On The Market: 138 Brattle Street, Cambridge
This classic colonial has been updated with contemporary details and a more modern floorplan.
Near Harvard Square and the Charles River, this revived colonial has added space, a redesigned and landscaped backyard, and a two-car garage. “It’s the complete package from a condition and location perspective,” says RE/MAX Destiny listing agent Lisa Johnson.
In 2001, a four-level addition expanded the home with three rooms in the lower level and attic, an added a first-floor family room, and a more modern second-floor master suite. The home now has two full master bedrooms and a balcony looking out over the beautiful garden. “It’s exactly what this traditional colonial needed,” says Johnson. She explains that the renovated floor plan added a family room with a wall of French doors opening out onto the backyard, an appealing feature to families today.
Located on one of the most historic streets in the country, this home has more than just an impressive interior. “It’s always been a fashionable address, distinguished for its architecture and history,” Johnson says. Each house on tree-lined Brattle Street has a distinct architecture representing almost every period of design. At only a mile and a half long with only 50 homes, an opportunity to snag a spot on this street doesn’t come along very often.
138 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Living Area: 4,812 square feet
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half