46 Highland Ave • Unit 1

46 Highland Ave • Unit 1

46 Highland Avenue, Unit 1  Cambridge, MA  02139

A Harvard Professor's Sanctuary

Sold For: $1,130,000

In these rooms, she reads and writes, preparing for today’s lecture or finishing a chapter in her latest book.  A professor at Harvard, she likes to sit by the window and look at the sky while she thinks. The kitchen, bigger and more elaborate than perhaps she needs, provides a distraction and a place to unwind while she makes meals for herself or dinner guests.  When those guests arrive they are always jealous. “Your floors” they say with delight, “and the height of your ceilings... how ever did you get so lucky as to find this place?”  She has loved every minute at 46 Highland Avenue #1, with its two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; its finished lower level that has doubled as a guest room and a den; its sweet front porch on which she can sit and watch the world go by; and its mid-Cambridge location that allows her to walk to most everything she needs.  Now she delights in the idea of passing it on to another lucky person who will be drawn to its special qualities and turnkey condition, but she will miss it and all it has given her.

Property Details


Size: 1875 square feet, including finished lower level
Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2 full


Outdoor space: Common front porch
Parking: 1 assigned space in rear of unit


Heat: Forced warm air, 1 zone
Cooling: Central A/C, 1 zone
Laundry: Full sized, in kitchen


Year built: 1920
Year renovated: 2009
Taxes: $6,670.42 (this figure does not include the residential exemption of $2,106.96)
Condo fee: $220.41
Condo fee includes: Water, sewer, master insurance, landscaping, reserve funds
Beneficial Interest: 23%


One pet per unit permitted by Condo Association.  
46 Highland Ave. and 40 Highland Ave. share the driveway and split the cost of snow removal 50/50.