13-15 Hazel St., Cambridge
Size: 2,100 square feet
As the days begin to get darker and drearier, we could all use a little extra dose of vibrancy, no? That’s where this color-filled two-family dwelling in West Cambridge comes in. Built in 1928 and currently owned by a pair of artists, it’s a one-of-a-kind home saturated with sunlight and imbued with creativity and charm.
On the ground floor you’ll find the smaller unit, with open living and dining areas that flow into a lemon-hued eat-in kitchen with painted cabinetry, two pantries, and a large dishwasher. Continuing the colorful array is a pastel green bathroom, which sits across from the apartment’s two bedrooms.
Upstairs is the owners’ unit (the larger of the two spaces), which is endowed with a sense of cheerfulness from floor to ceiling, in part thanks to rooms painted in yellow and green. A sunny, large living room sets the lively tone for the home, which continues through to a small study, two bedrooms, and a full bathroom with a retro blue tub and fixtures. Across the hall from the larger bedroom is the kitchen, which boasts a breakfast bar and a backsplash of tiles that were hand-painted by the owner.
Further beyond the kitchen is a space that’s sure to appeal to any creative soul: a lofted studio complete with skylights and a balcony. It also provides access to an additional workspace or recreation room below. Since this part of the home was added on to the original structure at a later date, the studio also features a wall of raw wood panels that were originally hidden beneath the exterior siding.
Finally, if you’re in search of green space, you’re in luck on that front too, because the home sits less than a mile from both Danehy Park and Fresh Pond Reservation. As for the grounds of the home, though, a small fenced-in backyard offers enough space for lounging or grilling, and a beautifully weathered shed adorned with crawling vines adds just a hint of enchantment.
For more information, contact Karen Landry, Landry & Co. Realty Group, RE/MAX Destiny, remax.com.
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