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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424 Newtonville Avenue Newton MA 02460
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MLS Number 73266625

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sun 07/21 1:00 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 2,985

Welcome home to Newtonville. This luxurious four+ bedroom, four bathroom duplex residential condo has been fully renovated by a premier developer and is part of a new 4-unit association. The property boasts nearly 3,000 square feet of living space over two levels and includes two parking spaces as well as storage. Large windows throughout the home allow for plenty of natural light to flood the space. The open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area leads to an expansive balcony, perfect for outdoor entertaining. The modern stainless steel kitchen features quartz countertops and ample storage space. The unit also includes in-unit laundry for added convenience. Each of the four bedrooms offers an en-suite spa-like bathroom, providing privacy and comfort for all residents. Located on a verdant tree-lined street, this property is in close proximity to some of Newton's finest dining and shopping options, as well as Newton North High School. The Boston commuter rail is easily accessible.

Listed by Todd Glaskin and Gregg M. Leppo of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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39 Charlesbank Road Newton MA 02458
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MLS Number 73266220

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Thu 07/18 4:30 pm. to 5:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 1,047

Ideally located brick townhouse offers seasonal views of the Charles River. With its freshly painted interior and recently renovated (2021) kitchen and bathroom, there’s nothing to do but move in! This corner unit benefits from windows on two sides, flooding the interior with natural light. First level offers living and dining rooms plus sleek kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. The bedroom is on the second floor and includes a double closet with additional storage in the eaves. A full bathroom and linen closet complete this level. The laundry with sink is located in the lower level which has high ceilings and offers great potential to be additional finished space. The space is currently used for laundry, storage, and an exercise room. You’ll find easy access to the Charles River bike path, Mass Pike, and express bus service to Boston. Welcome to Newton!

Listed by Martha Brown of Leading Edge Real Estate

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74 Falmouth Road Newton MA 02465
Open House

MLS Number 73266041

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Sat 07/20 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 1,935

Realize your dreams in this tastefully updated New England style colonial set on a tree-lined street, where modern updates seamlessly blend with vintage details to create a comfortable, relaxed environment. Once inside the expansive, light-filled front porch observe the open floor plan with a fire-placed living room, adjacent dining room with built-ins, and a contemporary cook's kitchen, plus a bright office space and new half bath. On the 2nd floor, find the refreshed and expanded Primary bedroom with new ensuite bath, plus 2 more roomy bedrooms and another sparkling shared bath. Other updates include: refinished hardwood floors, recessed lights, replacement windows throughout, new roof and a remodeled garage. Enjoy views of the private backyard, or entertain guests on the deck and new paver-stone patio. This attractive residential neighborhood is close to restaurants and shops in the heart of W. Newton, plus Pike, Commuter routes, Franklin school and more. Simply move in and enoy!

Listed by Ilene Solomon and Karyn Moffa of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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10 Hyde Street Newton MA 02461
Open House

MLS Number 73265885

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Sat 07/20 12:00 pm. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 2,437

In Newton Highlands’ coveted Crystal Lake area, this beautifully updated 1880s Victorian is a third of a mile or less to the village, T, Whole Foods, Crystal Lake & Cold Spring Park + under a mile to Mason Rice Elementary. With true neighborhood culture, this location is convenient to everything from shopping to dining to parks in both Newton Highlands & Centre. A wonderful covered front porch oozes charm and leads to the foyer, which opens on one side to the spacious living room with a fireplace and on the other to a bright study. Open to the living room is a dining room with second fireplace, ample space for hosting and a walk-in pantry. The dining room has a door to the lovely updated eat-in kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances & a door to the large level backyard. An updated powder room with laundry completes this level. On the second floor are four good bedrooms, one with a fireplace, and the full bathroom. The third level has a super bonus room/bedroom and storage.

Listed by Matt Montgomery Group and Matthew Montgomery of Compass

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4 Edgewood Road Newton MA 02465
Open House

MLS Number 73265643

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Sat 07/20 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,276

Stunning, warm and pulled straight from the pages of Pottery Barn! If you’ve been waiting for the perfect home that checks all the boxes, you will not want to miss this one. Located on a quiet dead-end street in highly desirable West Newton, this corner lot home is only 0.5 miles to both Burr Elementary & the COMMUTER RAIL and 1.3 miles to the Green Line. No expense was spared when the kitchen & 1st floor half bath were lovingly updated including MARBLE WATERFALL COUNTERS, induction cooktop & custom tile backsplash. 1st floor features CROWN MOLDING & a fabulous floorplan w/ OPEN CONCEPT dining room-kitchen w/ access to a large back deck for seamless outdoor entertaining. The living room is wired for surround sound w/ custom storage & connects to the finished sunroom through barn doors. Upstairs boasts 3 bedrooms & full bath. HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, plus attached 1 car garage w/ storage area. Plenty of curb appeal completes this picture-perfect home. Don’t let this one get away!

