New Real Estate Listings – And Plenty of Them

Our Wednesday tour was all I expected it to be – long – very long – with plenty of properties new to the market in a wide range of prices.  Properties we visited ranged from a small Cambridge studio listed for $189,000 to a grand brick colonial in Belmont listed for $6,250,000. 

We visited 25 properties in all and saw new listings in Cambridge, Somerville, Belmont, Medford and Watertown.  Here are some of my favorites:

Our first stop was at 100-102 Fayette Street in Watertown.  Not your average two-family, this Greek Revival was charming and had a marvelous barn out back.  100-102 Fayette St. is listed for $629,000.

429 Norfolk Street, Somerville is a large, two-level three-bedroom condo in a David Aposhian building near Union and Inman Square listed for $489,000.

6 Cotttage Ave in the heart of Davis Square is bound to be popular.  It has two private patios (the one out back is huge) and a can’t-be-beat location.  Built just five years ago, it has the upscale kitchen, multiple baths, and open layout that buyers love.  It’s listed for $596,000.

80 Winslow Ave is also smack dab in the middle of Davis Square.  It’s a co-op, built just a few years ago.  Open and dramatic – you can’t help but exclaim when you walk in – it feels like a  loft but has a master suite, second bedroom and an office.  It also offers a private patio and garage parking.  80 Winslow Ave will be coming on the market for $689,000.

281 Pearl Street, Cambridge offers everything on buyers’ wish lists – parking, a private deck, in-unit laundry – plus vaulted ceilings, skylight, and lots of light. This one-bedroom condo in Cambridgeport is listed for $369,000.

Two new condos at 50 Alpine Street, Somerville abut the future extension of the bike path.  The condos are newly renovated and really fabulous.  The newly installed wide plank floors made from reclaimed wood were a hit. It was also my first sighting of Martha Stewart kitchen cabinets.  The Martha-kitchen wins points with me – Shaker style cabinets in a just-right shade of light green and beautiful marble counters.  The condos are coming on in the $350-370,000 range and seem very well priced.

Click on the small photos below to see more photographs and read about some of the new listings. If you’d like to see any of these, or any other properties that catch your eye, give me a call at 617-504-1737 or email me.  I’d be happy to help.

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135 Willow Ave Somerville MA

135 Willow Ave Somerville MA - The Davis Square Condominiums

135 Willow Ave Somerville MA - The Davis Square Condominiums

135 Willow Ave Somerville MA – This ten-unit condo building at 135 Willow Avenue in Somerville, the Davis Square Condominiums, was built in 2007. 

Somerville real estate buyers will appreciate the convenient location and spacious one and two-bedroom units.

 

135 Willow Ave Somerville MA – Location

135 Willow Ave offers quick access to Davis Square and to Porter Square – or head up Willow for breakfast in Ball Square. The building abuts the bike path – popular with bicyclists, joggers, and people walking to the T.

135 Willow Avenue Somerville – Features

  • 925 sq.ft to 1676 sq.ft condos
  • Central air conditioning
  • Hardwood floors
  • Granite counters and stainless steel kitchen appliances
  • Garage parking
  • In-unit washer/dryer hookups
  • Most units have a patio or deck

Real Estate Sales at 135 Willow Ave Somerville MA

Condos have sold for $392,500 (for a 925 sq.ft. one bedroom) to $540,000 (for a 1289 sq.ft. two-bedroom, two-bath condo).

 

If condos at 135 Willow Avenue are available they’ll appear below.  You can click on the small photo for additional photos and more information.

 

The Davis Square Condominiums are located at 135 Willow Avenue, Somerville MA 02144.

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Lake Street Townhouses – Somerville MA – Union Place Townhomes

12 - 26 Lake St Somerville MA

12 - 26 Lake St Somerville MA

The Union Place Townhomes – 12 townhouses on Lake Street in Somerville, MA were built in 2003-2004.  There are four buildings, each with three  three-level townhouses.

