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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21 Avon Place, Newton, MA

Price$649,900

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MLS Number 72412898

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Village Newton Corner
  • Year Built 1855
  • Full Bath 1

Welcome to 21 Avon Place located in Newton Corner! This charming attached Single Family home (no condo fees) offers an updated Kitchen with granite counters, a spacious dining room, a sun filled Living Room with hardwood floors, and full bath. The second level offers a spacious Master Bedroom, second bedroom, and half bath. The third level is perfect for a play room, guest room, or office space. There is a beautifully landscaped patio area, rear fenced yard, and two off-street parking spots. Gleaming hardwood floors are included throughout the home, and a full basement. This is a wonderful location close to shopping, restaurants, highway access, etc. You don't want to miss out on this lovely home.

Listed by The Gill Realty Group and Robert Gill of Keller Williams Realty

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65 Essex Road, Newton, MA

Price$6,950,000

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MLS Number 72412430

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 6
  • Village Old Chestnut Hill
  • Year Built 1920
  • Full Bath 6

In one of the most sought after locations close to Boston, this idyllic estate property is sited on 1.22 acres of breathtaking grounds in Old Chestnut Hill. Built in 1920, with a European sensibility, this sprawling brick colonial has been updated and expanded over the past 20 years, making it ideal for today's modern family. Welcoming sun-filled foyer leads into an open floorplan w/ both formal and casual living spaces, perfect for entertaining. This residence offers 6 bedroom, 6 and a half baths, 7 fireplaces and multiple rooms with balconies overlooking the spectacular grounds. All 4 levels have multiple terraces leading to outdoors. Lower level has an exercise, playroom, game/pub room, spa-like hot tub w/ direct access to outdoor pool. Expansive grounds are complimented by a partiere garden, meditation area with pond. Minutes to shops & restaurants at The Street and Chestnut Hill Square, Chestnut Hill T, Longwood Tennis Club. Short commute to Medical area, Boston & Cambridge.

Listed by Robin Allen and Penelope McGee of William Raveis R. E. & Home Services

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111 Gibbs Street, Newton, MA

Price$2,399,000

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MLS Number 72411675

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 6
  • Year Built 1880
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 3

Spacious 1880's Victorian located in the heart of Newton Centre majestically set on over ½ acre of land abutting Ordway Park. The home features many of the original period detailing including stained glass windows, wood paneling, built ins, dumb waiter, carved fireplace mantels, beautiful pocket doors, hardwood flooring throughout, wrap around deck…the list goes on. The finished basement has the potential for an in-law / au pair apartment or turn it into a playroom, office, exercise room, etc. Just minutes to T, Newton Centre, shops and restaurants. Opportunities abound in this fabulous home to restore it to its original glory with modern conveniences. This is a diamond in the rough and once refurbished will be a true gem!

Listed by Susan McPherson of Century 21 Commonwealth

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31 Chestnut Hill Terrace, Newton, MA

MLS Number 72411884

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1941
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

This wonderful home offers a prime opportunity to purchase in the coveted Chestnut Hill Historic District near the Reservoir and renovate to your own taste. Located less than a mile from the B, C & D lines, it offers extremely easy access into Boston and is situated in a buffer zone for Ward & Bowen Elementary schools. The gently sloping 10,701 sf lot provides a lovely setting for this 1941 Colonial. To the left of the foyer is a front-to-back living room with a fireplace & glass-paned doors to a cozy den and an enclosed porch with steps to the yard. Across the foyer is a nice dining room with access to the spacious kitchen. Off the kitchen is a breezeway leading to the driveway and attached one car garage. A powder room completes this level. On the second floor is the front-to-back master bedroom with a walk-in closet. There are two more nicely sized bedrooms on this level, along with a full bathroom and unfinished storage room. The basement houses the laundry and systems.

Listed by Matt Montgomery Group, Lauren Carroll and Matthew Montgomery of Compass

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21 Fairview Street, Newton, MA

Price$1,025,000

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MLS Number 72411950

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Village Hunnewell Hill
  • Year Built 1898
  • Full Bath 3

Welcome to 21 Fairview Street, a circa 1898 Victorian located in Newton Corner's highly desirable Hunnewell Hill neighborhood. This home enjoys many period details of the era including a welcoming front porch, a gracious foyer with beautifully crafted woodwork, a large bay window and leaded glass windows in the living room and a butler's pantry off the fireplaced dining room. Completing the 1st floor is a large eat-in kitchen with direct access to a deck and a powder room. The 2nd floor offers a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 bedrooms, 1 with a bay window, a study, laundry room, and full bathroom. The 3rd floor with 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a bonus room with a sink, cabinetry, and refrigerator provides flexible space for an au pair/guest/in-law suite, family room. Easily accessible to Boston, Cambridge, Logan airport and points west for convenience to major medical centers, universities, biotech firms, etc. In need of some updating, the home is being sold “as is”.