Listed by The Mavroules Team and Melissa Re of Good Deeds Realty Partners

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686 Center Street Newton MA 02458
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MLS Number 73265515

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Sat 07/20 1:00 pm. to 3:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 5,866

This stunning fully renovated grand Victorian features a modern design, open concept layout filled with natural light, high ceilings, and architectural details throughout. The dream home features a designer kitchen with high end appliances and gorgeous modern cabinets, a fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 2 offices, a playroom, and a den. This home sits on a corner lot with a circular driveway in the front and another driveway in the back that leads to the back yard.

Listed by Christine Tang of Christine Tang

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659 Beacon Street Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA659 Beacon Street

Price$1,599,999

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Open House

MLS Number 73265366

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Fri 07/19 2:30 pm. to 3:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,164

Ideally located on Beacon Street in Newton Centre, this classic nine room Colonial-style residence has wonderful curb appeal and has been lovingly cared for. Built in 1935, the interior is distinguished by its foyer with archways and curved staircase, brilliant natural light, and gleaming hardwood floors. There are four bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms with approximately 2,164 square feet of living space. Featured on the main level are a bright front-to-back living room with a fireplace, a gracious dining room, a heated sunroom, an office, and a kitchen with delightful breakfast sitting area and doors opening to the backyard and beyond – an excellent setting for al fresco dining and entertaining. The backyard, surrounded by mature trees, offers lovely outdoor space with a patio, ample play space, and expansive lawn. Currently the garage is being used as a dental lab but presents many possibilities.

Listed by Mona And Shari Wiener of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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24 Hickory Cliff Road Newton MA 02464
Open House

MLS Number 73265211

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Fri 07/19 12:00 pm. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,900

Welcome to 24 Hickory Cliff Road, a modern and smart colonial home in sought-after Newton Upper Falls. This turnkey property offers 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and 1,900 sq ft of living space. Nestled on a .20 sq ft corner lot with a level and fenced-in backyard. A bright and sunny living room with fireplace and custom builtins opens to the inviting, remodeled kitchen overlooking the dining room. On the second floor, find two generous sized bedrooms with double closets, an updated full bath with dual-vanity and a quiet rear-facing 3rd bedroom perfect for a nursery, guest room or office. Finished lower level consists of a family room with built-in desk, bar area with wine fridge and fireplace. Enjoy the convenience of close proximity to Eliot T stop, Needham St, Route 9 and Rt 128, yet set in a fabulous neighborhood setting. Other features include air conditioning, granite kitchen counters, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, an attached one-car garage and additional off-street parking.

Listed by The Bohlin Group, Anna Bohlin, Martha Bohlin and Peter Bohlin of Compass

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629 Commonwealth Avenue Newton MA 02459
Open House

MLS Number 73264818

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Thu 07/18 5:30 pm. to 7:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,810

Revel in the essence of urban living with this 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 4 level turn of the century residence in the heart of Newton Centre. Built in 1900 as a two-family property, this 2 unit condominium offers an open expansive front porch and separate entrance, soaring ceilings, stained glass windows, built-in cabinets, classic woodwork and original hardwood flooring. Updates include central air, gas heat, insulation and on-demand hot water. In addition to the 5 bedrooms, there is a home office/nursery located next to the primary bedroom, as well as potential for a full au-pair suite in the lower level. A stunning exclusive use rectangular pool (16x32) brings additional beauty and elegance to a tranquil retreat providing another space to entertain friends and family. A dedicated garage space along with additional parking spots are accessed via the adjacent carriage lane. Enjoy easy access to Newton's finest dining and shopping destinations, I-90, Boston and more.

Listed by Susan Saunders and Brad Pond of Advisors Living - Canton

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50 Hartford Street Newton MA 02461

MLS Number 73264179

  • MultiFamily
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,225
  • Parking Spaces 5

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! OVER 11,000 sqft lot! BY-RIGHT MRT ZONING OVERLAY! PRIMARY HOUSE + ADDITION & SECOND MRT HOUSE ALLOWED BY-RIGHT Prime Newton Highlands Village Center location. Opportunity to have 2 full residential buildings by-right: (1) Adaptive Reuse of Original ~3,225 SF Victorian House w/ by-right addition to create up to 6 units, including ~5,400 sqft and (2) 2nd residential building with 1,500 SF footprint to include an additional 3 - 4 units in ~5,200 sqft. This can be created as a new building or by incorporating the existing Carriage House. Adaptive Reuse properties are exempt from VCOD open space requirements. 7+ Parking Spaces may be created between residential buildings. Ideally located just 2/10ths of a mile to the MBTA Green Line. Enjoy near by Cold Springs Park walking paths, hiking trails, seasonal water sports at Crystal Lake, numerous restaurants, cafes, retail and immediate proximity to parks and playgrounds.

Listed by DiDuca Properties, Nicholas DiDuca and Andrea Forsythe of Commonwealth Standard Realty Advisors

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