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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77 Highland Avenue Newton MA 02460

MLS Number 72792638

  • Single Family Detached
  • Village Newtonville
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 10
  • Bedrooms 5

Welcome to the all-new Newtonville! This captivating Victorian has been thoroughly maintained by the current owners. The first floor offers an inviting foyer, living room, dining room, study, updated eat-in kitchen, mudroom/laundry, and the most enchanting sunroom. High ceilings and tall windows allow for maximum natural light. The second floor consists of a primary bedroom with a walk-in closet, master bath, and wonderful sunny room off the bedroom. Three additional bedrooms, an office, and a full bath complete the second floor. Spectacularly convenient location -- steps to the commuter rail, shops, restaurants, and grocery store! Easy walking to elementary, middle, and high school and just minutes to 128, Mass Pike, Boston, Cambridge, and Logan Airport.

Listed by Karp Liberman Group, Sally Bortz and Margaret Szerlip of Compass

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112 Adena Road Newton MA 02465

Newton, MA112 Adena Road, Unit 112

Price$575,000

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MLS Number 72792426

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 03/6 11:30 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,084

Fantastic 6 room 2 bedroom 1 bath second floor condo located in desirable West Newton neighborhood. This home boasts a beautiful fireplaced living room with gorgeous natural wood work, sunroom that could be used as a third bedroom, a formal dining room, eat in kitchen that leads to an enclosed sitting porch, two family sized bedrooms and a full bath. Recent updates include roof, siding, insulation, heating system, hot water tank, all new wiring, many new windows and new garage door. Other amenities include garage parking, nice yard and basement storage. Close walk to West Newton square, shops and public transportation. A must see!

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

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212 River Street Newton MA 02465
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MLS Number 72792138

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 03/6 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,829

Bright and spacious three bedroom two bath condominium on two levels located in wonderful West Newton neighborhood. This home features an upgraded kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. The adjoining dining room to living room is warm and inviting with hardwood flooring, crown molding and many original details. Three bedrooms and a full bath with in-unit laundry complete the floor. The 2nd level (3rd floor) conversion boasts a sprawling oversized "bonus" room and a new full bathroom. This space is perfect for use as a home office, playroom, den or gym. The adjoining wood paneled storage room offers convenient storage and future expansion potential. A screened-in front porch, and a deck with a retractable sun awning overlooks a level back yard. The basement offers additional storage. Off-street parking for two cars. Close proximity to Routes 90/95, West Newton Commuter rail, parks, restaurants, shops and much more.

Listed by Alison Haran and Anne M Kennedy of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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42 Maple Street Newton MA 02466

Newton, MA42 Maple Street, Auburndale

Price$1,575,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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MLS Number 72792437

  • Single Family Detached
  • Next Open House: Sat 03/6 12:00 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bathroom 4
  • Rooms 14
  • Bedrooms 7

Pride of ownership is reflected as you enter this well cared for Victorian home in the Lasell University area of Auburndale. Features include high ceilings, a living room with fireplace that opens into a large family room, formal dining room, five years old kitchen, an office, and two sun-filled bedrooms, plus a full bathroom, all on the first floor. The second floor has two light-filled bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a laundry unit. The third floor has two more bedrooms and a full bathroom. A separate 1 bedroom apartment on the second floor has three rooms, a full kitchen, a full bath, a bedroom, and a living room with a separate entrance. Ideal for rent out or use as au pair unit. Outside on the deck enjoy your coffee overlooking a beautiful fenced-in yard. All this within walking distance to Auburndale Square, Commuter Rail, Green Line, and express buses to Boston. Easy access to Mass Pike and Route 95.

Listed by Demeo Realty Group, Vrushali Phirke and David Walsh of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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225 Waban Avenue Newton MA 02468

Newton, MA225 Waban Avenue, Waban

Price$1,810,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72792624

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 4
  • Rooms 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Acreage 0.25

SHOWINGS BY APPT ONLY:Thurs,2:30-4:00, Fri - Sun, 11:00 - 1:00.Spectacularly sited on a level, corner lot in Waban, this elegant Tudor has been exquisitely renovated and combines stunning architectural details, including high ceilings, with modern amenities. Enter into the gracious foyer that leads to a beautiful, sun-filled living room with a stately fireplace and beamed ceilings.The first floor also features a spacious dining room, an expansive chef's kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, a breakfast bar and separate eating area, family room and home office. The second floor features a primary bedroom with en suite bath, three additional bedrooms and a full bath. LL offers a bonus room w/ exterior access and lots of storage. Add'l highlights: private bedroom with en suite bathroom above the kitchen, ideal for a guest suite or home office, two-car garage and swimming pool. Updates: Kitchen (2012), Most windows (2012), Lochinvar Boiler (2013) Baths* (2015)

Listed by Beth Barry of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty

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31 Manemet Road Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA31 Manemet Road

