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6 Cambridge open houses under $1.5 million to check out this weekend

Sleek homes in neighborhoods such as Porter Square, Agassiz, and Central Square are among the selections

Welcome to another edition of our weekly series rounding up Boston-area open houses to check out over the weekend—because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking? This weekend we’re touring the different squares that comprise Cambridge. On the market: a Victorian mansard chock full of architectural details, a farmhouse with a picturesque front porch, and a three-level townhome with room from top to bottom.

Where: 164 Elm Street, #1
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,565 square feet
Selling points: This former farmhouse with a wisteria-covered front porch is steps to Porter and Davis squares. The home features a wood-burning fireplace, a custom cherrywood kitchen, and a first-level a main suite with a walk-in closet and skylit bathroom.
Asking price: $1,495,000

Where: 114 Inman Street, #2
When: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms; 1,935 square feet
Selling points: Centrally located near Central, Union, and Inman squares, this townhome has ceilings that reach over 11 feet. Adding to this open feel is an open floorplan, windows on both the south and southwest exposures, and the townhome’s three levels themselves. Asking price: $1,449,000

Where: 137 Second Street, #137
When: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms; 1,597 square feet
Selling points: This smart home in East Cambridge is close to the Charles River and Boston. With an open living and dining area, this home also features a quartz waterfall-edge island and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a main bedroom suite with radiant-heat floors.
Asking price: $1,399,000

Where: 20 Forest Street, #1
When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,520 square feet
Selling points: This mansard Victorian home is located in the Agassiz neighborhood. Architectural details throughout the home include maple floors, bay windows, decorative archways, and original built-ins.
Asking price: $1,240,000

Where: 6 Porter Park, #6
When: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,313 square feet
Selling points: This townhome is on a dead-end street in the Porter Square area. The home spreads out over three levels and also features additional living space with a wet bar in the lower level and smart-home technology.
Asking price: $1,150,000

Where: 8 Jefferson Street, # 1
When: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,046 square feet
Selling points: This home features an open floorplan with a chef’s kitchen, hardwood floors, and large windows throughout. Additional features include in-unit laundry and two off-street parking spaces.
Asking price: $949,900