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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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99 Chestnut Hill Avenue Boston MA 02135

MLS Number 72579731

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,239
  • Complex Chestnut Hill Park

2 BED 2 BATH 2 PARKINGS. Chestnut Hill Park - one of the most desirable buildings in Brighton. Rarely available, spacious, bright and modern 2nd floor condo in elevator building. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths plus an office/study. This home offers bamboo floors, stainless steel & granite kitchen, washer/dryer, central heat & air. 2 Deeded parking spaces. Private Park. Pet friendly. Close to public transportation( Green line- B,C,D and buses), Chestnut Hill Reservoir Trail, & shopping. Professionally managed elevator building with community room, and park.

Listed by Rongchen Li of Dreamega International Realty LLC

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564-566 East Broadway Boston MA 02127

MLS Number 72579928

  • Multi-Family 4 Family - 4 Units Up/Down
  • Year Built 1910
  • Bedrooms 12

Rare brick 4 Unit building located on HOT East Broadway in South Boston. Close to Restaurants, bars & shops attracting top of the market rents for any type of investor. This 5 Level mixed use property consists of a commercial unit ( Real Estate Office ) Approximately 1400 sqft. and three very large 4 bedroom 1 bathroom residential units. Hardwood floors throughout all units , renovations in the residential units consist of new cabinets , stainless steel appliances and very large bedrooms. Unobstructed beautiful city views from all three residential units will make these quick and easy rentals. Inquire about current rent roll and proforma rent roll with a large value-add play that will increase rent roll to over $20,000/month.

Listed by Foley/Federico Team of Greater Metropolitan R. E.

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29-31 Angell Street Boston MA 02124

MLS Number 72579953

  • Multi-Family 2 Family
  • Year Built 1900
  • Bedrooms 5

This wonderful multi family has been in the family forever! Terrific Investment! House is solid and has undergone some recent improvements! Loads of character thruout including gorgeous fireplaces. Hardwood floors thruout! Bring your development ideas or hold for terrific investment! Two car garage and long driveway make this ideal for the savvy new homeowner! Call now before its gone! Will be delivered vacant!

Listed by Paula M. Poirier-Hosford of RE/MAX Unlimited

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550 Centre Street Boston MA 02130

MLS Number 72579815

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 784
  • Neighborhood Jamaica Plain

Great location! Stunning bright and airy! This beautiful well-maintained unit offers classic modern period details & updated finishes throughout. Spacious unit located in a well-managed building features beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, and an abundant amount of light. Kitchen features plenty of storage space and nice size breakfast bar. Direct access to the outdoor balcony allows you to enjoy your morning coffee or autumn evening glass of wine. Both bedrooms offer plenty of space to accommodate furnishings and ample closet space. This pet-friendly association is complete with common laundry and provides easy living. Highly accessible location is near multiple transit options, Whole Foods, Centre Street shops, restaurants, Jamaica Pond and the Aboretum. This gem is an excellent value!

Listed by Delince P. Louis of Redfin Corp.

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258 Everett Street Boston MA 02128

MLS Number 72579822

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 905

In the heart of Jeffries Point, on a quiet tree-lined street, by Porzio Park, steps from Piers Park, and within a short stroll to Maverick Square, you will find this tastefully and thoughtfully updated sun-filled parlor and garden home! With a well-equipped kitchen featuring quartz countertops, cherry cabinets, subway tile backsplash, and Samsung stainless steel appliances, two sizable bedrooms and two beautifully designed full baths with floor to ceiling tiles, ten windows allowing for plentiful natural light, shining hardwood flooring, a central HVAC system, very good closet space, most convenient in-unit laundry, and a PRIVATE 644 square foot patio, this well-planned floor through home is sure to please the discerning Buyer! The location is prime and allows you to conveniently enjoy all of East Boston's Waterfront amenities, many parks and new restaurants. Welcome home!

Listed by James Zarrella and Emilios L. Milios of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Waterfront

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37 Forest Hills Street Boston MA 02130

MLS Number 72579742

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,048
  • Neighborhood Jamaica Plain

This custom-designed loft-like penthouse 2-Bedroom home with parking is in a remarkable corner building situated in desirable Jamaica Plain location. This 2014 conversion features stunning finishes and a unique and versatile open floor plan with great light and tree-top views from windows on all four sides. Features include: hardwoods throughout, vautled ceilngs, granite/stainless kitchen with Jenn-Air appliances, gas cooking & mosaic tile backslash, two large bedrooms, central air, integrated speakers throughout, gas-fireplace, marble tiled bath, private deck, and one tandem parking space! Steps to Green St T, Franklin Park, Southwest Corridor Park, shops and restaurants. Don't miss it!

