3 Whittier St. #3, Cambridge
Size: 3,647 square feet
For anyone who never wants to be more than an arm’s reach away from a book, this is definitely the home for you. You’ll find a few built-in shelves tucked into the kitchen next to the integrated fridge, a whole wall of them in the fireplaced living room, two narrow pillars of shelving leading the way to the dining room, and one more set right by the staircase—and that’s just on the first floor.
On top of being a dream come true for any burgeoning book collectors, the bounty of built-ins are a simple way to decorate your space. Arrange the spines in an aesthetically pleasing color pattern, showcase your first editions proudly, or forgo the books and use the perches to exhibit a different kind of collection.
This condo is more than some nifty shelves, though. Actually, a lot more: It may seem unlikely given its prime location a few minutes from Porter Square, but the 3,647-square-foot home comprises four living levels, six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a large deck. Not to mention its four total parking spaces, including a two-car garage.
Another notable feature is the exposed brick walls that add character and visual interest to several rooms, including the second-floor reading loft. Settle into a comfy chair there or anywhere and rest assured that you’ll have plenty of light to read (or write) your novel—plentiful windows bathe the all-white rooms in sunlight.
For information, contact The Petrowsky Jones Group, Compass, compass.com.
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