Whenever I drive down Washington Street in Somerville and notice the view of the Lake Street townhouses I’m delighted – the new pastel paint job is so cheery – it puts a smile on my face every time.

Lake Street is a U-shaped street that runs behind Somerville Avenue just as you get to Union Square by the ever popular Market Basket.  The restaurants and shops in Union Square are right around the corner and in a few years we hope there will be a Green Line T stop in the Square.

14-26 Lake Street Features

  • Three level townhouses
  • Two-car garage with direct access
  • Laundry and utility room on the first level
  • Three bedrooms
  • 2.5 baths
  • Cherry and granite kitchens
  • The three units at 26 Lake St have a study
  • Patio and balconies
  • Double sided gas fireplace
  • Central air conditioning
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Pet friendly – two pets allowed per unit

14-26 Lake St Somerville Real Estate Sales

The most recent sale at Union Place Townhomes was in 2008 when a townhouse sold for $445,000.

 

The addresses of the townhouses in the complex are a bit convoluted (see below) making it difficult to pull just the MLS listings for townhouses in the complex.  If any real estate is available on Lake Street Somerville it will appear below. Click on the small photo for additional photographs and more information.

 

Addresses for the Union Place Townhomes are 12R Lake St, 14R Lake St, 16R Lake St, 18R Lake St, 20R Lake St, 22R Lake St, 24A Lake St, 24B Lake St, 24C Lake St, 26A Lake St, 26B Lake St, and 26C Lake Street, Somerville, MA 02143.

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22 Line St Somerville Condos

22 Line Street Somerville Townhouses

22 Line Street Somerville Townhouses

22 Line St Somerville Condos   The five townhouses at 22 Line Street were built in 2002.

I’m embarrassed to admit that it took me a while to realize that Line Street is actually the Cambridge / Somerville line – buildings on one side of the street are in Cambridge, on the other – Somerville.

Line Street runs between Cambridge Street and Kirkland.  At one end you’re close to Inman Square, Cambridge Hospital and Youville Hospital.  At the other end you’ll find Kirkland Village with Savenor’s Market and several places to grab a bite to eat. Union Square’s not far away and it’s an easy walk to Harvard Square.

Somerville and Cambridge real estate buyers looking for a spacious townhouse with every modern amenity will find lots to like at 22 Line Street.

22 Line Street Somerville MA Condos Feature:

  • Four level townhouses
  • 2161 – 2961 sq.ft.
  • 3- 4 bedrooms
  • 2.5 – 3 baths including a master bath
  • Open layout
  • Patio and balcony
  • In-unit laundry
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garage parking
  • Granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen

22 Line St Somerville MA Real Estate Sales

The most recent sale in the complex was a three-bedroom, three bath townhouse that sold for $890,000 in Oct. 2009.

If there are townhouses available in the complex they’ll appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional photographs and more information.

The Line Street Condominiums are located at 22 Line Street, Somerville, MA 02143.

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82 Munroe St Somerville – The Grandview

Condos at The Grandview - 82 Munroe St Somerville MA

Condos at The Grandview - 82 Munroe St Somerville MA

82 Munroe St Somerville – The Grandview is a historic building, now condos, on Prospect Hill in Somerville, Mass above Union Square. Prospect Hill Park, with its iconic tower, is next door.

History of The Grandview

The Grandview was built as a residential “hotel”, as these deluxe apartment buildings were called at the time.  The architect of the Colonial Revival-style building was Mark Leighton.

The original owner of the building was Somerville alderman Elbridge G. Park, co-founder of the Boston restaurant Durgin Park “established before you were born”.  The original layout consisted of six seven-room apartments.

The Grandview was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Condos at The Grandview – 82 Munroe St, Somerville MA

The Grandview was renovated and converted to condos in 2001.  There are 16 condominiums in this four-story building.  As you would imagine, many of the units have beautiful views of the Boston skyline.

