1100 Massachusetts Ave 5th Floor,

Cambridge, MA 02138

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"Asking Price $1,450,000—Sales Price $1,520,000"
Dana Schaefer

39 Highland Ave—Mid-Cambridge Condo—

$1,520,000 | 39 Highland Ave , Cambridge, MA 02139

Set on an idyllic tree-lined street in Mid-Cambridge, this eye-catching Gambrel Colonial Revival offers expansive interior spaces, lofty high ceilings, and large light-flooded windows that will leave an indelible impression on all who visit. On the main level of this second and top-floor duplex are the grand living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen, two bedrooms, and a full bath. Moving upstairs you’ll find an enormous master bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms, and another full bath. Other notable features include three private porches that bring the outside in, a shared backyard, off-street parking and basement storage— you’d be challenged to find this much space and these features in a single-family home. Come and experience this superb property surrounded by the abundant culinary and cultural offerings of Harvard, Central, Inman, and Kendall Squares. 

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Unit Details:

●     Living Area: 2,046 interior sq ft

●     8 Rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1 study, 3 full baths

●     Year Built: 1903

●     Converted: 2020.

Parking: 1 off street spot in driveway, next to the house.

Systems & Storage:

●     Heat: Burnham gas-fired boiler with 3 zones is older but working well. The system operates through forced hot water baseboards and there are 2 programmable thermostats and one traditional one.

●     Central Air Conditioning: there are 2 Goodman systems located in the attic, one for the 2nd floor and one for the 3rd floor. The systems are older and have been recently serviced. There are 2 thermostats.

●     Water heater: GE 50-gallon gas-fired tank (replaced in 2012).

●     Electrical: circuit breakers.

●     Basement storage: private area.

●     Attic: storage space accessed by a pull-down staircase

●     Laundry: front-loading stackable Samsung washer and Kenmore gas dryer are included in the sale.

Exterior and Property:

●     Windows: All new windows with the exception of the kitchen which are 6 years old.

●     Roof: Rubber and asphalt architectural shingles (replaced in 2018).

●     Vinyl siding.

●     Stone walkway and front porch.

●     Shared backyard with exclusive use areas.

●     Two private front decks and one rear deck.

 Condo Association & Financial Information:

●     2-unit self-managed association. The 1st floor is currently rented, and the Sellers will be moving there once the lease has expired.

●     Condo Fee: $394/month, which includes estimates for Master Insurance, Water & Sewer, Maintenance, Snow Removal, Landscaping and Capital Reserve).

●     This is a new condo conversion. Buyers will deposit 2 month’s condo fees at closing to establish the new condo account.

●     This unit has a 60% beneficial interest.

●     Pet friendly for up to 2 pets.

Tax Information: the building is currently assessed as a 2-family by the City of Cambridge and 2020 taxes are approximately $11,481/year. Until the City of Cambridge assesses the building as 2 condos, Unit #2 will pay 60% of the real estate tax bill, which would be $6,889.

Additional Information:

●     Property is located in the Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District. Information can be found here

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2,046 SF

Living Area

Area & Lot

Total Area:
2,046 SQ. FT.

Interior & Exterior

Property Type:


HOA Fees:
$394 / month
Maintenance Fee:
$394 / month

The Neighborhood: Cambridge

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