64 Highland Avenue #5

64 Highland Avenue #5

64 Highland Avenue, Unit 5  Cambridge, MA 02138

Sold for: $990,000

The perfect blend of old and new

On the top floor of a classic 6 unit building built in 1910, Unit #5 at 64 Highland Avenue, in desirable Mid-Cambridge, is a wonderful blend of old world architecture and re-imagined spaces, better-suited to a 21st-century lifestyle. The property – which runs the full length of the building - has high ceilings, beautiful moldings, lovely light and a large private porch overlooking an even larger, lush common backyard. In 2014 the kitchen and dining room were combined to create a nice open plan that is a delightful surprise. It lends itself beautifully to a daily meal for the two of them or for a large dinner with friends. Many guests have stayed in the second bedroom, and the little office off the living room is the perfect spot to spend the day working from home. It was the 9-foot ceilings, being on the top floor, and the lovely light that drew the current owners to the property. Come and discover what you find most compelling!

Property Details


Size: 1,366 sq. ft.                    
Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1


Material: Clapboards (painted 2017)                   
Outdoor space: Porch and common back yard
Roof: Rubber (installed 2017)


Heat: 2 common forced hot water systems fueled by gas.  (boilers installed 1993 & 2008)
Cooling: 2 mini-split air conditioners
Hot Water: 2 tanks (installed 2007-2008)
Laundry: Shared, in basement
Windows: Double paned (installed 2015)


Year built: 1910
Year converted: 1976
Taxes: $4874.12, excluding residential exemption; $2,806.30 with residential exemption
Condo fee: $400/month
Condo fee includes: heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, insurance, maintenance and reserves
Association: 6 units, 3 owner occupied


Water sometimes seeps into the basement. Kitchen was renovated in 2014. Pipes in the basement are wrapped with asbestos.