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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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325-327 Sumner Street Boston MA 02128
Open House

MLS Number 72831421

  • Multi-Family 2 Family - 2 Units Up/Down
  • Next Open House: Sat 05/22 11:00 am. to 2:00 pm.
  • Year Built 1910
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 2

Here's your chance to buy a 2-family in the heart of Jeffries Point. Exposed beams, hardwood floors, farm style sink, barn doors, gas fireplace French doors and heirloom vanity exemplify the classic-eclectic style. Still need modern touches? Stainless steel appliances, front loading w/d, soapstone counters, new deck and grassy backyard. Restaurants abound in this highly sought after location. How do the numbers look? Each unit's market rent is >$2300/mo. The cash-on-cash return is 8.3%. Pay less to live here than you might in rent.. 3 min walk to the train, Greenway, Piers Park, waterfront, Harborwalk. This vibrant burgeoning and diverse, community-oriented neighborhood will make this your best summer yet! The bedrooms are small but there is an extra half-bedroom. Storage shed. Walk-in closet. Separate meters. Both TAW. Unit 327 is de-leaded. 3D virtual tour available. No viewings until open house 5/22 11-2pm. All offers due by 12pm 5/25.

Listed by Edson Dias of Joman Realty

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325 Sumner Street Boston MA 02128
Open House

MLS Number 72831785

  • Condo or Co-op Condex
  • Next Open House: Sat 05/22 11:00 am. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,000

CONDO ALTERNATIVE. This is a small, manageable 2-family home. Live upstairs and get $2300/mo from the other unit to help pay the mortgage. Owners unit has exposed beams, hardwood floors, farm style sink, barn doors, gas fireplace French doors and heirloom vanity that play up the classic-eclectic style. Still need modern touches? Stainless steel appliances, front loading w/d, soapstone counters, large deck and backyard. Restaurants abound in this highly desirable location. Pay less to live here than you might in rent. 3 min walk to the train, Greenway, Piers Park, waterfront, Harborwalk. This vibrant burgeoning and diverse, community-oriented neighborhood will make this your best summer yet! The bedrooms are small but there is an extra half-bedroom. Storage shed. Walk-in closet. Separate meters. Both TAW. Unit 327 is de-leaded. No viewings until open house 5/22 11-2pm. All offers due by 12pm 5/26.

Listed by Edson Dias of Joman Realty

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16 Walk Hill Street Boston MA 02130
Open House

MLS Number 72828349

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 05/22 11:00 am. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 405

Incredible investment opportunity for a savvy investor seeking an affordable, turnkey property in a well-managed, historic century-old firehouse in Jamaica Plain. Formally, Engine 53 Boston, converted in 2004 to feature 13 stylish condos. In one of Boston's hottest neighborhoods - Just a short walk to Forest Hills station, this location provides easy access to great shops, restaurants, popular breweries, and downtown Boston. Available NOW for sale in this iconic building is a modern, 1-bed condo. The open concept, gleaming hardwood floors, detailed molding, and recessed lighting add a contemporary feel to the building's historic aesthetic charm. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a sleek designer backsplash, and oak cabinets. This income-producing asset is currently leased until June 2022 at $1650 a month. Heat/hot water, snow/garbage removal, and free laundry are all included in the low HOA fees. Don't BURN this chance - schedule a tour & submit your offer today!

Listed by Bruce Wilson and Mervin Needham of Preview Properties

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641 E 7th Street Boston MA 02127

MLS Number 72832221

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,039
  • Neighborhood South Boston

Unbeatable East Side Location penthouse location includes a private deeded Roof Deck with spectacular city and water views! Blocks away from the beach and East Broadway social scene. This 2 Bed 2 Bath condo has tons of natural light and hardwood floors throughout. The spacious open layout includes a living room with oversized windows, 9 ft. ceilings and skylight. This room opens to an updated kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. The large master bedroom has an attached bathroom and newly redesigned walk-in closet. A second full bath with whirlpool tub. Additional features: private deeded back deck, in-unit laundry and private basement storage room. Updates, new Hardie Board siding in 2016, Trex decking roof deck in 2017, new Rheem water heater in 2019 and new GE washer/dryer in 2021. ***CALL OWNER for showings***

Listed by Charles B. Zammito of Zammito Realty, Inc.

