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Classic East Cambridge cottage

So excited to be listing this super cute cottage with my colleague Dino Confalone — as you can see, it is picture perfect, and located in one of my favorite Cambridge neighborhoods! Come visit me at one of the open houses — Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 1:30 pm!

145 Fifth Street — 2+ beds / 1 bath, 1084 SF

View photo gallery, floorplans and 3D tour here.


This move-in ready, circa-1854 cottage has everything you’re looking for — smart layout, spacious rooms, lots of windows providing great natural light, good ceiling height (including on second floor), a lovely south-facing garden area and amazing roof deck with pergola. Feels much larger than square footage! Additional perks include first floor laundry, a bonus room perfect for a study or home office, a large walk-in hall closet on the second floor (could convert to second bath) and plenty of storage in the basement and outdoor shed. All this in a great East Cambridge neighborhood with easy access to many shops, parks, restaurants, and coffee shops, plus MIT, the Red Line at Kendall AND the Green Line at Lechmere. Walkscore = 93 and Bikescore = 92.

Year built: 1854 Bedrooms: 2 (+study) Bathrooms: 1 Living area: 1084 SF +/- per public records Parking: on-street permit (ask agent about local garage option) 2017 Taxes: $2,135 with residential exemption

Listed at $739,000



So much to love in this amazing neighborhood!

  1. Abigail’s Restaurant – eat and enjoy craft cocktails indoors or on the patio

  2. Cambridgeside Galleria — 120 stores and restaurants under one roof and at your disposal

  3. Charles River Canoe & Kayak — paddle the Charles for a unique view of Boston, the Zakim Bridge, MIT and more!

  4. Desfina Restaurant — this family-run taverna is great for casual and amazingly good dining

  5. Farmer’s Market at Kendall Square — great seasonal option for local produce, baked goods, and artisanal delights

  6. Fuji at Kendall — upscale sushi and Asian fusion just down the block

  7. Kendall Square Cinema — THE Cambridge destination for independent and foreign films

  8. Lone Star Taco Bar — this new addition to the neighborhood is already a local favorite

  9. Multicultural Arts Center — this local treasure offers a regular program of dance, music and theater

  10. New Deal Fish Market — come visit Carl at this third-generation family business with the best fresh seafood in Boston

  11. North Point Park — this great urban park on the banks of the Charles has gardens, a playground, dog-friendly space and a footbridge into Charlestown

  12. Petsi Pie — conveniently located just down the block, Petsi is famous for great coffee, breakfast treats and of course, pie!

  13. Twin City Plaza — providing the convenience of a grocery store, pharmacy, Marshall’s and a gym, all in the neighborhood

Plus easy access to the Red AND Green Line trains at Kendall and Lechmere.

BONUS: The First Street garage, just a few blocks away offers discounted monthly parking to Cambridge residents — $100/month May – November and just $50/month during the winter!

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