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159-161 Chestnut Street

$2,300,000 159-161 Chestnut Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Rare opportunity to own an exceptionally maintained 2-family in the heart of Cambridgeport that could be converted to a single! Owner-occupied for over 30 years, you will be captivated by the oak floors, high ceilings & whimsical charm. You will find stained glass, reading nooks, & custom touches throughout. The "Owner's Unit" consists of a home office/studio, 3-4 bedrooms, including an oversized primary bedroom with cathedral ceilings and 3 closets, 3 full baths, & an open dining/living room with a fireplace. The "Tenant Unit" is a 3-room apartment and could also be used as a separate home office, au-pair or 1st floor "In-law". The sweet backyard is nicely landscaped with trees, a wisteria-covered arbor, & a wonderful large deck. Additionally, there is full sun on the front 2nd floor south-facing deck. The location is perfect - just minutes to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Central Sq red line, the BU bridge & the green line, and the Charles River. Offers, if any, are due on Wed, 9/28@1pm
  • Sold
  • 5
  • 4
  • 1895
    Year Built
  • 3,173 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 3,173 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 3,683 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: 73038105
  • Type: Multi-Family
  • Year Built: 1895


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 4
  • Flooring: Tile, Varies Per Unit, Hardwood, Unit 1(undefined), Unit 2(Hardwood Floors)
  • Fireplace: Unit 1(Fireplace - Wood burning)
  • Appliances: Unit 1(Range,Dishwasher,Refrigerator,Washer,Dryer), Unit 2(Range,Refrigerator,Washer,Dryer), Utility Connections for Gas Range, Utility Connections for Electric Range, Utility Connections for Gas Dryer, Utility Connections Varies per Unit
  • Other Interior Features: Unit 1(Cathedral/Vaulted Ceilings, Storage, Walk-In Closet, Bathroom With Tub Shower, Open Floor Plan, Programmable Thermostat), Unit 2(Ceiling Fans, Pantry, Bathroom With Tub, Open Floor Plan), Unit 1 Rooms(Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Family Room, Office/Den, Other (See Remarks)), Unit 2 Rooms(Living Room, Kitchen)

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 4
  • Water Source: Public
  • Utilities: for Gas Range, for Electric Range, for Gas Dryer, Varies per Unit
  • Roof: Shingle
  • Lot Features: Level
  • Parking: On Street
  • Heat Type: Unit 1(Hot Water Radiators, Gas), Unit 2(Hot Water Radiators, Gas)
  • Air Conditioning: Unit 1(Window AC), Unit 2(Window AC)
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Stone, Brick/Mortar
  • Security Features: Unit 1 Security System
  • Other Exterior Features: Porch, Deck - Wood, Gutters, Fenced Yard, Garden Area, Unit 1 Balcony/Deck


  • Sales Price: $2,300,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $8,661/yr
  • Zoning: RES

159-161 Chestnut Street

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