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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194 Auburn Newton MA 02466

Newton, MA194 Auburn, Auburndale

Price$1,600,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72729609

  • Multi-Family 2 Family - 2 Units Up/Down
  • Total Parking Spaces 6
  • Bathroom 5
  • MLS Status New
  • Year Built 1870

Sunny spacious marble palace in the heart of Auburndale. Easy walk to shopping/public transportation, quick access to Rt.90/Rt.128. 2010 gut renovation of 1870 2 family. New roof in 2013, new sewer line to sewer main in 2016, fresh paint and floors. Natural wood interspersed with dark marble and granite countertops. State of the art systems and central vacuum in both units are in seamless harmony with Queen Anne design, with high ceilings creating ethereal feel. Additional 1370 s.f. in basement. Ample parking, deck and patio. Separate utilities, full set of condo docs included. Unit 1 has lease till August 31, 2021, Unit 2 is vacant. Letter of full deleading compliance on hand for both units. First showing Unit 2 only. Unit 2 also available for sale as condo MLS 72714998 and for rent MLS 72718265.

Listed by Yuri Kraytsberg of Kraytsberg Real Estate Services

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68 Mill Street Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA68 Mill Street, Unit 68

Price$835,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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MLS Number 72729590

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 09/26 12:00 pm. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,574

Beautiful Newton Centre townhome offers period charm with modern amenities. Coveted location across from Webster woods, minutes to 1-90, 12 minute drive to Boston and walking distance to Newton Centre, Newtonville, houses of worship, Mason-Rice and Newton North. Fully de-leaded home with all new windows, new exterior paint and newer roof. Cozy living room with elegant staircase and plantation shutters opens to a renovated eat in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steal appliances and sliding glass door leading to private back porch and professionally landscaped side and front gardens. Elegant front porch, one deeded garage space, 2 additional deeded parking spaces. Second floor includes spacious corner bedrooms, custom closets, hardwood floors and full bath with glass enclosed shower. Private 3rd floor suite, complete with two additional bedrooms, walk in closet and finished oak floors. Generous multi-room basement storage. Condo docs allow for addition of 2nd bathroom.

Listed by Mike Swann of Keller Williams Realty

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1874 Commonwealth Avenue Newton MA 02466

Newton, MA1874 Commonwealth Avenue

Price$950,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72729283

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Square Feet 2,064

Amazing opportunity on own this 4 bed 3 bath colonial single family home located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Auburndale on the coveted Commonwealth Avenue. Pictures have been VIRTUALLY STAGED. The first floors offers a welcoming living room, brand new quartz countertops in the kitchen, a bedroom, as well as a dining room area with tons of natural lighting shining throughout the home. The second floor offers a total of three (3) bedrooms and two (2) bathrooms with an office space. The master bedroom is on the second floor as well with its on private bathroom and natural light shining throughout the room. In the basement, there is a spacious family room area with a fireplace as well as the laundry room and 2 bonus rooms. Big garage that can fit up to two (2) cars! Check out the space and put on your own unique creative finishes. You do not want to miss this opportunity! First showing at the open house on Sun from 10am-12pm

Listed by James Lam of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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12 Janet Road Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA12 Janet Road, Newton Center

Price$1,550,000

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MLS Number 72728893

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 2,389

Located in a desired village of Newton sits 12 Janet Road. Close to many shopping centers, and only a 10 minute drive on the Mass. Pike to Boston, you will have the amenities of city life, while still living in a quaint neighborhood. This beautifully renovated 2,389 SqFt Cape, consists of 3 beds, and 2.5 baths. The gorgeous kitchen perfected with Metropolitan cabinets, Bosch appliances, and granite countertops. It is the perfect place to cook while enjoying views of your large tree lined private backyard, and blue stone patio. On those hot summer days, enjoy the updated 3 season room off the large living room, which provides a great entertaining area. The second floor consists of 3 bedrooms which include, a master bedroom with a private master bathroom, a beautiful stone tiled shower, and a walk in closet that leads to a separate room for your extra wardrobe, or office. Among the other updates are, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and much more! Come fall in love with this great home!

Listed by Property Cousins, Joseph Albano, Stephen Albano and Kyle Farrell of Robert Paul Properties

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321 Cabot Street Newton MA 02460

MLS Number 72729271

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 5
  • Rooms 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Square Feet 3,872

A rare work of art, custom designed & created for your living at home enjoyment. One of Newton's premier builder's has raised the bar even beyond his standards with this brilliant renovation. With a blended variety of wood & stone materials this Victorian was transformed to accommodate today's lifestyle. First level offers a kitchen for the ages with custom designed cabinets, chefs stove & hood, granite counter tops, and generous size island. Sitting area & living room share a double sided fireplace with wonderful appointments to each room. Simply put, pictures and words do not do this modern classic justice. Newtonville is the most sought after area in the city & here's an opportunity to have location, style, size, & quality for years to come. Easy access to sought after Cabot Elementary School and Newton North High School. Be part of the metamorphosis happening in this world class city!! With easy access to public transportation via bus & commuter rail this home is a must see.

