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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.

For more information about the neighborhood, visit our Boston Resource page or contact us for more information on any of the Boston historic homes for sale below. You can also create a free account to save all of your favorite properties and to receive email alerts when new listings come onto the market.

19 Alaska Street, Boston, MA

Price$1,295,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72379753

  • Single Family
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 6
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 7

Exceptional Classic Victorian Townhouse within minutes to Boston. This property underwent a detailed interior renovation just a few years ago with no expense spared. Upon first entering the foyer you will notice architectural detail that run throughout this home. From its 10 foot ceiling high on the first floor, to the multiple pocket door, enormous windows, quarter sawn oak floors, front and rear staircases, oversized baseboard and moldings throughout makes this a real gem. Entertaining would be made easy with this spacious kitchen with all its upgrades. From the kitchen the French doors lead outdoors for summer entertaining. The property includes seven bedrooms and six baths with many en-suite baths and laundry hook up on each floor. Radiant heat throughout the house plus forced hot air, a/c system and a full size staircase that runs to the roof deck. A must see. First showings at the Open House Sunday August 19, 12-2.

Listed by Milo Tavoliero and Brett Woofter of My Boston Condo

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
Office: 617-670-0422

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26 Cook Street, Boston, MA 02129

Price$1,290,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72379212

  • Multi-Family 2 Family
  • Year Built 1830
  • Bedrooms 4

Open House Sat & Sun 8/25 & 8/26 - Rarely available two-family house in Charlestown with finished basement that has a full bath, bedroom, living room and kitchenette. The first floor is a one-bed, one-bath with large eat-in kitchen with ceiling fan, and in-unit laundry. The second unit is a townhouse style on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The main living area has hardwood floors, a separate dining room, oversized designer bath, large eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, and in-unit laundry. The second level is comprised of two bedrooms with gleaming hardwood floors, a half bath, lots of closet space, and a newer deck with plenty of room for outside furnishings. It's conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, public transportation, and easy highway access

Listed by Jason Goldfarb of Cameron Real Estate Group, Inc.

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
Office: 617-670-0422

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175 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
Open House

MLS Number 72379203

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 19th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Half Bath 1
  • Bathroom 4
  • Year Built 1860

A sophisticated penthouse home is rarely available in this neighborhood; a grand triplex comprised of over 4000 sf of gracious wide-open living space. Ideally located on the sunny side of Lower Marlborough Street, between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets. The period detailing has been preserved- from its soaring ceilings and enormous windows, to its crown moldings and the elegant mantels of its five fireplaces. The dramatic drawing room is designed for hosting everything from intimate gatherings to large events. The spectacular custom kitchen flows into the versatile dining area. Two master suites provide an unusually large amount of private space. The top floor includes a large family room. Enjoy two private outdoor spaces - a rarely found vast deck off the living level and a large private roof deck offering a perfect vantage point for stunning views of Back Bay.

Listed by Leonard DeSautels of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Beacon Hill

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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12 Claremont Park, Boston, MA 02118
Open House

MLS Number 72379534

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 19th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1860
  • Full Bath 1

Beautiful 2 bedroom/1 bath penthouse home on quiet, tree-lined Claremont Park. Enter to a brightly lit living/dining room featuring bay window, exposed brickwork, and space for a large dining table. This opens to modern kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Two bedrooms, including master with original marble fireplace and plenty of light. Second bedroom has been used as an office, full sized guest bedroom, and nursery. Stairs lead up to a large private roof deck with electric and water, and sweeping panoramic views. Sleek bath with glass enclosed shower and Italian tile. Washer/dryer in unit. Hardwood floors, recessed lighting, plenty of storage, and central air throughout. This home is located steps from the Back Bay, public transportation, and everything the South End has to offer.

Listed by Steven Cohen Team of Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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67 Byron Street, Boston, MA 02128

Price$1,595,000

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MLS Number 72379143

  • Multi-Family 3 Family
  • Year Built 1910
  • Bedrooms 8

This is the home you have been waiting for a legal three family with an incredible 3000 sq ft owners unit with custom gourmet kitchen, wolf stove, subzero frigerator, granite counters and flooring, huge fireplaced living room with sweeping boston views, central a/c. Entertainment style professionally landscaped back yard with swimiming pool and wrap aroung deck,heated four car gargage and seperate driveway, roof top deck with boston views, two additional rental units one three bedroom and one two bedroom . All seperate utilities, new gas heating and electric, all units with laundry hook up, over 13,ooo sq ft lot. Close to constitution beach, train, shopping and restaurants. This is a great oppurtunity to own in east boston and enjoy luxury living while collect rental income.

