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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49 Pearl Street Newton MA 02458

Price$1,849,000

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MLS Number 72580305

  • Multi-Family 3 Family
  • Year Built 1881
  • Bedrooms 8

Gorgeous, beautifully remodeled 3-family Mansard Victorian with delightful details on a pretty side street in the heart of Newton Corner. High Ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, renovated kitchens and baths. All plumbing and wiring has been upgraded and Central AC installed. Detached 2 car garage with office/loft. Additional 5 parking spaces inside a paved driveway. Amazing location with restaurants and shops at your doorstep. Walk to train and express bus to Copley Square. Mass pike is minutes away with easy access to Boston. EXCELLENT INVESTMENT. Great condo conversion possibility for an investor or for extended families. It's a legal 3 family (verified with City of Newton).

Listed by Batya & Alex Team, Alex Umut Kumas and Batya Natan of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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293 Franklin Street Newton MA 02458

Price$3,050,000

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MLS Number 72580091

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1898
  • Full Bath 4

This exquisite 1898 Queen Anne Victorian, sited on beautifully landscaped grounds w/mature trees & perennial plantings, is located in a sought-after neighborhood w/easy access to Cambridge, Boston & points west. A gracious circular driveway leads to a sweeping front porch w/carved gables & leaded glass vestibule. The 1st fl includes a magnificent foyer w/paneled wainscoting; beautifully appointed living room; dining room, & library w/ carved inlaid oak paneling. 3 exquisite fireplaces. A paneled reading room overlooks the backyard. The kitchen, redone in '14, features quarter-sawn oak cabinetry, center island & professional grade appliances. A handsome carved staircase leads to a grand 2nd floor landing. On this level, there is a spacious master bedroom suite w/ ensuite bath, 2 other bedrooms, study, add'l bath & laundry. 3 bedrooms, full bath & attic on the 3rd fl. The walk-out lower level offers a perfect home office or in-law suite w/ new full kitchen & bath. 2 car detached garage.

Listed by Jayne Friedberg of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Brookline

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6 Brush Hill Road Newton MA 02461

Price$1,500,000

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MLS Number 72578868

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1935
  • Full Bath 3

Located on a corner lot in Newton Highlands, this impressive, stately, center-entrance, brick Colonial is sited on a beautifully landscaped, 16,701 square foot lot. The first floor was extensively renovated in 2012 and boasts an open, eat-in-kitchen/family room, formal living room with wood burning fireplace and custom book shelves, separate dining room and a private study. The second floor offers four bedrooms including a master with en-suite bath. The lower level has a great bonus room with fireplace and a half bath. Other highlights include a patio off of the kitchen/family room, large deck off of the second floor, central air, two-car garage and underground sprinkler system. Heating system and tankless hot water was installed in 2013.

Listed by Ellen Meisel of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty

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70 Hull Street Newton MA 02460

Price$1,200,000

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MLS Number 72578558

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 6
  • Year Built 1902
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 3

Gambrel Colonial in sought after Newtonville location. Sited above the street level this gracious home is awaiting your personal touch. Consisting of 11 rooms, 6 bedrooms and 2.5 baths this residence boasts high ceilings, oversized rooms, wood floors, professional landscaped lot with mature plantings and private yard. The 1st floor is comprised of a welcoming vestibule and foyer, living room with fireplace and built-ins, hostess size dining room, eat-in older kitchen w/pantry, office, family room and 1/2 bath. 2nd floor has front to back master bedroom w/3 closets and fireplace, 3 additional family bedrooms, family bath and linen and hall closets. 3rd floor has 2 bedrooms, full bath and hall closets. Unfinished lower level has a 3rd fireplace and additional 1462 sq ft of space. The home is being sold in 'as is' condition. The seller makes no warranties or representations. Convenient to schools, Newtonville Center, commuter rail, shopping and major routes.

Listed by Judith Oriel of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.

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17 Converse Avenue Newton MA 02458

MLS Number 72578591

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1947
  • Full Bath 3

Stately and beautiful classic colonial at the intersection of Newton Corner, and Newtonville. Built in 1947, this house was remodeled in 2018. Enjoy the feel of yesteryear while having all the modern conveniences. This amazing home features a contemporary kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances. Hardwood floors throughout, fireplace, and three season porch off the living room give character and charm. Spacious master suite added a master bath and walk-in closet. The three additional bedrooms and two and a half more bathrooms round out your new home. Schedule your appointment today!

