12-14-16 Ware St Cambridge MA

Ware St Cambridge MA Condos

Ware St Cambridge MA Condos

 

If you’re looking for a condo in Harvard Square you’ll want to consider condos at 12-16 Ware St in Cambridge MA.  Ware Street is one block long and runs from Broadway to Harvard Street, abutting Harvard’s campus.

 

Built in 1940 as the Bancroft Court Apartments, today there are 52 condos in this four-story brick complex.  Almost all of the Bancroft Court condos are one bedrooms, about 660 sq.ft., though there are a couple of larger basement units.

 

Ware St Cambridge MA Condos Feature:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Spacious rooms
  • Some condos have parking
  • Landscaped courtyard entry
  • Elevator building
  • Heat and hot water included in the condo fee
  • Common laundry and storage  in basement
  • Bike storage
  • No pets

Recent Condo Sales on Ware St Cambridge MA:

We saw a very nice second floor condo at 14 Ware Street on our weekly tour last Wednesday.  With a parking space and an asking price of $345,000 it went under agreement almost immediately.  A first floor one-bedroom without parking was listed for sale for $320,000 in March and also went under agreement within a few days.

In 2010 a first-floor one-bedroom without parking at 12 Ware Street  sold for $320,000.

If any properties are listed for sale on Ware St Cambridge MA, they’ll appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional info and more photographs.  If you’re looking for a condo in Harvard Square I’d be happy to help.  You can email me or call me at 617-504-1737.

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1716 Cambridge Street Cambridge MA – Fox Croft Manor

Fox Croft Manor Condos - 1716 Cambridge St Cambridge MA

Fox Croft Manor Condos-1716 Cambridge St Cambridge MA

Fox Croft Manor condos at 1716 Cambridge St in Cambridge MA offers Cambridge real estate buyers a classic brick condo building immediately adjacent to the Harvard campus in Harvard Square.

 FoxCroft Manor, built in 1942, has a lobby with knotty pine paneled walls and polished flagstone floors.  The studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom condos have elegant proportions and handsome architectural details.

There are 31 condos in the four-story building at 1716 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA.  Many of the one-bedrooms are exceptionally spacious and some measure more than 900 sq.ft.

Things to know about  condos at Fox Croft Manor:

  • Elevator building
  • Heat and hot water included in the condo fee
  • Hardwood floors
  • Some units have parking
  • Storage and laundry in the basement
  • One cat allowed, no dogs

Recent sales at 1716 Cambridge St Cambridge MA:

The last sale at 1716 Cambridge Street was a four-room, first floor 940 sq.ft. one bedroom condo without parking.  It sold for $395,000 in 2008.

If there are condos available they will appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional info and more photographs.

 

Fox Croft Manor condos are located at 1716 Cambridge Street,  Cambridge MA 02138.

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Central Square Condo – Open Tomorrow

369 Franklin St #302 Cambridge MA 02139

369 Franklin St #302 Cambridge MA 02139

Stop by the open house at this super Central Square condo in Cambridge tomorrow.

 

369 Franklin Street Unit 302 is new to the market and listed for $479,900.   Set on a favorite Cambridge side street, it’s just a couple of blocks to the T in Central Square and close to MIT and Harvard.

 

 369 Franklin is a luxury building with an elevator, garage, heated driveway, exercise room, and common backyard with patio.

The condo has two bedrooms and two full baths.  The kitchen is stunning with sleek Italian cabinets and really beautiful granite counters.  Come summer you’ll appreciate the central air conditioning. 

Stop by 369 Franklin Street Cambridge tomorrow, Sunday March 20th from 1 to 2 pm.   See you there!

 

This Central Square condo, 369 Franklin St, Unit 302, Cambridge MA 02139, is listed with Elizabeth Bolton of Coldwell Banker in Cambridge.  If you miss the open house give Liz a call at 617-504-1737 to schedule a visit.

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Cambridge Condo Styles

If you’ve decided to buy a condo in Cambridge MA you’ll want to think about what style of condo you prefer.

Cambridge condo styles include lofts, townhouses, luxury condos, condos in buildings, and units in converted two and three-family houses.

It’s often a good idea to look at several condo styles when you first go out with your agent to visit properties. You’ll fairly quickly determine which style of condo best suits your needs and preferences.

Cambridge Loft Condos

Cambridge Loft Condos

Cambridge Loft Condos

Cambridge has a number of condo complexes in converted industrial buildings.  Many offer very finished spaces with kitchens outfitted with granite counters and high end appliances, new hardwood floors and finished walls and ceilings. In other lofts the space is more raw. Condo buyers who are looking for wide open layouts and soaring ceilings will want to look at Cambridge loft condos.  In 2010 Cambridge lofts sold for $318,000 to $671,000.

