42 Valentine Street

42 Valentine Street

42 Valentine Street  Cambridge, MA 02139

Asking: $949,000

When the current owners walked in to 42 Valentine St., one of several townhouses built across Cambridge in a distinctive style by architects Bell & Fandetti, they could see in its open and dramatic form the opportunity to capture the 3rd bedroom they needed without changing the character that made the property special. What they created is a riff on the architect’s original idea that is more functional for their family, yet capitalizes on the incredible light from large south facing windows and vaulted ceilings. They renovated the kitchen & bathrooms, updated the systems, and reinvigorated the space with soothing colors & refinished floors. Outside, they built a large deck that serves as their 7th room much of the year. As they leave their city house, they will miss their community of friends and neighbors in their Cambridgeport neighborhood, they will miss the many nearby parks, and, most of all, they will miss the vibrancy of Harvard and Central Squares.

Property Details


Size: 1,104 sq. ft.
Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 full bathrooms and one half bathroom


Lot Size: 1,622 sq. ft.
Material: Clapboard (painted 2018)
Roof: Asphalt shingles (older)
Outdoor space: Deck with storage benches
Parking: 1 deeded off-street parking space


Heat:  Forced warm air and hot water baseboard; new burner 2013
Cooling: Central A/C
Electrical: Circuit breakers, 100 amps
Hot Water: 30 gallon tank
Laundry: Stacked washer/dryer on 2nd floor
Windows: Double paned with storms


Year Built: 1976
Taxes: $4,886.15 without residential exemption; $3,130.31 with residential exemption

Disclosures:  A few windows have broken seals.  Roof is older.