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.

For more information about the neighborhood, visit our Newton Resource page!  Contact us for more details on any of the Newton Massachusetts historic homes listed below. You can also create a free account to save all of your favorite properties and to receive email alerts when new listings come onto the market.

32 Gate House Road Newton MA 02467
Open House

MLS Number 72911693

  • Single Family Detached
  • Next Open House: Sat 10/23 1:00 pm. to 2:30 pm.
  • Bathroom 4
  • Rooms 9
  • Bedrooms 5

Estate Sale in the highly desirable Old Chestnut Hill Historic District! Looking for a winter project? This is it- a diamond in the rough for the inside of this 5 Bedroom/3.5 Bath center entrance Colonial but exterior is in excellent shape with newer slate roof, copper gutters and freshly painted house plus oversized 1 car garage. Fabulous location on hill overlooking the Chestnut Hill Reservoir where you can walk to Boston College football games! Easy access to Beacon St, Route 9, walk to D line train and shops & restaurants. Updated Granite & Cherry kitchen w/a pantry, island and built-in desk, spacious dining room and grand fireplaced living room with doors leading to the expansive enclosed side patio (perfect outdoor play area). Spacious master bedroom with tons of custom built-in storage, its own screened in porch and master bath. Two additional bedrooms on second floor with beautiful custom cabinetry in hallway and two more additional bedrooms on third floor with their own bath.

Listed by Yvonne Logan of Keller Williams Realty Boston Northwest

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

21 Canterbury Road Newton MA 02461

Newton, MA21 Canterbury Road

Price$899,900

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 72911316

  • Single Family Detached
  • Next Open House: Fri 10/22 5:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Rooms 7
  • Bathroom 1

21 Canterbury Rd is a meticulously maintained 1917 Dutch Colonial located a short distance from the Green D Line Eliot Station on the Newton Highlands & Waban border. The living rm features beautiful period detail - unpainted wood beams moldings, & a built-in fireplace. Off of the living rm is a 4 season rm that would be perfect for play area or home office. Dining rm features built-in cabinets, stained glass window, & decorative moldings. Kitchen has marble counters & pantry. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms w/ walk-in closets and modern bathroom. Primary br has 2 closets. All rooms, featuring gorgeous hardwood floors & replacement windows with beautiful period window trim, can be found throughout the entire home. Additional unfinished walk up attic could possibly be converted into an en suite or game rm. Basement has been freshly painted, includes washer/dryer laundry & walk-in cedar closet. The backyard living Oasis featuring a screened in porch, patio area & gardens galore!

Listed by Jay Noble of Compass

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

280 Quinobequin Road Newton MA 02468

Newton, MA280 Quinobequin Road

Price$1,400,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72911544

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Rooms 9
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,010

Fabulous Cotswold Brick Home In Sought-After Angier School Neighborhood. Sited On a .21 Acre Lot with Water Views of the Charles River & Ready For You To Launch Your Kayak or Canoe Directly Across The Street! This 9 Room Home Offers a Sunken Living Room with a Cathedral/Beamed Ceiling, Brick Fireplace, Built-In Cabinetry, and Hardwood Flooring. Inviting Foyer and Formal Dining Room with Built-In Cabinetry Feature Hardwood Flooring. The Eat-In Kitchen Features Ivory Custom Cabinetry, SS Appliances, Granite Countertops with Breakfast Bar/Peninsula & Hardwood Flooring. The First-Floor Office Offers Hardwood Flooring with Direct Access to the Outside Deck Overlooking a Private Fenced Wooded Lot. Three Bedrooms on the Second Floor with a Guest Bathroom. The Master Bedroom Suite Features a Full Bath and Dressing Room. The LL Has a Large Play Room with Built-Ins, Bar & Fireplace, Workshop & Laundry Room. 2-Car Attached Garage. Super Location Close To Major Highways, Trains, Dining & Shopping.

Listed by Joleen Rose of ERA Key Realty Services-Bay State Group

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

70 Burdean Road Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA70 Burdean Road

Price$1,650,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 72910386

  • Single Family Detached
  • Next Open House: Fri 10/22 4:30 pm. to 6:00 pm.
  • Village Newton Centre
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 5

Move right into this Classic Brick Colonial Tudor with today's modern living. Open floor plan, modern kitchen, quartz countertop and new hardwood floor, oversize sink with water filtration faucet. Brand new ss appliances with eat-in area leading to this beautiful formal dining room, brand new light fixtures & fresh paint throughout. The main floor features a large front to back living/family room/office with custom built-in cabinets, and oversize windows overlooking the garden. Step-down family room with new hardwood flooring and a full walkout leading to the back yard. Second level features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including the master en-suite. One additional bedroom and full bathroom on third floor is ideal for guests or au pair. Enjoy the privacy and space this sun-filled home provides. The garden is waiting for your personal touches for endless possibilities. Highly desirable Newton South location, easy access to all major routes, town center, shopping plaza, country clubs.

