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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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236 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA 02116

MLS Number 72599267

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 2,100
  • Neighborhood Back Bay

Stunning Commonwealth Avenue Parlor Triplex three bedroom, four full bath residence with two private outdoor spaces, and two direct access parking spaces. Every room is exquisite with exceptional original detail throughout. Enter upon a lovely open Family/Dining room featuring a handsome fireplace, and a bow window looking out to your private deck. There is a beautifully renovated cook's kitchen on this level with granite counters and a separate island. Upstairs overlooks Commonwealth Avenue with its grand formal living room with separate bar area, a fireplace, soaring ceilings and beautiful detail. This floor also has a laundry room with granite counters, a sink and extensive cabinetry for ultimate organization. There is a stunning master bedroom suite with spacious marble bath complete with double sinks and a steam shower. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are spacious and flooded with natural light. Extraordinary storage and closet space throughout. Truly a must see home!

Listed by Judy Pagano and Johanna Young of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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173 Princenton Boston MA 02128

Boston, MA173 Princenton

Price$1,399,900

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MLS Number 72599130

  • Multi-Family 3 Family
  • Next Open House: Thu 12th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Year Built 1910
  • Bedrooms 8

Potential cash cow! You decide the rents for this large vacant 9 bd/3.5 bath triple decker in the heart of Eagle Hill and in rent-ready condition updated with fresh paint throughout, all new appliances and light fixtures. Large yard. Back porches with skyline views. Possible ground level basement 4th unit. Perfect for a condo conversion, too

Listed by Javier Bedoya of Century 21 Mario Real Estate

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288 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA 02115

MLS Number 72599107

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 3,750
  • Neighborhood Back Bay

The Penthouse at 288 Commonwealth Avenue is a stunning new construction 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath triplex with direct elevator access and 2 tandem garage parking spaces. The versatile and open living floor has oversized windows, beautiful crown mouldings, high ceilings, and gleaming hardwood floors. The living/dining area has a a gas fireplace and an adjacent study or office all overlooking the treelined Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The eat-in kitchen offers Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, polished quartz countertops,and an impressive coffered ceiling. The sumptuous master suite with an en-suite marble bath and a huge walk in closet. There are also two family bedrooms, each with an en suite bath and generous closets. The top floor has an expansive family room with a wet bar, and a sun-filled fourth bedroom with full bath. French doors open onto the expansive private terrace overlooking the Commonwealth Avenue Mall with fantastic views of the Boston skyline.

Listed by Tracy Campion and Bill Gehan of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

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331-337 Dorchester Boston MA 02127

Boston, MA331-337 Dorchester

Price$3,800,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72598905

  • Multi-Family 4 Family - 4 Units Side by Side
  • Year Built 1890
  • Bedrooms 13

PACKAGE OFFERING, PLEASE READ!! Prime redevelopment opportunity, 3 separate properties being sold together. 331, 333, and 335-337 Dorchester Street 3 Properties on the corner of Dorchester Street and Tuckerman Street in South Boston, MA 02127. Combined lots make up approx. 5,206 SF or 0.12 acres. Just 0.2 miles from the Andrew Square (redline) T Station, and 0.3 miles from Route 93 on-ramp and adjacent from the highly anticipated Washington Village development. 331 Dorchester = Single-family 333 Dorchester = Single-family 335-337 Dorchester = Two-family Rare opportunity to own 3 properties right in a row with great upside development potential! The building area falls within 60' bonus density height. Public Record cards for each property attached. Seller and sellers agent/facilitator make no guarantees as to what can be built on the property.

Listed by James Riel of JR Associates

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33 Sleeper Street Boston MA 02210

MLS Number 72598892

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,140
  • Neighborhood Seaport District

Rare CORNER unit. Easily renovated to 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom with ensuite master bath to make condo worth $1.2M+ (closest comps are 15 Sleeper Street #206 and #205). See pictures for 2 potential floor plans (there are numerous loft layout options). Unique chance to finish spacious loft with Buyer's own finishes. Kitchen and enormous bathroom left at studs/subfloor for you to make your dream condo. New GE stainless-steel kitchen appliances included (with 2 ovens!). Amazing light, soaring ceilings, brick/beam. Gorgeous Shaw hickory floors (with soundproofing), huge new Restorations windows with Carrara marble sills and blackout shades, top-rated Bryant Evolution HVAC. Paid rental parking (in courtyard) or resident sticker (on street). Well-managed luxury building with doorman, video-entry security system, glass-walled elevator, plant atrium lobby. Live in Boston's hottest area, the exciting Seaport District (110+ places to eat/drink), and create your perfect condo. Private showings only.

