On the Market: A Regal Reading Nook in Cambridge
If the courtyard’s bubbling fountain and imported Italian pavers haven’t tipped you off, one step inside this Colonial Revival home is all the proof you’ll need that you’ve arrived somewhere special. One mile from the gates of Harvard Yard, the eclectic 1888 Cambridge abode features original stained-glass transoms, Greco-Roman bas-relief detailing, and carved teak columns, among other classical design elements. A little rusty on your art history? Brush up inside the Norwegian-inspired library, complete with a fireplace—the home has 10—and a wood stove. Built by the original owner as a gathering space for the world’s brightest minds, the house has played host to everyone from Gertrude Stein and Frederick Douglass to Yo-Yo Ma and Bill Clinton.
Address: 168 Brattle St., Cambridge
Stats: Ten bedrooms, four bathrooms, 8,372 square feet, 0.47 acres
Listing Price: $10,500,000
Listing Agent: Susan Condrick, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-426-6900, gibsonsothebysrealty.com
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