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Cambridge open house tour: 9 recently listed options across the People’s Republic

Including in Davis Square, Brattle Square, and Cambridgeport

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While homes asking more than $1 million are especially common in Cambridge, there’s a good reason why it always seems in demand: location.

Right across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge also boasts its own bustling commercial ecosystem, including technology-heavy Kendall Square and universities such as M.I.T. and Harvard.

This week’s open house tour gives a sense of the city’s eclectic range of homes, including brand-new single-families and penthouses in full-service buildings. It’ll cost you, but you might be pleasantly surprised.

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34 Ash Street, #403

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $775,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 915

The pitch: “This penthouse unit is located in a pre-war building with a dining room, renovated kitchen, and in-unit laundry.”

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60 Porter Road, #1

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $1,695,000

Size: 4-BR, 4.5-BA

Square footage: 2,283

The pitch: “nspired Porter Square 4+bedrooms/4.5 baths reborn by master craftsman!”

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62 Porter Road, #2

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $1,375,000

Size: 3-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 1,754

The pitch: “This single-family home has a sleek kitchen with quartz island and counters, impressive appliance package with wine fridge, white/wood tone dual finish cabinet storage.”

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5-7 Rutland Street, #7/2

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Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.; Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $899,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,207

The pitch: “This top floor unit located on the edge of Harvard Square has an updated kitchen, high ceilings, and custom closets.”

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164 Elm Street North, #2

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Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Price: $1,450,000

Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,839

The pitch: “The private master bedroom in this townhouse has views, walk-in closet with closet system, and a bathroom with double vanity and jacuzzi tub.”

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62 Pearl Street

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $2,250,000

Size: 4-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 2,434

The pitch: “New single-family home in Cambridgeport has three levels of living including a family room with wet bar, guest room, and full bath on the lower level.”

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17 Otis Street, #D602

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $1,250,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,064

The pitch: “This corner unit located on the sixth floor at One First has views of the Back Bay skyline, common roof deck, and is being sold furnished.”

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10 Rogers Street, #919

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Open house: Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Price: $799,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 863

The pitch: “This 1-bedroom unit with a balcony overlooking the Charles River, sits on 9th floor of River Court, a luxury condominium located on the banks of the Charles River.”

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1 Earhart Street, #702

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Open house: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $669,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 817

The pitch: “Situated on the top floor of the building, this unit has soaring ceilings and a wall of windows spanning two stories.”

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34 Ash Street, #403

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $775,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 915

The pitch: “This penthouse unit is located in a pre-war building with a dining room, renovated kitchen, and in-unit laundry.”

Photo via Coldwell Banker

60 Porter Road, #1

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $1,695,000

Size: 4-BR, 4.5-BA

Square footage: 2,283

The pitch: “nspired Porter Square 4+bedrooms/4.5 baths reborn by master craftsman!”

Photo via Coldwell Banker

62 Porter Road, #2

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $1,375,000

Size: 3-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 1,754

The pitch: “This single-family home has a sleek kitchen with quartz island and counters, impressive appliance package with wine fridge, white/wood tone dual finish cabinet storage.”

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5-7 Rutland Street, #7/2

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Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.; Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $899,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,207

The pitch: “This top floor unit located on the edge of Harvard Square has an updated kitchen, high ceilings, and custom closets.”

Photo via Compass

164 Elm Street North, #2

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Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Price: $1,450,000

Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,839

The pitch: “The private master bedroom in this townhouse has views, walk-in closet with closet system, and a bathroom with double vanity and jacuzzi tub.”

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62 Pearl Street

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $2,250,000

Size: 4-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 2,434

The pitch: “New single-family home in Cambridgeport has three levels of living including a family room with wet bar, guest room, and full bath on the lower level.”

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17 Otis Street, #D602

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Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $1,250,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,064

The pitch: “This corner unit located on the sixth floor at One First has views of the Back Bay skyline, common roof deck, and is being sold furnished.”

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10 Rogers Street, #919

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Open house: Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Price: $799,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 863

The pitch: “This 1-bedroom unit with a balcony overlooking the Charles River, sits on 9th floor of River Court, a luxury condominium located on the banks of the Charles River.”

Photo via Thread Real Estate

1 Earhart Street, #702

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Open house: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $669,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 817

The pitch: “Situated on the top floor of the building, this unit has soaring ceilings and a wall of windows spanning two stories.”

Photo via Keller Williams