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42-3 Cogswell Ave, Cambridge Single-Family Townhouse

$1,151,000 42-3 Cogswell Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Sold! 4/1/2024
Tucked away at the end of a cul de sac sits this unique single-family townhouse designed by the 1980's local legend architects Bell & Fandetti. The open concept main living level incorporates the living room, dining room and kitchen featuring cathedral ceilings, two bay windows and glass sliding doors that open onto a deck that overlooks the enclosed backyard. On the first floor, you'll find a light and airy bedroom, plus an office area with glass doors and a bay window. There’s a full bath and laundry on this level. The main bedroom is on the top floor along with the newly renovated full bathroom with tiled walk-in shower. The three-level configuration allows for great separation of space and makes clever use of the square footage. Best of all, this is sited equidistant to both Porter and Davis Squares, minutes to the red line train, commuter rail, acclaimed restaurants, Pemberton Market, and Whole Foods. McMath Park is around the corner with tennis courts, dog park and community garden. If you are looking for single-family living without the usual multi million dollar price tag in Cambridge—this is the spot for you!

Property Details

Single-family attached townhouse
Living sq ft: 1233
Lot: 0.04 Acres (1,643 SqFt) with fenced enclosed private backyard
7 rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 Office, 2 full bathrooms
Year built: 1985
Southern facing

First floor:
Foyer, one bedroom, one office, one full bathroom: Through the front door a hallway leads to two “connected” rooms creating a bedroom and office area. These rooms are open to the backyard and patio through sliding glass doors. There’s a full bathroom with a tub/shower and a laundry area.

Yard and Lot:
1,643 SF corner lot features a side yard that leads to a fenced enclosed private backyard with patio.

Second floor:
The open concept main living level incorporates the living room, dining room and kitchen featuring cathedral ceilings, two bay windows and glass sliding doors that open onto a deck that overlooks the backyard. The kitchen features granite countertops, wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and recently updated Bosch dishwasher.

Third floor:
Primary bedroom: The partially open mezzanine level is dedicated to the primary bedroom suite featuring a newly renovated full bathroom, high ceilings and skylight. The bathroom was completely renovated in 2022/23 featuring a tiled walk-in shower.

Systems and other details:
HVAC: York, gas heating and central AC- direct vent. Approx. 10 yrs old.
Water Heater: Rianni on demand tankless- direct vent. Approx. 10 yrs old.
Electrical: Circuit breakers 100 amps
Washer/Dryer: Full sized LG approx 3 yrs old

Exterior and Parking:
Windows: Anderson Windows 2009
Exterior: Hardie Board Siding 2009
Roof: Asphalt shingles 2012
Velux skylight, original from 1985
One off street parking space

Additional Information:
The townhouses at 42 Cogswell are single-family ownership. Owners pay for individual homeowners insurance and all utilities are separate including water and sewer. All maintenance including roof, exterior siding, and back yards are the homeowners’ responsibility. Since the parking lot is shared, everyone contributes to snow removal and landscaping of common walkway and front yard areas which is approximately $900 per year.
Taxes: FY ‘24 $2,588.28, includes residential exemption discount of $3,006.19.
  • Sold
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1985
    Year Built
  • 1,233 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 1,233 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 1,643 Sq.Ft.
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Neighborhood: Cambridge


  • Total Bedrooms: 2
  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Laundry Room: Side by Side LG W/D

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 3
  • Parking: 1 off street parking
  • Heat Type: Gas Forced Hot Air
  • Air Conditioning: Central AC


  • Sales Price: $1,151,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $2,588/yr
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42-3 Cogswell Ave, Cambridge Single-Family Townhouse

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