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3417 Washington Street Boston MA 02138

MLS Number 72832206

  • Multi-Family 3 Family
  • Total Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1900
  • Bathroom 3
  • Full Bath 3

Perfect for investor looking for a 1031 exchange; first floor apartment vacant so is also perfect for owner occupant. Newly renovated 3 family right in Jamaica Plain on Washington St. Up and coming section of Jamaica Plain, close to Green St Station on the MBTA Orange Line. Newly renovated kitchen and baths, new water furnaces, along with 2 units already rented taking in a over $5,000 per month. First floor is vacant and ready for owner occupant or to be rented with an additional tenant. Great property to add to your portfolio, or easy for condo conversion.

Listed by Johnny Ruiz of Centre Realty Group

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5 Braemore Road Boston MA 02135

Boston, MA5 Braemore Road, Unit A

Price$420,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 72832227

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 05/23 11:00 am. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 660

Conveniently located garden-level condo near Cleveland Circle. Easy walk to B, C, D lines, shops, restaurants, and more. A flexible floor plan and ridiculously low HOA fees make this a steal for investors and owner-occupants alike. The layout allows for use as a 2-bed split. Features include a large living room, good closet space, and an eat-in kitchen. Bring all offers! Heat and hot water included pet-friendly, laundry in the building.

Listed by Bruce Wilson of Preview Properties

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520 Beacon Street Boston MA 02215

MLS Number 72832247

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 636
  • Neighborhood Back Bay

Back Bay beauty with breathtaking Charles River views from three bay windows in living room and large bedroom. Spacious living offers two large closets- at entry , bedroom walk-in. Newly updated bathroom, ample white cabinets in the kitchen with white appliances to include stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, new modern tile flooring. well maintained building, elevator, mail access for packages, intercom system to your phone. Beautiful common roof deck with City scape views. Common laundry, rental parking thru the management co., buyer to inquire on own. Steps to river, shopping, many fine restaurants, transportation, bike paths and many local universities are a few of the local area features. Tree lined, floral gardens and window boxes drape this Beacon Street location . A place you'll want to call your HOME! Appt. req'd call to schedule.

Listed by Tia Zaferakis of Conway Cityside - S. Boston

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15 Ashland Street Boston MA 02122
Open House

MLS Number 72831665

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 05/16 12:00 pm. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 1,401

CLAM POINT!! One of Dorchester`s hidden gem neighborhoods! This gut renovated 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom bi-level unit has been tastefully completed and will be ready for occupancy in late June. This space has an open floor plan with eclectic finishes and is filled with natural light. There are 3 bedrooms and each with it`s own private bathroom and a guest/common 1/2 bathroom that is situated near the main living space. The kitchen has white shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an island and a mix of light and dark natural stone counter tops. A family room takes up a good portion of the finished basement along with the 3rd bedroom and a laundry area. This unit comes with an off-street deeded parking space, a private rear deck, 5 zone ductless mini-split heat and A/C system, high ceilings and professional landscaping to be completed in the coming weeks.

Listed by Douglas Bosse of Olde Towne Real Estate Co.

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524 E 6th Street Boston MA 02127

Boston, MA524 E 6th Street, Unit 3

Price$749,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 72831864

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 05/16 12:00 pm. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 963

Sundrenched 2 bedroom Penthouse on South Boston's East Side. There are hardwood floors throughout. The ideal layout to entertain and enjoy cool days by the fireplace. Abundant outdoor space including a back deck off the bedroom with a wrought iron staircase to the roof deck with panoramic views of Dorchester Bay and JFK Library. Central air, in unit laundry and 10x12 storage bin in basement. Close to beach, restuarants and shopping!! You do not want to miss this one!

Listed by Dave White of OwnerEntry.com

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382 Commonwealth Boston MA 02215
Open House

MLS Number 72831823

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 05/16 1:00 pm. to 3:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,271

2 bedroom in the heart of Boston with all the character you'd expect from the Back Bay. This front facing home on 4th floor overlooks the Comm Ave mall. Soaring 10' ceilings, exposed brick, 1 of 2 fireplaces working, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, traditional molding, custom lighting, in unit laundry, and more are all complemented by an elevator building with professional management company. Upon entering you are greeted by marble inlaid floors. No words can accurately describe this home. The area is surrounded by luxury restaurants, shopping, public transport, the public garden, Fenway park and is just minutes to the Esplanade, the Mass Pike, Storrow Drive. With a walking score of 97, it's difficult to be in a better location. The unit is rented till 10/15/21 and is a great investment for when we fully open.

Listed by Sheriff S. Abuzahra of First Advantage Realty, Inc.

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.94% last updated on May 13, 2021
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