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45-5 Cogswell Ave Cambridge

$950,000 45 Cogswell Ave , 5, Cambridge, MA 02140

Tucked away at the end of a cul de sac sits a uniquely extraordinary single-family townhouse that was fully updated a few years ago. A thoughtfully redesigned modern kitchen connects seamlessly to the dining and living room all bathed with southern sunlight. Along with an updated bathroom, the first floor was reimagined, turning the attached garage into a hybrid space used as an office and family room. The garage door is still functional so it can be used for parking again. A hallmark of this end-unit corner lot is its wonderful outdoor space with a huge 20x17 deck, grassy area, shed and plenty of room for a home garden taking advantage of that sunny exposure. Other stand-outs include newer HVAC, and windows. Sited equidistant to both Porter and Davis Squares, this location is minutes to the Red Line and commuter trains, and acclaimed restaurants. If you are looking for a renovated, move-in ready home, in a great location with all the features of a single family at the price of a condo—this is a must see!


  • Single-Family
  • Living SF: 1100 measured
  • Total Area: 1299 SF per public record includes garage and storage
  • Lot: 0.05 Acres (2,019 sqft.) per public record
  • 6 rooms: 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, (Garage is currently being used as an office/family room).
  • Garage door is still functional and can be used as car parking
  • Ability to install a EV charging station
  • Year built: 1982

First Level:

Foyer, Bedroom One, Office and Family Room: The first level of this townhouse has one bedroom with a full sized window and closet. The 210 square foot garage is being used as living space. It is currently set up as an office and family room. The garage door is still in place if the new buyer would like to use it for car parking. The stacked washer and dryer, HVAC and water heater are located in this area.

Yard and Lot:  2,019 SF (.05 Acre) Corner lot with fenced enclosed side and backyard, features a 19x17 deck, large grass area and shed. The side yard gets great sun exposure and is the perfect spot for a vegetable or flower garden. 

 Second Level:

Kitchen and dining area: Renovated and reconfigured in 2017 the kitchen has gray quartz countertops, white cabinets and stainless steel appliance suite including a gas range, and an exterior vented exhaust. 

Living Room: The southern exposure shines through the bay window along with warm oak wood and a cathedral ceiling.

Dining  Area: A nice sized dining area is next to the sliding glass door that opens to a smaller deck and stairs that takes you to the yard.

Third Level:

Bedroom two and Full Bath: The third floor has very high ceilings with a skylight and two ceiling fans. The bathroom was renovated in 2017, featuring heated floors, a tub with shower, single sink vanity and linen closet. The bedroom has two double closets and newly installed oak flooring.


  • HVAC: Goodman forced air by Gas 2018, A/C 2020
  • Water Heater: Rudd 40 gallon tank installed 6/30/2017
  • Electrical: Circuit breakers 
  • Washer/Dryer: LG Stacked front loading with electric dryer

Exterior and Parking:

  • Windows: 1st floor Jeldwen casement approximately 2021. All other windows are double hung 2016.
  • Roof: Asphalt shingles age unknown (roof age older than owners purchase in 2016)
  • Exterior: Painted wood siding 
  • Private fenced enclosed yard with a 19x17 deck, grassy area and shed.
  • One car garage and street parking
  • Ability to install a EV charging station

Additional Information: 

  • The townhouses at 45 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 are responsible to shovel the part of the driveway in front of their unit. There is a covenant that is a guideline for this community of townhouses, which can be emailed upon request.
  • Utility Averages:  Both Eversource: Gas $, Electric $
  • Taxes: FY ‘22 $2,693.50 (includes residential tax exemption of $2,701.51) Assessed at $887,700
  • Garbage, recycling and composting pickups are on Mondays.


  • The brick area in front of the unit fence is included in the plot (please see assessors plot plan and site plan) but is not being represented for use as parking as configured currently.
  • Sold
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1,100 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 1,100 Sq.Ft.
  • Total Area: 1,299 Sq.Ft.
  • Type: Townhouse
  • Neighborhood: Cambridge


  • Total Bedrooms: 2
  • Total Bathrooms: 1
  • Full Bathrooms: 1

Exterior & Building

  • Garage Space: 1
  • Heat Type: Central
  • Air Conditioning: Central


  • Sales Price: $950,000

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