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42-7 Cogswell Ave Cambridge

$925,000 42-7 Cogswell Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Tucked away off a quiet street you’ll discover this single-family townhouse built in the 1980s by the well-known architect team Bell & Fandetti. Wonderful outdoor space includes a large private fenced enclosed yard surrounded by lush greenery providing a tranquil retreat. The open loft-style interior integrates the main living spaces with a two-story mezzanine-level primary bedroom suite. On the first floor, you'll find two light and airy bedrooms with glass doors that open onto the private yard. 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're looking for single-family living without the usual multi million dollar price in Cambridge—this is the spot for you!

Property Details

  • Single-Family attached townhouse
  • Living sq ft: 1225
  • Lot: 0.04 Acres (1916 sq ft.) per city assessor database
  • 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Year built: 1985

First floor:

Foyer, two bedrooms, one full bathroom: Through the front door a hallway leads to two “connected” bedrooms. 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: 1916 SF (.04 Acre) corner lot features a side yard that leads to a fenced enclosed private backyard with patio, deck and a shed. 

Second floor:

Kitchen, living and dining area: This open concept main living level has cathedral ceilings, two bay windows and glass doors that open onto a deck that overlooks the backyard. 

Third floor:

Primary bedroom: The open mezzanine level is dedicated to the primary bedroom suite featuring a full bathroom, high ceilings and skylight.  

Systems and other details:

  • Furnace: Lennox gas-fired direct vent forced hot air / one zone
  • Water Heater: Gas / newly installed 2022
  • Electrical: Circuit breakers 100 amps
  • Washer/Dryer: LG large capacity “All-In-One” washer and dryer / newer

Exterior and Parking:

  • Windows: Harvey age unknown
  • Roof: Asphalt shingles age unknown
  • Exterior: Painted wood siding
  • One off street parking 

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 in parking lot and landscaping front yard areas which is approximately $900 per year. 
  • Taxes: FY ‘22 $5011.54 (Does not include residential tax exemption savings of $2,701.58)

  • Sold
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1985
    Year Built
  • 1,225 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 1,225 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 1,917 Sq.Ft.
  • Type: Townhouse
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Neighborhood: Cambridge


  • Total Bedrooms: 3
  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Laundry Room: washer and dryer included

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 3
  • Lot Features: private enclosed backyard and patio
  • Parking: 1 off street parking space


  • Sales Price: $925,000
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