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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.

5 Mt Vernon Boston MA 02125
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MLS Number 72871186

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Thu 07/29 5:30 pm. to 7:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,384

A Fabulous Penthouse Condo on Mt Vernon Street! Very well located in one of the most desired streets in the "Polish Triangle" and steps to the South Boston line. This spacious, two-bedroom, two-bath condo has it all; high-end finishes, two decks including a private roof deck, two deeded parking spaces, and lots of storage. It's also convenient to the T, the South Bay mall, Downtown/Financial District, and major highways. Although it's a 2005 conversion, it shows new, with lots of recent updates, including new decks, two new bathrooms, and mostly all new appliances...Please see the Matterport virtual tour...See you Thursday at the Open House.

Listed by Jackie Rooney Team, Jack Rooney and Jackie Rooney of Rooney Real Estate, LLC

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12 Granville Street Boston MA 02124

MLS Number 72871082

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 10
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Acreage 0.13

Rare opportunity to own a lovely large Victorian single-family home in Dorchester's highly desired Adams Village/Cedar Grove area! This home has been cared for by the same family for 60 years. It is a spacious abode with 6 bedrooms. 9 ft ceilings on the first floor with fireplace, large living room and dining room & craftsman staircase. New open kitchen and appliances and 2 new full baths! Newer roof. Relax in one of the beautiful patio areas with mature plantings and fire pit. Green space on all sides with off street parking on this big 5800+ sq ft lot with a welcoming front entry porch. Conveniently located, only minutes to Ashmont and Cedar Grove T station for easy access to Boston and Cambridge, and other area amenities such as the brand new Adams St Library, Neponset River Bike Path, Dorchester Park, and Adams Village with lovely shops, cafes & restaurants such as Molinaris, Landmark and Industry. Superb location. Buyer to do all due diligence. Come take a look, it will not last.

Listed by John O'Toole of Olde Towne Real Estate Co.

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115-117 Elmer Road Boston MA 02124

MLS Number 72871007

  • Multi-Family 2 Family
  • Total Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1925
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 2

Rare opportunity to own a great two family home in the highly desired Adams Village/Cedar Grove area! First floor has 2 beds, second floor has 3 beds. Both units have living and dining rooms!! Will be delivered vacant. Second floor needs updating.Off street parking w garage.This home is conveniently located 3 blocks from Ashmont Station for easy access to downtown Boston & Cambridge. Centrally located to area amenities such as the Neponset River Bike Path, the newly renovated Adams St Library, Garvey Park, and Adams Village with lovely shops and many new restaurants like Industry, Landmark Dorset & Molinari's . Being sold "as-is".and delivered vacant. Possible room for expansion on the third floor. Lots of potential! Discover one of Boston's BEST neighborhoods. Don't miss this great opportunity!!

Listed by John O'Toole of Olde Towne Real Estate Co.

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380 Riverway Boston MA 02115

MLS Number 72870976

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,125
  • Neighborhood Jamaica Plain

Imagine living on the edge of the Emerald Necklace/Jamaica Pond in this freshly painted very large 4+ rooms with 2-bedroom condo. This top floor/penthouse condo with high ceilings, ceiling fans, new windows and exposed brick has incredible light which fills the unit. It features a living room with bay window and exposed brick, two spacious bedrooms, hdwd floors, and an eat-in kitchen. A large entry space can be used as a dining room, an office, or if you need a third bedroom, as a living room. Beautiful, well managed building. Bike Storage and common laundry on site. Very special location near the Longwood Medical area, Brookline Village, E and D Green lines, parks, playgrounds and jogging trails. Great location to enjoy all the city has to offer!

Listed by Judy Luca of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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16 Dudley Terrace Boston MA 02125

Boston, MA16 Dudley Terrace

Price$449,999

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MLS Number 72870481

  • Single Family Attached
  • Bathroom 2
  • Rooms 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Acreage 0.03

Middle unit single-family home in the middle of the hot Roxbury market! This attached multi-level home offers three bedrooms, one and a half baths, a newer hot water tank, Weil-Mclain Gold Oil boiler, and parking. Sliding doors off the spacious eat-in kitchen lead to your wood deck overlooking your fenced-in yard and garden. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to move in and add some creativity and TLC, fix and flip, or an investor looking for a strong rental income-producing asset. Laundry hookups in the concrete floor basement. Conveniently located close to Uphmas Corner Commuter Rail Station, Downtown Boston, Dudley Square/Nubian Square, Longwood Medical, Northeastern University area colleges, and minutes to interstate 93. Showings will start at the open house on 7/25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. No appointment is required for the open house.

