Bay State Apartments – Condos at 1572 Mass Ave, Cambridge

The Bay State Condos

The Bay State Condos

The Bay State Apartments, a condo building at 1572 Mass Ave in Cambridge MA, offers condos perfect for Cambridge real estate buyers looking for a classic Cambridge brick building or hoping to be near Harvard Square or the Law School.

The Bay State was built in 1915. Henry A. Mears, a Boston architect, designed the building. It has one of the most elaborately tiled vestibules and hallways that I’ve seen in Cambridge and a nicely landscaped entry set back from the street.

There are 41 condos on five floors – studios, one, and two-bedrooms ranging in size from 242 sq.ft. to over 1600 sq.ft.

Sylvia Plath sublet Apartment 4 here during the summer of 1954 while attending summer school at Harvard.

Features of 1572 Massachusetts Ave:

  • Resident super
  • Common roof deck
  • Elevator
  • Storage and laundry in the basement
  • Fireplace in many of the units
1572 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
1572 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Recent Sales of Bay State Condos:

A five-room, 1294 sq.ft. two-bedroom condo on the 4th floor sold for $595,000 in 2007.

A three-room, 606 sq.ft. one-bedroom condo on the 2nd floor sold in 2009 for $345,000

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The Bay State condos are located at 1572 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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Chocolate Factory Condos – 253 Norfolk St

The Chocolate Factory Condos at 253 Norfolk St, Cambridge

The Chocolate Factory Condos at 253 Norfolk St, Cambridge MA

The Chocolate Factory condos are loft-style units at 253 Norfolk Street in Cambridge MA.  The eye catching orange wood building is the former site of a candy factory, first Russell Confectioner, later the Gobelin Chocolate Co. 

Converted to condos in 1998, the three-story building now houses 21 condominiums with garage parking below.  Located on a tree-lined residential block, 253 Norfolk Street is close to Central Square, Inman Square and MIT.

Chocolate Factory Lofts Feature

  • Central air conditioning
  • Unique layouts, some multi-level
  • Soaring ceilings
  • Parking – garage or outdoor
  • Gas fireplace in some units
  • Common patio, some condos have a private deck

Recent Sales at 253 Norfolk St, Cambridge MA

Since 2008 several one bedroom condos have sold ranging from

  • A 546 sq.ft. condo with outdoor parking for $285,000 to
  • An 854 sq.ft. condo with garage parking for $368,900

A 1049 sq. ft. two-bedroom, two-bath multi-level unit with garage parking sold for $419,000

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The Chocolate Factory condos are located at 253 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.

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University Green – Cambridge Condos

University Green - Harvard Square Condos

University Green - Harvard Square Luxury Condos

University Green – Luxury Cambridge Condos.  University Green is a 52-unit luxury condo building in Harvard Square at 130 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge.  Built in 1985, the five story building is set back from the street behind a landscaped garden courtyard.  

Condos range from 760 s.f. studios to three-bedrooms over 2500 s.f. in size.

University Green Features

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Elevator
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garage parking
  • Balcony
  • Private storage
  • In-unit washer/dryer
  • Fireplace in some units

Recent Condo Sales at University Green, 130 Mount Auburn St Cambridge

The most recent condo sales at University Green in 2012 included: 

  • One bedroom, 1.5 bath for $895,000
  • Two bedroom, two bath for $1,030,000
  • One bedroom, two bath for $1,285,000
  • Three bedroom, 2.5 bath for $2,150,000

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The University Green condominiums are located at 130 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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Thomas Graves Landing – Canal Park, Cambridge

Thomas Graves Landing

Thomas Graves Landing - Cambridge MA

Thomas Graves Landing at 4-6 Canal Park in Cambridge offers 167 luxury condos.  Built in 1988-1989, the complex overlooks the Lechmere Canal and the CambridgeSide Galleria mall.  The park around the canal offers a beautiful place to stroll and a playground for kids.

