Overview: Steeped in history, the city of Cambridge MA remains a vibrant center of culture and commerce. Cambridge is most commonly known for the excellent educational facilities located within its city borders, including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This special city has a diverse population of about 100,000 residents, consisting of college students and professors, business professionals and families.
Location: Cambridge is situated just north of Boston along the lovely Charles River. Because of it’s close proximity to the state capital, many people who commute into Boston for work and school chose to live in Cambridge. The series of paths and walkways along “the Charles” are very popular for walkers and runners, and the river itself is a famous rowing location.
Transportation: The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), which serves all of Boston as well as much of eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has several stations in Cambridge, including Porter Square Station, Lechmere Station, Harvard Square and Kendall Square/MIT. The largest airport in the area is Logan International which is about 20 minutes from Cambridge.
Education: In addition to world-renowned Harvard University and MIT, Cambridge is home to several other excellent education centers. Among these are Cambridge College, Episcopal Divinity School, Lesley University, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Culture: There are dozens of popular bars, restaurants, and coffee shops throughout the city, particularly in Harvard Square and Kendall Square, which also have great shopping and music venues. In 2014, Cambridge was named the “Smartest City in America” by Forbes.com, with over 70% of residents 25 years and older having at least an undergraduate degree.
Opportunity for investors or owner occupant! Great 3-family home with 3 garages and plenty of off street parking on a side street, Lots of original woodwork and hardwood floors though-out the 1st and 2nd floor units, short distance to most everything. Distances are approximate, half mile to Alewife train station, 1.1 miles to Davis Sq, 1.2 miles to Porter Sq,lots of shops, restaurants, bike-path, parks, swimming pool, many buss routes, and more close by. Walk score of 80 and Bike score of 93 (Bikers Paradise). Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Possible expansion into the basement which already has 2 finished rooms. 2nd floor heating system installed in 2015 and hot water tanks for 1st and 3rd 2014 1st floor 2012.
Listed by Stephen Amaral of Cameron Real Estate Group
Huge Luxury Condo with AMAZING Breathtaking Views of the Charles River, Beacon Hill and Back Bay areas. Open Concept Living! Enjoy the endless views and the rising sun from the kitchen, dining and living room, which face East. This Condo is over 1,500 sq. ft and features 2 Beds, 2 Baths, plus an large office with a library built-in and Tons of closet space. This is simply a must see! Enjoy everything East Cambridge has to offer! Enjoy the nearby mall, restaurants, cafes and shops. Easy access the highways 93, I90 Route 1, Kendall Square, Harvard Square and Boston. Plus the condo is near both the Red or Green Line Train and the Science Museum. River Court is a full service building with 24 hour concierge, gym, pool, sauna, and an amazing roof deck with 360 degree views of Boston and Cambridge. The property is immaculately landscaped with garden areas on both sides of building. An unbelievable value at under $900 per sq ft in this Luxury Building!
Listed by Jannelle Richardson of Century 21 Commonwealth
Harvard Square attached single family residence with direct access garage parking. Set back within a wooded private way and at one end of 6 townhouses, this gem offers 2 bedrooms and a guestroom / study, 2 full bathrooms, expansive living-dining area, and a renovated kitchen that boasts stunning cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite counters. Exceptional light streams through 3 exposures with generous windows and skylights that appoint cathedral ceilings. 1st level has ceramic tile flooring throughout with foyer access to the garage, outfitted with smart stop technology; and a fenced yard with an oversized custom flagstone-cobblestone patio. New red oak staircase leads to the 2nd and 3rd levels; 2nd level with living, dining, & kitchen areas; 3rd level with master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, a second bedroom, and full-sized laundry. Situated steps from Harvard Yard, Redline T, Cambridge Public Library, and iconic landmarks, this unique home is Cambridge living at its finest!
MOTIVATED SELLER! A True Investment! Move right into this Stately Brick Single Family just minutes from all that Harvard Square has to offer! 5 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths! Come enjoy this Beautiful Home's Wonderful Open Concept Floor plan! Towering Ceiling Height! Period Detail! Gleaming Pumpkin Pine Floors! Oversized Windows with Glorious Sunshine! Gourmet Kitchen with Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Viking Six Burner Range with a Copper Hood vent will delight any Gourmet Chef! Exposed Brick throughout highlights this Warm & Embracing Home! Multiple Fireplace Mantels! Enjoy Large Scale Entertaining in its Oversized Sundrenched Private Yard! Possibilities are Endless and well worth it in this 5 Star Location! Rare Opportunity for the Astute Home Buyer!
