Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, the magic number is $3,500 a month in Cambridge.
The property at 36 Lopez Avenue dates from 1920, when it began life as warehouse-slash-retail space. That space is now a contemporary-style single-family house with lots of natural light and lots of space.
The 1,617-square-foot Penthouse H625 at 20 Second Street is right across from the current Lechmere Station—current because it’s due to be relocated as part of the epic Green Line extension and the existing hub transformed into greenspace and maybe a public market.
The 11-room 93 Third Street includes high ceilings and some lush outdoor space via a private deck. And! Early 20th-century Impressionist George Loftus Noyes lived in the rowhouse while working in the Boston area.
One of the region’s longest-running development sagas looks to have ended in a Massachusetts Appeals Court’s decision in the developer’s favor. A 20-story tower with offices and apartments could be on the way.