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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85 Hyde Avenue Newton MA 02458

Newton, MA85 Hyde Avenue

Price$1,498,000

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MLS Number 72986528

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,987
  • High School North

Lovely and classic colonial in a gorgeous Estate Neighborhood of Newton. This sweet single family home offers a traditional floor plan with opportunities for customization. Mature and meticulously cared for perennial gardens line the front walk to welcome you to the front door. Sunny and bright entry leads to a fireplaced living room and separate home office/play room/library. The formal dining room with original leaded glass window is open to a country kitchen. Views of the back deck and private, lush back yard. The second floor hosts three generous bedrooms, a full bath, and nursery. Potential to create a private, upper sun deck off of the primary bedroom. Lower level is finished and perfect for au-pair suite: fully equipped with a bedroom, full bath, and laundry. Private entrance allows for easy coming and going. One car garage parking, new exterior siding, new windows, new hot water heater. Phenomenal location within short distance to Newton Center, Newtonville, Mass Pike, Back Bay

Listed by Allison Blank and Emily Gloss of Compass

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14 Old Orchard Road Newton MA 02467

Newton, MA14 Old Orchard Road

Price$6,980,000

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MLS Number 72986397

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Thu 05/26 11:30 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 8
  • Square Feet 9,010

A true Chestnut Hill Treasure. This 1900 brick Georgian sits on an expansive & impressive piece of land. The property has been totally transformed to suit todays modern & easy lifestyle and is ideally suited for grand entertaining. There is a palatial and inviting foyer with a sweeping staircase, remarkable dining room with impressive architectural detail, a formal living room with wood burning fireplace and an attached library. The oversized kitchen is a chefs dream, highlights include: top of the line appliances, radiant floors, a large island, custom cabinetry and a dining area. There is an additional butlers pantry, w/ a second dishwasher, sink and extra storage. The second and third floors consist of 5-6 bedrooms including a master suite on the 2nd floor with a large dressing room, spa like bathroom and sun room. The walk out lower level features an oversized mudroom, office, & a comfortable family room with wet bar and fireplace. Easy access to the D line, the Street, med centers

Listed by Deborah M. Gordon of Coldwell Banker Realty - Brookline

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41 Wessex Road Newton MA 02459

MLS Number 72985777

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,476

Picture this: Last house on the street, perhaps a playful game of street hockey, hopscotch or hoops. Wonderful side entrance Colonial has been lovingly maintained by the same owners for 50 years. It offers 4 total bedrooms. First floor is host to a most gracious living room, dining room and kitchen, along with a lovely sunroom and first floor en suite bedroom with full bath. You will find 3 bedrooms, a home office, full bath, and a four-season sleeping porch on the second floor. In need of updates, this home can be brought to today’s standards and provide decades of comfort and enjoyment to the next owner. Roof is 2019, wall-mounted gas-fired boiler is approximately 10 years old. This home sits on a lot that is zoned MR1 and allows for expansion. Walk to houses of worship.

Listed by Barbara Wales of Engel & Volkers Newton

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131 Oliver Road Newton MA 02468

Newton, MA131 Oliver Road, Waban

Price$2,350,000

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MLS Number 72985677

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 5,082
  • High School South

This lovely, expanded Colonial-style residence offers a superb layout for comfortable living in a picturesque setting. Highlights include great light throughout, four finished levels, an attached two-car garage, backyard patio area, and pretty side yard. The first floor includes a 2018 renovated kitchen with large center island and adjoining family room with walls of windows and gas fireplace. Also on this level are an elegant dining room with fireplace, living room, bright study, half bath, and three-season porch. The second level has four bedrooms, including a primary, and three bathrooms, each renovated in 2017. On the third floor are two additional good-sized bedrooms. The expansive lower level features a family room, gym, and full bathroom plus a well-equipped laundry room, storage room, and cedar closets. This property is beautifully situated with easy access to the aqueduct trail, Waban market, Starbucks, and Whole Foods. Also nearby are two "T" stops and highway access.

Listed by Kate Vicksell of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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30 Plainfield Street Newton MA 02468

Newton, MA30 Plainfield Street

Price$2,150,000

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MLS Number 72985651

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,428
  • High School Nshs

Offer deadline 5PM Monday, 5/23 Don’t miss this opportunity ~ Majestic Waban Home located on a landscaped lot; a wonderful blend of old world craftsmanship with today’s updates! Breathtaking entry foyer, oversized dining room with fireplace, original wood detail and built-ins, sunli tliving room! Renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry & soapstone countertops leads to a terrace with pergola, landscaped rear yard and a 2-car garage. Second floor features 4 large bedrooms with good closets, and the 3rd floor offers 2+rooms: a master suite with full size jacuzzi style bath, laundry room and home office. Lower level offers a spacious gym / rec. room, a secondary laundry room, a work room and half bath. Enjoy your evenings on the gorgeous, covered porch, overlooking one of the most beautiful streets in Waban. Zervas Elementary. Many updates throughout including fully refurbished windows, kitchen, and many more...this is a very special home ~ stunning & timeless.