Cambridge loft buildings include:

155 Brookline Street Cambridge MA

Erie Street Lofts

147 Sherman Street Cambridge MA

Aberdeen Lofts

Cambridge Townhouses

There are many townhouse complexes scattered around Cambridge, most built in the last 35 years or so. Some associations are comprised of just two or three townhouses while other complexes have many more units.  Rooms are laid out on two to four floors and many have garage parking on the first level. Often there will be some outdoor space – a private patio or small enclosed yard, a deck or two, perhaps a private roof deck.  Townhouses offer some of the largest condos in Cambridge often with three bedrooms and two or more baths. In 2010 Cambridge townhouses sold for $329,000 to $1,435,000.

Cambridge townhouses include:

Valentine Place in Cambridgeport

54 Trowbridge Street

91 Sherman St Cambridge MA

Lilac Court Cambridge

177 Pemberton St Cambridge MA

Luxury Condos In Cambridge

Luxury Condos

Luxury Condos

Luxury is a bit hard to define – not everyone describes it in just the same way.  There are a number of luxury buildings in Cambridge that offer high end amenities including concierge service, indoor pools, valet parking, etc.  Several are located in East Cambridge near Lechmere and close to Boston, others are near or in Harvard Square. In 2010 the most expensive luxury condo in Cambridge sold for $4,250,000.

Luxury condos in Cambridge include:

 950 Mass Ave Cambridge MA

130 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge MA

Thomas Graves Landing

Condos In Buildings

When you’re thinking of buying a condo in Cambridge one of the first decisions to make is whether you prefer to live in a condo in a building or a condo in a house. Cambridge condo buildings range from wood buildings from the late 1800s with six to twelve units, to classic brick converted apartment buildings of the early 1900s, to modern buildings built from the 1970s to the present.  Each has its particular charms.  Some prefer the classic architectural details of the older buildings while other condo buyers seek the modern conveniences available in the newer buildings. In 2010 the median price for a Cambridge condo in a building with ten or more units was $395,000.

Here’s a small sample of Cambridge condo buildings of various vintages:

 Cambridgeport Commons

50 Follen Street Cambridge MA

19 Chauncy Street Cambridge MA

61 Garfield St Cambridge MA

773 Concord Ave

88 Hancock Street Cambridge MA

329 Harvard St Cambridge MA

Cambridge Condos In Converted Two and Three-Family Houses

Condos In Houses

Condos In Houses

A large share of the Cambridge condo inventory consists of condos in two-family and three-family houses. Some of these multi-family units remain in close to original condition while others have been thoroughly renovated, sometimes transformed into modern spaces that previous tenants would barely recognize.

Typically, the condos in three families, or triple deckers as we call them, are of equal size. Some two-families have units of equivalent size while others have a smaller unit on the first floor and a larger two-level unit on the second and third floor.  Another layout is what’s referred to as “Philadelphia style” in which the first floor unit has a staircase leading to a room or two on the second floor.  The median price for a Cambridge condo in a two or three unit association in 2010 was $470,000.

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Cambridge Condo Styles was written by Elizabeth Bolton, a Cambridge real estate agent with ReMax Destiny. Would you like some help with your search for a condo in Cambridge?   Give Liz a call at 617-504-1737 or send her an email.

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Cambridgeport Condos For Sale

Cambridgeport Condos

Cambridgeport Condos

Interested in Cambridgeport condos for sale? Cambridge real estate buyers looking for a neighborhood with streets lined with trees and Victorians and easy access to Central Square, Boston, the Charles River, MIT and more will want to consider Cambridgeport. It’s a walkable neighborhood dotted with parks and playgrounds.  

Cambridgeport Condos

Cambridgeport condo buyers can choose from a variety of condominium styles.  There are units in converted Victorian houses and triple-deckers, newly constructed townhouse complexes, and lofts created from former industrial buildings. There are converted older brick apartment buildings and a 100-unit modern complex at the tip of the neighborhood near the BU Bridge.

The boundaries of  Cambridgeport are roughly Mass Ave to the Charles River and River Street to Vassar Street.  The zipcode is 02139.

Cambridgeport Condos For Sale

In 2010 75 Cambridgeport condos were listed for sale.  The median price of the 51 sales that closed last  year was $449,900.  Sales prices ranged from $225,000 to $873,000.  Properties sold on average for 98% of asking price.  These stats are for condos identified by the listing agent as located in Cambridgeport. Not every listing is identified by neighborhood so there may have been other sales not included in the data. Regardless, it does give a good sense of Cambridgeport condo values.