Listed by Anson Wu of Compass

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

1766-1768 Commonwealth Newton MA 02466
Open House

MLS Number 72910480

  • Multi-Family 2 Family - 2 Units Up/Down
  • Next Open House: Sat 10/23 12:00 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Total Parking Spaces 6
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 5

This 2500 sq. ft. multi-family home features 2 units up and down on a 6000+ sq ft. lot PLUS an additional 6000 sq ft corner lot.The first floor offers a bright, open 2 bedroom unit with abundant living space including dining room, living room with fireplace and small sunroom suitable for office or study off the main living area. The beautiful character-filled second-floor unit offers the same living space layout with the addition of a third bedroom and covered porch. Natural light, charming built-ins, hardwood floors, and classic woodwork run throughout both units. Both units are ready to rent at the current market rate of $5000+/month. Both units feature updated HVAC, furnaces, water heaters, central air and washer/dryer hook-ups in basement for each. Two-car garage in addition to 4-6 car driveway. A commuter's dream: 5 minutes from the intersection of I-90 & 95. Walking distance to the commuter rail, Woodland Station, Riverside T, bus station, grocery, restaurants, universities, more

Listed by Joseph Scapicchio of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Virtual TourSave FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

70 Gray Cliff Road Newton MA 02459

MLS Number 72910773

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Rooms 12
  • Bathroom 5
  • Acreage 0.65

Located on a coveted gas-lit street in the heart of Newton Centre, this brilliantly renovated & expanded home seamlessly blends the best of old world craftsmanship and modern amenities. It sits on an amazing over half acre lot with a grassy lawn, carriage house with parking & guest apartment, and mature landscaping and hardscaping said to have been designed by Olmstead himself. The first floor offers oversized entertaining spaces including a living room, foyer and dining room, along with a family room addition and powder room. An enviable eat-in kitchen with an island, high-end appliances and doors to the deck and mudroom complete this level. On the 2nd floor is the striking primary suite with a fireplace, outfitted dressing room and spa-like bathroom, along with 2 more large bedrooms & another full bath. The 3rd level has 3 more great bedrooms, a laundry room and a sunny full bathroom. Refinished in 2014, the walkout lower level has a bonus room, exercise room, storage & full bath.

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

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

294 Cabot Street Newton MA 02460

Newton, MA294 Cabot Street, Unit A

Price$689,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 72910560

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Next Open House: Sat 10/23 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm.
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,225

Fantastic, sun filled two bed two full bath condo located in desirable Newtonville neighborhood. This beautiful second floor unit boasts a wonderful kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, spacious living room with working fireplace, a large formal dining room, and two family size bedrooms including a primary bedroom with primary bath. Other amenities include ample closet space throughout, New central AC, second floor laundry hookups and a newly built private porch for grilling or just relaxing outside. There is a huge deeded storage room in basement, 3 car parking including a deeded garage parking spot, shared yard space, newer roof and exterior paint. Walking distance to Commuter train, Buses, Cabot Park, Cabot Woods walking trails, Bulloughs pond, restaurants, shops and schools. This is a must see!

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

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

72 Oxford Road Newton MA 02459
Open House

MLS Number 72910673

  • Single Family Detached
  • Next Open House: Sat 10/23 12:00 pm. to 2:00 pm.
  • Village Newton Centre
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 11

Fabulous Newton Centre renovated Victorian home on coveted Oxford Road offers the best of urban and suburban living. This 4/5 bedroom home features soaring ceilings, large windows, generously proportioned rooms, and a gracious front porch, perfect for gathering with friends. Sun flooded renovated chef's kitchen opens to the spacious south facing family room, with oversized windows and french doors that lead to the lovely yard. Charming foyer, large living room and dining room with fireplace, spacious mud room and half bath complete the first floor. 2nd floor offers 3 bedrooms, renovated full bath and a magnificent office. Romantic 3rd floor primary bedroom suite with terrace overlooking the yard. Terrific lower level play room/gym completes the home. Electrical charging station. Steps away from desirable Weeks Field with all its wonderful amenities, minutes from vibrant Newton Centre with its restaurants and shopping, the Green Line, and all major routes.

Listed by The Drucker Team, Karen Chinitz, Debbie Drucker and Amy Sucoff of Historic Homes,Inc.

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

116 Falmouth Road Newton MA 02465

MLS Number 72910922

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Acreage 0.23

Sunlight streams through this wonderful Cape-style residence set on a 10,000 square foot level lot, 98 square feet of frontage. This property is terrific as is or has expansion potential up to 4,100 square feet. The main level features a front-to-back living room with a fireplace and a 2021 renovated kitchen with Shaker-style cabinetry, ENERGY STAR-rated appliances, and quartz countertops. A versatile bedroom with a full bathroom, breezeway with a mudroom, office off the living room, and half bathroom complete this level. The second level is comprised of three bedrooms, each with good closet space, and a full bathroom. The basement is semi-finished and has excellent storage. The backyard, accessed off the kitchen, offers great outdoor space. Updates include exterior painting, shutters, front windows, roof, and Munchkin boiler with four zones. Playgrounds, Charles River, West Newton/Waltham shops and restaurants, commuter rail station, major routes, and express bus are all close by.

Listed by Barrie Wheeler of Hammond Residential Real Estate

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details

327 Wolcott Street Newton MA 02466

Newton, MA327 Wolcott Street

Price$899,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Open House

MLS Number 72910916

  • Single Family Detached
  • Next Open House: Sat 10/23 12:00 pm. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 7
  • Bedrooms 3

This colonial style home consists of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and is located on a corner lot in Auburndale. First floor boasts generous living space that includes: living room with working fireplace and built in book shelving, dining room, sun room, a modern eat in kitchen with stainless steal appliances and corian countertops, side mud room with a closet and full modern bathroom. The second floor consists of 3 bedrooms and a full modern bathroom. The finished basement consists of a nice living space with a half bathroom and laundry room. Each room has a ductless mini split AC unit. Hardwood flooring throughout. Updated windows and more! Detached one car garage and an outside patio in the rear. Short distance to public transportation, major highway routes, restaurants, supermarkets and shops.

Listed by Nancy Coppola and Robert Earle Coppola of Earle Coppola Real Estate LLC

$
$
%
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.09% last updated on Oct 21, 2021
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Save FavoriteSchedule TourAsk A QuestionMore Details