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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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17 Hastings Street Boston MA 02132
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MLS Number 72730784

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 09/26 11:00 am. to 12:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 703

Sunny 2nd floor unit in the heart of West Roxbury. Walking distance to commuter rail, local coffee shops and bakery, YMCA, library and Roche Bros! Spacious living room with hardwood floors throughout, updated eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, pantry closet . 2 Bedrooms and full updated bath, access to rear shared deck. Dedicated storage in basement with laundry. On street permit parking, won't last at this price! Showings begin at open houses Saturday 11-12:30, Sunday 11:30-1:00.

Listed by Lisa Sullivan of Insight Realty Group, Inc.

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31 Mendelssohn Street Boston MA 02131

MLS Number 72730786

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 950
  • Neighborhood Roslindale

Turn-key, freshly painted, sunny second floor unit. Welcoming foyer with full closet, private front wood deck for relaxing. Open floor plan living room with recessed lighting and dining room with built-in, custom radiator covers, updated kitchen with access to rear 3 season porch could be used as home office or home gym, overlooking a fenced common yard. Plenty of storage in the basement as well as laundry, walk-out basement. Off street tandem parking. Centrally located between West Roxbury and Roslindale Village, easy access to shopping and restaurants.

Listed by Lisa Sullivan of Insight Realty Group, Inc.

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805 E 5th Boston MA 02127

Boston, MA805 E 5th, South Boston

Price$1,249,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72730392

  • Multi-Family 2 Family
  • MLS Status New
  • Bathroom 2
  • Year Built 1890
  • Full Bath 2

2 family that is fully tenanted until 8/31/21. Unit 1, leased at $2250/mo, is a one-bedroom, one-bath, with living room, bathroom, and eat-in-kitchen. Unit 2, leased at $4600/mo, is a four-bedroom, one-bath duplex with living room and eat-in-kitchen. Value add opportunities too. Nice size fenced yard and full basement for systems and storage. Short walk to beach, public transportation, and restaurants. See photos, floor plans, and property information sheet attached.

Listed by Brian Kaplan of The Virtual Realty Group

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24 Thomas Park Boston MA 02127

Boston, MA24 Thomas Park, South Boston

Price$1,199,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 72730325

  • Multi-Family 2 Family - 2 Units Up/Down
  • Next Open House: Sat 09/26 12:00 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • MLS Status New
  • Bathroom 2
  • Year Built 1875

Premier Thomas Park location directly across the street from the Dorchester Heights Monument with direct unobstructed skyline views. This coveted two-family offers endless possibilities on one of the most sought-after streets in South Boston. The expansive home measures out at just under 2,500 square feet. First floor features a flowing 1 bed/1 bath unit with soaring ceilings, period charm, and spacious rooms. The second 4 bed/2 bath bi-level unit is spread over two floors comprising of an open concept main level, with direct access to one of the finest city-view decks in South Boston, and 4 sun-drenched bedrooms on the top floor. Perfectly situated steps from the restaurants and shops on East and West Broadway and only a short stroll to beaches of Old Harbor and Dorchester Bay. Opportunities abound for both owner-occupants and investors to call this prized location home.

Listed by Matthew Mantalos of Bloc, LLC

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31 lyndhurst Street Boston MA 02124

Boston, MA31 lyndhurst Street

Price$949,900

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72730691

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Square Feet 2,808

"Welcome to 31 Lyndhurst St.! Loaded with detail on an unbeatable location! This unique well maintained colonial house will make you sigh. With its master bedroom and hot tub under the stars and balcony on the upper level. Oversized hallway and cathedral high ceilings on the 2nd floor with plenty of natural light, full bath, four more bedrooms with walk-in closets, a gracious bookshelf detail and one more extra room for the office/laundry area. Head to the first floor and its dreamy fully renovated kitchen with top quality appliances will invite friends and family gathering. Finish your tour in its back yard where you will enjoy all year long, perfect for entertaining. A large detached two car garage, plus storage and two off streets parking spaces. Close to stores, schools, shawmut train station, parks and more. Don't miss this opportunity to own a unique home!!."

