Davis Square in Somerville is undoubtedly a cultural destination, with local shops, exalted eateries and one of the area's oldest movie theaters.And though the neighborhood has been around for quite some time, that doesn't mean the homes there have to be old. You can enjoy the best of what Davis Square has to offer with your whole familywithout spending a lot of time on the T to get there orsacrificing what you want in a modern home. Thanks to these recent listings, your family can live comfortably.

18 PrichardAve. Unit 18

This duplex is just steps away from Davis Square and offers many modern luxuries from a Samsung video intercom system to Next thermostats. It's priced at $1,285,000 but can be purchased with all the furniture and fittings included for $1,370,000. The property was extensively renovated by British interior designer Beatrice Fulford-Jones, who incorporatedup-to-date extras like solar panels and electric car chargers. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms — each of whichfeatures radiant heated floors — in its 1,871 square feet. The kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, Bosch appliances and an island with a pop-up electrical and USB dock.

For more about this listing contact Bigelow/Irving at bigelowirving@compass.com.


35 R Lexington Ave.

This listing on what the real estate agent described as "one of Somerville's finest streets" lets you be centrally located to both historic Davis and Porter Squares while in a new, modern home. Build in 2015, this newly constructed Mediterranean-style home is perfect for a family with three bedrooms, a nursery and/or office, study, a roomy third floor and two and a half baths. The top-quality kitchen features a large breakfast island as well as a wine fridge. A modern gas fireplace offers easy-to-switch-on heating throughout and a 10-foot sliding door fills the living area with natural light. Plus, this property has private gated access to the Minuteman Bike Path so your whole family can go out riding.

For more on this listing contact Century 21 Commonwealth at(877) 922-1594.

137 Sycamore St.

If you want modern elements while still maintaining the historic elements of your home, this custom Colonial was built for you. Historic details and modern functions are perfectly combined in this $2.1 million five bed, four bathroom home. Upon entering the house, you're greeted with 14-foot tall ceilings and detailed crown molding. The foyer leads through a butler's pantry into a chef's kitchen equipped with updated elements like a six burner range, double ovens, Thermador cooktop, subzero fridge andan additional double wall oven, perfect for feeding your large family. A mahogany deck offers stunning views of the city and the master bathroom offers a tranquil retreat, with a spa-like tub, separate shower and double sinks all done in marble. An intercom and securitysystem come already installed.

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