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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20 Whittemore Road Newton MA 02458

MLS Number 72827495

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,156

Looking for a renovated move-in-ready condo on a quiet, tree-lined street in a desirable Newton Corner neighborhood? Look no further! This light-filled, 1st floor 3 bedroom unit has much to offer. The spacious kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and abundant storage. The fireplaced living room enjoys windows on 3 sides and built-in bookcases. Updates during the condo conversion in 2013 included: a new heating system, new energy-rated windows, new roof, and garage with direct entry to the basement. 420 s.f. of finished basement space is exclusive use to Unit 20 and is not included in the square footage. This area includes a laundry area, half bath, storage room, and bonus room with direct access to the yard. Commutability plus! Easy access to Boston, Cambridge, and points West via Mass Pike, I-95/128, and multiple bus lines. Near elementary and middle schools, restaurants, and shopping.

Listed by Emello & Pagani, Deborah Emello and Lee Pagani of Keller Williams Realty

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27 Commonwealth Avenue Newton MA 02467

MLS Number 72827543

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 753

This inviting single-bedroom condo is located in desirable Chestnut Hill, across from the Boston College campus and adjacent to the Green Line T. An abundance of natural light filters into the property all day long. The home has a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. This opens into the living room w/ hardwood floors, recessed lights, crown molding, and windows with views of BC's Gasson Hall. The spacious bedroom has dual closets and great views looking eastward. The full bathroom has been recently renovated. A large mudroom w/ door can be used as a study as well. In-unit laundry. New HVAC and new windows. Deeded garage space with extra storage. Heat and hot water are included in HOA, as well as a fitness center and a 3rd-floor patio deck with terrific views.

Listed by Scott Driscoll of Redfin Corp.

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51 Pettee Street Newton MA 02464

Newton, MA51 Pettee Street, Unit 38

Price$569,000

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MLS Number 72827705

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,157

Newton Upper Falls. Welcome home to this sun drenched, contemporary, loft like space, located in a charming, Historical Brick Schoolhouse. Hardwood flooring, 11'9" cathedral ceilings and oversized windows are just a few of the many features that make this unit special. Both bedrooms have ensuite baths and generous closet space. There is a linen closet plus washer and dryer in the unit. The kitchen is well equipped with an island and granite and stainless steel appliances. The professionally managed building is well maintained, with an elevator, basement bike area and private storage. There is one deeded parking spot with additional visitor parking available. It is in close proximity to Rt9/128, public transportation (Eliot T), shopping and the Emerson Field with playground. All showings are by Appointment only, starting on Saturday, May 8th, with No Open House's. Covid 19 safety protocols are to be observed.

Listed by Eileen Martin of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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11 Chesley Road Newton MA 02459
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MLS Number 72827118

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 7
  • Rooms 15
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Acreage 0.3

Location Location!!! STUNNING painted lady Victorian home loved by one family for 30 years and meticulously renovated. Spectacular details throughout with all the modern amenities. The designer kitchen would satisfy any chef with stainless appliances, large island and wine storage. Many options for entertaining in the grand living room, formal dining room and library. The second floor features 5 bedrooms, one currently used as an office and 4 full bathrooms. The top floor has 2 more spacious bedrooms with built-ins & full bathroom. The walk-out lower level is perfect for a home business and currently finished with 3 office spaces, half bath and bonus room. Plenty of storage available. Property includes 2 garages, one currently used as workshop. Sellers have dramatically reduced their electric bill with the solar panels that have been paid in full for your benefit. Enjoy outdoors on the beautiful covered porch, balcony or back yard. Steps to Newton Centre restaurants/shops/T stop.

Listed by Rachel Hillman Foy of Hillman Homes

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1011 Centre Street Newton MA 02459

MLS Number 72827290

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 7
  • Rooms 19
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Acreage 0.4

Prime Newton Center location. The original 1915 house is GUT renovated to the studs and will be expanded to approximately 6100 sq. ft. of living space. Summer/Fall 2021 completion. Thoughtfully designed, the first floor consists of a gracious foyer, fireplaced living room, open concept chef's kitchen with eating area/family room, office/bedroom with ensuite bath, dining room, mudroom with direct entry to a two-car garage, and 1/2 bath. The 2nd floor consists of a master bedroom with an ensuite bath and a walk-in closet, three additional bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and laundry. The 3rd floor has a bedroom, full bath, and playroom. The lower level is walkout and will have 2 offices and a full bath. The additional detached structure has approx.1000 sq ft can be a studio, office, cabana, or gym. The back yard is private with mature trees and large enough to accommodate a pool or sports court. Newton Centre Station, BC Law, Cabot woods, Crystal Lake, Bullough pond all within a mile radius.