Listed by Frank Celeste, Matthew Aranson and Zach Lombardi of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Observatory Hill 2BR condo with parking. Nestled in the trees, this classic Cambridge building contains 16, professionally-managed units. The unit features a rare private entryway accessed down an ivy strewn path. Located on the garden level there is amazing morning light that streams through the oversize windows. The condo has a 25' long living room perfect for entertaining and offering a flexible layout for everyday life. The modern kitchen boasts newer cream cabinetry and granite counters. Both bedrooms have ample closets and views of the greenery around the building through large windows. In-unit laundry, private storage and assigned parking space complete this lovely offering. All of this located within a mile of Harvard & Porter Squares, Huron Village & less than a block to Hi-Rise kitchen and Sarah's marketplace. Multiple bus routes out your front door and easy access to Rt 2 and Boston.
Listed by Max Dublin and Sarah Nastasia of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Quintessential Avon Hill location! Wonderful, chic and sun-splashed two-level condo with a private deck, yard (shared with top floor unit), and parking for 1 car! Exposed brick, open living room and dining room, fireplace, tall ceilings, oversized windows. Main floor library or 3rd bedroom with built-in bookcases. Eat-in-kitchen with slider to deck. Walk Score 93!
Listed by Marjorie Kern of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!! With a 93 walk score the options are many... owner occupy one unit while renting the other one out, rent both units out to maximize income or simply watch appreciation happen and do a condo conversion in the future! This is a turn key property with NO deferred maintenance.. kitchens have been tastefully redone with designer cabinetry, custom crown molding, granite and Quartz countertops, SS Bosch appliances, high efficiency central AC and upgraded finishes throughout. U2 JUST received an amazing kitchen/bathrooms renovation with modern touches, a custom island and wine chiller. Building went thru a complete full interior reno in 2013, also including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, roof and windows. Be the next owner of this jewel in the desirable East Cambridge, which is located just minutes to Lechmere, Cambridge Side Galleria & Shopping. Easy access to the highway, restaurants, cafes & shops. Potential for a massive roof deck build out overlooking a park.
Listed by Fabricio Bohrer of Boston Moves Real Estate, LLC
With a 93 walk score this amazing property has JUST been renovated with all the bells & whistles modern living requires. Kitchen features Designer cabinetry, Custom Crown molding, Quartz countertops, Charming subway tiles, abundant pantry space, a gorgeous custom island w/ Wine Chiller & Top Notch Bosch appliances. Laundry in unit. This home comes with roof rights for a roof deck build out with unparalleled park views or simply living area expansion. Private 370 SF storage space in basement offers convenience. Complete 2013 building renovation included full interior & all major elements like electrical, HVAC, plumbing, roof and windows. This condo sits in the heart of desirable East Cambridge just minutes to Lechmere & Cambridge Side Galleria Mall. Gold Star Mother's playground/pet park is next door. Easy access to highways, restaurants, cafes & shops. Unit comes w/ 3 private parking spaces. Options for solar energy and extra cabinetry installation before buyer's move in are available.
Listed by Fabricio Bohrer of Boston Moves Real Estate, LLC
COMMUTER'S DREAM TURN KEY CONDO!! With a 93 Walk Score this magnificent pet friendly property has it all... kitchen has been redone with designer cabinetry, custom crown molding, granite countertops, sleek subway backsplash tiles and SS Bosch appliances (Yale Appliances warranty thru 03/2018). Laundry is in the unit. Prepare for the summer by designing your own patio on the included deeded outdoor space. Direct private access to 407 SF of storage space in basement offers convenience. A complete 2013 renovation included full interior as well as all major elements like electrical, HVAC, plumbing, roof and windows. This condo sits in the heart of desirable East Cambridge just minutes to Lechmere and Cambridge Side Galleria Mall. Gold Star Mother's Park playground/pet park is next door. Easy access to the highway, restaurants, cafes & shops. BEAT high prices, bidding wars & the spring rush by owning this unit today! Option to have solar energy installed is available before move in!
