On The Market: 15 Raymond Street, Cambridge

This beautiful home has exceptional privacy while also being centrally located in Cambridge, just between Harvard and Porter Squares.

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The supple gardens surrounding this home offer exceptional privacy, unique for bustling Cambridge (Photo Provided).

This hidden gem between Harvard and Porter Squares is set back and parallel to the street, hidden by lush gardens that create an unsurpassable privacy on the property. “You don’t feel like you’re in Cambridge,” says Hammond Real Estate listing agent Carol Kelly, co-agent for the property along with Myra von Turkovich. “It’s tranquility personified.”

The incredible plot—perfect for a large family thanks to six full bedrooms—was built by Lois Lilley Howe, the first woman to graduate MIT School of Architecture and be admitted to the American Institute of Architects. “There is a formality to the house,” Kelly says, which come from details like the gracious, wide entryway staircase and second staircase off the kitchen, charming dining room, and traditional attached butler’s pantry opening into the kitchen.

The most staggering parts of the property, however, are the beautiful front, rear, and side garden areas, as well as the small pond. With a deck overlooking the landscaped yard, and large windows throughout the home, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the space. With outdoor decks on both the first and second floors, and the maximized window space in the home, this property brings the outside in with all its calm and serenity.

15 Raymond Street, Cambridge
Year Built: 1922
Living Area: 4,076 square feet
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3 full, 2 half
Fireplace: Yes
Parking Spaces: 2


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