On the Market: A Bright and Airy Single-Family in Cambridge
With expansive rooms and notch-beamed ceilings, this stunner is begging for soirees.
36 Lopez Ave., Cambridge
Size: 4,345 square feet
Looking at this sprawling Cambridge pad, you can almost hear the music of a bustling party. In fact, the three-level brick showstopper was once a warehouse, then a recording studio, and now it’s a single-family tailor-made for entertaining. You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger home in Cambridge, too—it measures in at 4,345 square feet, with four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
“It’s the happiest, most fun home I’ve lived in,” the homeowner says. “Light flows from everywhere.”
Maybe some of that happiness stems from the feng shui emblems and rose quartz in the foundation, but more than likely it’s the light-flooded, open-concept first floor, with its grand kitchen, living room, and dining room. Sliding doors in the dining room lead right out to the oases of a private patio for summertime meals. Architectural details abound, from exposed beams to the steel staircase railing, and the angled ceilings that help carve intimate spaces out of the mammoth scale.
Once it’s safe for soirees, plenty of friends can fill the space, with that expansive great room joining a bedroom, a library, a laundry room, one full bath, and one half bath on the first level. The four bedrooms boast their own bathroom—each sleek stunners in soothing palettes—offering relaxation after the revelry. Here, it’s a mix of work and play: with four home offices and two libraries for bibliophiles to take a break with a good read.
The penthouse-level main suite is a sanctuary in the middle of the city. Take a gander at those notch-beamed ceilings, the stately en-suite bathroom with its double-vanity and soaking tub shrouded in stone, and walk-in closet so big you could almost camp out by your clothes. The third floor office surrounded by windows and the sights offered by the open decks make you feel like you’re flying through the trees. And when you’re actually ready to face the music of the outside world, both the Red and Green Lines are basically around the corner—as is the Charles river and the Cambridgeside mall.
For information, contact Lance Greene, Compass, compass.com.
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