Listed by Frank Carroll of Boston Realty NET.com, Inc.

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17 Capen Street Boston MA 02124
Open House

MLS Number 72579780

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sun 20th 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1910
  • Full Bath 3

Fully renovated single family home in thriving Dorchester neighborhood. This home features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spanning over 4 levels of spacious living. First floor offers a wide open living, dining and kitchen with a slider to the deck and back yard/parking. Contemporary kitchen design and finishes feature white quartz countertops, grey matte custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. High ceilings, recessed lighting and beautiful dark hardwood floors are continuous throughout the home. The upper levels of the home, offer a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 3 additional full sized bedrooms and full bath. The ground level will be finished as an additional guest suite or 2nd walk-out master with en suite bath. New electric, plumbing, Central heat/cooling on 2 zones, newer roof, new "Jeld-en" windows throughout, tankless hot water heater, washer dryer hook and more. Your opportunity to own a piece of Boston!

Listed by Zechariah Cook of Bulfinch Boston Realty, Inc.

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4 Cuthbert Road Boston MA 02132
Open House

MLS Number 72579803

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 19th 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Garage 1
  • Parking Spaces 1
  • Village Bellevue Hill

***First OH Saturday 10/19@ 12:30 -2:00 and Sunday 12:30-2:00 *** Come see this Sparkling jewel which sits on top of Bellevue Hill** 4 bedroom Colonial has been beautifully maintained ** OWNERS PRIDE **This beauty glows, Gorgeous granite /SS plus custom cabinet kitchen leads to handy mud room to Amazing lush, level landscaped lot in which Owners have totally enjoyed 3 season entertaining** Lovely Fireplaced living room, charming dining room with wainscoting and china hutch ** Half Bath ** Handsome Oak floors throughout ** 2nd floor has 3 excellent bedrooms and pretty full bath ** Finished 3rd floor 4th bedroom or ideal for home office/ den ** Cozy Lower Level Family Room** Garage parking, sweet neighborhood in sought after location *** Very Special Home! ***

Listed by Diane Capodilupo Team and Diane Capodilupo of RE/MAX Achievers

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377 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA 02116
Open House

MLS Number 72579779

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 20th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 453
  • Neighborhood Back Bay

Location! Location! This charming Victorian home is found on the Penthouse level of an elegant Back Bay Brownstone known as The Knowlton Mansion. Be greeted at the entry way by original mosaic foyer and stunning pineapple stair case. This upper level studio features hardwood floors, large bow windows with incredible light and picture frame moldings. The brand new kitchen is stunning with quartz counter tops, marble floor and stainless appliances including dishwasher, disposal and microwave. The restored bath boasts museum quality art deco tiles, full tub and washer/dryer hook-up. This unit features private roof rights giving you the possibility to increase your value and add the joy of a private roof deck. This smart investment is perfect for first time home buyer, Pied-a-Terre, or investment. The location is close to BU, MIT, Northeastern and the Hospitals! Easy walk to the Green Line T and Number 1 bus. Building has recently had many upgrades! Pets welcome! Parking available $250K.

Listed by Betsy Herald of The Charles Realty

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4 Arlington Street Boston MA 02116

MLS Number 72580095

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 2,567
  • Neighborhood Back Bay

The magnificent residence at 5 Arlington Street comprises an entire level of one-floor living in a prestigious building with spectacular views of Boston's Public Garden. This upper-level home, directly accessible by elevator, features 3-plus bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Upon entering the gracious foyer with its columned entry, you are ushered into the spacious formal living and dining rooms showcasing panoramic Garden views through 5 arched windows and featuring wonderfully high ceilings, intricate molding and the finest finishes. A gentle turn to the right takes you into the heart of the home which features a casual and comfortable eat-in kitchen and family room with custom-built-ins, bookshelves and entertainment area. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed, and each enjoys beautiful natural light. A private office/library with an adjacent sitting room and full bathroom makes for the ideal refuge for family members wishing complete solitude in a peaceful setting. 1 garage parking.

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

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