Cambridgeport condos for sale will appear below. Click on the small photo for additional info and more photographs. And if you see something you like – give me a call at 617-504-1737 or send me an email – I’d love to help!

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6 Porter Road Cambridge MA

Arched entryway to 6 Porter Rd, Cambridge MA 02140

Arched entryway to 6 Porter Rd, Cambridge MA 02140

6 Porter Road is a brick double-triple decker built in 1898 in Cambridge Mass.  There are six condos on three floors.  In 2001 the former apartment building was renovated and converted to condominiums.

The condos at 6 Porter Road in Cambridge, MA are in the heart of Porter Square.  Porter Road is a U-shaped street that runs off of Mass Ave by Christopher’s restaurant across from the Porter Square shopping center. The Red Line T stop and commuter rail station is just a block away.

Cambridge real estate buyers will appreciate the proximity to restaurants, pubs, shops, the supermarket and public transportation.  It’s an easy walk to Davis Square or to Harvard Square.

6 Porter Rd Cambridge MA Condo Features

  • Three bedrooms
  • 1.5 baths
  • 874 – 942 sq. ft.
  • Open layout
  • Wood floors
  • Central air conditioning
  • Storage and laundry in the basement
  • Some owners have installed in-unit W/D
  • On-street parking
  • Pet friendly

Recent Sales of Condos at 6 Porter Road in Cambridge

In 2009 two condos at 6 Porter Rd sold. Both were third floor units, measuring 912 and 937 sq.ft. One condo sold for $425,000, the other for $440,000.

If condos are available at 6 Porter Rd, Cambridge MA they will appear below. Click on the small photo for additional photographs and more information.

 

These Porter Square condos are located at 6 Porter Road, Cambridge MA 02140.

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128 Magazine St Cambridge MA

128 Magazine St Cambridge MA 02139

128 Magazine St Cambridge MA 02139

128 Magazine St Cambridge MA is a four-story brick building at the corner of Putnam Avenue in the Cambridgeport  neighborhood of Cambridge.

128 Magazine Street was designed by architect W.E. Clark and built in the 1890s as the Allerton Apartments.  The sixteen apartments were converted to The Allerton condos in 2004.

Cambridge real estate buyers will appreciate 128 Magazine’s proximity to the Charles River, Central Square, Harvard and MIT.  Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are within walking distance. The express bus to the Longwood Medical area runs through the neighborhood.

Features of Condos at 128 Magazine St Cambridge

  • One and two bedroom condos, approx. 600-850 sq.ft.
  • Handsome paneled building entry
  • Maple floors
  • High ceilings
  • Bay windows
  • Some units have a deck
  • Some condos have parking
  • Laundry and storage in the basement
  • Heat and hot water included in condo fee
  • Pet friendly

128 Magazine St Cambridge MA Real Estate Sales

In 2010 two 710 sq.ft. two bedroom condos sold: one on the 3rd floor for $317,900 and a 4th floor condo for $318,000.

If condos are available at The Allerton at 128 Magazine Street in Cambridge they will appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional info and more photographs.

 

The Allerton Condos are located in Cambridgeport at 128 Magazine Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.

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98-100 Erie St Cambridge MA – Erie Street Lofts

Lofts at 98-100 Erie St Cambridge MA

Lofts at 98-100 Erie St Cambridge MA

98-100 Erie St Cambridge MA – Erie Street Lofts  In 2000,  a warehouse building, formerly used by the Central Pipe & Supply company, was transformed into 16 lofts.

Erie Street is in Cambridgeport,  a residential neighborhood close to the Charles River, MIT and Central Square.  98-100 Erie Street is on the block between Brookline and Sydney Streets.

98-100 Erie St Cambridge MA – Features of Erie Street Lofts

  • 850 – 2200 sq.ft. two and three-level loft condos
  • Garage parking
  • Central air conditioning
  • Some lofts have a gas fireplace
  • Large windows
  • High ceilings
  • In-unit washer /dryer
  • Pets permitted with restrictions
  • Common landscaped courtyard
  • Condos have a variety of outdoor spaces including balconies, roof decks or patios

Recent Sales of Condos at 98-100 Erie Street Cambridge MA

A 2061 sq.ft two-bedroom, 2.5 bath triplex at the Erie Street lofts sold for $873,000 in 2010. The condo had a wrap-around roof deck and one garage parking space.

If condos are available at 98-100 Erie Street they will appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional info and more photographs. And if I can help you with your search for a loft or a condo in Cambridge please call me at 617-504-1737 or email me.

 

The Erie Street Lofts are located at 98-100 Erie Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.

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