68 Newton St., Unit 2, Somerville
Year built: 1910; converted 2020
Square feet: 2,134
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Fee: To be determined
Taxes: To be determined
Sometimes a single element gives silent voice to the transformation undergone when a 110-year-old house is remade into two 21st-century condos. In this two-floor unit near Somerville’s Union Square, that role is played by a large square skylight that delivers natural light directly into the stairwell and the top-level family room.
It’s one of the many changes made during a down-to-the-studs renovation that also created a lower level with an open floor plan that one arrives at by walking up a flight of stairs with blackened steel railings, natural wood treads, and white walls with wainscoting and shiplap.
A double-door closet is perfectly stationed at the top of the stairs,