Listed by Kevin Dacey of Dacey Realty, LLC

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
Office: 617-670-0422

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118-120 W Selden Street, Boston, MA 02126
Open House

MLS Number 72379142

  • Multi-Family 2 Family
  • Next Open House: Thu 16th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Year Built 1910
  • Bedrooms 4

Two-family home in the heart of Mattapan. Perfect for investors, contractors, or anyone willing to put in some sweat equity! Major investment potential. Totaling approximately 2,700 square feet, the property is made up of 2 separate units, each with a kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and hardwood floors. Private rear decks on both units. Large, unfinished basement. Off street parking in a shared driveway. Easy bus access and short commute to downtown Boston & I-93. Property is being sold as is. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to own close to Boston!

Listed by Jani Lopes of Aprilian Inc.

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
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9 Cook Street Court, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72379583

  • Single Family
  • Year Built 1850
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bedrooms 2

Great investment opportunity to build or renovate a rarely available detached single-family home in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Boston. This home is in need of a complete renovation/teardown. Bring your contractor and create the space you have always wanted! Being sold 'as is'. Buyer/Buyer's agent to do due diligence.

Listed by Kevin Harris of eXp Realty

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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557 East Fourth, Boston, MA 02127

Price$769,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 72379244

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Thu 16th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Bathroom 2
  • Year Built 1899
  • Full Bath 2

Prime East Side Brownstone, 2+ bedroom, 2 bath condo, on an elevated 1st floor level, with deeded parking. This condo offers a spacious chef's kitchen, with a large granite island for prep and entertaining, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and leads onto a private outdoor deck. The sunlit living room boasts a beautiful decorative fireplace mantel. Two full bathrooms, one with a stand up shower, the other has double sinks, a Jacuzzi tub and tumble stone tile. Bonus room is currently being used as an office but can be turned into a nursery. High 9+ ft ceilings, ceiling fans, central a/c, recessed lighting, oversized windows, custom blinds and hardwood floors throughout. Washer/dryer in unit. There is assigned storage in basement. Walking Score 92, close to public transportation, an 8 minute walk to Carson Beach, a 5 minute walk to Thomas Park, and a short walk to restaurants and retail.

Listed by Carol M. Kong of Excelsior Realty Group

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466 Commonwealth Avenue
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38 Edgemere Road, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72379424

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

Beautifully Updated Colonial in Wonderful Location Approx 3 miles to Legacy Place or High Street Exit of I-95 ** Welcoming Foyer ** Spacious and Sunny Living Room ** Pocket Doors to Formal Dining Room with Custom Built Bar/Cabinet ** Spectacular Cabinet-Packed Kitchen ** Remodeled Powder Room ** Kitchen Leads Out to Phenomenal Deck Ready for Entertaining or Just Relaxing at Home ** All Bedrooms have Custom Container Store Closet Systems ** 3rd Bedroom Leads to Sleeping Porch ** 2nd Floor Full Bath Remodeled with Soaker Tub and Glass Tile Backsplash/Shower Accents ** Lots of Storage Throughout and in Basement ** Adorable Backyard Area ** Whole Home Stereo with BOSE Speakers ** Newer Roof, Furnace, Back Deck & Fencing ** Upgraded Plumbing & Electrical ** Central A/C ** TOO MANY UPDATES TO LIST THEM ALL ** Welcome Home ** Open Houses Saturday and Sunday 8/18 & 8/19 from 12-3pm!!!

Listed by Aimee Siers of Century 21 Commonwealth

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Castles Luxury
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
Office: 800-967-3561

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101 Sycamore Street, Boston, MA
Open House

MLS Number 72379433

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Thu 16th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 3

Majestic and beautifully bright 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath single family home just blocks from hip Roslindale Square, shops, restaurants, and the commuter rail. Enter the house through the large enclosed porch perfect for a mudroom. Open, airy and gracious living room flows into dining room and eat-in kitchen, perfect for entertaining. White kitchen, snowy granite countertops and an extra large island with seating for 3 and built-in cabinets below. Convenient half bath w/ laundry on 1st floor (washer/dryer included). Second floor includes 3 sizable bedrooms and a tastefully designed full bath. Luxurious top floor master suite with skylights, walk-in closet and custom shower that should not be missed. High ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Some of the great 2014 upgrades include: central A/C and plumbing throughout, gas heating system with direct-vent, roof, and electrical. Private backyard patio with room for outdoor dining just off the kitche

Listed by Love Live Team, Karen Mccormack and Paula Callaghan of McCormack & Scanlan LLC

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Boston, MA
466 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
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