Archive for September, 2017

975 Memorial Drive Penthouse 1105
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Harvard Square’s premier address! When you step off the elevator directly into this exquisitely renovated penthouse, you will enjoy the serenity of the elegantly appointed yet eminently livable surroundings, and will appreciate the thoughtful personal attention and meticulous detail throughout. The open living and dining room has the warmth of cherry custom cabinetry, a fireplace, and wall of windows overlooking the Charles River and Harvard’s buildings beyond. The sleek, white Poggenpohl kitchen, with top-of-the line appliances, has a generously-sized island and counters of Caesarstone. The master suite was designed for comfort with its fireplace, TV, custom cabinetry, dressing room, and luscious en suite bath; the two additional bedrooms also have bathrooms en suite. A private terrace with lighting and irrigation is accessed from the living area or the master bedroom. A smart house; an exceptional sound system; and most convenient parking space in garage. A full-service building. Hotel, 3 restaurants, spa, health club amenities.

221 Mount Auburn Street, Unit 401
Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Square! Sought-after, west corner residence with sweeping, 4-season views of the Charles River from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Enjoy watching Harvard and BU sculls, pleasure boating, tranquil river views and the fun of entertaining your friends from your ringside balcony for the Head of the Charles regatta. This beautifully and thoughtfully renovated home has an open floor plan, creating a light-flooded interior and luscious views. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath residence has abundant closets; a master bedroom with en-suite bath, custom cabinetry for extra storage, and double closet with systems. The second bedroom has a walk-in closet and bathroom nearby with custom cabinetry for extra storage. Additional features include maple flooring (original parquet replaced); replacement windows; a large honed granite peninsula with breakfast bar in the open kitchen; and in-unit laundry. Extra storage; parking. Expansive common yard. Full service; 24-hr concierge. T; bus.

62 Larchwood Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138

The sought-after Larches, a delightful neighborhood… This light-flooded Colonial in the coveted Larches has been in the same family for 46 years. Upon entering the foyer, you will first note the beauty of the scrolled volute at the base of the the staircase. The expansive living room on the left, with a wood-burning fireplace, window seat surrounded by bookshelves, wainscoting and crown molding is a perfect room for entertaining. A flex room off the living room can be used for office, playroom or guest room when needed. The formal dining room with wainscoting can be utilized as is, or the wall of the abutting kitchen could be removed and replaced with an island (or peninsula); please see a design in the floor plans attached. The half bath has a wonderfully discreet location. Three bedrooms and two baths occupy the second floor. The master bedroom with a window seat is particularly spacious and easily accommodates a larger master bath with abutting walk-in closet; please see the floor plan attached. The bookcases on the wall of the third bedroom could be removed for more space. Access to the heated attic for potential expansion is especially convenient. Mullioned windows exist on both ends of the space, and the City includes the finished room. The basement has a sauna and, according to the seller, it works. The fenced yard is nice, level and private. This house has the “luxury” of a 2-car garage; with a 3-car driveway, the garage could be narrowed to create a larger backyard. Benefits to living in The Larches: It’s really a neighborhood; neighborhood happenings are sent via email; there’s an annual “block” party and a book club—now wouldn’t you really like to live here?

41 Linnaean Street, Unit 42
Cambridge, MA 02138

Radcliffe/Avon Hill. Cleverly renovated penthouse with private open views, facing south and east from its corner location. This lovely home is perfect for entertaining, with its expansive space, built-ins lining the dining room, including a granite countertop for easy serving and wine cooler underneath. The renovated kitchen has abundant storage, gas stove, necessary appliances, and window above the sink. A window seat fills the bay in the living room, providing extra seating and storage underneath; the fireplace is flanked by bookcases. The oversized bedroom has two closets, one walk-in, both with a closet system; renovated bathroom with vanity. French doors lead to a charming flex room for guests, office or exercise. Windows all around create a light-flooded interior; yet privacy and serenity permeate the environment. Terrific in-unit and basement storage. Big common yard with grill/furniture. Harvard/Porter Square T stations; all amenities nearby. A showstopper!

70-6 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

In atmospheric Professors Row, the setting for this contemporary townhouse is towards the end of the intimate mews, amidst lovely mature trees to provide greenery in its dynamite urban location. The living room has a wall of windows and a soaring ceiling; a designer wood stove; an “expandable” dining room; and a kitchen with granite counters, stainless-steel refrigerator with French doors and lower freezer, a Bosch dishwasher, as well as a gas stove with vented microwave above. The bedroom on the second floor is generously sized and could be used as the master bedroom, with its own full bath; the laundry room is conveniently located on this floor. The master bedroom suite above has a wall of closets with drawers and storage systems, a cathedral ceiling, two skylights and an en suite bath with a hot water dispenser to have a cup of tea or coffee in bed. The two offices above have skylights and closets; the upper office had been used as a bedroom by the previous owners. Two years ago the garden level room was renovated, with a full bath and kitchenette added, which provides terrific space for family use, guests or an au pair. Pella sliders in the living room, which lead to the deck and patio in the fenced yard and from the garden level to the patio and gardens, were recently replaced. The coat closet is near the heated 1-car attached garage, which has an overhead automatic door opener and room for storage. The house has central air conditioning; a 1-year-old Veissmann wall-mounted, gas-fired condensing boiler with hot water on demand; replacement tilt-in windows; 2005 roof; gutters cleaned June 3d of this year. The Harvard Square T is nearby; there are bus stops on Kirkland; Julia Child’s beloved Savenor’s is just up the street; there is an easy jaunt to every Square in Cambridge.