On the Block

Cambridge choices

A condo and two single-families offer location, location, location.

By Elizabeth Gehrman
October 3, 2010

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$639,000 19 Corporal Burns Road Square footage 1,202

Lot size 5,200 square feet

Bedrooms 3

Baths 1 full

2010 taxes $3,926

Last sold for $585,000 in 2009

PROS This clapboard single-family could be expanded with the current zoning and is in a great Huron Village location, steps from Fresh Pond and Alewife Brook Parkway. Its large living room is open to the dining room, which has French doors to the backyard. The kitchen is a bit chopped up, but could gain a lot of space from the mudroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a shared bath. The house has a fenced, flat yard; a path leads to a separate office outfitted with electricity and a wood stove. CONS It needs some work. CONTACT Daniel Lipset, Charles Associates, Cambridge, 617-876-4242,

$699,000 57 Otis Street, Unit 3 Square footage 1,840

Condo fee $175 per month

Bedrooms 3

Baths 3 full

2010 taxes $4,173

Last sold for First time on market

PROS On the third and fourth floors of an East Cambridge brick row house, this condo has much to offer. On the lower floor are two bedrooms, each with an en suite bath; the master bedroom also has an en suite office or sitting room. Upstairs are the open-plan living/dining area and the kitchen, which has cherry cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, and granite countertops. There’s also a spacious bedroom on this floor, along with a full bath with stacking laundry. In the hallway are stairs to the roof, which offers amazing 360-degree views. CONS There’s no roof deck. CONTACT Paul Campano, Keller Williams, Cambridge, 617-304-3686,

$1,595,000 9 Forest Street Square footage 3,254

Lot size 4,000 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 3 full, 1 half

2010 taxes $10,904

Last sold for $1,531,000 in 2009

PROS This home off Mass. Ave. near Harvard Law School has high ceilings and original moldings. On one side of the foyer are the living room and dining room, off of which is a cozy sitting room that gives way to a deck and patio. Opposite these are a front parlor with marble mantel and a library with built-ins. The kitchen is large and sunny, with an island, pantry, and breakfast area. Upstairs, the master has an en suite bath and a reading nook; another bedroom has its own bath, and two more share a hall bath. CONS It needs minor cosmetics. CONTACT Holly Almgren, Coldwell Banker, West Cambridge, 617-413-6980,

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