Want to know how the Green Line Extension will impact Somerville? Here’s the Boston Globe’s take…

And note that I have a couple very nice condos available at 44 Radcliffe Road — right up the street from the future site of the Gilman Square Station! :)

Green Line Extension Map

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Here’s my latest listing — this one is actually the first of three units that will be available in this new association. The views here are amazing — especially from the two porches — and the space overall just feels great. Check it out…

9 Radcliffe Road, Unit 3 — 2 BR/1 ba, 713 SF +/- with parking, listed at $329,000

Download feature sheets here.

Download floorplans here.

This airy top floor condo is a fantastic value for a newly-renovated unit in a great Somerville neighborhood! Unit has a spacious layout with great flow, hardwood floors, tons of windows, a modern kitchen and bath, two porches, parking and private laundry hookups in the basement. Conveniently located in the heart of the city near the library and City Hall, with easy access to Routes 28 and 93, Sullivan Station and just a half-mile to vibrant Union Square with its many cafés, restaurants, shops, farmers market and community festivals. This neighborhood is ripe with potential as the site of the much-anticipated Sarma restaurant and the future Gilman Square Green Line Station.

Showings begin at this weekend’s open house — Sunday from 12 – 1:30 pm — join me!

Posting this, I feel like a broken record. A while back, when I was bringing on another Church Street listing, I said I should just pitch a tent in the middle of the street and call it a day — have done so much business there this year. And here’s another!

The condo may look familiar, as it’s the first floor unit at 7 Church, where I’d previously listed the second floor. In fact, I’m using the pix from Unit 2 here, since Unit 1 is still being staged and the areas photographed are virtually identical. Unit 1 is bigger, though, as it has a private entrance and hallway. (You can download floorplans here.)

Another difference is that when I listed the upstairs unit, buyers would be the only owner-occupants and require portfolio financing since the developer still owned the other two. Well, that no longer applies, so this one is much more straightforward. The lucky buyers will also be getting a brand-new roof, which is being installed as I type…

UPDATE: We are now live on MLS — download the listing here. And please join me for one of my open houses this weekend — I’ll be there Saturday & Sunday from 12 – 1 pm!

7 Church Street, Unit 1, Somerville — 2BR/1ba condo with parking — will list at $369,000

When I heard about this townhome coming on the market, I knew I had just the right buyers for it. And happily for my clients, we were able to get in to see it right away, and get an accepted offer — sooooo happy for them! It’s a great 1997-built townhome in a 3-unit association on a lovely block of Church Street — actually right across the street from my most recent of the five (!!) condos I’ve listed on the street this year. Have I mentioned how much I love Union Square?

49 Church Street, Somerville — 3BR/1.5 bath, 1197 SF, listed at $435,000

Download MLS listing for 49 Church Street, Somerville.
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49 Church Street, Somerville
Listed by Terrie Hayden of Re/Max Destiny.

We all know that Cambridge is a hub of innovation, and Kendall Square may well be “the most innovative square mile on the planet,” as its local business association claims, but… Somerville houses some great innovation centers as well, and companies born there are bringing well-deserved attention to Cambrideville’s other half.

This week I had the pleasure of joining the Cambridge & Somerville Chambers of Commerce to tour two great new innovation spaces in Union Square — Artisan’s Asylum and Brooklyn Boulders.

Artisan’s Asylum is 40,000 sf of shared use space for artisans, builders, and all sorts of creative maker-types. The AA offers private work studios, common work and lounge areas, use of amazing equipment ranging from massive drills and welding tools to 3-D printers, and classes for the public. Here are some pix from the tour:

Artisan's Asylum, Somerville

I love the sign on this 3-D printer.

Artisan's Asylum, Somerville

View down one of the aisles.

Artisan's Asylum, Somerville

And scooters to make getting down those long aisles easier!

Brooklyn Boulders is a rock climbing gym with an innovative surprise inside — a satellite office of Kendall’s own Cambridge Innovation Center. As described on its website, BKB is “a new type of curated community space anchored by 38,000 square feet of sophisticated, challenging climbing terrain augmented by art, culture, music and entrepreneurship.” Here are a couple pix from my visit:

Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville

Congessman Mike Capuano speaking to our group. The mezzanine space we’re standing in will soon be home to CIC.

Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville

View from the mezzanine looking down at one of the climbing walls — check out the high-tech pulleys which allow you to climb without a belay-er (is that a word?).

Soon to move in next door to Brooklyn Boulders and Artisan’s Asylum is Greentown Labs — a shared space for clean technology companies. Here’s a look at the plans for the space:

Greentown Labs, Somerville

And I couldn’t end this piece without including a link to the cool piece written in the Globe recognizing that innovation also comes in the form of non-tech startups, featuring Somerville’s own Cuppow!

 

I adore this house — at around 1600 sf, it’s not overwhelmingly large, yet has great high ceilings and lots of windows, making it feel spacious and bright. The rooms are well-proportioned, the floors are relatively level, and the house just feels *solid.* It’s got tons of Victorian character –great woodwork, a curved wall in the dining room, a beautiful banister and staircase– and once you peel off a few layers of “renovation” done over the years (weird tile and lino flooring, a ridiculous fake fireplace in the dining room, etc), you’d have the perfect canvas to design a gorgeous and unique home in the heart of Union Square. If you’d like a showing, please get in touch!

36 Putnam Street, Somerville — 3BR/1 bath, 1618 SF, listed at $639,000

Download MLS listing for 36 Putnam Street here.

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Listed by Thalia Tringo of Tringo & Associates.

Happy to give my readers a *sneak peek* at my new condo listing in Union Square — it’s my fifth listing on Church Street this year — starting to think about moving here :)

56 Church Street, Unit 2, Somerville

Download MLS listing for 56 Church St, Unit 2 here.

Spacious duplex condo with parking for two cars in the heart of Union Square! This recently renovated unit feels like a house—open layout living/dining, modern kitchen with granite/stainless, three bedrooms plus two studies, two full baths, many closets, basement storage, a garage and common patio. Great side street location in vibrant Union Square with its many cafés, restaurants, shops, farmers market and community festivals. 56 Church Street has a Walkscore of 94 (“Walker’s Paradise!”), easy access to Routes 28 and 93, direct bus service to the Red, Orange & Green Lines, Harvard & MIT, and just blocks from the future Green Line Station!

Year built/converted: 1870/2010

Bedrooms: 3 (plus 2 studies)
Bathrooms: 2 full
Living area: 1470 SF +/- per public records
Parking: 2 spaces – 1 garage, 1 driveway
Condo fees: $195/month
2013 Taxes: $4,599 without residential exemption

Listed at $489,900

56 Church Street, Somerville

And check out my Pinterest Board for a visual tour of Union Square!

Union Square Pinterest