Tennis courts

For sale: Homes near public tennis courts, in Somerville and Cambridge

CONDO FEES $150 per month

BEDROOMS 3 THERMES 3

LAST SOLD FOR First time on the market

ADVANTAGES This newly converted and remodeled second floor condo is across from Foss Park, which features a public pool, kiddy pool, ball diamonds and tennis courts. Step into an open concept living space with cherry wood floors, recessed lighting and designer light fixtures. Beyond the dining area, the kitchen features a mesmerizing tile backsplash, a dual-function stove (six-burner gas stove with electric oven), and an island with a waterfall quartz countertop. A front bedroom has a terrace and a private bathroom with double sinks and walk-in shower. There are two further bedrooms to the rear, one with its own stylish bathroom. A guest bathroom and laundry room complete the unit, which includes a parking space in the garage. THE INCONVENIENTS Broadway is a busy thoroughfare.

The kitchen at 242 Broadway #2, Somerville.Handout

Hudson Santana, Keller Williams Boston Northwest, 617-272-0842, SantanaTeam.com

$1,048,000

19 FAIRMONT AVENUE UNIT C / CAMBRIDGE

The exterior of 19 Fairmont Avenue Unit C, Cambridge.Lauren Grace Photography

SQUARE FEET 1,360

CONDO FEES $153 per month

BEDROOMS 2 THERMES 1

LAST SOLD FOR $656,500 in 2013

ADVANTAGES This unit comprises the top two floors of a 1902 townhouse, located on a side street near the Charles River and two sets of public tennis courts. Up the entry stairs, find a new bathroom with radiant-heat marble floors and stacked laundry; there is an office at the end of the corridor. The south-facing living room and dining room have pine floors and 9 foot ceilings. The remodeled kitchen features bamboo floors, marble countertops and backsplash and a center island; sliders lead to an enclosed porch and small deck. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, plus a walk-in closet and an office area with a skylight on the landing. The unit includes two parking spaces. THE INCONVENIENTS No bathroom upstairs, but the plumbing was rudimentary for one.

The living room at 19 Fairmont Avenue Unit C, Cambridge.Lauren Grace Photography

Charles Cherney, Compass, 617-733-8937, cambridgerealestate.com


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