1100 Massachusetts Ave 5th Floor,

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Dana Schaefer

Cambridge Riverside 2-Family—Coming Soon

$1,550,000 | 610 Franklin Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Wonderful Riverside two-family gem, set on a leafy one-way street around the corner from historic Harvard Square, the Charles River, renown eateries and local hangouts. This lovely 11-room home is anchored by amazing outdoor spaces—a landscaped rear yard with garden blooms from early spring to late fall of flowering cherry, apple and magnolia trees, bulbs and bluebells, and a massive roof deck on the top floor to watch the stars. The interior is classic turn of the century with high ceilings and warm oak hardwood floors, consisting of three levels of living and a full basement. This home is solid with great bones and has been lovingly maintained. Use as a two-family, 4-room/1+ bedroom on the 1st floor, and 7-room/3 bedroom on the upper floors or convert back to a single family that you can customize and design to fit your needs. A bike commuter’s dream location and minutes from many modes of public transportation, you can live the “green life”. And for those with cars, there are rental and garage purchase options nearby. This one won’t last!

Unit Details:

·     Two-Family

·     11 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath


2,300 sf total of living space on 3 levels with 998 sq ft of unfinished basement

o  Unit 1, 1st floor, one level of living, 1 bedroom, 1 study, 1 full bath

o  Unit 2, 2nd and 3rd floors, two levels of living, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths

·     Kitchens and baths were completely renovated in 2004.

·     Both kitchens have gas cooking and custom-built cabinetry

·     Bathrooms finished with rustic Italian tiles

·     Third floor ½ bath added in 2009

·     Unit 2 Maytag refrigerator was replaced in 2019

Unit 2 is tenanted; per current city ordinances we have no access but can supply a video upon request. The following is a description of that unit:

·     Unit 2 gets wonderful afternoon light and has an open breezy feel with glass French doors throughout. Upon entering the unit, there’s a landing at the top of the stairs, to the left is one bedroom, to the right is a smaller bedroom/office. Straight ahead is a large living room that opens to the dining room than onto kitchen. The kitchen has a skylight and pantry. Off of the kitchen is the full bathroom. The third floor has two rooms. One room opens onto the sizable roof deck and the other is a bedroom with an attached half bath.

Basement and Systems:

·     998 sq ft unfinished basement

o  2019 sump pump

o  2017 dehumidifier

o  2009 updates: concrete floor poured, walls refurbished, and French drain installed.

·     Laundry: 2019 Maytag front loading washing machine, and Amana electric dryer

·     Heating:

○     Unit 1, 2003 Peerless gas-fired cast iron forced hot water boiler.

○     Unit 2, 2018 Burnham gas-fired steam boiler.

·     Cooling: 2019 Fujitsu mini-split 3 zone ductless system with central air conditioning and heating, one on each floor.

·     Hot water: 

○     Unit 1, 40 gallon gas-fired Rheem tank (2018).

○     Unit 2, 40-gallon gas-fired Bradford White tank (2014).

·     Electrical: 100 amps/apartment through circuit breakers (Note: the connection from the street to the pole was updated in 2019).


·     Yard: 2,420 sq ft lot, private fenced landscaped yard.

o  The garden blooms from early spring to late fall with flowering cherry, apple and magnolia trees, bulbs and bluebells. The apple tree has edible, unsprayed apples in the Macintosh family in late summer. 

·     Roof deck: 2019 waterproofed and fire escape added in 2017.

·     Roof: 2014 asphalt shingles.

·     Siding: Painted cement asbestos shingles.

·     Windows: Older sash windows with storms.

·     Bicycle rack: 2019.

Taxes: $7,129 FY20 without Residential Exemption. If the house were owner-occupied, taxes would be reduced by $2,365 once the exemption is applied for.

Parking: Once offer is accepted, options for rental parking and garage parking purchase for $50,000 will be provided upon request.                      

Occupancy: the 1st floor apartment is vacant. The 2nd floor Tenants have a lease through June 1st for $2,800 per month.

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2,300 SF

Living Area

2,420 SF

Lot Size


Year Built

The Neighborhood: Cambridge

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