Listed by Cynthia Lanciloti of Kraft Fine Homes

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21 Central Terrace Newton MA 02466

MLS Number 72729185

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 1,713

Storybook charm with the convenience of being blocks from the heart of Auburndale Village. This 3-bed, 2.5-bath Dutch Colonial has been lovingly maintained and meticulously updated to provide modern conveniences without sacrificing original details. The newer kitchen and baths, and central A/C make this home truly turn-key. The first floor office with its own en suite bath, is the perfect work retreat. The unfinished basement is clean and bright, perfect for a workshop or as convenient storage. Additional storage in the unfinished attic space. All three bedrooms are generously sized, as are the bathrooms, which include a newer en suite off the primary bedroom. A large laundry room can be found on the second floor as an extension of the primary en suite. The fenced back patio is landscaped and adorned with mature plantings, including a flowering wisteria vine and hops. Perfect for outdoor living. Garage with additional driveway parking. Convenient to the commuter rail and Pike.

Listed by Bernadine Tsung Megason of Compass

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60 Webster Street Newton MA 02465

MLS Number 72728846

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 2,355

Picture Perfect Home in the Heart of West Newton, this Modern Classic offers historical beauty with period details and brilliant open floor plan. From the moment you step onto the front porch and take your first steps into this home, you will instantly be drawn to the soaring ceilings, detailed craftsmanship and elegant architecture. This sun-filled home accentuates the natural beauty of the hardwood floors, elegant kitchen and smart layout. Centered to this home you will find an elegant staircase that is simply breathtaking. After working from your home office, enjoy special evenings dining next to an oversized wood burning fireplace then simply retreat to your cosy reading nook overlooking your front porch. Conveniently close to commuter rail, MBTA, Mass Pike, restaurants and the West Newton Commons playground. Rear parking - 2 deeded parking spots and guest parking. Simply Put…Modern Classic in MINT CONDITION with all the Conveniences!

Listed by Christine Norcross & Partners and John Kenney of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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655 Watertown Street Newton MA 02460

Newton, MA655 Watertown Street

Price$700,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Active With Contract

MLS Number 72728215

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 2
  • Rooms 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 1,590

This lovingly maintained West Newton home is not a drive by. Most of the heavy lifting has been done by the present owners including recently painted exterior, newer roof/windows/doors, solar panels and updated bathrooms. Plenty of space for home offices or first floor bedroom both with easy access to a freshly updated first floor bathroom. Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet space flows nicely to an outdoor deck and back yard oasis complete with koi pond. Completely fenced in yard allows for a pet space and an entertaining space. Wooded back yard provides additional privacy not typically found in a city location. Two good sized bedrooms with hardwood floors share another bright full bathroom. Three split ac/heat units, two on the first and another on the second floor provide cooling during those hot summer days. Less than 1/4 mile to public transportation. Boys and Girls Club nearby with opportunities for all interests.

Listed by Mary Serafini of Coldwell Banker Realty - Westford

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700 Commonwealth Avenue Newton MA 02459

MLS Number 72727864

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 4
  • Rooms 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Square Feet 4,173

Stylish, extensively renovated slate & shingle Victorian in Newton Centre w/ incredible outdoor space, fully modernized systems, designer kitchen & baths, several options for office, play, exercise area, au pair - what more could you ask for? Oh, a short walk to Mason Rice & town center? Check! Custom kitchen features high-end appliances, island seating, loads of storage & French-door access to expansive deck, patio, yard & gardens as does the combined LR/DR. Easy indoor-outdoor living. Cozy family room w/ FP on the first floor too! Front-to-back master features FP, study area & elegant new bath. Family BRs are spacious, the BA's all beautifully renovated. Lower level w/ separate access is a natural for home office/au pair suite use or as-is today: game & play rooms plus a gym. Uber efficient Lenox + Daikin HVAC, new electrical wiring + cat-6, Pella windows, LED lighting, insulated, re-stained exterior & so much more. Easy access to T, Pike, shops, parks too. Checks all the boxes!

Listed by The Gillach Group and Mary Gillach of William Raveis R. E. & Home Services

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111 Glen Avenue Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA111 Glen Avenue

Price$824,900

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72728485

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,282

Elegant and tastefully renovated townhouse with a great floor plan on a charming residential street in the heart of Newton Centre ~ Great outdoor entertaining space with a large patio and backyard ~ 2 parking spots, 1 in covered garage ~ Steps to Newton Centre shopping & restaurants, Webster Woods hiking trails ~ Short walk to Crystal Lake & beach, several parks & playgrounds, Commonwealth Ave carriage road, Boston College, Chestnut Hill shopping, Green Line T, grocery stores, gyms, movie theatre and more. Renovations include: Marble Fireplace, Modern Fixtures & Beautiful Finishes, new Kitchen, new Bathroom, new Central Heating & AC, new Deck, ~ Nice size office can be converted to a 4th bedroom ~ Nice size closets ~ Flexible floor plan.Top rated Newton schools~ Buffer zone for Bowen and Mason Rice~ Location, Location, Location!!!! 20 min D Green Line T ride to Prudential~15 min drive to Boston~18 min drive to Logan airport ~ Very easy access to Rte 9, I-90 & I-95.

Listed by Muneeza Realty Group and Muneeza Nasrullah of Keller Williams Realty Westborough

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