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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397 Linwood Avenue Newton MA 02460

Newton, MA397 Linwood Avenue

Price$3,899,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73077523

  • MultiFamily
  • Bedrooms 12
  • Bathroom 8
  • Square Feet 6,567
  • Parking Spaces 8

Introducing 397 Linwood! This beautifully renovated 4-Family is in the highly sought after Newtonville area. Convenient location for public transportation, Mass Pike, Soldiers Field Road, shopping, restaurants, schools, parks, pool & more! Each unit features 1,650 sq ft units of living space consisting of 3 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms all on one level for easy living. Primary bedroom’s with gorgeous en-suite bathrooms, walk in closets with built in custom shelving, and fireplace. Huge kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances, boasts large island with quarts counter tops. Cozy Family room, high ceilings, beautifully re-finished hardwood floors throughout and tons of natural light. In unit laundry tucked away in bathroom right outside of the bed rooms. 2 off-street parking spaces, private balconies and a huge private basement with high ceilings for each unit that can easily be finished for added square footage and living space.

Listed by O & C Homes Team and Alexander Haytayan of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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397 Linwood Avenue Newton MA 02460
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MLS Number 73077513

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 12:00 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,650

Introducing 397 Linwood! This beautifully renovated condo is in the highly sought after Newtonville area. Convenient location for public transportation, Mass Pike, Soldiers Field Road, shopping, restaurants, schools, parks, pool & more! This unit features 1,650 sq ft of living space consisting of 3 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms all on one level for easy living. Primary bedroom with a gorgeous en-suite bathroom, closets with built in custom shelving, and fireplace. Huge kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances, boasts large island with quarts counter tops. Cozy Family room, high ceilings, beautifully re-finished hardwood floors throughout and tons of natural light. In unit laundry tucked away in bathroom right outside of the bed rooms. 2 off-street parking spaces and a huge, private basement with high ceilings that can easily be finished for added square footage and living space.

Listed by O & C Homes Team and Alexander Haytayan of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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1766 Washington Street Newton MA 02466

Newton, MA1766 Washington Street

Price$1,248,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 73077363

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 1:00 pm. to 2:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,659

Classic and elegant center entrance Colonial. Gracious entry foyer and staircase. Oversized living room with fireplace surrounded by built-ins and elegant columns. The dining room is very grand with double shell style built-in china cabinets. The second floor is comprised of three bedrooms, primary with a bathroom and walk-in closet. Third floor has a finished room and huge storage area for potential additional space that can be finished. This home has a newer heating system and hot water heater and roof! Awaiting your creative updates! Beautiful corner lot off of Leslie Road.

Listed by Linda Lerner of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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90 Larchmont Avenue Newton MA 02468

Newton, MA90 Larchmont Avenue

Price$1,639,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 73077272

  • Residential
  • Next Open House: Thu 02/9 4:30 pm. to 5:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,256

Located in beautiful Waban, this exceptional brick Colonial has been impeccably renovated with stunning details throughout. The spacious first floor showcases an open floor plan that maximizes the home’s flow for entertaining and functionality. The chef’s kitchen features Quartz countertops, Wolf range, convection steam oven, Sub-Zero fridge, island seating for five, and French doors leading to the deck. The connecting family room has custom built-ins and abundant natural light with south-facing windows. The first floor also includes a living room with a gas fireplace, dining room with elegant diamond-shaped windows, and a renovated half bath. The second floor features a primary suite with luxurious bath, two additional bedrooms, an office, and full bath w/ radiant heat. Unfinished walk-up attic & LL offer excellent storage. 2016: Renovated Kitchen & all Baths, Marvin Windows, refinished Hardwood Floors, Tuck-Pointed Brick Exterior. 2017: New Composite Deck & Driveway. 90Larchmont.com

Listed by Barry-Beaver Team, Beth Barry and Valerie Beaver of Compass

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724 Commonwealth Avenue Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA724 Commonwealth Avenue

Price$2,499,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73076613

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 4,427
  • High School Newton South

Cheer on the Boston Marathon runners from your front yard! Situated across from the carriage way, this home boasts pride in ownership throughout. A classic brick colonial with four levels of living, complete with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and versatility for in-home office, guest/au pair quarters and home gym. Notable features include an inviting entry, light-filled & open main-level floor plan with gas fireplace, and well-appointed kitchen. Three bedrooms, and two bathrooms on the second floor, including a primary bedroom with en suite bath, and oversize walk-in closet; two more bedrooms, and a full bathroom on the third floor. Finished lower level provides a good deal of usable space, with an expansive laundry room, additional bedroom/office, or gym, full bathroom, and direct outdoor access. Fenced-in yard, hardscaped patio and two car garage with attached shed round out the property. Walk to Newton Centre, award winning schools, parks, and places of worship -- this home has it all

Listed by Lahna Son-Cundy of Coldwell Banker Realty

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201 Adams Street Newton MA 02458

MLS Number 73076727

  • MultiFamily
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 1,358
  • Property SubType Multi Family