Features of condos at 82 Munroe Street, Somerville MA:

  • One, two and three-bedroom condos
  • Elevator building
  • Beautiful original woodwork in the hall
  • Hardwood floors
  • Renovated kitchen and baths
  • Heat and hot water included in the condo fee
  • Some units have parking
  • Common patio with grill area
  • Pet friendly

82 Munroe Street Somerville Mass – Condo Sales

The most recent sale at the Grandview was a two-bedroom, one-bath condo on the second floor that sold for $315,000 in 2008.

 

The Grandview is located at 82 Munroe St., Somerville MA 02143.

 

If condos are available at The Grandview they’ll appear below. Click on the small photo for more information and additional photographs.

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Join Me On The Roof Deck

Enjoy Boston skyline views from your private roof deck at  10 Caldwell Ave

Enjoy Boston skyline views from your private roof deck at 10 Caldwell Ave

Tomorrow is supposed to be nice – for March – and a great day for an open house.  Sunday too.  I’ll be hosting an open house at my new listing at 10 Caldwell Ave in Somerville on Saturday and Sunday.

It’s a two-bedroom, one-bath condo on the top floor of a three-family. Renovated, open and bright – and best of all – the roof top deck is all yours – it’s private to the unit.

Priced at $329,000 with a modest condo fee of $150 per month.

So join me on the roof deck – 10 Caldwell Avenue, Somerville will be open on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from noon to 1 pm and on Sunday, March 7, 2010 from noon to 1:30.

Can’t make it this weekend? Call me to schedule a showing, at 617-504-1737.

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Condos In Renovated Churches

Churches and synagogues converted to condos often result in dramatic spaces with soaring ceilings, beautiful oversized windows and preserved architectural details.  A number of former churches have been turned into condos in Cambridge, Somerville and Watertown.  Loft buyers will appreciate the wide open spaces in these reused buildings.

Converted Churches and Synagogues in Cambridge

99 Otis St Cambridge Lofts

99 Otis St Cambridge Lofts

99 Otis Street Cambridge

The Saint Hedwig Church was built in 1939 and converted to condos in 1998.  There are four multi-level lofts and heated garage parking. Condos range in size from 1308 to 2017 sq.ft.  Two units were on the market this year for $689,000 and $699,000.

CHECK FOR AVAILABLE CONDOS AT 99 OTIS ST

 

101 3rd St Cambridge Condos

101 3rd St Cambridge Condos

101 Third Street, East Cambridge – James Greene Condos

The church at 101 Third Street in East Cambridge is one of the oldest church buildings in Cambridge.  Built in 1827 as a Unitarian church it became the Holy Cross Church in 1940.  In 2000 it was converted to four luxury condos. The condos ranged in size from 1300 to 3160 sq.ft. and sold for $585,000 to $1,300,000. 

CHECK FOR CONDOS FOR SALE AT 101 THIRD ST

 

238 Columbia St

238 Columbia St

238 Columbia Street – Art Space Condos

In 1901 the first synagogue was built in Cambridge at 238 Columbia Street.  The Beth Israel Synagogue was converted to ten artists’  live / work lofts in the early 1980s.  Condo buyers do not need to be artists to buy in the building.  A 1115 sq.ft. unit sold in 2009 for $420,000.

CHECK FOR CONDOS FOR SALE AT 238 COLUMBIA ST

Converted Churches in Somerville

Renovated Church in Davis Square

Renovated Church in Davis Sq

Orange Hall Lofts – 7 Park Avenue

The former church at 7 Park Avenue in the heart of Davis Square was converted to three enormous lofts in 2000.  Condos range in size from 3522 to 6136 sq.ft.

