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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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15 Worcester Square Boston MA 02118
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MLS Number 72455550

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1910
  • Full Bath 1

Located on picturesque Worcester Square and steps from famed restaurants, quaint boutiques, and public transportation, this 2 bed1 bath in the South End has been meticulously cared for. The sun-filled Parlor level home is perfectly situated across from the historic Worcester Square fountain and features 2 equal size bedrooms with custom California Closets, bamboo flooring, 11.5' ceilings with beautiful crown molding and bay windows with custom plantation shutters. Gourmet kitchen features an open concept with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and abundant storage. In unit washer/dryer, alarm system, central air and heat along with a private deck are just a few of the amenities you will find in this exceptional home in a premiere South End location. The brownstone building is owner-occupied and well-maintained with a 24/7 professional property management team. Recent improvements include, repointing, rebuilt front stairs and boiler system. Tenant in place until 8/31/19.

Listed by Melinda Sarkis of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - South End

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170 West Brookline Street Boston MA 02118
Open House

MLS Number 72455523

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1865
  • Full Bath 3

This impressive Victorian single family home on one of the South End's most sought after streets is rare. Among a growing number of single family homes on the block, this is an excellent opportunity to renovate to a fully customized level. The floor plan is flexible with tall ceilings, large windows and expansive rooms. The kitchen features a large island with excellent cabinet space and Wolf / Sub Zero appliances. Various zones of wall mounted HVAC cooling units have been added. The rear of the building faces West which allows for great sun exposure to all floors of the home. The exterior facades have been well maintained with custom, replaced windows, great attention to the masonry details and balanced building stairs. The private patio is a beautiful place to relax and entertain and there are striking city views from the roof. Offers due Tuesday, March 5th at noon.

Listed by Paul Whaley/Charlie Ring Team, Charlie Ring, Iliyan Padinkov, Lilly Frohlinger, Meg Macumber and Paul Whaley of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Back Bay

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42 Eighth Boston MA 02129
Open House

MLS Number 72455530

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 24th 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1899
  • Full Bath 1

Parris Landing in the Charlestown Navy Yard is now offering an exceptionally rare one bedroom and one full bathroom! This updated home offers valet parking, floor to ceiling windows, custom closets with excess space, water views, kitchen and breakfast bar containing granite and stainless steel appliances, an open floor-plan with extra sunlight as you enjoy your morning coffee, and an easy access to building entrances. Parris Landing offers luxurious living w/ remarkable amenities such as; 24-hr concierge, a large fitness center, common room areas throughout for entertaining, guest parking, heated pool w/ cabana and barbecue area. The location of this home is unbeatable. Enjoy a short walk to Cambridge, Boston's North End, dog parks, public transportation, and an easy access to major highways, shopping, eateries and so much more! This is a pet friendly building.

Listed by Candice Klapman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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133 M Street Boston MA 02127

MLS Number 72455500

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Half Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Year Built 1890
  • Full Bath 1

2 bed 1.5 bath in desirable City Point!!! Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, stone counters and a great island with breakfast bar that opens to the living room highlighted by a gas fireplace. Large private deck backyard off living room. Huge master suite with large closet, full bath features whirlpool tub/shower. Great second bedroom with large closet. Built-in surround sound throughout unit. In-Unit laundry, extra deeded storage and all in close proximity to beach.

Listed by Guy Assetta of Home Town Brokerage

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27 Russell Street Boston MA 02129
Open House

MLS Number 72455593

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sun 24th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Year Built 1857
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 2

The George S. Hall House c.1857. This 4BR/2BA single family home features a stunning blend of modern amenities and period details, including gleaming pumpkin pine floors throughout. The main floor offers an open entertaining space featuring a custom designed chef's kitchen w/Wolf range, Carrara marble countertops, beveled subway tile backsplash, and pantry w/bar sink overlooking a spacious living/dining space w/built-ins, an entry w/custom storage, and a well-appointed full bath. The second level features a sunny media room w/built bookshelves, a shiplap accent wall, and three oversized windows w/plantation shutters, and a bedroom and laundry room w/wet bar offering egress to the expansive garden patio. The top floor features three bedrooms including a master with a wall of custom built-in closets and addt'l custom closet, and full bath with bathtub w/marble surround, rain head, and Carrara mosaic floor. Amenities include: C/Air; addt'l 500+/-sf in the basement w/finishing potential.

