2130 Massachusetts Ave
Built in the early 1980s, Cornerstone Park offers deluxe urban living. It is one of the more desirable places to live in Cambridge. This 8-story complex features more than 30 condos with a variety of floor plans that vary in size from 1,100 to 1,300 square feet. There is one elusive one bedroom/one bath option that's 638 square feet. If you're looking for modern convenience, amazing views, and easy access to public transportation, then Cornerstone Park is the place for you. The condos at this residence range from $460,000 to $698,00, depending on the unit. Here's a brief overview of the three different types of floor plans offered at Cornerstone Park:
Two Bedroom/Two Bedroom with a Study: There are two different two-bedroom floor plans at Cornerstone Park. They have either two or two and one-half baths, and range between 1,100 and 1,290 square feet. These condos have a large open concept living area, dining room, and kitchen. The master bedrooms feature a large walk-in closet.
Three Bedroom: The three-bedroom option has either one, two or two and one-half baths and vary between 1,272 and 1,297 square feet. They have a stunning open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen, and plenty of closet space.
Cornerstone Park offers its residents a lot of great amenities, such as garage parking, a live-in super, a function room, and a beautiful backyard and garden for relaxing or barbecuing. The elevator has been recently renovated. Other features include oak parquet floors and central air conditioning in all of the units. The majority of the units feature a cozy wood burning fireplace and a convenient in-unit washer and dryer. Homeowners association fees include water, sewer, snow removal, intercom, master insurance, extra storage, refuse removal, landscaping, and exterior maintenance.
A co-housing cooperative community, the eight-story Cornerstone Park on Porter Square consists of 32 condo units on 1.3 acres of land and is considered one of the most desirable housing locations in Cambridge. With easy access to parks, shopping and public transportation, the community is ideal for walkers and bicyclists.
Ranging in size from 638 to 1,300 square feet, the units are available in one-bedroom, one-bath apartments up to two-story, four-bedroom apartments and town houses. Depending on the floor plan, the condos range in price from $460,000 to $698,000.
The 638-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bath unit is ideal for a single person or a young or senior couple.
The two-bedroom options feature either two or two and one-half baths. Ranging in size from 1,100 to 1,290 square feet, these open-concept-plan condos include a large master bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet. A two-bedroom unit with additional study space is also available.
Three-bedroom open-concept units are available with either one, two or two and one-half baths and range in size from 1,272 to 1,297 square feet. These condos also feature lots of handy closet space.
All units feature central air conditioning and beautiful oak parquet hardwood floors. Most units also include an attractive wood-burning fireplace to gather around on those chilly winter nights and a handy in-unit laundry, which saves you from the time and effort needed to take the wash to a commercial laundromat. A recently-renovated elevator takes you to your home. Garage parking is available.
This collaborative co-housing community offers many amenities not ordinarily found in a traditional community. Constructed in the early 1980s, the complex is designed to encourage interaction among residents. The central common house features room for community gatherings, such as shared meals. There are also two dens, exercise and crafts rooms and children's playrooms.
The attractive back yard and garden allow residents to enjoy barbecuing or just relaxing with neighbors.
An environmentally-responsible community, the complex stresses recycling, composting and conservation.
Your home owner's association fee covers many services, including water and sewer, refuse and snow removal, landscaping, additional storage, exterior maintenance, an intercom system and master insurance.
Porter Square Neighborhood
Formerly known as Union Square, the Porter Square neighborhood is the area at the intersection of Massachusetts and Somerville Avenues between Davis and Harvard Squares. The Porter Square station conveniently serves two lines: the MBTA Red Line and Commuter Rail Fitchburg. Much of the campus of Lesley University sits within Porter Square. In 1899, the neighborhood was named for the Porter Hotel, known for its specialty, the porterhouse steak.
Lesley University's Porter campus is the site of the College of Art and Design, the Graduate School of Education, the Lunder Arts Center, Student and Financial Services, the Moriarty Library, University Hall and most of the school's art galleries and dance studios.
The Porter subway station is noteworthy in that it's the deepest of the entire MBTA system. The station was built in bedrock, which resulted in savings of both time and money while under construction.