Listed by Allison Avramovich of Sumner Realty LLC

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147 Lowell Avenue Newton MA 02460

MLS Number 72826887

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,368
  • Neighborhood Newtonville

Comprehensively renovated in 2016, this pristine top-floor condominium unit was recently enhanced with $50,000+ of designer upgrades. An open-concept kitchen/living/dining space features lots of windows, a wood burning fireplace and beautiful oak flooring. The kitchen includes white cabinets, stone countertops and is equipped with gas stove and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck overlooking the expansive flat yard. Three finely appointed bedrooms. The master was upgraded with deluxe closet with sliding barn door, crown molding and chic wall covering. Two full baths with large marble tile shower/bath surround. Laundry in unit, direct access to attic/storage, 300 square-foot private storage locker in lower level and one parking space in heated garage complete this home. With its close proximity to shopping and major routes, you can't beat this Newtonville location. OPEN HOUSES SAT & SUN 1 to 3PM. OFFERS DUE MONDAY 5/10 -3PM.

Listed by Nikki Milott McCay and Jon Shore of Coldwell Banker Realty - Weston

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10 Chapin Road Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA10 Chapin Road

Price$1,650,000

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MLS Number 72827359

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 3
  • Rooms 9
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Acreage 0.19

Move right into this immaculate colonial in a coveted Mason-Rice location! This gem offers an abundance of light and newly refinished floors, living room with fireplace, den/office and generous dining room with custom buffet and built-in cabinets. The cook's kitchen opens to an expansive family room loaded with natural light, soaring ceilings and a gas fireplace. Gather around the cook's kitchen featuring a large island, granite counters, 2020 gas cooktop and fridge, 2021 microwave and compactor, and custom built-in desk. The 1/2 bath, mudroom and laundry complete this level. The 2nd level offers a generous master bedroom and bath, very large walk-in closet, bonus office plus 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath and access to walk-up attic. New carpet throughout. The finished basement area has new carpet and space to add a wine cellar. Oversized 2 car garage plus storage and just .5 miles to Newton Center playground, T stop, shops and restaurants. A stellar opportunity!

Listed by Gundersheim Group Real Estate and Marjory Gundersheim of Commonwealth Standard Realty Advisors

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148 Highland Avenue Newton MA 02465

Newton, MA148 Highland Avenue

Price$6,550,000

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MLS Number 72826312

  • Single Family Detached
  • Bathroom 8
  • Rooms 15
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Acreage 1.02

An oasis of resort-style living in West Newton Hill, this luxurious residence was renovated and expanded in 2008 with a phenomenal pool house including an exercise room and spa with steam & sauna. This estate offers radiant geothermal heat in mahogany floors, high ceilings, six fireplaces, a fabulous primary suite with a private roof deck, grand entertaining spaces and a unique Biedermeier-inspired custom kitchen. The exterior spaces are every bit as covetable, offering a fully fenced yard, basketball court, 3 car garage, built-in fire pit and outdoor kitchen. This prime location is under a mile to the public schools, West Newton and Newtonville villages. The first level includes a sumptuous library, a grand room large enough for 20+ guests to dine, a comfortable living room, a solarium and the spectacular kitchen, along with a mudroom & 2 powder rooms. The 2nd level houses the primary suite, plus 3 more bedrooms with en suite baths. The top level has a media room, studio & 5th bedroom

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

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6 Wessex Road Newton MA 02459

Newton, MA6 Wessex Road, Unit 6

Price$1,200,000

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MLS Number 72825864

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,068

With a single-family feel, this stunning, updated townhouse is located in a very desirable neighborhood. Charm & detail abound, from the curbside to the backyard. Throughout, you will find lovely moldings, high ceilings & sun-filled rooms. From the front foyer, enter into the front to back living room w/gas fireplace & built in book cases & corner cabinets. The adjacent kitchen has updated white cabinets, stainless appliances & a center island, & is open to the dining room. Upstairs, are 3 generously sized bedrooms, including a luxurious master suite with a walk in closet & spa-like bathroom. The 2nd floor landing has a great nook for an office desk. The lower level has an entertainment sized family room with plenty of additional space for a work out area. There is ample storage space & a 2 car garage. The backyard has great private play space & also a big patio for grilling & entertaining. Within minutes to Newton Center shopping, the T, all major routes, schools & houses of worship.

Listed by The Kennedy Lynch Team, Marjorie Gold, Karen Kennedy and Sandra Lynch of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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49 Grove Street Newton MA 02466

Newton, MA49 Grove Street, Unit 7

Price$569,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 72826428

  • Condo or Co-op
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,240

Beautiful sun-filled 2 bedroom 2 full bath in Grand Victorian. This fantastic unit boasts a modern kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, spacious living room with ornate fireplace, dining area with custom built ins, high ceilings and oversized windows throughout. Other amenities include spacious master suite with large master bath, in-unit washer/dryer, gas cooking, large extra deeded storage in basement and 2 deeded Parking Spaces. Walking distance to Auburndale village, restaurants, shops, green line train and commuter rail. Easy access to MA Pike, Rt.95/128 & Rt 30. This is an amazing condo and a must see! Open House Saturday & Sunday 11:30 - 1pm.

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

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