Listed by Fabricio Bohrer of Boston Moves Real Estate, LLC
Fresh Pond Area - Investment opportunity with 4 br, 3 bath rental unit and one 4br, 2 bath owner unit. Both units completely renovated in 2016. Unit #1 has 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, open floor plan Living Room, Dining Room and eat-in Kitchen, 2 Master "en-suites", Family Room, and Laundry/Utility Room. Unit #2 has 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, open floor plan Living Room, Dining Room, Eat-in Kitchen, Sun Room, and Laundry/Utility Room. Each unit has garage parking, Professionally landscaped private yards for each unit and shed for additional storage. Great commuter location close to shopping and restaurants. Walk Score of 77, Very Bike-able Score of 83 and Good Transit Score of 50. You don't want to miss this great opportunity!
Listed by The Gill Group and Robert Gill of Keller Williams Realty
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!*** LOCATED ALONG FRESH POND***IDEAL LOCATION***OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR OWNER OCCUPIED***Both units, completely renovated and beautifully decorated***First floor is a spacious 2 bedroom 2 baths unit, with designed kitchen, granite counter tops and brand new s/s appliances, which has direct access to the lower level***Second floor offers two levels of living space with 4 beds and 3 baths, follow by a gorgeous eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops and s/s appliances which overlooks a lovely sweet deck ***New roof***New electric***New windows***New plumbing***New High-Efficiency Heating & Air Conditioning systems in both units***An exceptional backyard with plenty of parking spaces add to the long list of this home's special features***
Listed by Genci Pance of Panche Real Estate & Services
Welcome to 14 Aberdeen Avenue in Cambridge. Imagine living in this beautiful 2016 completely renovated 4 bedroom/3 bath condo with Central A/C. The Main Living Level features an open floor plan Living Room, Dining Room, eat-in Kitchen, Master "en-suite", a second Bedroom and Full Bath. Lower Level features a Family Room, two Bedrooms, a Full Bath, and Laundry/Utility Room. Lovely front and back Porches, Garage parking for one car and deeded off-street spot for a second. Professionally landscaped Private Yard and Shed for additional storage. Great commuter location close to shopping and restaurants. Walk Score of 77, Very Bikeable Score of 83 and Good Transit Score of 50. You don't want to miss this great opportunity to live in the beautiful City of Cambridge!
Listed by The Gill Group and Robert Gill of Keller Williams Realty
A Currier & Ives setting in Cambridge. Delightfully traditional and seamlessly integrated into its turn-of-the century setting, this free-standing single family home is nevertheless functionally new. An arduous fifteen-month gut renovation was performed, during which major portions of the house were torn down and newly constructed, and the result is charming and highly livable space that welcomes owner and visitor alike. The first floor rooms flow openly and seamlessly, while the second floor bedrooms are positioned to maximize privacy. A media room/playroom with extra bath is found downstairs. During the long reconstruction, great care was taken to protect and preserve the old-growth shrubs and plantings outside, and that effort was more than worth it. In any season, 101 Garden Street is a restful oasis of great beauty and tranquility, and privacy that belies its close proximity to Huron Village and its easy walking distance to Harvard Square.
Simply put, it is VERY HARD TO FIND a HARVARD SQUARE PROPERTY like this! Located a whisper from Harvard, to say this location is exceptional would be an understatement. EIGHTEEN ROOM QUEEN ANNE diamond in the rough! Over 4300 INTERIOR SQ FT (not including a basement) and a 10k SQ FT LOT with PLENTY OF PARKING. Intricate period details, moldings & trims. Not for the timid, this PROPERTY NEEDS SIGNIFICANT WORK. SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE CONDITION OF THE SYSTEMS, ROOF OR OTHERWISE. Being SOLD IN AS IS CONDITION. Property has been winterized and the water will NOT be turned back on for the purposes of any inspections. Offers with home inspections will not be considered due to the significant amount of work required. Basement is finished with significant additional square footage. Buyers should conduct any inspections and do their own due diligence prior to making an offer. Previous uses include a non profit, rooming house, school and psychiatrist offices!