Listed by Yessica Fernandez and John Connolly of Success! Real Estate

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28 Portsmouth Street Boston MA 02135

MLS Number 72730747

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 2
  • Rooms 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 2,016

Move-in condition Colonial! Located on a side street with sidewalks, playground & ball field. The white picket fence, the landscaped yard & the welcoming covered front porch provide nice curb appeal. Spacious one car detached garage plus paved driveway for parking 3 cars. Great floor plan with most rooms having 8ft+ ceiling height & parquet floors. Rooms consist of front Foyer, Living Room, Dining Room(used as a Master Bedroom with 2018 Bathroom with walk-in shower), large Eat-in Kitchen with gas stove, fridge & dishwasher to convey. Laundry closet on 1st floor. The 2nd floor has 3 amply sized bedrooms & a full bathroom. BR#3 has new carpet. The finished heated walk-up attic features two bonus rooms with closets & a large storage room with tiled floor. There is a basement with workshop area. Gas heat. Near T. Edison K8 School, WGBH, New Balance, Celtics & Bruins Practice Centers, Boston Landing Commuter Rail & Bus. Located in 3F-4000 Zone-explore potential to convert to multi-family

Listed by Cynthia Conroy of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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116 Mount Vernon Street Boston MA 02108

MLS Number 72730187

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,246
  • Neighborhood Beacon Hill

A+ Location! All the charm of Beacon Hill is captured in this 1246 sf walk-up penthouse duplex with high ceilings, beautifully proportioned rooms and oversized windows that accentuate the light-filled spaces of this wonderful home. An elegant wood-burning fireplace with a marble mantelpiece highlights the living room while the large bay windows provide delightful views of Charles Street throughout the changing seasons. The sunny kitchen features a second cozy wood-burning fireplace and an over-sized window offers magical views of the city skyline at night. Two bedrooms, study and a full bathroom are nicely laid out on a more private floor above. There is in-unit laundry as well as additional laundry and storage in the basement. Just steps to all the shops on Charles Street, MGH, Boston Common garage and the Public Garden. Pet-friendly. Roof rights included with this unit.

Listed by Lisa Macalaster and Aliza Samuels of Coldwell Banker Realty - Beacon Hill

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150 Appleton Street Boston MA 02116
Open House

MLS Number 72730194

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 09/27 2:00 pm. to 3:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 615

A dazzling 1 bedroom in one of the city's most desirable, walkable, and convenient locations! This South End home is located in the well-maintained Dartmouth Square condominiums building and features a beautifully updated kitchen with subzero & stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, and stone countertops. There's a generously sized lofted bedroom and a separate home office area. This floor plan has a large open living & dining area all accented by a wood burning fireplace. Fantastic ceiling height, hardwood floors, AC, and in-unit laundry are other wonderful amenities. Directly access your private oversized landscaped garden perfect for relaxing and as an extension of living space in the warmer months. Enjoy the city at your door step with both a Walk & Transit location score of 99, coffee shops, Back Bay Station, fine stores at Copley Place and Newbury Street, and many top restaurants in the South End and the Back Bay.

Listed by Joe DeAngelo of Coldwell Banker Realty - South End

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488 Columbus Avenue Boston MA 02118
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MLS Number 72730213

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 09/26 12:45 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,040

Enjoy watching sunsets and panoramic city lights from your private roof deck in this large-scale penthouse overlooking Titus Sparrow Park. Three sides of exposure allow natural light all day long, but it's the Southwestern light in this home that is truly unbeatable. The flexible floor plan allows for a large and open living room and dining room area. The custom kitchen has white cabinets, beautiful stone counters and Sub Zero / Thermador appliances. The master bedroom has plenty of closet space and a charming bay window seating area. The Jack & Jill bathroom opens to both the primary bedroom as well as the hall allowing for privacy and function. The shower was just renovated with dolomite white marble tiling, new hardware and seat. The second bedroom is spacious and can accommodate a queen bed or be an ideal WFH/Peloton studio. The full staircase from the living area leads up to a stunning private roof deck perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Pet friendly and in-unit washer/dryer!

Listed by Paul Whaley/Charlie Ring Team, Tiana Brandano, Lilly Frohlinger, Brian Gagnon, Iliyan Padinkov and Robert Von Stein of Coldwell Banker Realty - Back Bay

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50 Rutland Square Boston MA 02118

MLS Number 72730221

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,411
  • Neighborhood South End

This stunning South End Brownstone double parlor condo is located in the iconic Rutland Square. Enter through your own stooped private entrance into a 2 bed, 2 bath with over 1,400 square feet, soaring high ceilings and solid polished maple floor throughout, all on one floor! The large living and entertaining space features a working fireplace, recessed lighting and tall bow front windows. Move through to a full eat-in kitchen with all stainless steel appliances, including a built in wine fridge. Your own private deck is just off the kitchen, perfect for al fresco dining, and morning coffee. The master suite includes large closets with plenty of storage space, a spa bath, jet tub and soft soapstone vaulted tiles in the en-suite master bath. The second bedroom is perfect as a den, office or guest bedroom, with significant closet space. This unit also features central a/c, in unit laundry, is pet friendly, and comes with 1 deeded parking spot.

Listed by The Goodrich Team, Ethan Goodrich and David O'Neill of Compass

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