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47-13 Cogswell Ave, Cambridge— Single-Family Bell & Fandetti Townhouse

$865,000 47 Cogswell Avenue, Unit 13, Cambridge, MA 02140
Tucked away at the end of a cul de sac sits this uniquely extraordinary single-family townhouse designed by the renowned architects Bell & Fandetti. This loft-style townhouse is defined by its soaring cathedral ceiling, open staircase, and a central wood-burning stove with a chimney that extends through the levels above. The layout includes a large bedroom and a separate office and guest area. The interior has been freshly painted, and the floors refinished giving you a clean palette to reimagine the space to fit your needs. A nice-sized lot provides wonderful outdoor space including a private backyard. As an end unit, you have three exposures of light. There’s an attached garage plus a driveway for an additional car. Other stand-outs include ductless split A/C, Navien tankless hot water heater, and a newer gas-fired furnace. Sited equidistant to both Porter and Davis Squares, this location is minutes to the Red Line train, commuter rail, acclaimed restaurants, and local hangouts. If you are looking for a vast space—high ceilings, light-filled, lofty and cool, this is a must-see.
Unit Details
  • Single-Family
  • Living Area: 933 SF
  • Total Area: 1260 SF per public record includes garage and storage
  • Lot: 0.04 Acres (1796 sqft.) per public record
  • 5 rooms; 1 bedroom, plus office guest area, 1 bathroom
  • Year built: 1982

First Level:
Foyer and Garage: A generously sized foyer includes a washer and dryer closet and a coat closet. The attached one-car garage houses the utility closet, an extra deep storage closet, and has one window that looks out to the backyard. 
Yard and Lot:  1796 SF (.04 Acre) lot features a River Birch tree in the side yard, a flowering Dogwood tree in the front yard, and a private fence enclosed backyard with a stone patio.
Second Level:
Kitchen and dining area: The kitchen has updated quartz countertops and stainless steel appliance suite (5yr old) including a gas range, and an exterior vented exhaust. There’s a wood bar that can accommodate stools for causal eating and a dining area off to the side.
Living Room: A southern exposure shines through a wall of 6 windows and a ceiling height of 12 ft. There’s a wood-burning stove with a chimney that dramatically extends through the three levels above.
Third Level:
Office, Guest Area, and Full Bath: This area can be used in a multitude of capacities; a home office, a place for a guest, or a great reading spot. The full bath has 10 ft + ceilings. 
Bedroom: Up a half level is a spacious bedroom with a double closet. This room is open to floors below and could be enclosed if more privacy is desired.
  • Furnace: Gas-fired 2017 one zone
  • A/C: Sanyo ductless split 2010 one zone
  • Hot Water Heater: Navien tankless 2016
  • Electrical: Circuit breakers 
  • Washer/Dryer: Stacked Kenmore front loading.
Exterior and Parking:
  • Windows: Harvey replaced in 2011
  • Roof: Asphalt shingles 2011
  • Exterior: Painted shiplap wood siding last painted in 2016
  • One car garage plus driveway.
Additional Information:
  • The townhouses at 47 Cogswell are single-family ownership. There are no fees (ie. condo fees). Owners pay for individual homeowners insurance and all utilities are separate including water and sewer. All maintenance including roof, exterior siding, and deeded yard are the homeowners’ responsibility. Since the main driveway is shared, all owners contribute to snow plowing which is approximately $75-$150 per year. There is a covenant that is a guideline for this community of townhouses, which can be emailed upon request.
  • Utility Averages: Eversource, gas $60 and electric $57
  • Taxes: FY ‘21 $1,931.31 (includes residential tax exemption of $2,607.03)
Listing Agent
Dana Schaefer, Vice President 617.797.5293
  • Sold
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 1982
    Year Built
  • 933 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 933 Sq.Ft.
  • Total Area: 1,260 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 1,795 Sq.Ft.
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Neighborhood: Cambridge
  • Architecture Styles: Modern


  • Total Bedrooms: 1.5
  • Total Bathrooms: 1
  • Full Bathrooms: 1

Exterior & Building

  • Garage Space: 1
  • Other Exterior Features: Private Yard


  • Sales Price: $865,000

47-13 Cogswell Ave, Cambridge— Single-Family Bell & Fandetti Townhouse

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