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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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5 Taylor Boston MA 02118

Boston, MA5 Taylor, South End

Price$2,249,500

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 73077436

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 1:00 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,040

This charming & unique 4 story South End single family home located in the heart of the South End’s "Eight Streets district" leaves nothing to be desired. Nestled on a one way private street. Just a stones throw away from Shawmut Avenue and restaurant row, featuring all the iconic spots the South End has to offer, including the award winning Copa. Upon entry into the second floor, you walk into a jaw dropping open concept design, looking onto your dining room and French doors to your private outdoor oasis.The lower level dining/ kitchen floor features a wall of glass flowing with natural light, a fireplace, and the kitchen right next to your dining area, along with a private patio, making for the perfect entertaining experience. The 3rd floor consists of 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, and oversized private deck. The primary suite consists of the entire 4th floor of the house, fitted with a double vanity bathroom and walk in closet. Additional garage parking available at Wilkes passage

Listed by The Morgan Franklin Group of Coldwell Banker Realty - Boston

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136 Homestead Street Boston MA 02121
Open House

MLS Number 73077403

  • MultiFamily
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 11:30 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 3,714

Large two family for sale in the heart of Roxbury. This gem boasts of spacious rooms with hardwood floors throughout. Both apartments have a very similar layout offering 3 bedrooms, an Eat-In-Kitchen, living room, dining room and office/den per unit. Great potential to expand each apartment to a 4-bed with further possibilities to expand the top floor attic to a master suite (potential 5-bed unit). Gas used for cooking and for heating. Property is in solid condition overall and with some cosmetic upgrades would bring this property to its full value. Conveniently located within a short distance to Franklin Park Zoo, Nubian Square, Egleston Square, Roxbury Crossing and several bus routes for public transportation. Great for owner occupied or for an investment property.

Listed by Rocklyn Clarke of Coldwell Banker Realty - Boston

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534-538 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA 02215
Open House

MLS Number 73077395

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 864

Experience breathtaking city living in this top-floor 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo in the heart of Kenmore Square. The unit boasts stunning views of Fenway Park, which can be appreciated from the comfort of your own home. The hardwood floors, updated in 2018, add a touch of sophistication and elegance to the space, while the new carpets in the bedrooms offer added comfort and warmth. The kitchen, with its updated stainless steel appliances, is the perfect space for cooking and entertaining. With new paint throughout, this condo is move-in ready and waiting for you to make it your own. Situated in an amazing location, you'll be just steps away from all the best dining, shopping, and entertainment that Boston has to offer. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this incredible condo in a prime location!

Listed by Andrew Camarda of Cornerstone Real Estate

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10-12 Hilburn Place Boston MA 02131
Open House

MLS Number 73077389

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 12:30 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,350

Striking! Original decorative detail, soaring ceilings, ornate dentil moldings along with ceiling medallions, all balance a farmhouse simplicity with an Italianate flair! Each exceptionally large room offers amazing spaces for your own living style needs. The thoughtfully renovated kitchen is practical, attractive and comfortable, it's where you will want to hang out, and offers a large pantry with a discreet place for laundry. Both bedrooms could be the primary, one has a walk-in closet and the other has a half bath with a patio for morning coffee! Ample storage throughout. Your OWN private fenced-in yard and private driveway round out this special space. This beautiful Victorian is nestled on a small tranquil private dead-end street. Features include, Jenn Air fridge, soapstone counters, walk-in closet, hardwood floors and period glass doorknobs. OPEN HOUSES - Saturday February 11th & Sunday February 12th from 12:30-2pm. An extraordinary property unlike anything else.

Listed by Colleen A. Scanlan of Insight Realty Group,Inc

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215 Pond Street Boston MA 02130
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MLS Number 73077329

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 12:00 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,435

Pondside Jewel ! Classic 1912 Stucco Colonial from the arts and crafts period is filled with wonderful architectural detail, abundance of natural light and pond views from second floor. This 2453 Sq Ft home, oozing with charm and warmth, offers 5 bedrooms,1.5 baths, is ideally located steps to Jamaica Pond, bustling Centre St, the Arboretum and Green St T station. A gracious entry hall leads to wonderful entertaining rooms. The generous front to back living room has a wood burning fireplace, a formal D/R opens to a skylit eat in kitchen with sliding doors to a deck, patio, flowering and herb gardens. The second floor has 4 corner bedrooms, a beautiful sunny porch and bathroom with stained glass window. The third floor has a fifth bedroom, perfect for au pair space or playroom, and lots of attic storage. The home has undergone many recent and extensive improvements including exterior painting, new roof on home and garage, new driveway to garage. See broker for entire list .

