Richdale Ave
Occupancy at 7 Cameron Ave Cambridge is anticipated in Spring - Summer 2012.  Given the building's proximity to the bike path and to Davis Square these condos are bound to be popular with Cambridge real estate buyers.

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