Rare opportunity to own historic 2-family home near Harvard Square

Fantastic opportunity to own historic architect-renovated 2-family house with lots of character in prime location minutes walk to Harvard and Inman Squares. Close to MIT, Lesley and Tufts. Walk to Harvard Square MBTA, Inman, Central, Union and Porter Squares, and all conveniences. 

Three levels of living on quiet side street. 2-5 minute walk to Whole Foods, Dali, Kebab Factory, Savenor’s Market, Broadsheet Coffee Roasters, Wine & Cheese Cask. Easy walk to fabulous eateries, cafes, specialty food shops. 

Built in 1870 for carpenter and builder Stephen Smith, many original details remain including original granite steps from the street, a hand-made solid mahogany banister, high ceilings, plaster molding, well-proportioned rooms with generous sized windows with good natural light. The house features sunny, airy rooms with beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Many of the floors are the original red oak and fir. Enjoy the neighborhood’s largest private backyard and ample private porches for each unit.

In the heart of the Somerville’s Harvard Hill Historic District, 9 Smith Avenue was the first building to receive this historic designation. The Harvard Hill Historic District now includes all the houses on Smith Avenue and several on Beacon St. (See history).

4 BR Unit
Spacious owner’s unit features 7 rooms (3-4 BR) on two levels. All walls freshly painted and floors just refinished and gleaming. Renovated eat-in-kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertop and custom cabinets. Skylights on top floor two-room suite, large private back porch and large enclosed yard. Light, spacious bathroom with period detail. This unit is vacant and move-in ready.

2BR Unit
2BR unit on first floor with large living room with bay window, original plaster molding in larger bedroom, modern kitchen, updated bathroom, hardwood floors throughout, private rear porch.

Off-street parking for two cars. Designated storage areas for each unit with laundry in large dry basement with yard access. Updated heating systems (gas).

First floor rented to long-term excellent tenant.

This house is perfect for condo conversion or as multi-family with rental income to offset the mortgage either for owner-occupant or investor. The house could also be converted into a large single-family. Turn key and move-in ready.

Living Area (according to city): 2679 sq ft
Land area (according to city): 3720 sq ft

(617) 744-9303 
MLS 72722672

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