Listed by Barbara Wales of Engel & Volkers Newton

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613 Grove Street Newton MA 02462

Newton, MA613 Grove Street, Unit 1

Price$599,900

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MLS Number 72985532

  • Condo
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 855

Great location for this Detached Townhouse featuring Gleaming Harwood Flooring, New Paint, and Appliances. 2 Bedrooms and 1 Full Bath ! Recently updated with New Windows, Heat, and Electric. Easy access to Mass Pike, 128/95, Parks, the Charles River, Shopping, and the Green Line. An ideal commuter location. This home has a nice layout. 2 assigned parking spots.

Listed by Michael J. Quinn of Realty Associates

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10 Pond Avenue Newton MA 02458

Newton, MA10 Pond Avenue

Price$879,000

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MLS Number 72985377

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,444
  • High School Newton North Hs

Wonderful, updated, meticulously-maintained 1880's single family home in Newton Corner. 3BR/1.5BA 1454 sf, 3805 sf lot on quiet private road. Impeccable, move-in ready. Open first floor features hardwood mahogany floors, large chef's kitchen with beautiful granite, ample counter space, high-end stainless steel appliances, dining area, half-bath, bay window in living room with gas fireplace. Slate entry/mud room. Sunny second floor has maple hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, Carrara marble tiled bath with cathedral ceiling and jetted tub, enclosed washer/dryer, and great storage including a custom linen closet. Partially finished basement (office/play area) with separate workshop /workout space. Detached 1-car garage plus space for 3 cars in driveway. Small, manageable yard. Needs nothing. Excellent location, adjacent to Lincoln-Elliot School playground/ball field. Walk to restaurants, shops, grocery store, #71 bus to Harvard Sq., #51 bus to Kenmore, Express bus, hop to Mass Pike. Come see!

Listed by Darin Thompson of Stuart St James,Inc.

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727 Centre Street Newton MA 02458

MLS Number 72985359

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 4,556
  • High School North

Classic Georgian-style brick Colonial in Newton Corner on a lushly landscaped 12,848 SF corner lot. This 4,556 SF home has a grand foyer and staircase, flanked on either side with a huge dining and front-to-back living room, both w/ fireplaces and stunning wainscoting. Off the living room there is a sun filled office/library with built-ins. The granite and stainless kitchen opens to lovely family room with space for dining and lounging. Sliders offer access to a large deck overlooking the yard and back gardens. The second floor includes a primary bedroom with en suite bath, and three additional bedrooms, all with large closets and great natural light. Two more bedrooms and full bath on the third floor. A beautifully finished lower-level home office, family hang-out space, or au pair suite plus media room w/ 1/2 bath accessible from the driveway by it's own private entrance. Two-car tandem garage, 6 additional parking spaces, central air, ample storage, and landscaped exteriors.

Listed by Sullivan Team, Emily Sullivan and Joan Sullivan of Compass

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55 Clements Road Newton MA 02458

Newton, MA55 Clements Road

Price$2,180,000

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MLS Number 72985318

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,711
  • High School Newton North

Characterized by impressive Brick, Stone and Millwork this Elegant English Tudor home is perfect for family activities, entertaining graciously + work from home. 2022 stunning renovations of kitchen + baths await you.The gracious foyer is flanked by generously sized living and dining rooms. The thoughtfully designed chef's kitchen features high end appliances including a speed oven, wine chiller, 2 dishwashers, Thermador extra wide fridge/freezer + oven w 6 burner stove top + grill. Walk in pantry. There is an office (1 of 2!) and den that opens to the level yard. A beautiful powder room completes this level. The dramatic second level ceiling features cove lighting. On this level is the primary suite with its luxurious marble bath, 3 more bedrooms, a double vanity bath + a private office (2of 2!). The spacious lower level has a finished play /rec room, hobby room and X large mud/laundry room for storage and organization. 2 Car Dir Entry Garage w heightened access. Newer HVAC.

Listed by Sarina Steinmetz of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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214 Adams Avenue Newton MA 02465

Newton, MA214 Adams Avenue

Price$1,499,000

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MLS Number 72985105

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,974
  • High School North

Opportunity knocks! Spacious 9 room 4 bedroom 2.5 bath expanded colonial on a corner lot in desirable West Newton neighborhood. First floor has a fireplaced living room, sunroom, formal dining room, half bath, kitchen that flows into a huge family room with fireplace. Second floor has four family sized bedrooms including a huge main bedroom with main bathroom and two walk in closets. There is a huge room in the lower level that would be perfect for a game room or home gym. There is a nice yard, parking and a storage shed. Walking distance to schools, parks, stores, restaurants and public transportation.

Listed by Demeo Realty Group, Dan Demeo and Bruce Kirkcaldy of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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