 

CHECK FOR LOFTS FOR SALE AT 7 PARK AVE, SOMERVILLE

 

Sanctuary Lofts

Sanctuary Lofts

The Sanctuary Lofts – 60 Tufts St Somerville

The Sanctuary, 17 loft condos  in a former church with a new modern addition, was developed in 2000.  The church structure was built in 1869 as the First Universalist Church and then became the Orpheum Theatre in 1916.  The lofts have ceilings as high as 30′ and many have multi-level layouts.  In 2008 a 1446 sq.ft. condo sold for $395,000 and a foreclosed unit sold for $310,000.

CHECK FOR SANCTUARY CONDOS FOR SALE

 

1 Summer St Somerville

1 Summer St Somerville

1 Summer Street Somerville

The First Methodist Church in Union Square was built in the 1860s and converted to seven condos in 2006.  Condos range in size from 1200 to 4574 sq.ft. and ceiling heights in some of the units soar to 60 ft.  Each condo has garage parking and there is an elevator.  A 2465 sq.ft. three-bedroom condo sold for $850,000 in 2007.

CHECK FOR CONDOS FOR SALE AT 1 SUMMER ST

Churches Converted to Condos In Watertown

Two large churches have recently been converted to condominiums in Watertown MA.

Bell Tower Place

Bell Tower Place

Bell Tower Place Condos – 444 Mount Auburn St

The former St. Theresa’s Church has been converted to seven condominiums with two additional units in the former rectory.  Condos have high end finishes, central air conditioning, a fireplace, and garage parking.  Much of the interior detail in the 100-year old church has been incorporated into these stunning condos.  Bell Tower Place is marketed by Hammond Residential.

SEE CONDOS FOR SALE AT BELL TOWER PLACE

Renovated Church in Watertown

Renovated Church in Watertown

Mount Auburn Village – 134 Mt Auburn Street

Eight of the 14 units at Mount Auburn Village near Watertown Square are in the former First Baptist Church.  The condos have dramatic layouts with one unit featuring amazing views from the former bell tower. The condos are listed by Gail Roberts of Coldwell Banker in Cambridge.

SEE CONDOS FOR SALE AT MOUNT AUBURN VILLAGE 

 

Like the idea of living in a former church?  How about a former school? Check out:

Condos in Renovated Schools in Medford

Cambridge and Somerville Renovated School Condos

 

 

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Park Street Lofts – Park and Ivaloo Street Somerville

Park Street Lofts Somerville Mass

Park Street Lofts Somerville Mass

The Park Street Lofts were built in 2003 at the corner of Park Street and Ivaloo Street in Somerville MA.

Park Street runs between Beacon Street and Somerville Ave near Porter Square, Union Square and Kirkland Village. The Academy of Arts and Sciences is nearby and it’s not far from Harvard Square.

There are 18 residential units in the complex – four townhouses, four two-level lofts, and ten loft flats. There is also one large office condo.

Park Street Lofts Layouts

  • Townhouses have three levels, 2,093 – 2,166 sq.ft
  • Duplex lofts – 1617 – 1909 sq. ft.
  • One level lofts – 842 – 1878 sq.t.
  • 1-3 bedrooms

Park Street Lofts Features

  • Garage parking
  • Elevator building
  • Central air conditioning
  • Huge windows
  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet
  • Granite and stainless steel kitchen
  • Deck and / or balcony
  • In-unit laundry

Recent Real Estate Sales at Park Street Lofts

  • A 1,077 sq.ft. two-bedroom sold for $355,000 in 2009
  • An 848 sq.ft. two-bedroom sold for $297,000 in 2009

Other Somerville Loft Buildings:

50 Bow Street – Urbanica 50

400 Washington Street – Ivy Place

Osgood Lofts

 Still want more? Click on the Somerville Condos tag link below or to search for Somerville real estate for sale click on the MLS Search link at the top of the page.  And remember – I can show you any home that catches your eye.  Call me at 617-504-1737 or email me with any questions.

 If there are condos available at the Park Street Lofts they’ll appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional info and more photographs.

 

The Park Street Lofts are at 43 Park Street and 17 Ivaloo Street, Somerville, MA 02143.

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