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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

Somerville and Cambridge Schoolhouse Condos


Lowe School Condos in Davis Square

Somerville and Cambridge have several schoolhouse condominium associations and more on the way.  Schoolhouse condos are popular with real estate buyers who appreciate the large windows, high ceilings, and vintage details often found in these condominiums.

My favorite school was in a similar large old brick building, the Dale Street School in Medfield Mass.  I still remember the breezes that came through the oversized windows, the wide hallways and stairs, and the water bubblers that lined the hall.  Happily it’s still used as a school but if it’s ever converted to condos I’ll be first in line.  The converted schools in Cambridge and Somerville give real estate buyers the opportunity to relive – just a bit – their schooldays.

Condos in Converted Schools in Cambridge

The Lincoln School Condos on Walden and Mead Streets are very close to Porter Square.  This large former school has been divided into just twenty condominiums, with a number of spacious condos measuring more than 1500 sq. ft.  There’s less of a schoolhouse feel in these condos though the large windows and super high ceilings make for dramatic and open spaces.  Condos at the Lincoln School turn over infrequently.  The last sale in MLS was a 1000 sq. ft. condo that sold in 2006 for $430,000.

 The French School condos at 69 Harvey Street in North Cambridge are close to Davis Square.  The  bike path to Davis crosses Mass Ave at the end of Harvey Street.  There are sixteen condos on four floors in the former school.  The condos have a loft like feel with exposed brick walls and high ceilings.  A two-bedroom condo on the second floor sold this year for $415,000.  Read more about the French School condos.

Dana Park Place in Cambridgeport is Cambridge’s newest condo development in a converted school.  The former school has been transformed into 23 condos and more units will be built in the former church next door.  The buildings overlook the recently refurbished Dana Park and Central Square is right down the street. The condos have luxurious finishes, central air conditioning, and garage parking.




North Cambridge School Conversion

New Schoolhouse Condos Coming to Cambridge?  It looks like it – these buildings, between Middlesex Street and Yerxa Road in North Cambridge, once housed St. John’s R. C. School and are now in the midst of construction.  There’s a notice for a special hearing to construct decks posted but I don’t yet know much about this project.  I’ll add more details when I get them.

Somerville Condos in Former Schools

The Carr Schoolhouse Condos on Atherton Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood are some of the most charming schoolhouse condos around.  There’s lots of original oak woodwork, beautiful windows, and even blackboards preserved in some units.  There are studios, one bedrooms, and two-bedroom condominiums.  Spring Hill is near Porter Square and Harvard Square isn’t that far away.  Read more about the Carr School condominiums.

The former Lowe School on Morrison Avenue in Davis Square is another popular school house condo association.  The former school now houses 16 condominiums.  The condos have very high ceilings – 12′ in some units  – and condos on the third floor have private decks, some have skylights.  The location is clearly a big draw with the heart of Davis Square just a couple of blocks away.  The last condo sale in MLS at the Lowe School was two years ago when a two-bedroom condo sold for $402,000.


Dreaming of a schoolhouse condo of your own?  Click on the buttons below to search the MLS for Somerville and Cambridge condos.  And if you would like some help with your real estate search call me at 617-504-1737 or email me – I would be delighted to help.



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  1. Lisa

    Hi I am thrilled with this schoolhouse condo info.
    I am also interested in converted churches and factories. Can you point me to any more info in the Camb, Somv, Back Bay or Brookline areas?

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