Newton 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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79 Cleveland Street Newton MA 02465
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MLS Number 72609388

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1926
  • Full Bath 2

Rare opportunity! Center entrance Colonial built in 1926 an in one family for 93+ years. Lovingly updated and expanded over the years to accommodate a large growing family; this home awaits a new family to update it and customize it to their specifications. Highly sought after West Newton location, Franklin School, near the square. Large level lot including an extra side lot, additional 4,843 sq/ft, affording potential expansion. Home features an expanded living room with gas insert fireplace, front facing dining room leads to a over sized eat-in kitchen - this home was designed for entertaining family & friends. Den home/office and half bath complete the first floor.Second floor has 5 bedrooms and a family bath. The(2) car over-sized garage is part of the original property dating back to the early 1900's - deep and wide with exceptional storage. THIS PRICE INCLUDES THE ADDITIONAL LOT ON CLEVELAND STREET. ASK AGENT

Listed by Mary Lewis and Paul Reardon of Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay

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21 ARAPAHOE Road Newton MA 02465

MLS Number 72608914

  • Single Family
  • Garage 1
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Village West Newton Hill
  • Year Built 1924

Wonderful Colonial on tree lined street in great location off of Commonwealth Ave.. The first floor features a flexible floor plan with updated eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and large family/living room with fireplace and dining room. The mudroom with 1/2 bathroom opens into the kitchen. Second floor consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 updated bathrooms. Master bedroom has great walk in closet. Functional outdoor space with deck great for entertaining. Easy access to major highways and public transportation. One car garage.

Listed by MB Associates, Mitch Bernstein and Maxine Burtman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.

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25 Bradford Road Newton MA 02461

Newton, MA25 Bradford Road

Price$1,495,000

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MLS Number 72608054

  • Single Family
  • Garage 1
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Village Newton Highlands
  • Year Built 1929

Outstanding renovated and expanded bungalow in prime Newton Highlands location! This home will captivate you, from the classic style and inviting front porch, to the open concept and flexible floor plan which brings light into the house and provides comfort and ease for contemporary living. The attention to detail is evident as you see the quality of custom cabinetry in the dining area and kitchen, with the granite island, additional custom cabinetry and pendant lighting, as well as the flow to the family room, and French doors, to the expansive 17 x 21 rear deck and spacious yard. The house has a wonderful blend of original detail and modern amenities. The 1st floor master has 2 skylights, stained glass and a thermo-massage tub. Skylights in the 2nd bedroom make an ideal in-home studio. The lower level has an in-home office with separate entrance or use as a nanny or teen suite. Walk to the T, shops, restaurants, Cold Springs Park and Crystal Lake. Showings begin on Jan 23.

Listed by Barry Cheslin of Think Real Estate Services

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9 Central Avenue Newton MA 02460

MLS Number 72606607

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,110
  • Neighborhood Newtonville

Beautiful first floor Victorian style condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms including a Master Bath. This condo on the exterior is period to the year build but on the interior features an upgraded kitchen including: quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, new sink, a center island and custom built work space. Character throughout! Tall windows allow for lots of natural light. Washer and dryer in unit for convenience and two deeded car spaces with a backyard for play and entertaining. Large private storage area in the basement. 1/2 mile to Newtonville Village Shops, close to Trader Joes, WholeFoods, Newtonville Commuter Rail, and a quick hop onto Mass PIke to head into Boston or head West. Condo is pet friendly.

Listed by Marie Presti and Mary Guilloty of The Presti Group, Inc.

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12 Elliot Place Newton MA 02464

Newton, MA12 Elliot Place, Unit 12

Price$515,000

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MLS Number 72606024

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,086

A great value, this single family alternative in Newton Upper Falls has the exclusive use of the driveway that can fit up to 6 cars. 3 bedrooms,1.5 baths over two floors plus an unfinished basement, this townhouse is a great opportunity for owner occupants or investors with potential to add value. The first floor includes a galley kitchen open to a family/dining room that looks out to the backyard and features cathedral ceilings, bright sunlight through the skylight, and a wood stove. A living room off the kitchen has dark stained wood floors and a 1/2 bath with space to convert to a full bath. The second floor is an efficient use of space offering 3 separate bedrooms and a full bath. No condo fee. Central heat is forced hot air by gas (installed in 2016) and has the potential to add A/C. Laundry and ample space for storage in the unfinished basement. Set on a serene setting on a private road. Convenient to 95/128, Route 9 and the Mass. Pike.