Listed by Nancy Roth of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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142 Commercial Street Boston MA 02109
Open House

MLS Number 72455579

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 1

This is the one you've been waiting for! Stunning , 2 bed, 1 bath with designer touches throughout! This front facing , upper level home is conveniently located in the heart of the Waterfront / North End neighborhood. Public transportation, restaurants , shops, Faneuil Hall, Christopher Columbus Park and marina are steps from the front door and close to the Seaport District. Walk Score has given this address a score of 98, "a walker's paradise". Features include: open loft-like living and dining area, granite & stainless kitchen with breakfast bar, king sized master bedroom with walk-in closet, queen sized guest bedroom, oversized bathroom with tub and linen closet, hardwood floors throughout , custom built-ins and shelving, generous closet space. Great light, high ceilings, central air, extra locked storage and bike area, elevator and common roof deck with sweeping city and ocean views! Open house Saturday 12-1 & Sunday 12-1:30. Private showings by appointment .

Listed by Julie Holenport of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - South End

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518 Shawmut Avenue Boston MA 02118
Open House

MLS Number 72455581

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Fri 22nd 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1899
  • Full Bath 1

This delightfully sunny floor through one bedroom home is located in a classic, well-maintained, owner occupied, and pet-friendly South End building. A bights and spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets features granite counter's. The adjacent bow front living room overlooks tree-lined Shawmut Avenue. Gleaming hardwood floors flow from the living room and dining area through a hall with a nice entry closet to a comfortably sized bedroom which includes a walk in closet and en suite bath. The current owner has recently installed new windows in the front of the apartment, new baseboard electric heating units (electricity averaged $102/mo in 2018), and an under counter combination washer/dryer. This lovely home is a must see for first-time home owners, medical or university students, or investors. Net Tax for owner occupant after exemption is $1,900.

Listed by John Meunier of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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290 Columbus Avenue Boston MA 02116
Open House

MLS Number 72455586

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1899
  • Full Bath 1

Pristine sun-filled Parlor level studio with soaring ceilings in a professionally managed building. Granite counters, stainless steel Bosch range, dishwasher and microwave, in-unit washer-dryer and new oak flooring in a complete the package. Unbeatable location, 350 feet to Back Bay Station and minutes to Boston's best restaurants, shops and entertainment. The ideal pied-à-terre.

Listed by Mary Kelleher of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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51-53 Linwood Street Boston MA 02119
Open House

MLS Number 72455599

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 23rd 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1861
  • Full Bath 2

Situated on historic Fort Hill, this lovely single family home on a good sized lot was renovated and completed in 2012. Features include 2 beds & 2-1/2 baths with a master suite comprising the top floor capped off by sweeping city views. The parlor level offers open living/dining, granite/stainless kitchen with Bosch appliances and a cook's center island complete with wine fridge. There are gleaming hardwood floors throughout, central air, w/d in a large unfinished basement for added storage. Additionally, the house is wired for sound throughout. More benefits include parking for two cars, the #'s 14 and 41 bus line routes and the Roxbury Crossing T stop close by. Fort Hill is a burgeoning Boston neighborhood, conveniently located close to Jamaica Plain, the South End, stores, restaurants and hospitals. Welcome to wonderful Fort Hill !

Listed by James Buckley of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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391 Beacon Boston MA 02116

Price$2,150,000

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MLS Number 72455612

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Half Bath 1
  • Bathroom 3
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 2

Two parking spaces make this parlor duplex an exceptionally rare opportunity in Boston's Back Bay. The home offers a spacious layout with two-plus bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The main parlor-level living floor includes the updated kitchen with granite counters and high-end appliances, the graciously scaled formal living and dining room with marble fireplace and bay window, and the comfortable den with decorative mantel that overlooks Beacon Street. Both bedrooms are located on the garden level. The south-facing master suite connects to a charming garden, a walk-in closet plus three additional closets, and a luxurious five-piece bathroom finished in marble. The second bedroom also has an en-suite marble bath. Additional features of this fully updated residence include central air, in-unit laundry, fresh paint, hardwood floors in all living areas, elegant millwork throughout, and direct access to parking.

Listed by Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

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