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TEN Noteworthy New Condo Association Sale Events in Cambridge in 2009

NUMBER TEN 11 Dodge, Riverside. 11 Dodge Unit 1 SOLD for $441,500 on 7/31/09. 5 rooms. 2 bedrooms. 1.5 bathrooms. No parking. An appealing unit. Nice to have the extra half-bath. It's too bad that the rear exterior door lacks a window to bring light into the back hall and connect the residence to the outdoor space. 11 Dodge Unit 2 SOLD for $595,000 on 7/15/09. 6 rooms. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. 2-car tandem parking. Appealing top floor master bedroom suite.

Dodge Street is a small side street off of Western Avenue near the Charles River. This two-family conversion is notable for its 9' ceilings, Brazilian cherry floors and interior trim work. The developer gave each unit owner its own exclusive use yard space. The two-car tandem parking was given to the larger and more expensive on the second and third floors.

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NUMBER NINE 70-72 Prince Street, Cambridgeport. 70 Prince SOLD for $475,000 on 6/12/09. 4 rooms. 2 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. First floor unit. 72 Prince SOLD for $640,000 on 6/12/09. 5 rooms. 3 bedrooms. 2.5 bathrooms. Second and third floor unit.

A quality renovation made up for the lack of parking at this address. The developer even went to the trouble to create a clean and attractive lower level with defined storage areas. Lots of custom woodwork and attention to detail.

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NUMBER EIGHT 45-47-49 Magazine Street, Cambridgeport. 45 Magazine SOLD for $612,500 on 9/12/09. 47 Magazine SOLD for $630,000 on 9/30/09. Both 45 and 47 Magazine feature 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1-car parking. 49 Magazine SOLD for $710,000 on 7/30/09. Larger unit in rear with 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1-car parking.

A restored 1838 Greek Revival. Three townhomes. Picture-perfect from sidewalk. An appealing aspect of this address is its slight elevation from Magazine Street, which is fortunate to have telophone lines buried underground rather than up on poles. It's nice, too, that the developer landscaped the property so well. Bathroom finishes especially nice here. It's too bad the second bedrooms could not be a wee bit bigger. Finished lower levels make up for this to some extent.

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NUMBER SEVEN 21-23 Wood Street, Porter Square near Raymond Park. 21-23 Wood Street Unit 1 SOLD for $423,500 on 6/1/09. 21-23 Wood Street Unit 2 SOLD for $418,000 on 4/13/09 21-23 Wood Street Unit 3 SOLD for $408,000 on 4/29/09. All three units at this address featured 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths AND 1-car parking. Expansive shared yard. Unit 1 also enjoys an expansive private deck on side of the building with direct access to the unit. Super location close to Raymond Park outside of Porter Square. Appealing open floor plans anchored by gas fireplaces. Superb value.

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NUMBER SIX 378-380-382 NORFOLK STREET 378 Norfolk Street SOLD for $485,000 on 10/23/09. 380 Norfolk Street SOLD for $500,000 on 8/28/09. 382 Norfolk Street SOLD for $540,000 on 8/28/09.

To truly appreciate the renovation of these three townhomes one would need to see the BEFORE pictures of the property. A truly remarkable transformation. Especially appealing is the ceiling height throughout, as well as impressively landscaped rear garden, which includes exclusive-use zones. The developer is to be commended for his commitment to quality at this address, especially given that off-street parking is not included for the residences.

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NUMBER FIVE 378 Boadway, Mid-Cambridge. Two Free-standing residences. The front house (renovated Mansard Victorian) SOLD for $1,650,000 on 3/20/09. What distinguishes this house is the grand ceiling height and substantial entry foyer and central stair. Limited functional outdoor space and only one-car parking.

The rear house (new construction) SOLD for $1,990,000 on 12/17/09. A contemporary home of stone, steel and glass which you would expect to be featured in Dwell Magazine. Appealing open floor plan with cool, contemporary kitchen. Waterfall in back yard can be turned on with the flick of a switch from the living room.

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NUMBER FOUR 110-112 Amory Street. Inman Square. Unit 1 SOLD for $459,000 on 10/15/09. Unit 2 SOLD for $510,000 on 10/15/09. Unit 3 SOLD for $529,000 on 10/28/09.

I wrote about these three renovated condominiums in 2009. CLICK HERE to read more about them

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NUMBER THREE Amory Street-St. Mary townhouses, Inman Square. 74 Amory SOLD for $649,000 on 11/24/09. 76 Amory SOLD for $620,000 on 12/10/09. 9 St. Mary Road SOLD for $635,000 on 11/24/09.

I wrote about these three attractively renovated townhouses in 2009. CLICK HERE to read more about them.

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NUMBER TWO New construction townhomes at 30 Jay, Cambrigeport. 30 Jay #1 SOLD for $900,000 on 7/14/09. 30 Jay #2  SOLD for $815,000 on 1/8/10. 30 Jay #3 SOLD for $888,000 on 8/27/09. 30 Jay #4 SOLD for $788,000 on 10/29/09.

CLICK HERE to read more about the loft-style residences at 30 Jay Street.

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NUMBER ONE Luxury town home residences at Avon Hill Place, Avon Hill. 12 Lancaster SOLD for $1,290,000 on 12/19/08. 14 Lancaster SOLD for $1,435,000 on 1/5/10. 16 Lancaster SOLD for $1,895,000 on 4/8/09.

Extraordinary luxury town homes on Avon Hill. 14 and 16 Lancaster feature private elevators.

I wrote about 14 Lancaster last year. To learn more about 14 Lancaster, CLICK HERE and ALSO CLICK HERE.

If you are considering buying or selling in Cambridge , I am here to help. I can be reached at ccherney@hammondre.com or 617-733-8937. I am a Harvard graduate, a Cambridge resident and a top broker in the city since 1999.

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