Listed by Chen Levari and Jonathan Ufland of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty

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185 Kirkstall Road Newton MA 02460
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MLS Number 72605596

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1938
  • Full Bath 3

Newtonville! This classically designed brick center entrance Colonial is nicely tucked away in a much desired neighborhood, minutes to the new Cabot Elementary School, Newton North High School and the commuter train to Boston. The first floor features a updated kitchen with breakfast nook and a staircase to the family room, a living room with fireplace and beautiful built-in bookcases, formal dining room and a light-filled music room/den. On the second floor there is a front-to-back master bedroom with bathroom, plus 2 other generous bedrooms each with separate 9 by 12 study/dressing room.The third floor consists of a spacious office and a bedroom. The finished lower level is ideal for playroom or home gym and has great storage. Amenities include; excellent natural sunlight, hardwood floors, replacement windows, 2009 heating system, lovely grounds with established plantings and sprinkler system plus a 2-car garage. Nearby are great shops, restaurants, schools and public transport.

Listed by Krongel & Paul, Pierre Johnsson, Kathy Krongel and Ann Marie Paul of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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7 Munroe Street Newton MA 02460
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MLS Number 72605861

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 1,941
  • Neighborhood Newton Corner

EXTRAORDINARY HISTORIC TOWNHOME IN THE HEART OF NEWTONVILLE...LOCATION CANNOT BE BEAT! Nestled on a cul de sac overlooking peaceful Cabot park & a stroll to the new Cabot School, this thoughtfully reimagined home preserves the building's history while boasting modern amenities. A quaint brick walkway brings you to a sun-filled mudroom. You'll marvel at the fabulous sense of space as you step into the expansive great room. Friends gather in front of the fireplace & easily converse with the cook in the adjoining chef-worthy kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances & granite countertops. On balmy evenings, take the party outside for alfresco dining on the private patio.Upstairs, an airy en suite master retreat features French doors to a Juliet balcony, giving a feeling of treetop living. Two more light & bright bedrooms with refreshed bath are sure to delight. A finished two-room lower level with laundry & storage is ideal for work, play or exercise. ENJOY EASY LIVING CLOSE TO IT ALL!

Listed by Fine Homes Group, Diane Davidson and Richard Giglio of Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay

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60 Ober Road Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA60 Ober Road, Unit 60

Price$839,000

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MLS Number 72606018

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,062

Sat, 1/18, OH....1-2:30 pm... Live the Good Life here at this Peabody Hill condominium home! Spacious and open, the entertainment space, along with each of the bedrooms is masterfully designed w/scenic, bucolic views through large picture windows. The unique floor plan offers a master bedroom option on either level or opt to use the ground level suite as a family room with sliders out to the brick patio. Another feature are the two front doors: One is direct from the outside and the other is via an elevator through the main building. Rarely does one find 3 full, renovated bathrooms along with such large bedrooms. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances w/a gas range & exterior vented hood. The in-unit storage is exceptional. Additionally, there is a large storage room w/easy accessibility. Included are 2 parking spaces (one of them is covered). Amenities include an inground pool, tennis court, common storage shed, plenty of guest parking & professional management services

Listed by Mary Ann Figoni and Jack Foster of Centre Realty Group

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1126 Centre Street Newton MA 02459
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MLS Number 72605184

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,385

Prime Newton Centre location. Short stroll to shops, restaurants, T, park. Easy living in this 1st floor ultra spacious condo. Feels like a single family. Featuring large entry foyer, sunny, spacious living room w/ built in wet bar, dining room, kitchen w/stainless appliances, custom cabinets, bright breakfast room, den and full bath. Open layout lends to many configurations, den could be another bedroom. Mastersuite w/updated bath, radiant heat, walk in closet. 1st floor laundry. Large lower level has office, second bedroom, full bath, cedar closet and abundant deeded storage. Private yard with pool, attached garage. Short drive to all major routes, 10 mins to downtown, 15 mins to Logan Airport. A great property!

Listed by Cyndi Kim of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.

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96 Nonantum Street Newton MA 02458
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MLS Number 72605177

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1927
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 3

Beautiful 9 room Gambrel Colonial tucked away in one of Newtons most coveted neighborhoods. This classically designed home with well proportioned rooms is filled with natural light. Interior features include an impressive entry foyer with a beautiful staircase and open design on the first floor for the dining room and living room with fireplace. There is a sunny 1st floor home office and a 2012 Kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and gas cooking. Sliding doors from the south facing kitchen lead to the deck and patio area in the rear garden. The 2nd floor features 4 bedrooms, a sitting room and 2 full baths. There is a finished room on the lower level, ideal for a play room or home gym. Lovely grounds with established plantings and serene back yard. Hard wood floors and recent heat and hot water. Fantastic commuter location with easy access to the express bus, the Mass Pike, Cambridge and Boston.

Listed by Krongel & Paul, Pierre Johnsson, Kathy Krongel and Ann Marie Paul of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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