Listed by Susan Willard Rosenthal and Konstantina Choros of Isos Realty, LLC

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65 High Street Newton MA 02464

MLS Number 72578350

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1836
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bathroom 4

This luxurious, attached, single-family alternative has been meticulously updated and modernized, while maintaining its historic original charm from the exterior. This 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, Greek Revival home in Newton's Historic Upper Falls is situated on a sprawling, level lot and with direct access to the Emerson Playground. The first floor boasts an open concept floor plan with an entry mudroom, stunning kitchen with Thermador appliances and a first floor master suite, with walk-in-closet and en-suite bath. Other recent updates include , Marvin windows, electrical, plumbing, multi-zone central air/heating, and new utilities. The house is a short distance from Elliot Green Line T station and has easy access to Route 9, 128 and Mass Pike. There are stores, restaurants and other amenities conveniently located nearby. Great commuter location.

Listed by Arman Mavai and Enrique Darer of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty

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7-9 Cottage Place Newton MA 02465

MLS Number 72578604

  • Multi-Family 2 Family - 2 Units Side by Side
  • Year Built 1890
  • Bedrooms 6

Great investment opportunity or perfect for an owner-occupied. Must see this 6Beds 4Full Baths side by side two-family on a dead-end street in highly desirable West Newton. Both units feature a private entrance and generous living space and bright and sunny rooms. Each unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with in-unit washer & dryer and is individually metered for gas, electric, and water. This property had updates in 2014 including roof, vinyl siding, and furnaces. Both units include updated kitchens, bathrooms, and tankless water heaters. Less than 1 mile to West Newton train stop, easy access to the Mass Pike and major bus routes. Just moments to shops, restaurants, Starbucks, Traders Joe's, and Whole Foods.

Listed by Jason Jeon of Premier Realty Group

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36-38 Whittemore Road Newton MA 02458
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MLS Number 72577229

  • Multi-Family 2 Family
  • Year Built 1924
  • Bedrooms 4

***OPEN HOUSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Spacious 2-family home is PRICED TO SELL, located on a tree-lined side street in Newton Corner. Both units offer: 2 bedrooms (+ bonus room), 1.5 baths, formal dining room made for entertaining, kitchen w. breakfast nook, living room features wood-burning fireplace, four season sun-room, enclosed back porch, and hardwood floors throughout. Additional storage and laundry hook-ups in basement. 2 car garage and paved driveway. One block to express bus - Boston & Kenmore Sq. (bus #57; #501 and #503) and excellent Pike access. Only a few blocks to parks, playground, and Underwood and Bigelow schools. Both units are occupied through 8/31/2020. SOLD AS IS.

Listed by Lindsay Baccari of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Waltham

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42 Waterston Road Newton MA 02458

MLS Number 72577603

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1909
  • Full Bath 3

Fall in love with 42 Waterston Road. Natural light and romance abound throughout this distinctive English Manor-style home in Newton. Nestled on a corner lot among stately homes and surrounded by gardens originally designed by Olmstead, this cherished property is unlike any other in Newton. Upon entering the gracious foyer, you are treated to dramatic views of the landscaped backyard through the formal dining room. High ceilings, large windows, and fireplace in the front-to-back living room create an inviting space for spending time with friends and family. A charming butler's pantry and renovated kitchen with tasteful finishes lead into a cozy den and powder room. The second floor boasts four bedrooms including a Master Suite with a stunning Sitting Room. The spacious third floor offers a third full bath, family room and additional bedroom. second floor laundry, mudroom, two car garage, flexible floor plan. Close to schools, parks, Mass Pike and Storrow Drive.

Listed by Ilene Solomon, Emily Gloss and Emily Kidd of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.

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148 Lexington Street Newton MA 02466

Price$849,000

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MLS Number 72577826

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1935
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

Move right in to this beautifully renovated ranch style home! This home will surprise and delight you with its spacious eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar overlooking the living room. There is a great mudroom with plenty of storage. The first floor also has hardwood floors throughout, three bedrooms and a full bath. The finished basement has a large family room with pool table, bar and TV watching areas. There is also another large bonus room great for a home gym, office or playroom. Enjoy the large, level yard with stone patio perfect for backyard gatherings. The neighborhood has so much to offer including Star Market, Starbucks, restaurants, shops, and schools. The home is on the corner of a dead end that leads right to the Burr School a block away which has a playground and basketball courts. Public transportation options include the commuter rail, the express bus to Boston and the Riverside MBTA station. Don't miss this one!

Listed by Deanna Salemme of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.

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