Rarely available opportunity in a convenient Newton location near the Mass Pike, Express Bus, and Commuter Rai! The front apartment (where the brick facade is) is a 2 story 1 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and bathroom. The rear apartment is 3 levels and features 3 bedrooms, a large kitchen, and a bathroom. The front apartment was formerly used as a retail storefront and the property is zoned BU2. Both apartments have separately metered utilities. The front apartment is all electric. The rear apartment has oil and gas utilities. The property is nestled in the village of Nonantum, "The Lake", and walking distance to the local amenities such as Pellegrini & Stearns Park, Stop & Shop, Olivia's Bistro, Cafe Martin West Street, Tommy Doyles, Whole Foods, Dunkin' Donuts, and more. This opportunity is perfect for an owner occupant looking to achieve homeownership in Newton's pricey housing market, an investor looking to expand their portfolio, or a business looking for a new location

Listed by Jackson Wells and Geoffrey Wells of Harvard Real Estate

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653 Chestnut Street Newton MA 02468

Newton, MA653 Chestnut Street

Price$1,499,000

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MLS Number 73076080

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,788
  • High School Newton South

Rare Opportunity to own Large TUDOR home in a desirable neighborhood in Newton. Minutes from Waban Village with all it has to offer. First floor has welcoming large living room, natural sun light windows, and fireplace. The kitchen is spacious & there is a formal dining room and dramatic stair case leading to the second floor with four large bedrooms, a full bath, substantial sun filled windows and a large closet for storage. Third floor has a sizable attic room and bedroom. The basement is partially finished and there is a detached garage. Walking distance to train station, and public transportation. Convenient location, close to major roads and 128.

Listed by Janet Ghazzi of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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155 Winchester Street Newton MA 02461

Newton, MA155 Winchester Street

Price$1,800,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73075824

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,661
  • High School Newton South

Beautiful Newton Highlands Victorian set on the highest point of Winchester St. has so much to offer. Converted into a single family, this home is zoned as a 2 family which allows for versatility. Renovations over the years has kept this home with the unique character of a Victorian but with a modern flair. 3 levels of spectacular living. 1st level hosts a beautiful eat-in kitchen with built ins, a big walk in pantry & 3 additional well appointed large rooms allowing for dining, living, family, office or a 1st floor bedroom & a full bathroom. Use the front or back stairs and head to the 2nd level with 3 bedrooms, a living/sitting room & enormous bathroom/dressing room which was once a kitchen & can easily be transformed back if converting to a 2 family. 2 car garage with lots of additional parking. A beautiful setting outside with a patio, yard, plantings & perennials for outdoor entertaining. Location absolutely unbeatable. Walk to train, restaurants, shopping & Newton Highland park!

Listed by Brody / Chandler Group, Beth Chandler and Bill Chandler of Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Wellesley

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5 Wykeham Road Newton MA 02465

Newton, MA5 Wykeham Road, West Newton

Price$2,500,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73075622

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 4,416

Gracious and welcoming, this West Newton Hill Georgian Colonial is both turn-key and also poised for potential customization. Marble floor vestibule entry with coat closet and powder room leads you to a formal entry foyer. Stunning and sophisticated living room with marble surround wood burning FP, high ceilings, hardwood floors, direct access to rear deck and double door entry to a lovely wood paneled den w FP. Formal dining room with original built-ins and bespoke butler's pantry leading to a renovated eat-in chef's kitchen; gas cooking, island seating, Brazilian slate flooring, Caesarstone quartz countertops and pantry closet. Separate guest suite/au pair suite. Second floor features four proportional bedrooms; two separated by Jack/Jill bath and two addtl bedrooms adjacent to a hallway bath. Spacious primary bedroom suite completes this level. Fenced rear yard w bluestone patio with gas fp, lovely side garden and attached 4 car garage.

Listed by Kyle Kaagan Team and Jennifer Fantasia of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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149 Waverley Avenue Newton MA 02458

MLS Number 73074906

  • Condo
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,033
  • High School North

Perched on a corner lot in a commuter's dream location, this gracious c.1890 Victorian townhome delights with period detail and numerous updates. Over 3000sqft of living area allows for comfortable living and offers spacious rooms, oversize windows and high ceilings on every level. A covered porch leads to a gracious entry foyer, flanked by a living room with fireplace, a dining room with fireplace and a cozy family room. The updated cooks kitchen offers a walk-in pantry to store kitchen supplies, a sunny butler's pantry with access to a deck. Two staircases lead to the 2nd floor, where there is an en-suite primary bedroom with balcony, two additional bedrooms and a full bath. The 3rd floor offers a full bath, two additional bed rooms and a study. The basement has a large mudroom with direct access to a garage and walk-out to the fenced yard with blue stone patio. Fantastic proximity to Boston, Cambridge, Logan Airport, Mass Pike, schools, parks, restaurants and shopping.

Listed by Michele Friedler Team and Marsha Marchant of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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