On the Market: A Fresh and Sun-Filled Condo by Harvard Square
Three bay windows and bright splashes of color make this top-floor unit feel like a breath of fresh air.
361 Harvard St. #7, Cambridge
Size: 1,388 square feet
Tucked on one of the covetable blocks behind Mass. Ave. and between Harvard and Central Squares, this condo is not only incredibly well positioned, but inside, it’s enviably hip. The key to the fresh look? A neutral, sun-soaked canvas punched up with vibrant accents of color.
Take a gander at the kitchen, where white walls (included an expansive subway tile backsplash) and waterfall edge counters play against dark tile floors and a stainless fridge built into gray-toned cabinets. The welcome surprise is the glimpse of a tomato red wall through the doorway into the walk-in pantry. Above the breakfast bar, a pair of bare light bulb pendants hang from bright red braided cords, and the scarlet knobs on the stainless Wolf range is the color-coordinated cherry on top.
Three sets of bay windows bathe the other rooms in sunlight, making the pale gray and beige walls and original fir floors glow with warmth. Both bedrooms are generously proportioned: The master bedroom has enough space for all of your typical furnishings, plus an extra alcove to use as a yoga corner or reading nook. With several built-in bookshelves and length enough for a little in-room office, the second bedroom doesn’t let down either.
But in the city, the most valuable real estate is often private outdoor space, which this top-floor home claims, too. Back in the kitchen, walk toward the red wall and you’ll enter the pantry. On one side, a working dumb waiter and a set of stairs lead down to the basement. On the other, a door leads out onto an enchanting deck, partially framed by brick walls and a wooden balustrade. All that’s left is to hang a string of fairy lights and bring in your pop of color.
For information, contact the Rose/Wolf Team, Compass, compass.com.
Note: While 361 Harvard Street #7 is currently “coming soon,” those interested should contact the agents directly for more information. It is slated to officially hit the market and be listed on MLS in mid- to late-February.
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