“It’s always a cliché to talk about location, but Foster is maybe one of the most desirable locations for a modest-sized house in Cambridge,” says Hammond Residential listing agent Christian Jones. While Brattle Street, Harvard Park, and other big locations have appeal, Foster is walking distance to Harvard Square and the river, and has very little vehicle traffic.
Due to the unique nature of the side-by-side property, this home has appeal for anyone wanting to use it as a single-family house to developers looking to redo the property completely. This orientation offers the possibility to live in the three bedrooms on one side, and rent out the other (great if you want to live in Cambridge but on a tighter budget).
The property has been owned by the same family for decades, and it hasn’t been renovated in many years—so it’s a find for anyone looking to do some sort of renovation. “It’s very rare to find property in this neighborhood,” Jones says, “and the side-by-side configuration works for a lot of different buyers.”
52-54 Foster Street, Cambridge
Prop Type: Multi-Family
Year Built: 1903
Private Patio: Yes
Fireplace: Yes (52 Foster)
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