159 Summer Avenue

Reading, MA 01867

1/2 Bath
3,490 Sq. Ft.
$236 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.

Property Details for 159 Summer Avenue

MLS #72529499
Year Built1889
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeSingle Family / Detached
Lot Size0.47 AC / 20,347 SF
Taxes$10,923 / year
Condo/Co-op Fees-
HOA Fees-
CountyMiddlesex County

Listing Agent

Marjorie Falla

Leading Edge Real Estate


P: 781.944.6060

M: 781.771.4426

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Property Details for 159 Summer Avenue

Victorian, Shingle, Queen Anne
Garage Spaces
Parking Spaces


RARE OPPORTUNITY to own one of Reading's most ICONIC Victorian homes which has been HIGHLIGHTED in several Reading historic PUBLICATIONS. Designed by local architect Horace Wadlin, this RICHLY DETAILED, 9 room, 4 bedroom home is a transitional style between QUEEN ANNE and SHINGLE. Beautifully maintained by the current owners this home has retained it's architectural features: the NATURAL OAK used throughout the house including an oak dining room with CURVED window seat; EUROPEAN-TILED oak fireplaces;...


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Building Information for 159 Summer Avenue

Stories-Year Built1889Building Size-Lot Size0.47 AC / 20,347 SF

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$4,234 per month

30 year fixed, 4.45% Interest

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Property Information for 159 Summer Avenue

General Details
    Property Details
  • Property Type: Single Family
  • Single Family Type: Detached
  • Community Features: Public Transportation, Shopping, Tennis Court, Park, Golf Course, Conservation Area, Highway Access, House of Worship, Private School, Public School
  • Basement Info: Y
  • Waterfront: No
  • Beachfront: No
  • Color: White
  • Year Built: 1889
  • Year Built Description: Actual
  • Year Built Source: Public Record
  • SqFt Total: 3490
  • Square Feet Source: Public Record
  • Living Area Disclosures: Includes finished basement area, finished 3rd floor attic unheated,
  • Directions: Corner of Summer Ave. and King St.
  • Middle School: Parker
  • High School: Reading High
    Interior Features
  • Appliances: Wall Oven, Countertop Range, Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer
  • Basement Features: Full, Partially Finished, Interior Access, Concrete Floor
  • Num of Full Baths: 1.0
  • Num of Half Baths: 1.0
  • Fireplaces: 3
  • Flooring: Wood, Tile, Vinyl, Wall to Wall Carpet, Hardwood
  • Master Bath: No
    Exterior Features
  • Construction: Frame
  • Exterior: Shingles
  • Exterior Features: Porch, Porch - Screened
  • Lot Description: Corner, Paved Drive
  • Roof Material: Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles
    Parking Features
  • Parking Features: Off-Street, Paved Driveway
  • Garage Parking: Detached, Carport
  • Electric: Circuit Breakers, Knob & Tube Wiring
  • Energy Features: Insulated Windows
  • Heating: Central Heat, Hot Water Radiators, Gas
  • Cooling: None
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas, Tank
  • Sewer: City/Town Sewer
  • Utility Connections: for Electric Range, for Electric Oven
  • Water: City/Town Water
Room Information
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom Level: Second Floor
  • Master Bedroom Desc: Flooring - Hardwood
  • Master Bedroom Dimen: 19X17
    Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 2 Level: Second Floor
  • Bedroom 2 Desc: Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood
  • Bedroom 2 Dimen: 17X14
    Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 3 Level: Second Floor
  • Bedroom 3 Desc: Flooring - Hardwood
  • Bedroom 3 Dimen: 14X13
    Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 4 Level: Second Floor
  • Bedroom 4 Desc: Flooring - Hardwood
  • Bedroom 4 Dimen: 12X10
    Dining Room
  • Dining Rm Level: First Floor
  • Dining Rm Desc: Fireplace, Flooring - Hardwood, Wainscoting
  • Dining Rm Dimen: 16X14
    Family Room
  • Family Rm Level: First Floor
  • Family Rm Desc: Flooring - Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Family Rm Dimen: 12X10
  • Kitchen Level: First Floor
  • Kitchen Desc: Flooring - Vinyl
  • Kitchen Dimen: 16X15
    Living Room
  • Living Rm Level: First Floor
  • Living Rm Desc: Fireplace, Closet - Walk-in, Flooring - Wood
  • Living Rm Dimen: 19X14
    Other Room 1
  • Other Room Name 1: Foyer
  • Other Room Level 1: First Floor
  • Other Rm 1 Desc: Flooring - Wood, Wainscoting
  • Other Rm 1 Dimen: 13X8
    Other Room 2
  • Other Room Name 2: Bonus Room
  • Other Room Level 2: Third Floor
  • Other Rm 2 Desc: Flooring - Wood
  • Other Rm 2 Dimen: 35X11
Property Information
    Property Info
  • Acres: .47
  • Lot Size: 20347
  • Road Type: Public, Paved, Publicly Maint.
  • UFFI: Unknown
    Tax Information
  • Assessments: $767,700
  • Block: 0146/7
  • Book: 39289
  • Lot: 2&3
  • Map: 015
  • Page: 011
  • Tax ID: 732591
  • Tax Year: 2019
  • Taxes: $10,923
  • Zoning: S15
  • Terms Feature: Contract for Deed
Building / Association Information
    Other Building Characteristics
  • Foundation: Fieldstone
  • Frontage: 154
  • Insulation: Partial, Blown In

Property History for 159 Summer Avenue

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
Jul 10, 2019Listed (Active)

MLS PIN #72529499

DateEvent & SourcePrice
Listed (Active)

MLS PIN #72529499


For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Public Records for 159 Summer Avenue

Taxable ValueLand$330,400Additions$404,300Total$734,700
Tax Record2019$10,455
Home Facts
Beds4Baths1.5Finished Sq.Ft.3,490 SqFtUnfinished Sq.Ft.1,197 SqFtStories2Lot Size10,315 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1889

Schools near 159 Summer Avenue

Walter S Parker Middle SchoolPublic6-80.2 mi
Alice M. Barrows Elementary SchoolPublicK-50.3 mi
Reading Memorial High SchoolPublicPK-120.9 mi

Walter S Parker Middle School

6-8, 0.2 mi, Public


Alice M. Barrows Elementary School

K-5, 0.3 mi, Public


Reading Memorial High School

PK-12, 0.9 mi, Public


School ratings and boundaries are provided by GreatSchools.org and Pitney Bowes. This information should only be used as a reference. Proximity or boundaries shown here are not a guarantee of enrollment. Please reach out to schools directly to verify all information and enrollment eligibility.

159 Summer Avenue is a single family for sale in Reading, MA 01867. This property was listed for sale on July 10, 2019 by Leading Edge Real Estate for $824,900. Nearby schools include Walter S Parker Middle School, Alice M. Barrows Elementary School and Reading Memorial High School. 159 Summer Avenue is a 4-beds, 1-bath 1-1/2 bath, 3,490 sq. ft. single family built in 1889.

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