The Ivy at Dana Hill
18 Centre St
The Ivy at Dana Hill is home to 29 different condos that vary in price from $307,000 to $416,000. These cozy units range from 448 to 587 square feet and feature both studio and one-bedroom floor plans with 9-foot ceilings. The Ivy at Dana Hill was built in 1904 by Boston architect John Hasty. It is a remarkable-looking four-story brick building that was originally home to an apartment complex called The Louisburg. In 2007, it was renovated into the complex as we know it today. Located on a quiet, residential street, The Ivy at Dana Hill offers residents a modern living in a comfortable atmosphere.
The condos at The Ivy at Dana Hill have a spacious open concept floor plan. In the living room area, there are energy-efficient, double-pane bay windows that welcome in plenty of natural light. The galley style kitchens feature maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, and breakfast bar. The spacious bedrooms have a nice-sized closet while the bath has a deep tub. The entry foyer comes complete with a coat closet.
The Ivy at Dana Hill offers its residents many attractive amenities. Some of these amenities include the following:
- Renovated kitchens with handsome granite countertops and top notch stainless steel appliances
- Beautifully renovated tiled baths
- 9-foot ceilings
- A common laundry area
- Heat and hot water are included
- Bicycle storage available
- Parking (available for select units)
- Extra storage space (available for select units)
The Ivy at Dana Hill is located very close to Harvard Square and Central Square. It is just a quick walk from Cooper Park and the sights and sounds of Massachusetts Ave. The Ivy at Dana Hill is also a short walk to the closest Red Line station.
Constructed in 1904, the four-story, 29-unit brick condo complex, The Ivy at Dana Hill, is located on a peaceful one-block residential street not far from Central and Harvard Squares and only a short walk from the MBTA Red Line station. Formerly the Louisburg apartment complex, the building was renovated in 2007 and is now a blend of historic charm and modern comfort and convenience.
The cozy, open-concept two-room studio and three-room, one-bedroom condos range in size from 448 to 587 square feet and are priced from $307,000 to $416,000.
Each unit features towering nine-foot-high ceilings, beautiful oak hardwood floors and a welcoming entry foyer with a convenient coat closet. The renovated galley-style kitchen includes gorgeous shaker-style maple cabinets, a handy breakfast bar, handsome black granite countertops and such top-notch stainless steel appliances as a stove, a refrigerator and a dishwasher. Energy-efficient double-pane bay windows in your living room let in lots of natural light. Your roomy bedroom includes a large closet, and the beautifully renovated tiled bath features a console sink and deep tub that's perfect for relaxing.
Select units include parking, extra storage space and an attractive decorative fireplace.
The pet-friendly community offers a convenient common area and lower-level laundry and bike storage. Monthly condo association fees cover heat, hot water, sewer, exterior maintenance, common laundry facilities, landscaping, snow and refuse removal and master insurance.
Dana Hill Neighborhood
Known today as Dana Hill, in 1640 the area around Dana Street between Cambridge Street and Massachusetts Avenue consisted of the Old Planting Fields and Small Lot Hill. Inheriting a home that had been constructed on the Old Planting Fields in 1645, Francis Dana, a delegate to the Continental Congress, signer of the Articles of Confederation and Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, purchased the plots of Small Lot Hill. The consolidated land became known as Dana Hill.
The Dana Hill subunit is located in the Harvard Street Historic District, an area between Harvard and Ellery Streets. Seven well-preserved homes built in the 1800s are located in the district, which in 1982 was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Since 1889, the Cambridge Public Library main branch, located in the city's geographical center, has been at its present site. Accommodating up to 200 persons, the high-tech library features free Wi-Fi, nearly 100 public access computers, seven community meeting areas and an outdoor seating area, perfect for summertime reading.
Residents of Cambridge who hold a valid library card can now access more than 5,700 online courses in business, technology and other creative skills through Lynda.com. They can also access Kanopy, a video streaming service that includes over 30,000 theatrical and training films and documentaries.
History buffs will find the library's Cambridge Room especially interesting. The room houses nearly 200 collections of the city's history from the 1600s to the present.
Located directly in front of the library, John Lorentz Park ranks fourth among the Boston area's finest bicycle path venues. Pet friendly, the park also features a playground and tennis courts.