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Boston MA Historic Homes

To be considered "historic," a property must have three essential attributes: sufficient age, a relatively high degree of physical integrity, and historical significance.

Age: A property must be "old enough" to be considered historic. Generally speaking, this means that a property must be at least 50 years old, although this is just a general rule of thumb. 

Integrity: In addition to having sufficient age, a property must retain its historic physical integrity. For a building, structure, landscape feature, historic site, or historic district, this means that the property must be relatively unchanged. Its essential character-defining features relative to its significance must still be present. For a traditional cultural property, integrity means that the site must be recognizable to today's affiliated cultural group, evidenced through tradition, and still used or revered in some way.

Significance: Finally, and most importantly, a property must be significant to be considered historic. 

  • direct association with individuals, events, activities, or developments that shaped our history or that reflect important aspects of our history
  • embodying the distinctive physical and spatial characteristics of an architectural style or type of building, structure, landscape, or planned environment, or a method of construction, or by embodying high artistic values or fine craftsmanship
  • having the potential to yield information important to our understanding of the past through archaeological, architectural, or other physical investigation and analysis.

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2 Thane Street Boston MA 02124

MLS Number 73040692

  • MultiFamily
  • Bedrooms 10
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,474
  • Parking Spaces 2

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Commuter's dream! Large Triple Decker located on corner lot with garage and off street parking. Gross living area is approx. 3474 Square Feet. This 3-family property is a great investment opportunity! Excellent for condo conversion! Or Owner occupied! This property is located in the heart of Codman Square, near public transportation, public schools, banks, post office, laundry, market, stores, and many other area amenities. Hardwood floors though out. All separate utilities. oil heating. Property will be delivered with a vacant unit. Sellers will entertain all offers.

Listed by Tyrone Davis and Eugene R. Moody of Mass Property LLC

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69 Church Street Boston MA 02116

MLS Number 73040624

  • Condo
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 961
  • Neighborhood Bay Village

New Construction!! Historic corner building, offers every benefit of modern construction, with new addition featuring oversized windows and modern façade overlooking the park. This home features spacious living/ dining room anchored by a gas fireplace, while the top-of-the-line kitchen is adorned with custom Italian cabinetry, stone counters, and modern Integrated appliances, while the primary suite features heated floors, rain shower and Purist fixtures. Also featured are Oak wood floors throughout, unit controlled central AC, Laundry in unit and bespoke design by award winning development team. Completion spring 2023.

Listed by Jas Bhogal of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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38 Appleton Street Boston MA 02116
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MLS Number 73040620

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sun 09/25 11:30 am. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 446
  • Neighborhood Back Bay

Here's your change to live on Appleton Street! This beautiful, spacious studio has the most amazing private patio that extends the living space. The glass door and 2 large windows let light pour into the home. The kitchen has a breakfast counter, gas cooking, stainless steel appliances, soft grey cabinets and lovely tiled backsplash. In unit laundry, a large storage closet, generous sized full bath. The pale grey palette and custom finished hardwood flooring creates a calm oasis in the city. The entire building underwent a complete renovation in 2016. Located on one of the prettiest and most desirable blocks in the city, this gem offers every possible convenience. Don't miss this one!!!!

Listed by Lauren Zirilli of Coldwell Banker Realty - Westwood

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53 Congreve Street Boston MA 02131
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MLS Number 73040553

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sun 09/25 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,293

Bright and sunny first floor condo located on one of Roslindale's most sought-after streets. Beautiful hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen with pantry, dining room with beautiful built in China cabinet, spacious living room and bedrooms. Enclosed back porch overlooking stunning garden area. New roof, gutters, hot water heater, and blue stone front stairsteps. Walking distance to Fallon Field, Commuter Rail, Arboretum, and Roslindale Square. Showings start at this weekend’s open houses Saturday September 24th from 11:30-1 and Sunday September 25th from 11-1.

Listed by Lisa Harrington of Conway - West Roxbury

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228 Hamilton Street Boston MA 02122
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MLS Number 73040441

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Fri 09/30 5:30 pm. to 7:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,280

Beautiful Dorchester/Boston Single Family, in close proximity to Fields Corner, which has been completely updated within the past 10 years. This impressive home welcomes you with a spacious farmer's porch and is comprised of 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms with a modern kitchen, updated bathrooms, well-kept vinyl floor planking (hardwoods underneath), nicely kept hardwoods throughout, updated vinyl siding, updated windows, updated roof, newer water heater, and a newer furnace. The basement has ample storage space with a washer/dryer and bulkhead access to the backyard. The backyard is private and fenced in consisting of a cozy deck and a large patio area including a fire pit and a hot tub. This home is located within a half mile walk to Fields Corner, which offers a wide range of shops and restaurants including the Fields Corner Redline Station with direct access to downtown Boston. Fields Corner is a historic commercial district in Dorchester and the largest neighborhood in Boston.

