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Bright Somerville Victorian asking $1M-plus sells super-fast
The 5-BR, 2-BA includes period pieces from its early 1890s genesis—dig the fireplaces and the room configurations—but what really pops are some of the current colors.
Cambridge’s 10 most expensive home sales of 2017, mapped
Five of the 10 most expensive Cambridge home sales to close in 2017 closed in October. Also, houses dominated the list vs. condos.
Arlington Heights bungalow ‘needs some updating,’ but the price is right
An owner could buy in to one of the more desirable areas of the Boston region and go to town on renovations. Plus, there is an in-ground swimming pool out back. Really.
East Cambridge cottage trades after barely a week on the market
The 1,084-square-foot 145 Fifth Street in East Cambridge dates from the mid-1850s and is that rarest of birds in the People’s Republic: A bonafide single-family house asking well under $1 million.
Deal closes for three-floor Malden colonial with home theater
The 3,817-square-foot 30 Beltran Street went on sale in mid-November for $749,000, an unusually hefty sum for the city just north of Boston. It has now sold for a similarly hefty sum.
Mammoth Cambridge contemporary sells after numerous price-chops
The 5,700-square-foot, 12-room mansion right off the third hole of the Fresh Pond Golf Course had been asking as much as $4,575,000. That tag came gradually down, all the way to $3,949,000 in October.
Malden’s priciest listing lands a buyer
A recent report pegged Malden’s Edgeworth as one of the hottest neighborhoods in the entire nation in terms of house-hunting. Perhaps the most coveted available house in the neighborhood was the 3,817-square-foot colonial at 30 Beltran Street.
Big sale for book-tastic colonial revival in Cambridge
The 5,647-square-foot 190 Brattle Street dropped on the market in September through Coldwell Banker for $4,875,000. It included features such as a custom-built library, a 32-foot-long living room, and a 16-foot greenhouse on the wraparound deck.
Quirky Bell and Fandetti townhouse sells in Cambridgeport
The 1,084-square-foot 46 Valentine Street was one of about 170 townhouses that architects Doug Bell and Gerald Fandetti designed from 1971 to 1983. It had been asking $749,000.
Gorgeous Davis Square homes that dropped or sold in 2016
The year that’s ending was one of records for what is perhaps Somerville’s game-changing-est area. Not only did big deals close, though, but big listings dropped. Here’s a look back at some of Davis’ best and priciest.
Somerville's 10 priciest home sales in 2016, mapped
The 12 months now ending saw the city's two priciest trades ever as well as other titanic deals that seemed to presage a permanent shift for the Somerville housing market from Cambridge or Boston Plan B to gobsmacking pricey in its own right.
Cambridge's 10 priciest home sales in 2016, mapped
The People's Republic is undoubtedly one of New England's most expensive housing markets (if not one of the nation's), so it's little surprise that the city's 10 priciest of 2016 start at $3,350,000 and go way up from there.
Swanky Davis Square Vic trades in under a week
The 2,025-square-foot 23 Wallace Street in Somerville's go-go Davis Square dropped on the sales market on Oct. 21. The spread dates from 1871, but the sellers updated the 3-BR, 4-BA significantly.
Twice-listed Chestnut Hill Tudor lands a buyer
The 10-room, 4,192-square-foot 58 Randolph Street in the Brookline slice of Chestnut Hill originally hit the sales market in April for $2,450,000. Within 72 hours, there was a deal pending for it. That didn't pan out, but this one might.
Tour a plush Brookline contemporary asking $5.3M
The 6,208-square-foot 465 Warren Avenue in Brookline dropped on the sales market in late September and is now under contract. Newton-based architect Adolfo Perez redesigned the circa 1950 house in 2002.
Mid-Cambridge modern contemporary trades quickly
Unit 2 at 378 Broadway landed on the sales market as recently as late September. The 3,282-square-foot, nine-room de facto house dates only from 2009 and includes a fireplace usable from the living room and the library.
Gorgeous Greek Revival in Harvard Square sells
The 5-BR, 4.5-BA house dates from 1838, and comes with flourishes such as Doric columns along the front porch, five fireplaces, and bow-front bay windows. It was on the market as of April for the first time in 50-plus years.
Somerville’s most expensive home sale ever
Unit 5 at 30 Howard Street in the Davis Square area just beat the current record of $1,725,000, which 2 Foskett Street set in April 2015. Step inside the capacious champ.
Somerville Colonial doesn’t stick with the story
The 4-BR, 4-BA house dropped in early March for $1,595,000. That tag then quickly came down, bucking a trend for Somerville single-families. The final sales amount for the refinished spread this way.
Cute Cambridge contemporary sells for six figures over
The house at 30 Bay Street in the city's Riverside neighborhood dropped in late May for $1,050,000. The 3-BR, 2-BA included features such as a movable island in the kitchen and a large deck off the second level. No surprise, then, that it went for above that already hefty asking.
Go ahead and stair: Steps star in Somerville loft
The airiness of the 1-BR, 1-BA duplex is no accident: It and other units at 60 Tufts Street were carved from a church dating to 1870. The condo just traded for exactly what it was asking.
Scrumptious Cambridge Colonial trades for $3M
Five Gray Gardens East went on the market not even two months ago. The house dates from 1927, and includes four bedrooms and three levels, plus four parking spaces in two separate garages. Drink it in.
Deal for West Cambridge's lonely Colonial palace
The 4,602-square-foot spread at 43 Reservoir Street had been on and off the market since late 2015. It was last asking $3,600,000 for its seven bedrooms and six fireplaces.
Ultimate Watertown redo sells for $1.5M
The new owners of the 11-room, 4,689-square-foot Victorian at 57 Russell Avenue described it as a "wreck" when they bought it way back in 1998. Then along came "This Old House" and the property was epicly reborn.
Cambridge contemporary sells for six figures over
The lofty townhouse at 54 Porter Road off Porter Square spent less than four months officially on the sales market. It was asking $1,125,000. It got a ton more than that.
Boffo Brookline Bauhaus Sells in Under Three Weeks
The 7-BR, 7.5-BA(!) Bauhaus Contemporary at 21 Cedar Road went on the market on May 10 and is already in contract. Dating from the early 1960s, it was "renovated to the studs" just this year.
Cambridge Condo Sells for $1.1M Over Its Asking
Unit 1105 at 975 Memorial Drive had been on the market less than three weeks when it sold in a titanic deal that set a per-square-foot record for the city's condo market. The five-room spread has crystal-clear Charles River views and a parking space.
Sea Captain's Old Colonial Sells in Cambridge
The bones of the 12-room house at 20 Gray Gardens West in Cambridge's Observatory Hill date from 1810. The spread was originally built on the South Shore for a sea captain, and a Harvard prof had it transported in the 1930s to its current spot.
Massive Cambridge Colonial Lands Buyer After a Year
The main spread comes with two additional lots to create a nearly two-acre estate with a 12-room house at its center. The price for the whole shebang slid steadily from well over $4,500,000 in April 2015 to $3,850,000 when 177 Coolidge Hill went to contract.
Somerville's Second-Priciest Home Sale Ever
The gorgeous Queen Anne at 63 College Avenue in Davis Square sold for its asking price, which likely makes it the second most expensive house or condo ever traded in Somerville.
Rare Brattle Street Colonial Sells for $4M
The 4,622-square-footer had been the first home listed on the tony Cambridge boulevard since 2013, and it was asking less than its final price. Stroll around the gorgeous interior this way.