Listed by Derek Greene of The Greene Realty Group

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69 Pinckney Street Boston MA 02114

MLS Number 72598880

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,103
  • Neighborhood Beacon Hill

Spacious newly renovated 2 bedroom condominium unit located in the heart of Beacon Hill and just steps from prestigious Louisburg Square. Enter through your private entrance into an open floor plan living area with high ceilings, recessed lighting, and a new HVAC system. This amazing unit offers a kitchen with shaker cabinetry, soapstone countertop, Miele induction range with steamer oven, Miele fully integrated dishwasher, Fisher & Paykel French Door Refrigerator with Ice & Water dispenser, and Jenn-Air microwave. Enjoy a cup of coffee in your breakfast nook or walk through your new patio door to your private courtyard entertaining space. This is a great opportunity to buy a piece of history and move into the prestigious Beacon Hill neighborhood. All offers to be submitted by Monday, December 9, 2019, at 8 PM and Seller reserves the right to accept any offer before the offer deadline.

Listed by Saul Perlera of Perlera Real Estate

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3 Arion Street Boston MA 02125

Boston, MA3 Arion Street

Price$547,200

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MLS Number 72598800

  • Multi-Family 3 Family
  • Year Built 1905
  • Bedrooms 6

Investors take notice!! Bank owned 3 family. CASH ONLY. Proof of funds with all offers. No changes to P&S / addendum to be signed within 48hrs of acceptance..Proof of funds with all offers.Buyer and/or agent to verify property information. Buyer and/or agent to verify all property information. Employees or directors of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries are strictly prohibited from directly or indirectly purchasing any property owned or serviced by or on behalf of JPMorgan Chase & Co. or its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

Listed by Jason Smith and Dennis Oliveira of JDS Realty Group

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8-10 Donnybrook Road Boston MA 02135

MLS Number 72598777

  • Multi-Family 2 Family - 2 Units Up/Down
  • Year Built 1948
  • Bedrooms 4

Excellent opportunity! Large 2 family on corner lot with nice yard, parking and a two car garage. Second unit features a finished third floor with a half bath. This is a great opportunity close to Oak Square, Mass Pike, Storrow Drive, new Harvard extension, New Balance, and public transportation to Boston. This area is rapidly appreciating. Each unit has separately metered utilities and hardwood floors.

Listed by Katherine A. Duggan of Bostonia Properties

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35 Glenellen Road Boston MA 02132

MLS Number 72598569

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1935
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 1

Welcoming front porch leads to this charming side entry colonial. Newer kitchen with pantry. New bathroom. 1st floor foyer opens to living room and kitchen. Dining room. 3 bedrooms with a spacious master bedroom. Brand new bathroom with double sinks and large soaking tub. Full basement with walk out to level back fenced in back yard. Fire pit is a bonus. Newer systems, 2016 roof. Great location, shopping including legacy place, whole foods. Close proximity to the shops at chestnut hill and wegman's. Medical area. Easy access to all highways. Move in ready.

Listed by Hickman-Coen Home Team of William Raveis R. E. & Home Services

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67 Webster Street Boston MA 02128
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MLS Number 72598552

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 759

A Scandinavian oasis in Jeffries Point! Impeccably renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath penthouse with private deck + roof rights on the first block of Webster Street! Sophisticated finishes include gorgeous white ash hardwood flooring, Blanco Maple Silestone countertops, linen shaker cabinetry, stainless steel appliances with gas range + French door refrigerator. This open concept floor plan features a striking 2 story exposed brick accent wall, stainless + cedar interior staircase, large dining area, 3 seat kitchen island plus study area. Two queen sized bedrooms share a modern bath with subway tile walk-in shower. Additional highlights include a common fenced yard, private 27” washer + vented dryer, additional storage, LED down lighting, Central heat/AC, NEST thermostat, tankless Navien, intercom and smart keyless entry! Located just one block from Maverick Station on the Blue Line, within walking distance to many great restaurants, parks, water taxis + all that East Boston has to offer!

Listed by Jamie Cholette of Boston Harbor Real Estate

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