It was late January when last we checked in with Unit 1 at 9 Linden Street off Porter Square in Somerville, one of two new townhouses going up on the same site. We asked then if its $950,000 price tag was too little, too much or just right for the city. After less than two months on the sales market, the 1,440-square-foot, 3-BR, 2.5-BA townhouse traded for the rather exact sum of $1,051,250. That is, of course, more than $50,000 over the asking price. We could chalk it up to the history: Unit 1 shares a site with the Isaac Story House, the one-time home of the judge and legislator who lived in Somerville for much of the late 19th century. We could also chalk the higher price up to the Martha Stewart-branded kitchen. Or we could just chalk it up to Somerville. Which, as everyone knows, is the New Somerville.
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