Unit 10 at 10 Teele Avenue right near Tufts University in Somerville is that rare but not unheard of thing in the Boston area: a Philly-style home.
In fact, Somerville might host the largest share regionally of such properties, whose defining characteristics include separate front doors to the outside for homes in the same building—as opposed to, say, the much more ubiquitous triple-decker, which will have a shared front door that in turn leads to the stairs that lead to the front doors for individual units. Units in a Philly will also share a floor in a two-family, and they tend to be duplexes at least.
Unit 10 checks two of the three boxes. While the 1,275-square-foot duplex does not have an outside front door, it does share a property with one other unit. It’s on sale now through Rutledge Properties’ Kirsten Daley Bartlett for $949,900.
The sunny three-bedroom with two and a half bathrooms comes with access to a large fenced-in patio and the potential for a finished basement area too.
As for the price, it’s, shall we say, competitive. A Greater Boston Association of Realtors report pegged the median condo sales price for metro Boston, including Somerville, at $692,500 in January.