Price$1,595,000

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MLS Number 72792320

  • Single Family Detached
  • Next Open House: Fri 03/5 3:30 pm. to 5:30 pm.
  • Bathroom 4
  • Rooms 8
  • Bedrooms 4

Meticulously maintained classic Colonial in coveted Newton Centre location. Sunny, eat-in kitchen with top of the line appliances is the highlight of the 1st floor. Living room with gas fireplace, cozy family room and dining room complete this floor. The 2nd floor includes a master bedroom with walk in closet and space for home office, as well as 2 additional corner bedrooms and family bath. Beautiful fourth bedroom and full bath with additional open bonus space on 3rd floor. Walk-out basement with large playroom, terrific mudroom and laundry. Landscaped, tiered backyard with deck directly off kitchen and plenty of play space. Ideally located close to transportation, the Newton Library, Mason Rice Elementary and Newton Centre playground.

Listed by The Drucker Team, Erica Chamberlain and Debbie Drucker of Historic Homes, Inc.

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1445 Commonwealth Avenue Newton MA 02465

MLS Number 72792774

  • Single Family Detached
  • Village West Newton Hill
  • Bathroom 7
  • Rooms 12
  • Bedrooms 5

In West Newton Hill on the Carriage Lane, this exquisite 1920s home was extensively renovated in 2008 blending superb original detail with central air and new* windows. The home sits on a 23,832 square foot lot with a 2 car garage and backyard oasis with a heated pool ensconced in mature landscaping. Off the foyer is the spacious living room with a fireplace and French doors to the equally large family room, along with doors to the yard & patio. Across the foyer is the grand dining room with French doors to the patio. Open to the dining room is the amazing kitchen with high-end appliances, granite counters and an island with breakfast bar. A luxurious den, an outfitted mudroom and powder room complete this level. On the 2nd floor is the sumptuous primary suite with a fireplace, dressing room, roof deck & en suite bath, plus 3 more great bedrooms, each with an en suite full bath. The 3rd level has the 5th bedroom, a full bath & a sunny studio. Finished lower level bonus room & full bath

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

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131 Avalon Road Newton MA 02468

Newton, MA131 Avalon Road, Waban

Price$1,799,000

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MLS Number 72791806

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 4
  • Rooms 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Acreage 0.25

Beautifully refreshed and expanded, this updated residence is located in Waban, within the Zervas School district. The gracious floor plan is well-designed for today's living. The focal point of the main level is the huge family room addition with vaulted ceiling connecting to the living room with fireplace. The modern kitchen, appointed with custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, stone countertops, an attached breakfast area surrounded by windows, and a wall of glass cabinets integrating the spacious dining room. Half bathroom, and access to oversized 2-car garage complete this level. The 2nd level is comprised of an expansive master bedroom with high vaulted ceiling, lots of closet space, lovely bathroom; three other bedrooms; and bathroom. Finished lower level with full bathroom. Further enhancing this freshly painted property are beautifully refinished hardwood floors, central air, and fenced-in side yard with patio. Waban shops and restaurants, the MBTA, and major highways

Listed by Debby Belt and Liz Mintz of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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55-57 Wetherell Street Newton MA 02464

Newton, MA55-57 Wetherell Street

Price$1,175,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72790855

  • Multi-Family 2 Family
  • Total Parking Spaces 5
  • Year Built 1925
  • Bathroom 2
  • Full Bath 2

Newly renovated, spacious, two-family property with lots of light throughout, on 2 parcels of land. There is a 2-bedroom unit on the first floor & a 3-bedroom unit on the second & third floors. Both units feature stunning kitchens w/ stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and new kitchen cabinets. Each unit has Smart front door locks, smart showers with Bluetooth technology, and touchless toilets. Bathrooms have rain showers surrounded by tile, vanities with granite counter tops, and marble floors. Hardwood floors in the living areas and bedrooms. Both units have good size bedrooms and closet space. The 2nd floor unit has a king-sized master bedroom on the 3rd floor showcasing hardwood floors, barn doors, a huge closet area, and a linen closet. Off street parking in the driveway for 3 cars and shared basement for storage & laundry. 2 car garage onsite for use or addtl rental income.

Listed by Amihud Avinoam of Edward Aronzon

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7 Shawmut Park Newton MA 02464

Newton, MA7 Shawmut Park

Price$799,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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MLS Number 72790487

  • Single Family Detached
  • Next Open House: Sat 03/6 12:00 pm. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bathroom 1
  • Rooms 7
  • Bedrooms 4

An amazing opportunity to own a Victorian, farmhouse in the Historic Newton Upper Falls. This charming home offers a welcoming front porch, sunny and spacious living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen. A beautiful staircase leads to a second floor with four bedrooms and family bath. Access to the attic area with expansion potential. Nice detail, high ceilings, hardwood floors, updated utilities, oversized garage, and private yard. Near parks, schools, restaurants, highways, transportation, and shopping. A fabulous property in need of some updating. Do not miss this very special home.

Listed by Linda Brennan and Christopher Lee of Compass

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