Listed by Dolores Boylan of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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55 Dwinell Street Boston MA 02132
Open House

MLS Number 73077248

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 3,226

This is the one you have been waiting for! Rarely available and lovingly updated 5BR/5BA (3 full, 2 half) Colonial with perfect blend of modern updates and beautiful period detail. Great room with cathedral ceilings, front to back fireplaced living room, formal dining room, office space, half bath and kitchen with granite/ss appliances make up the first floor. Large primary bedroom with custom walk-in closet, laundry and bath with soaking tub, double vanity, and large walk-in shower, plus two bedrooms and another full bath make up the second floor. Third floor with 2 good sized bedrooms and full bath. Mudroom with additional w/d and lower-level bonus space including wet-bar. Automated fence opens to off-street parking and large yard space (double lot) with outdoor shower, landscaped garden area, patio and large mahogany deck for outdoor entertaining. The only thing left to do is move in!

Listed by Erin Russ of Compass

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46 Fairview Street Boston MA 02131
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MLS Number 73077244

  • MultiFamily
  • Next Open House: Thu 02/9 12:00 pm. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,368

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on Peters Hill! This massive 2-family is only moments from the Mendum Street gate to the world-famous Arnold Arboretum! Enjoy single-family living space + a rental unit near the pastoral serenity of "The Arboretum" and the eclectic bustle of Roslindale Village! The first-floor unit offers a formal living room & formal dining room with a built-in china cabinet, an eat-in kitchen, two generous size bedrooms, and a full bath. Each unit has exquisite detail/woodwork, tall ceilings, in-unit laundry, and wonderful natural light with multiple bays throughout. The 2nd-floor unit is a sprawling duplex with a formal living & dining room, a private porch with sweeping views, an eat-in kitchen, and 2 bedrooms with a full bath complete this level. A gorgeous staircase brings you to the third floor which has 3 additional bedrooms, a full bath, and a storage room. Young gas systems. This home is nicely situated on a corner lot (Cotton St) which has ample street parking!

Listed by Michael McGuire and Trudy McGuire of Insight Realty Group,Inc.

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23 Anawan Avenue Boston MA 02132

MLS Number 73077144

  • MultiFamily
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,983

OH YES YOU CAN !!!!! Looking for a great investment/income property that has been updated with new kitchens, baths, windows, heating/cooling, lighting, and appliances with long-term tenants in place? Then look no further than this much sought-after Boston beauty situated proudly on the corner of Anawan Avenue (one-way street) and Belgrade Avenue at the intersection of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Fabulous WALK SCORE 85, close to all things Boston, across the street from the Belgrade T station. Close to the Arboretum, Centre Street Shops, Markets, Gym, Bank, Post Office, Houses of Worship and so much more. Directly across the street from Brand New Construction Condo's with asking prices of $695K each.

Listed by Robin W. Simon of Realty Express - Lakeville

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7 Southmere Road Boston MA 02126
Open House

MLS Number 73077109

  • MultiFamily
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 1:00 pm. to 2:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,836

Rarely available two family located in a very convenient Mattapan location! The property features a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,836 SF of living space. Oversize, level lot offers lots of privacy and usability. The department of Conservation and Recreation recently announced plans to overhaul the Ryan playground that abuts the property to the rear. The Neponset River Reservation is also located nearby for access to running, walking and cycling. Public transportation, the number 24 bus to Ashmont station and the Mattapan Trolley at Central Ave. station are just minutes away. The house needs updating, but this is a great opportunity for a first time buyer or an investor. The property is being sold "as is". Open House Saturday February 11th from 1 to 2:30

Listed by Dan Finn and Mary L. Kelly of Conway - Dorchester

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4 Myrtle Street Boston MA 02114

Boston, MA4 Myrtle Street, Beacon Hill

Price$2,399,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73077098

  • MultiFamily
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,012
  • Property SubType Multi Family

Quintessential Beacon Hill Gem is available for the first time in 20 years. Turn-key 2 family with owner’s penthouse and first floor one bed perfect for rental income/in-law/nanny. Lovingly cared for and well-maintained, the owners have performed tasteful and timeless upgrades and improvements while maintaining much original charm and detail. The lowest level of the owner’s penthouse quad, which is on the 2nd floor of the building & only 1 flight from the sidewalk, offers a wonderful wide open front to back and full building width living space perfect for entertaining or relaxing. This floor is complete with gas fire place, built-ins, wet bar, splendid wide pine floors as well as full bath with delightful custom inset cabinetry and carrara marble. One floor above features the kitchen with lovely custom white beaded inset cabinets, farmhouse sink, generous dining area and French doors leading to a sunny south facing oversized ~200+SF rear deck suitable for grill, seating and al-fresco.

Listed by The Biega + Kilgore Team, Diana Biega, Alexandra Conigliaro Biega, Rob Kilgore and Casey Martin of Compass

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