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A contemporary Somerville living room.

7 Somerville open house options this weekend, all multifamilies

Each priced at under $1.4 million, and a few at a lot less than that

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With single-family and condo prices hitting all-time highs in the state, is it time to consider a different type of homeownership?

We shift focus from the new development storming the Boston area to older multifamily buildings on the market—in Somerville in particular. These buildings are positioned to offer the opportunity to own/convert/rent rather than simply own. Interested?

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1. 97 Woods Avenue

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97 Woods Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

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

Price: $869,000

Size: 2 units, 4-BRs

Square footage: 2,368

The pitch: “With side-by-side parking, a fenced-in yard, generous rooms and closets, hardwood floors and original woodwork, this property offers potential for condo conversion, owner-occupancy or investment.”

A contemporary dining room.

2. 115 Highland Road

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115 Highland Rd
Somerville, MA 02144

Open house: Sunday, 2:30-4 p.m.

Price: $1,350,000

Size: 3 units, 6-BRs

Square footage: 3,466

The pitch: “This home has many of the original details including hardwood floors and pocket French doors.”

An airy, bright living room.

3. 186 Morrison Avenue

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186 Morrison Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

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

Price: $1,399,999

Size: 2 units, 5-BRs

Square Footage: 3,389

The Pitch: “Recently reduced, this home has been family-owned for over 60 years and sold as-is.”

An empty living room with a bay window.

4. 28 Dana Street

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28 Dana St
Somerville, MA 02145

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

Price: $1,395,000

Size: 2 units, 5-BRs, 5-BAs

Square Footage: 3,691

The Pitch: “Situated between Winter Hill and East Somerville, this two-family has been renovated throughout to have open layouts.”

A modern kitchen.

5. 12 Williams Court

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12 Williams Ct
Somerville, MA 02143

Open house: Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.

Price: $1,295,000

Size: 2 units, 5-BRs

Square Footage: 1,882

The Pitch: “Steps to Porter Square, this turn-key 2-family home would also work as a single-family home with basement level and third floor bonus room for potential expansion.”

Another modern kitchen with a double fridge.

6. 111 Cross Street

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111 Cross St
Somerville, MA 02145

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

Price: $899,999

Size: 3 units, 3-BRs

Square footage: 1,881

The pitch: “This triple-decker home has details such as gas fireplaces, built-in china cabinets, and back decks.”

A living room with a blue fireplace.

7. 36 Beacon Street

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36 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143

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

Price: $1,098,000

Size: 4 units, 5-BRs

Square footage: 3,943

The pitch: “The largest in a series of attached brick multifamily homes, this property features original details, hardwood flooring, and large windows.”

Note: Photos via listing brokers or brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

A bright living room with a bay window.

1. 97 Woods Avenue

97 Woods Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
A contemporary dining room.

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

Price: $869,000

Size: 2 units, 4-BRs

Square footage: 2,368

The pitch: “With side-by-side parking, a fenced-in yard, generous rooms and closets, hardwood floors and original woodwork, this property offers potential for condo conversion, owner-occupancy or investment.”

97 Woods Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

2. 115 Highland Road

115 Highland Rd, Somerville, MA 02144
An airy, bright living room.

Open house: Sunday, 2:30-4 p.m.

Price: $1,350,000

Size: 3 units, 6-BRs

Square footage: 3,466

The pitch: “This home has many of the original details including hardwood floors and pocket French doors.”

115 Highland Rd
Somerville, MA 02144

3. 186 Morrison Avenue

186 Morrison Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
An empty living room with a bay window.

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

Price: $1,399,999

Size: 2 units, 5-BRs

Square Footage: 3,389

The Pitch: “Recently reduced, this home has been family-owned for over 60 years and sold as-is.”

186 Morrison Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

4. 28 Dana Street

28 Dana St, Somerville, MA 02145
A modern kitchen.

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

Price: $1,395,000

Size: 2 units, 5-BRs, 5-BAs

Square Footage: 3,691

The Pitch: “Situated between Winter Hill and East Somerville, this two-family has been renovated throughout to have open layouts.”

28 Dana St
Somerville, MA 02145

5. 12 Williams Court

12 Williams Ct, Somerville, MA 02143
Another modern kitchen with a double fridge.

Open house: Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.

Price: $1,295,000

Size: 2 units, 5-BRs

Square Footage: 1,882

The Pitch: “Steps to Porter Square, this turn-key 2-family home would also work as a single-family home with basement level and third floor bonus room for potential expansion.”

12 Williams Ct
Somerville, MA 02143

6. 111 Cross Street

111 Cross St, Somerville, MA 02145
A living room with a blue fireplace.

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

Price: $899,999

Size: 3 units, 3-BRs

Square footage: 1,881

The pitch: “This triple-decker home has details such as gas fireplaces, built-in china cabinets, and back decks.”

111 Cross St
Somerville, MA 02145

7. 36 Beacon Street

36 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143
A bright living room with a bay window.

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

Price: $1,098,000

Size: 4 units, 5-BRs

Square footage: 3,943

The pitch: “The largest in a series of attached brick multifamily homes, this property features original details, hardwood flooring, and large windows.”

Note: Photos via listing brokers or brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

36 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143