On The Market: 144 Upland Road, Cambridge
The idea of living in a garage may be just about the least appealing thing you can think of until you see this property. Originally commissioned by a family with three kids, this home used to be a commercial garage but has been converted. What would have been a wall of garage doors is now a wall of glass windows. This is accented by a large, bright area, thanks to a section of the building highlighted by a sunroof.
Though the living room certainly stands out with interesting ceilings and incredible flooding light from the wall of windows, the other rooms in the house seem more natural. “Now you would look at the rooms as standard, and its just the mindset,” says Hammond Real Estate listing agent Christian Jones. “Now, with how we’ve embraced luxury, people are going to want to move some things around, maybe dedicate some space to the master suite, or maybe enlarge either the shared bath or the bedrooms.”
In this property there is a great deal of square footage to work with, so it is a malleable space that you can be put to any use and renovated in many ways, while still maintaining the architectural purity.
Though this property is located at the summit of Avon Hill and just a short distance from Harvard and Porter Square, it feels set off on its own. “You have to walk into the yard to feel the seclusion of it,” says Jones of this intriguing properties. “It’s one of the few properties in Cambridge that you just can’t see from the street; you have complete privacy.”
144 Upland Road, Cambridge
Living Space: 3,467 square feet
Year Built: 1913
Bathrooms: 2 full