Listed by Team ROSO and Tony Gelfusa of RE/MAX Vantage

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42 Rutland Square Boston MA 02118

Boston, MA42 Rutland Square, Unit 3

Price$2,000,000

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MLS Number 73040372

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sun 09/25 12:30 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 1,481

Oversized and sun filled Penthouse duplex located on quiet residential square in historic South End. This beautiful home features two large bedrooms with generous baths off each bedroom, both feature pretty ceramic or marble tiling with Master bath featuring a large double shower. Additional features include AC, gas ht and cooking, hardwood floors throughout, private laundry, generous closet and storage space. The kitchen boasts granite counter tops with chef style stainless steel appliances and lots of cabinet space for storage. The kitchen opens to an oversized living room with a gas fireplace, convenient office nook located off of the living room. This stunning home also has a wonderful private roof deck offering panoramic views of the city. Additionally, condo rights to build deck off of the dining/kitchen area are included.This townhouse is located near the Orange, Green lines and commuter rail. Also steps to tennis courts, parks, restaurants, shopping, Museums and hospitals.

Listed by Elisa Daley of Engel & Volkers Boston

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29 Beacon Street Boston MA 02136
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MLS Number 73040320

  • MultiFamily
  • Next Open House: Sun 09/25 11:30 am. to 12:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,789

A spacious two-family home in desirable Fairmount Hill. The main unit is expansive and wonderful for entertaining. Consisting of 6 bedrooms and 3 full baths there’s room for everyone. Large updated kitchen with peaceful solarium for dining or relaxing, cozy woodstove, gas fireplace, and plenty of living space for all to gather. Large finished basement w/ W/D hookup, garage parking and 18 owned solar panels supplement energy costs. The 2 bedroom/1 full bath second unit has finished attic space for storage, laundry room (washer and dryer included), and large garage for 2 cars. Both units have hardwood flooring throughout, almost 3800sqft of living space, carport, large deck, private balconies, raised garden beds, and fruit, flower, & shade trees. Wiring '22 & roof '12. Recent utility updates in unit 1 - furnace '22, tankless water heater '18, and many kitchen and bath updates throughout. Easy access to the Hyde Park/Fairmount commuter train (only 0.2mi). Many shops and restaurants nearby

Listed by Jennifer LaFleur of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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4 Saxton Street Boston MA 02125
Open House

MLS Number 73040311

  • MultiFamily
  • Next Open House: Sun 09/25 11:30 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,430

This Savin Hill brick rowhouse abounds with charm! A wonderfully solid building! Well maintained! Exposed brick inside the units provide a warm feeling that sheetrock just can't match! Hardwood floors shine throughout and add to the ambience! The eat-in kitchens have glass sliders to rear porches! The incredible location is two blocks from the Savin Hill Station on the T Red Line! It's also only two blocks from shops and restaurants on Dorchester Ave! A top home in a top area! A top investment in a top area!

Listed by The stevedoug.com Team and Douglas McClure of LAER Realty Partners

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23 Tileston Boston MA 02113

Boston, MA23 Tileston, North End

Price$2,299,000

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MLS Number 73040276

  • MultiFamily
  • Next Open House: Sun 09/25 11:00 am. to 12:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 2,844

Located in the heart of the historic North End nestled between Hanover and Salem Streets and within walking distance to the plethora of fine dining restaurants and shops,this row house is perfect for the owner occupant looking for rental income or the perfect investment property. Three units comprise this building, the top unit has been recently updated with a great care featuring wood floors throughout, crown molding details, gas fireplace and exposed brick. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances,a large master bathroom with a soaking tub and a master bedroom with french doors overlooking Tileston Street and a gas fireplace. The private roof deck has sweeping views of the Zakim Bridge, Old North Church and Boston Harbor. The lower units each feature gleaming hardwood floors, tile bathrooms, sunny living rooms, and stainless steel appliances and one large bedroom. Assigned parking directly across street included for 1 year. This is a gem you do not want to miss!

Listed by Vineburgh/DiMella Team and Tyler Bates of Charlesgate Realty Group,llc

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15 Cushman Road Boston MA 02135

Boston, MA15 Cushman Road, Brighton

Price$989,000

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MLS Number 73040258

  • MultiFamily
  • Next Open House: Sun 09/25 1:00 pm. to 3:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,600

Large Brighton two family perfect for investor or owner occupant. Unit 1 has newly finished hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath plus in-unitlaundry. Unit 2 on 2nd and 3rd floors has 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths plus in-unit laundry. Enclosed porches for both units. New roof, new refrigerators, updated heating system and hot water boilers - separate systems. Front steps recently repointed. Driveway parking for 2 cars. Located steps from shops, highways and public transportation. A must see.

Listed by Derek Greene of The Greene Realty Group

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