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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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560 River Street, Boston, MA 02136

Price$304,999

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72413401

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1949
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bedrooms 2

AMAZING opportunity to own a completely renovated, upper floor two bedroom condo with deeded parking in this very desirable area. This gorgeous, two bedroom features a brand new granite kitchen with custom cabinets, stainless appliances, and soft-close dove-tail drawers. The bathroom has been updated with high end fixtures, new tile shower with glass door. Nice private deck to enjoy summer breezes when you are tired of the AC central air. The spacious living room is open to the kitchen & new LED high-efficiency lighting, new hardwood floors, and large front facing window. Two nearly equal sized bedrooms have large closets & NEW hardwood floors throughout. This ideal location is convenient to both buses & MBTA stops (10 feet & 1000 feet),& easy access to new commuter rail, restaurants, blue bikes for rent, milton reservation, zoo, beach (ponds), 3 super markets. Investor could make an offer on all 3 firs while it last. Downtown finishes in Mattapan. MUST SEE!!!! NOTHING COMPARES

Listed by Steven Mathieu of Stuart St James, Inc.

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560 River Street, Boston, MA 02136

Price$349,999

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72413400

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bathroom 2
  • Year Built 1949
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bedrooms 2

AMAZING opportunity to own a completely renovated, upper floor two bedroom condo with deeded parking in this very desirable area. This gorgeous, two bedroom features a brand new granite kitchen with custom cabinets, stainless appliances, and soft-close dove-tail drawers. The bathroom has been updated with high end fixtures, new tile shower with glass door. Nice private deck to enjoy summer breezes when you are tired of the AC central air. The spacious living room is open to the kitchen & new LED high-efficiency lighting, new hardwood floors, and large front facing window. Two nearly equal sized bedrooms have large closets & NEW hardwood floors throughout. This ideal location is convenient to both buses & MBTA stops (10 feet & 1000 feet),& easy access to new commuter rail, restaurants, blue bikes for rent, milton reservation, zoo, beach (ponds), 3 super markets. Investor could make an offer on all 3 firs while it last. Downtown finishes in Mattapan. MUST SEE!!!! NOTHING COMPARES

Listed by Steven Mathieu of Stuart St James, Inc.

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1682 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

MLS Number 72412942

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Half Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Year Built 1859
  • Full Bath 1

Beautifully maintained parlor duplex with impressive closet space at the South End's coveted Allen House! This sleek and completely renovated unit features original crown moldings, 12+ft ceilings, central A/C and integrated SONOS + Nest system. A sun-filled living room opens to an updated kitchen with white shaker style cabinets, granite counters, gas cooking, a wine fridge, and SubZero fridge. The master bedroom has a wall of customized closets, a built-in desk, and an additional full walk-in closet, while the master bath boasts a beautiful walk in shower with floor to ceilings subway tile and mosaic tile inlay accents. The common roof deck is an entertainers dream, with spectacular skyline views and plenty of room to host. This home is in a professionally managed, boutique building. Located near Worcester Square, the park's fountain and gardens offer a sensational backdrop to this city home, while neighborhood favorites like Flour, Anoush'ella, Stella, Toro, and Foodies are close by

Listed by Paul Whaley/Charlie Ring Team, Charlie Ring, Iliyan Padinkov, Lilly Frohlinger and Paul Whaley of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Back Bay

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43 West Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118
Open House

MLS Number 72412903

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sun 21st 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1919
  • Full Bath 1

SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE... 1:30 - 3:00.. Dripping with character and charm, this oversized one bedroom features an expansive private brick courtyard oasis that leads to charming Haven Street. The living room features many built-ins, hardwood floors, high ceilings and two large windows that overlook the private bricked patio. The generous sized kitchen features granite counters, tiled backsplash and gas cooking. The kitchen leads to an oversized alcove that can host an inviting dining area, relaxing den or an office with many built-in bookshelves. Well appointed bedroom with hardwood floors. Laundry in the building. This home can be accessed from the front entrance at 43 West Newton Street or directly via enchanting Haven Street, which provides an easy and private entranceway. This home has a very European feel and it is such a rare gem in the City. The building overlooks beautiful Blackstone Park. Walking distance to great award-winning restaurants, shops and close to most major hospitals.

Listed by Alan Ginsberg of Donalan Group Realty, Inc.

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111 Beach Street, Boston, MA 02111

Price$579,000

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MLS Number 72413009

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1899
  • Full Bath 1

Unique loft-style residence in a premier Leather District location. This west facing unit is flooded with light from two oversized-glass windows and features hardwood floors high ceilings, exposed ductwork, and beautifully painted white brick walls. Custom built-ins offer an efficient use of space while the kitchens features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Central A/C, In-unit laundry and an oversized marble shower complete this eye-catching home. A part of the sought after Beach Street Lofts, the building features a resident fitness center, elevator and additional storage for the unit. Located in one of Boston's most vibrant and convenient neighborhoods, this home is convenient to downtown Boston neighborhoods, the waterfront, and some of the city's best dining options, and is a commuters dreams - just moments to South Station, 1-93, and I-90. Elevator building, Low condo fees, and rental parking nearby.