Located in East Cambridge, near a number of other luxury condo buildings, Canal Park is close to Boston and near two Green Line T stations – Lechmere and the Museum of Science.  Like to walk? Mass General Hospital, Boston Garden, Beacon Hill, Government Center, the Financial District or the State House are all within walking distance. It’s also easy to jump on major highways or get to the airport quickly.

Thomas Graves Landing Building Features

  • Outdoor pool
  • Health Club
  • Sauna
  • Function room
  • Guest parking
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Elevators
Thomas Graves Landing 4-6 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA

Thomas Graves Landing 4-6 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA

Canal Park Condos Feature

  • Central air conditioning
  • Terraces or balconies
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • In-unit washer / dryer
  • Garage parking
  • Storage locker
  • Fireplaces in 7th floor and penthouse units

Recent Sales of Thomas Graves Landing Condos

A 523 sq.ft. studio condo sold for $310,000

One bedroom, one-bath units, 777 – 815 sq.ft., sold for $415,000 to $420,000

Two-bedroom, two bath condos, 1206 – 1374 sq. ft, sold for $$570,000 to $615,000

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Bowdoin Court – Condos at 41 Bowdoin Street Cambridge

Condos At 41 Bowdoin St, Cambridge

Condos At 41 Bowdoin St, Cambridge MA

39-41 Bowdoin Street is a “Harlow Building”.  Designed by Cambridge architect Hamilton Harlow in 1927, Bowdoin Court was originally an apartment building.  Now there are 33 condos in this brick, four-story building at 41 Bowdoin Street in Cambridge.

Located mid-way between Harvard Square and Porter Square the building is in the Radcliffe / Avon Hill neighborhood.  It’s a walk-to-everything location – the Red Line T and the shops, restaurants, and more on Mass Ave. are nearby.

There are studios, one bedrooms and two bedroom condos in the building ranging in size from 436 sq.ft. to 984 sq.ft.

Features of 41 Bowdoin Street Condos

  • Fireplace
  • Resident super  

    Landscaped Entrance at Bowdoin Court

    Landscaped Entrance at Bowdoin Court

  • Hardwood floors
  • Moldings and built-ins
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyard entrance
  • Storage and laundry in the basement
  • Heat and hot water included in the condo fee

Recent Sales at 41 Bowdoin St. Cambridge MA

Condominium sales in the building this year included:

  • 1st floor 701 s.f. one-bedroom sold for $345,000
  • 3rd floor 436 s.f. studio sold for $252,000
  • 4th floor 707 s.f. one-bedroom sold for $350,000

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The Bowdoin Court condos are located at 41 Bowdoin Street, Cambridge MA 02138.

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The Calvert – Condos at 7 Centre Street, Cambridge

7 - 7.5 Centre Street, Cambridge

7 - 7.5 Centre Street, Cambridge MA

The Calvert is a 13-unit condo building at 7 – 7.5 Centre Street in Mid-Cambridge.  Built in 1915, the building was designed by architect C.H. (Charles Henry) Bartlett who designed scores of buildings around Cambridge at the turn of the century.
Today these classic Cambridge condos are popular with real estate buyers who appreciate the walk to everything location midway between Harvard Square and Central Square.  The building has one, two and three bedroom units ranging in size from 868 sq.ft. to 1304 sq.ft.

Condominium features at 7 – 7 1/2 Centre Street:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Built-ins and pantries
  • Some units have porches
  • Many have assigned parking
  • Heat and hot water are included in the condo fee
  • Common yard with patio

 The Calvert on Centre Street signRecent Sales of Condos at 7-7.5 Centre St Cambridge MA:

  • 870 s.f. one-bedroom sold for $339,000 in 2008
  • 1302 s.f. three-bedroom sold for $514,000 in 2008
  • 1304 s.f. two-bedroom sold for $539,000 in 2009

 

The Calvert is located at 7 – 7.5 Centre St Cambridge MA 02139

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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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