7 Murdock St., Cambridge
Size: 1,738 square feet
You might think you’d need a particularly cavernous single-family to have space for a home office, gym, three bedrooms, a reading loft, and an open living area—but this cute Cambridge home makes room for it all in under 2,000 square feet. Douglas fir timbers appear throughout the post-and-beam style hideaway, and do a nice job of sectioning off the lounge area, with its wood-burning fireplace, from the dining area, which glows with a multi-globe chandelier from Schoolhouse Electric. Over in the kitchen, a soapstone island, glass-front cabinetry, and subway tiling gather around a hip, bright white Bertazzoni gas range.
While cathedral ceilings and high, half moon windows grace both bedrooms on the second floor, one of them is extra spacious. And it comes with a bonus nook: Climb up a sliding library ladder to hang out in a wooden-ceilinged loft. A few built-in bookshelves make it an ideal reading alcove, or you can use it as a tucked-away office space.
The basement level forgoes wooden beams for pale hardwood floors and all-white walls, and carves out space for a personal fitness center and a third bedroom with an ensuite bath. Outside, instead of small patch of grass to mow, the yard offers a shady bluestone patio to sit out on. To top it off, a two-car driveway with an electric car charger and a built-in bike rack on the back patio provide a couple of environmentally-friendly ways to travel around Inman Square and into the rest of the city.
For information, contact Lara Gordon Caralis, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, gibsonsothebysrealty.com.
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