Archive for September, 2017

103-105 Henry Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Handsome side-by-side Victorian with wrought iron fencing and great curb appeal. Just four houses from historic Hastings Square, the location is convenient to MIT, Harvard, BU and biotech, with easy access to Memorial Drive and the Turnpike to go farther afield. Interiors of both sides have unspoiled detail, high ceilings, lovely bay window, maple flooring on the right side (the seller’s residence) and oak flooring on the left. Living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens are generously sized and both sides have easy access to the pretty backyard with its privacy plantings (irrigation system). Left side has an ornamental fireplace with a marble mantel. The master bedroom on the right side was expanded and has a walk-in closet with closet system. The second bedroom, used as an office, has built-in book cases. On the right side, the 3rd floor with 2 bedrooms and full bath, utilizes the entire third floor of both sides. Easy parking. Near T, buses, all amenities.

36 Hawthorn Street Unit 2
Cambridge, MA 02138

Dynamite location near Harvard Square and the Charles River, yet tranquilly sited far back from the street for serene living. The private entry leads to an exceptionally large, exceptionally charming second floor with all of the rooms on one level—a rarity. The abundant windows on four sides provide great light and pretty views with good window privacy. The generously sized living room has a bay window, wood-burning fireplace, custom cabinetry and shelving. The dining room, also with a fireplace, bay window and wall of bookshelves, is open to the kitchen for a contemporary lifestyle. Two of the 4 bedrooms are used as offices now, and the professional office, with its private entry and half bath, would serve well as a bedroom suite. Additional features include 2.5 baths; in-unit washer dryer; a private porch; high ceilings; wide pine and fir flooring; good closets; a private storage room in a nice basement. The chimney has been rebuilt, the flues lined, and an easy damper control was installed. One parking space, not tandem, plus one guest space for the building and use of the common garden and patios. Near the T, everything!

477 Lowell Street
Lexington, MA 02420

Stunning circa 1850 modified Greek Revival, situated on 30,310 sf lot, is bordered by conservation land. Lush grounds and spacious backyard can be enjoyed from the oversized deck, gazebo or secluded oases among the trees. This gracious home has an expansive lower level with flexible space for a professional home office, playroom or guest suite, plus a full bathroom, cedar closet, laundry room, workshop and storage. The living room is large and well-proportioned, with gas fireplace, built-ins, and French doors to deck. Light-flooded family room has wood-burning stove and sliders to deck. The huge white kitchen has open plan and features granite island, gas cook top, stainless steel vented hood and double sink. A peninsula and built-ins serve as separation from the ample dining area with oversized windows. First floor has almost 10-foot ceilings, abundant windows, and bright, beautiful hardwood floors. Located just 1.5 miles from the Center, this lovely home is ideal for commuting, shopping and outdoor enjoyment.

41 Bowdoin Street, Unit 24
Cambridge, MA 02138

In sought-after Radcliffe neighborhood, near the Law School, Harvard Square, T, shops/restaurants between Harvard and Porter Squares. This delightful residence, in move-in condition, offers pretty views with good window privacy, a light-flooded interior, pocket doors and beautiful oak flooring. Thoughtfully renovated and designed to provide an abundance of closets and storage, this home offers clever modifications to give optimal flow. The living room is generously sized with a bay window, wood-burning fireplace, builtin shelving and cabinetry, and recessed lighting. The office/single-sized “bedroom” has double windows, a large closet and ceiling fan. The master bedroom has a ceiling fan and wall of closets. The open kitchen, with custom glass-front cabinetry, a gas stove, dishwasher and microwave, with granite counters and peninsula, overlooks the dining area, with more built-in shelving and cabinetry. The renovated bathroom is charming. Extra storage. A fabulous location!

149 Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Dynamite location! Nestled behind a white picket fence on a charming Cambridgeport street, this 7-room, 3-bedroom home, originally a Greek Revival built by Torrey Hancock, affords a surprising amount of space with its flex rooms. The living room, with lined fireplace, opens to the dining room, creating wonderful entertainment space. The dining room features a wall of built-ins and decorative fireplace, and both rooms have very good light. The eat-in kitchen, with its original bake oven, has direct access to the pretty brick patio and side yard. The 2nd-floor master bedroom, with lined fireplace, has a small office/dressing room/future en suite bath; the 3d bedroom has loft-space above. The 3d floor is delightful and wonderfully open with skylights. Original architectural detail is evident throughout. The house is perfectly situated for Harvard/MIT/HBS/BU/hospitals; the biotech areas of East Cambridge and Kendall Square; Boston; the T; and all amenities. Driveway parking.