12 Inman St
Located at 12 Inman Street in the heart of Central Square, the seven-story, 30-unit Austin Court condominium complex includes a ground-floor commercial office with six residential floors above. Only steps from the Central Square MBTA station, the mid-rise building, constructed in the mid-1960s, offers its residents plenty of natural light and a roof deck view of both Cambridge and the City of Boston. A convenient elevator in the building takes you to your home or the handy on-site laundry, the relaxing sauna and steam room or your optional basement storage area.
Ranging in size from the 429-square-foot studio to the 929-square-foot one- and two-bedroom options, the units are priced from $285,000 to $619,000, varying according to floor plan.
The cozy studio unit features a bright galley-style kitchen that includes a large window to provide the sunlight you need for easy meal preparation and cheerful dining. The convenient kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, including a refrigerator, a microwave and a dishwasher, as well as a garbage disposal.
Averaging 653 square feet, the one-bedroom units include one full bath. The smaller units, measuring 429 square feet, feature galley-style kitchens; the larger floor plans include pull-alcove kitchens. The spacious open-concept living room lets in lots of natural light, thanks to the large windows and the sliding glass door that opens to your own private Juliet balcony. All one-bedroom units also offer generous closet space.
The 929-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bath units feature beautiful hardwood floors and plenty of closet space. The pull-alcove kitchen includes such modern appliances as a refrigerator, a dishwasher and a gas stove. The spacious open-floor-plan living room features several windows to let in plenty of natural light and a sliding glass door opening to your own private Juliet balcony where you can enjoy impressive views of Cambridge.
Safety is paramount at the community. There are netcams in the lobbies, the laundry room and the resident parking lot, where you have one designated space. In addition, the outer lobby door is locked at night, allowing residents to enter the building through the use of a secure keypad.
Heat and hot water are covered by the monthly condo association fee.
Central Square Neighborhood
Located at the junction of Massachusetts and Western Avenues and Prospect Street, Central Square is an officially-designated State Cultural District for its wide variety of ethnic arts and business establishments. The area is the commercial center for several surrounding neighborhoods, including Mid-Cambridge, Cambridgeport, Area 4, Riverside and MIT. Because much of the square is speedily undergoing several improvements and renovations that attract upper-middle-income residents, many upscale businesses have chosen to open in the neighborhood.
In 1990, the area of the square between Main and Clinton Streets, known as the Central Square Historic District, was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Located only a few blocks from the condo community on the north side of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus, the school's museum includes collections of robotics, technology-themed art, artificial intelligence, maritime and general MIT history and the world's largest collection of holography pieces.