For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Sunny Townhouse in Cambridge with Walls of Glass

A fenced backyard and a spa-like getaway top off this end-unit home.


Photo by Matt Delphinich

1 Trowbridge Terrace, Cambridge
Price: $2,050,000
Size: 2,080 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2.5

Besides the tons of skylights, what’s clear about this home is that it’s not going to last long on the market.

For those looking for a single-family feel without heading into the ’burbs, this end-unit townhouse in Cambridge is set off from the street and features a backyard and a spacious deck right by the kitchen. The three bed, two-and-a-half bath is steps away from Harvard Square, all while offering a secluded getaway from the bustle of the city.

The first thing you’ll notice when heading up to the first level is that the light is almost an architectural element. The two bay windows of the living room—where you can toast by the wood-burning fireplace—toss light along the honey-colored oak floors. In the kitchen, the warm solid oak cabinetry finds sleek symmetry with the crisp white quartz countertops and the peninsula-style breakfast area with its KitchenAid gas stove and stainless steel hood. Meals flow from the informal dining area to the adjoining formal dining room with its crown molding and decorative marble fireplace. Post-pandemic, the whole first level invites for parties that breeze out into the balcony, spacious deck, and fenced-in backyard.

The second floor pulls out the optical illusions to expand the space, working magic with glass and light. Light beams down from the glass ceiling that tops the hallway, and in the shared bathroom with its heated tile floor, a skylight above the mirror seems to extend the ceiling straight into heaven. One of the three top-level bedrooms boasts glass walls, creating a kind of live-in terrarium where you’re the flower soaking up rays.

The massive primary suite, meanwhile, is a spot to lay down roots. The crisp walls and the mirrored closets set the stage for a soothing getaway with just the right amount of dazzle. The attached bathroom offers heated marble floors (the heated towel rack keeps things toasty, too), the double walnut vanity, and the glass-enclosed tile shower. But best of all might just be that separate space with the soaking bathtub—a spa in your own home that lets you shut out the noise of the day. All you need to do is light some candles, crank up the jets, and bask under the rays of those ten gleaming skylights.

For information, contact Lisa J. Drapkin or Dana Schaefer, True Home Partners, 1trowbridgeterr.com.

Photo by Matt Delphinich

Photo by Matt Delphinich

Photo by Matt Delphinich

Photo by Matt Delphinich

Photo by Matt Delphinich

Photo by Matt Delphinich

Photo by Matt Delphinich

Photo by Matt Delphinich

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