Listed by The Steve Bremis Team and Stephen Bremis of Bremis, James J. Inc.
A sun-filled modern condo unit that feels like a loft. Wide open space! This is a very large unit that features a breakfast bar, garage parking, storage, in unit laundry, central air and two full bathrooms. There are 3 visitor's parking spaces in the building and a common patio in the rear. The building is incredible - it earned Energy Star's "Green" label when it opened in 2005. The green label means that your utility bills will be much lower here than you might expect. A larger unit just above this has been quoted by Eversource as having an average gas bill of just $15 per month! The building allows rentals and pets are ok with some minor size and number restrictions (docs are attached to MLS). Great location, just minutes to great parks, transit and shopping.
Designed by Arthur Little in 1888, The Joseph Thorp House is a highly unconventional, outstanding and eclectic Colonial Revival masterpiece. With a sympathetic nod to the Queen Anne style, asymmetry abounds, yet all facades are active with Neo-Classical elements, such as columns and pilasters, bays and balconies with delicate balustrades, scrolled corbels, keystone arches. The eclectic interior invokes all classical orders of design including Greco-Roman details and intricately carved teak salon by the American Aesthetic Movements Lockwood de Forest. In the southeast corner, the Library incorporates late 19th century Norwegian design with a traditional "peasant" hearth. The truly Classical dining room incorporates a Palladian bay of leaded glass and intimate Poets Corner adorned with and bas-relief on walls, domed ceiling and mantel delights. The French country kitchen houses the original Walker & Pratt cast-iron stove, modern prep island, sub-zero refrigerators and FiveStar range.
Listed by Susan Condrick of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Rare penthouse condo with private balcony overlooking North Point Park in sought-after Northeast Cambridge. Loft style unit with upgrades and high ceilings. Like new -- never occupied. Quick walk to Lechmere Station on Green Line. Residents get free EZ Ride shuttle bus to MIT and Kendall Square. Convenient to highways and Logan Airport. WalkScore 83/100 (Very walkable). TransitScore 88/100 (Excellent Transit). BikeScore 96/100 (Bikers Paradise). HOA fee includes on-site management Mon-Fri and 24/7 concierge, plus most heating, cooling, and water expenses. CASH OFFERS ONLY. Submit proof of cash with offer. INCLUDE IN ALL OFFERS: "BUYER WILL COOPERATE WITH SELLER TO EFFECT A 1031 TAX-DEFERRED EXCHANGE."
Rare penthouse condo with private balcony overlooking North Point Park in sought-after Northeast Cambridge. 24/7 CONCIERGE! Loft style former model unit with upgrades and high ceilings is like new, almost never occupied. Quick walk to Lechmere Station on Green Line. Residents get free EZ Ride shuttle bus to MIT and Kendall Square. Convenient to highways and Logan Airport. WalkScore 83/100 (Very walkable). TransitScore 88/100 (Excellent Transit). BikeScore 96/100 (Bikers Paradise). HOA fee includes on-site management M-F and 24/7 concierge, plus most heating, cooling, and water expenses.CASH OFFERS ONLY. Submit proof of cash with offer. INCLUDE IN ALL OFFERS: "BUYER WILL COOPERATE WITH SELLER TO EFFECT A 1031 TAX-DEFERRED EXCHANGE."
Paradise Found! The Esplanade-home to Nobel Prize winners and university presidents. This exquisite 3 bed/4 bath, 3690 sq.ft. single-level home has sweeping views of the Charles River & Boston skyline from EVERY room! Custom kitchen with cherry wood and Pilkington scalloped glass cabinetry, granite counters & floors and extra large pantry, flows into gracious living/dining area with sliders to one of three 16' x 5' private balconies. Bosch, Dacor, Sub Zero & Viking appliances. Elegant gallery hallway has two sets of custom-designed maple french doors for privacy. Master suite features ventless fireplace, a luxurious spa-like bath and separate dressing room with custom designed Italian Poliform closets. Elegant library and study with custom bookcases and ventless fireplace. Large cork-floored laundry room and 3 additional gorgeous bathrooms are just a few of the myriad details that delight the senses in this highly desirable, rarely available home. Four deeded garage parking space
Listed by Lisa Macalaster of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Beacon Hill