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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. 
Additional Information.
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
  • 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.

  • Sold
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2,046 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,046 Sq.Ft.
  • Total Area: 2,046 Sq.Ft.
  • Type: Condo
  • Neighborhood: Cambridge


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Total Bathrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 3


  • Sales Price: $1,520,000
  • HOA Fees: $394/mo
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39 Highland Ave—Mid-Cambridge Condo—

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