Listed by Darnell Billings of Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay

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382 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA 02215

MLS Number 72870688

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,271
  • Neighborhood Back Bay

2 bedroom in the heart of Boston with all the character you'd expect from the Back Bay. This front facing home on 4th floor overlooks the Comm Ave mall. Soaring 10' ceilings, exposed brick, 1 of 2 fireplaces working, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, traditional molding, custom lighting, in unit laundry, and more are all complemented by an elevator building with professional management company. Upon entering you are greeted by marble inlaid floors. No words can accurately describe this home. The area is surrounded by luxury restaurants, shopping, public transport, the public garden, Fenway park and is just minutes to the Esplanade, the Mass Pike, Storrow Drive. With a walking score of 97, it's difficult to be in a better location. Unit can be delivered vacant on August 15, 21

Listed by Sheriff S. Abuzahra of First Advantage Realty, Inc.

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1677 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA 02135
Open House

MLS Number 72870689

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Tue 07/27 5:30 pm. to 6:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 749

Attention investors and owner occupant! Great opportunity to own this well priced, professionally managed south facing 2 bedroom split condo with great potential for improvement. Excellent location! Easy access to MBTA (B/C/D) Green lines, easy commute to Boston downtown, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boston College and Boston University. Perfect for students and working professionals. Convenient and safe neighborhood. Walking distance to Whole Foods, shops, Cafés & restaurants! Unit features large living room with bay windows, front facing bedrooms with high ceilings and hardwood floor throughout. Great for roommate situation, it was used as 3 bedrooms rental leased for $1100 each. Current tenant will stay until end of August. Ask agent for more details.

Listed by Hanna Zhang of East Coast Realty, Inc.

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2 Phillips Boston MA 02114

MLS Number 72870597

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 710
  • Neighborhood Beacon Hill

Great opportunity to live in a top floor 1 bed plus office/loft in a corner building in historic Beacon Hill. The unit features exposed brick and beamed architecture, fantastic natural sunlight and windows all around, including skylights, that all enhance the charm in this quintessential brownstone condominium. Recently updated with an open floor plan, there is a loft for sleeping and a traditional bedroom that is a great space to work from home. The open floor plan boasts wide plank floors, newly updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, flowing into the dining and living space highlighted by a fireplace. Ideally situated close to MGH, financial district, and both Cambridge and Charles Streets, where one can enjoy full access to all of Beacon Hill's exceptional shopping and dining. Short walk to the Esplanade and Charles River, as well as Boston Common and the Public Garden. A great pied a terre, investment unit or starter home.

Listed by Vineburgh/DiMella Team and Beth Alpert of Charlesgate Realty Group, llc

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8 Gloucester Street Boston MA 02115

MLS Number 72870603

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 802
  • Neighborhood Back Bay

Centrally Located on the corner of Marlborough and Gloucester St. Parlor Level with Southern exposure. Livingroom overlooking Marlborough St. and Landscapped Garden enclosed with Wrought Iron Fence providing distance from the street .Fireplaced Livingroom with High Ceilings. Corner Kitchen opens to Living/Diningroom with Granite Island, Breakfast Bar, Stainless Appliances & Ceiling Fan. Nice living & entertainment space.Two bedrooms, each with ceiling fan and space for Queen size beds. One will accept a king size bed. Laundry one floor below with easy access directly from the condo. Common Rood Deck with Panoramic Views of the Charles River and Boston Skyline! Common lobby and entry are going to be renovated this fall & will be paid by the seller. Schematics available

Listed by Denise Booher of Coldwell Banker Realty - Back Bay

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143 Foster Street Boston MA 02135

MLS Number 72870071

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 2
  • Rooms 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Acreage 0.09

Rare opportunity! This exquisite, Colonial single-family home in Brighton sits on a spacious, south-east facing corner lot. The home pairs classic charm with modern convenience. The first floor features a spacious foyer that leads into an inviting living room, large sunroom, formal dining room, and updated kitchen with eat-in nook and full pantry. The second floor has a large primary bedroom with two full closets and a deck. There are two additional bedrooms with a shared full bathroom. The lower level has full, side-by-side laundry with a washing sink and also features a half-bath. The basement walks out to two off-street parking spaces and one garage space. Outside is a large, fenced-in yard with lawn and patio pavers. Not to mention, there's central AC throughout and a filtered water system. This residence offers easy access to Rogers Park and Chestnut Hill Reservoir, the Green Line, Boston College, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, and all Brighton has to offer!

Listed by The Bushari Team Compass and Nicole Rosmarin of Compass

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