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Weekend open house tour: 6 options under $600,000 in Cambridge

Some are well over 500 square feet too

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This week’s open house tour takes us around Cambridge to six different places—each asking no more than $600,000, no small feat in uber-pricey city these days—including a surprisingly spacious two-bedroom in the North Cambridge.

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1. 8-10 Jackson Street, #8

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8 Jackson St
Cambridge, MA 02140

Open house: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $599,900

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 898

The pitch: “This North Cambridge home has many upgrades including in-unit laundry, gas fireplace, well-equipped kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, hardwood and tile floors, off-street parking and a basement storage room.”

2. 28 Sherman Street, #1

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28 Sherman St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Price: $569,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 875

The pitch: “This first floor condo has potential to be either a home or investment property.”

3. 29 Concord Avenue, #310

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29 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:20 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 495

The pitch: “Located in a mid-century building designed by architect Hugh Stubbins, Jr., this renovated unit features a private, covered balcony overlooking Concord Ave.”

4. 159 Fifth Street, #1

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159 5th St
Cambridge, MA 02141

Open house: Sunday, 1-2 p.m.

Price: $520,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 664

The pitch: “This newly converted building is in the heart of East Cambridge and has been recently updated with new bathroom and kitchen.”

5. 241 Hurley Street, #1

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241 Hurley St
Cambridge, MA 02141

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

Price: $459,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 403

The pitch: “This renovated one-bedroom condo has an efficient and thoughtful layout with generously-sized room sizes with open plan.”

6. 32 Sciarappa Street, #1

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32 Sciarappa St
Cambridge, MA 02141

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

Price: $350,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 297

The pitch: “The home has natural light, a fully-applianced kitchen with in-unit laundry, storage, desk space with bookshelf, eat-in counter, and a comfortably sized living area for seating, lounging, entertaining, and sleeping.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers or brokerages, which are linked to.

1. 8-10 Jackson Street, #8

8 Jackson St, Cambridge, MA 02140

Open house: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $599,900

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 898

The pitch: “This North Cambridge home has many upgrades including in-unit laundry, gas fireplace, well-equipped kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, hardwood and tile floors, off-street parking and a basement storage room.”

8 Jackson St
Cambridge, MA 02140

2. 28 Sherman Street, #1

28 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Price: $569,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 875

The pitch: “This first floor condo has potential to be either a home or investment property.”

28 Sherman St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. 29 Concord Avenue, #310

29 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:20 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 495

The pitch: “Located in a mid-century building designed by architect Hugh Stubbins, Jr., this renovated unit features a private, covered balcony overlooking Concord Ave.”

29 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. 159 Fifth Street, #1

159 5th St, Cambridge, MA 02141

Open house: Sunday, 1-2 p.m.

Price: $520,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 664

The pitch: “This newly converted building is in the heart of East Cambridge and has been recently updated with new bathroom and kitchen.”

159 5th St
Cambridge, MA 02141

5. 241 Hurley Street, #1

241 Hurley St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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

Price: $459,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 403

The pitch: “This renovated one-bedroom condo has an efficient and thoughtful layout with generously-sized room sizes with open plan.”

241 Hurley St
Cambridge, MA 02141

6. 32 Sciarappa Street, #1

32 Sciarappa St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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

Price: $350,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 297

The pitch: “The home has natural light, a fully-applianced kitchen with in-unit laundry, storage, desk space with bookshelf, eat-in counter, and a comfortably sized living area for seating, lounging, entertaining, and sleeping.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers or brokerages, which are linked to.

32 Sciarappa St
Cambridge, MA 02141