Sold Homes in Greater Boston
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.
Five of the 10 most expensive Cambridge home sales to close in 2017 closed in October. Also, houses dominated the list vs. condos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.