Listed by Emello & Pagani of Keller Williams Realty

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174 Highland Street, Newton, MA

MLS Number 72412074

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Village West Newton Hill
  • Year Built 1930
  • Full Bath 2

Stunning center-entrance colonial perfectly situated atop West Newton Hill offers ten rooms, three plus bedrooms and two and one-half baths. The welcoming foyer leads to the gracious front to back living room with a fireplace and separate den area. The formal dining room includes two china cabinets and access to the kitchen and newly added sun-drenched solarium that overlooks the peaceful backyard. Tucked away down the hall is the home office that can also be used as a first-floor bedroom. The second level offers three generous size bedrooms including the master suite w/bath and two separate closets, the family bath and window bench where you will want to curl up and read a book! The two-car garage is sizeable and has direct entrance into the home. The playroom in the basement has been renovated and is separate from the laundry and workshop area. Windows, roof and siding are new 2017! Easy commute to Downtown Boston and Logan International Airport.

Listed by Valerie Wastcoat and Deanna Salemme of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.

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5 Belmore Park, Newton, MA

Price$1,149,000

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MLS Number 72412236

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1936
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bathroom 4

Be the first to see it by appointment before the FIRST OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY OCT 20 FROM 12-3 & SUNDAY FROM 11-3. Beautiful-Like New in absolutely move-in condition.This home has it all, modern open floor plan, beautiful white kitchen soft close cabinets with all new stainless steel appliances, granite and quartz counter tops, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, working wood burning fireplace, sliding doors off family room lead to stone patio and large, level back yard completely fenced in. This home has central air and a one car garaged 3 off street spaces, beautiful stone paver drive way and walk way. This 4 bedroom home has master and second bedroom with on-suite bathrooms. Don't miss this commuters dream, walk to Green line and easy access to highway and minutes to Wellesley Center and Rt 9. This is a perfect location for urban living in a lovely suburban street. Walking distance to the Angier school one of Newtons top rated schools. Come and see all this home has to offer.

Listed by Donna Rabb and Anna Federico of Bel Air Properties

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173 Auburn Street, Newton, MA 02466

MLS Number 72411749

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Half Bath 1
  • Bathroom 3
  • Year Built 1843
  • Full Bath 2

Welcome home to this beautiful Newton Townhouse conveniently located minutes from the Auburndale Commuter Rail Station, 505 Bus & the Mass Pike! The first floor features gleaming hardwood floors throughout, updated kitchen & appliances, large living room and dining room that are great for entertaining family and friends and also a family room/playroom off the kitchen and half bath. The second level has 3 large bedrooms and two full baths including one for the master! High ceilings and new large windows throughout this home give the home plenty of sunlight. This townhouse also features off street parking and one garage space. Don't miss out on this opportunity to live in Newton!

Listed by The Varano Realty Group and Adriano Varano of Keller Williams Realty

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216 Quinobequin Road, Newton, MA

Price$1,499,000

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MLS Number 72411276

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1930
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 3

A spectacular transformation of this extensively renovated colonial located in the coveted village of Waban. Exquisitely designed first floor offers multiple living areas including living room with custom mill-work, formal dining room, mudroom with direct garage access and fully integrated storage cubbies, an amazing great room / gourmet kitchen combo with Viking appliances, custom cabinetry, over-sized 8'x4' kitchen island, cathedral ceilings, skylights, and 12' slider that opens to a stone patio and fenced backyard. The 2nd floor contains 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths including a luxurious master and convenient 2nd floor laundry. A fully finished 3rd floor which can be used as an office or additional family room. In addition to the above, the 2017 renovation included new electrical, plumbing, windows, multiple HVAC zones, and landscape/hardscape. Nothing to do but move in!

Listed by Elizabeth Andres Miner of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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30 Gilbert Street, Newton, MA

Price$699,999

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MLS Number 72412096

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1929
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 1

Classic New England Dutch Colonial on pretty tree lined street in convenient West Newton location. This house offers an abundance of charm & character throughout every room & feels like home to all who enter. Country kitchen is very attractive leading out to a beautiful level rear yard ideal for touch football & whiffle ball games for the younger generation & gardening and relaxing for all. First floors has a fireplaced living room with hardwood floors, dining room with crown molding & chair rail and office area so pretty it may be a distraction to getting any work done. Second floor has 3 bedrooms with an extra room that allow the next owner(s) to be creative. Neighborhood offers easy access to Express Bus to downtown Boston, Commuter Rail to South Station & Green Line. Gas heating system & gas hot water tank are approx. 3 years old. Electrical service has updated to 200 amp service & windows have been replaced. Wonderful opportunity for those looking to live in this world class city!

Listed by Cynthia Lanciloti of Kraft Fine Homes

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