Listed by Kevin Caulfield and Cassandra Svolis of Compass

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840 East 4th Street, Boston, MA 02127

MLS Number 72413095

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1875
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bedrooms 2

*Gorgeous Chic East Side South Boston Condo*Tastefully renovated unit features open floor plan with over-sized kitchen island that seats six, SS appliances & Granite counters- Living room has a gas FP with glass door that opens up to the exclusive outdoor patio & huge shared fenced in yard. Spacious bedrooms have excellent closet space and the pristine bath features a Jacuzzi tub and custom shelving. In unit washer dryer, hardwood floors, central AC, recessed lighting, & extra storage complete this marvelous unit. Located in coveted City Point just a short walk to Castle Island, E Broadway restaurants & shops, transportation and all the South Boston has to offer! First showing Sunday 10/21 11am-1pm.

Listed by Dynan Team, Elizabeth Dynan and Tara Dynan of Seaport Realty Group

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199 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113

MLS Number 72413280

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bathroom 2
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bedrooms 1

Unique opportunity to purchase a one bedroom condominium with additional 18-year escalating income from Fortune 500 company. The home features an ideal split layout with 2 Full bathrooms, private outdoor patio, and deeded basement. Updated Kitchen/Living area with custom cabinetry, countertops, and full size appliances. Bathrooms are both updated with stand-up showers, custom tilework, and updated vanities. Hardwood floors, ample closet space, newer windows, and exclusive rear patio. This four unit complex is self managed w/ over $20K in reserves. Low condo fee and taxes. Laundry hookups in basement. Deeded basement is Leased with ongoing escalations totalling $202,200 ending 6/30/2035. Residential tenant pays $2050/month ending 5/31/19. Perfectly located on the quiet end of Salem Street, next to the Old North Church, and close to Faneuil Hall, The Waterfront, The Greenway, and all major transportation points.

Listed by Carmela Laurella, Scott Accorsini and Travis Sachs of CL Waterfront Properties

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26 Halliday Street, Boston, MA

MLS Number 72413073

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1945
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 2

Commuters Dream in "Jamaicadale" close to public transit! This beautiful cape is situated right in the middle of all of that the city has to offer and has that great neighborhood feeling! Step in to the spacious living room that offers plenty of natural light from the beautiful picture window and walk through to the large eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sliding glass door to the rear deck. The first floor also features hardwood flooring, a bright master bedroom, an additional bedroom and a full bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. Walk up to the second floor and find two more bedrooms and another full bath. Ample storage with 2 crawl spaces on the second floor and possibilities of expansion with the full basement! If you're looking to be close to everything Boston has to offer in a single family home this is the home for you. First showings will be at the OPEN HOUSE this Sunday 10/21 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Listed by Maher Realty Group, Jarad Maher and Mark Maher of Keller Williams Elite

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582 E 4th Street, Boston, MA 02127

Price$519,900

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MLS Number 72413035

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bathroom 1
  • Year Built 1890
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bedrooms 2

Immaculate second floor corner unit centrally located in South Boston. Unit features one plus bedrooms. Second room could be used as a bedroom, den or office space. Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout, bright, open floor plan, updated eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and updated bathroom. Brand new hot water heater. Separate laundry and separate storage in the basement. Separate utilities. Great location. Close to public transportation, restaurants, parks and beach. Additional pictures to follow.

Listed by Aran Homes Group of Keller Williams Realty

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4 Wall Street, Boston, MA
Open House

MLS Number 72413296

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sun 21st 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Year Built 1850
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 2

Rarely offered, exquisitely preserved and updated “Worker's Cottage” in peaceful side street setting in sought after Charlestown. Original, charming exposed beams, random width mellow, hard pine flooring, turned staircases, and exposed brick. The old complemented by thoughtfully upgraded newer full baths and granite countered kitchen with glass doored fireplace for cozy hearthside kitchen/family room entertainment. Walk-out covered landing to private, spacious, and sunny rear patio with its raised beds-perfect for large get-togethers or intimate romantic rendezvous. Two bedrooms have ample closet and eve storage. Designer Holtkoetter lighting on two levels. As well as custom built-ins for display or library. Full sized side by side laundry and workshop area. Opportunity to own a unique example of Historic Boston Charm. Walk to all that Charlestown and the City offers.

Listed by David Heller of David Heller Realty

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