Soon the days will be getting colder and darken, so its important to have a New England home that is both bright and comfy for when you opt to spend more days indoors. These three homes offer the perfect solution in both the cozy Cambridgeport neighborhood—a tiny part of the Cambridge community bounded in by Mass Ave, MIT and the Charles River—and nearby Porter Square, a retail and bar destination that spans both Cambridge and Somerville. New developments, including homes, retail, office and laboratory spaces, have been filling up both areas, so these homes are your chance to join the neighborhoods. 

252 Pearl St Unit B

If you're looking for a newly built home in a classic area, check out this free-standing condo, constructed in 2016. In the heart of Cambridgeport, this four bedroom, three and a half bathroom home goes for $1.5 million. The living and dining areas bring in lots of light with floor to ceiling windows, but you'll still feel cozy next to them in the winter thanks to the fireplace. Plus radiant heated floors on the lower level will keep you happy on those cold mornings.  A floating staircase leads to the master bedroom with en suite spa bathroom. You can walk to Central Square or stay in and take advantage of the private bluestone patio and grassed yard.

For more on this listing contact Rebecca Spears-Siegel at rebecca@compass.com.

201 Brookline St Unit 6

Need a little less space? This two bed, one bath loft still has a lot to offer in its 1,200 square feet, for $798,000. Fourteen-foot ceilings make it seem expansive yet cozy and lots of windows, including skylights, bring in natural light. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the open layout home bring everything together. And if you end up wanting just a bit more space, the sellers have already secured a zoning variance from the City of Cambridge so that new owners can add a 430 square foot second floor with a deck. 

For more on this listing contact Colleen Kelly at colleen.kelly@kw.com.

175 Richdale Unit 105

This townhouse condo fits three bedrooms and two and a half baths into about 1,500 square feet of space right in Porter Square. For $780,000, this home also comes with an exclusive patio and shared gardens. The kitchen opens right up into a bright dining and living room. On the second floor you'll find two bedrooms, a full bath and laundry included. The master suite is one more level up on the third floor, which also includes a bathroom, walk-in closet and glass doors that open up to a large deck with great views. This home is part of a co-housing community that lets the owner benefit from a big garden, recreation rooms and an exercise room as well. 

For more on this listing contact The Petrowsky Hones at petrowskyjonesgroup@compass.com. 

18 Whitney Ave. Unit 6

If you only need enough space for yourself, check out this open-concept one bedroom, one bath in Cambridgeport for $585,000. The living area is flooded with light from two large, angled windows that look out on treetop views. With tall ceilings, large skylights, a suspended loft and basement storage, this 903 square foot home feels like a lot of space. This home is in a charming Cambridge Victorian that's been redone in 2008, including stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen. A deck off of the living room allows for outdoor space and overlocoks a landscaped yard and garden.

For more on this listing contact Maria McFarland at maria@moylandproperties.com.