For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Cambridge Single-Family Overflowing with Jewel Tones

Carve out some quiet time in the third-level main bedroom in this gem of a house.


Photo by Jared Kuzia

2 Waterman Rd, Cambridge
Price: $2,098,000
Size: 2,606 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3.5

Overflowing with jewel tones, you’ll find this gem of a house tucked at the end of a private lane in Cambridge’s Huron Village. Here, the wealth of sunlight and the rich color choices boost the beauty of the historical details, from the woodwork right down to the handsome floors.

The vibe of this home—built in 1929—is one of timeless, welcoming warmth. Start in the mudroom with its beadboard panels and citrine accent wall before you step into the living room, which is inspired by bygone beauty. Thaw out by the warmth of the fireplace while you soak in the palette of the honey-colored floors, dark molding, and the room’s ruby accent wall. The jewel box of the adjoining sunroom is a cozy space to curl up with a book, surrounded by views of the quiet street offered by the wrap-around windows.

The kitchen’s vibrant red wall finds harmony with the deep wood cabinetry. Other quirks here include the tile oven backsplash and the office nook where you can work from home but still feel connected to the hub of the house. Meals in the bright dining room spill out onto the rear deck and patio, while the kids run wild in the fenced backyard. And with an in-law suite in the finished lower level with a sitting room, mini kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, there’s plenty of space for guests to linger.

There’s no denying that older homes often feature snugger spaces, though you’ll find that the second-level bedrooms—up the staircase with its masterpiece of a carved banister—feel expansive thanks to the wealth of light and bright palette. The carpeted, curving stairway leads to the crown jewel of the third floor, where the main bedroom carves out a sense of sunny solitude. The window-wrapped bedroom draws the eyes upward to the teal beadboard ceiling with its white-painted beams. The suite also boasts a walk-in closet, sitting area by the staircase, and an adjoining bathroom with sunny walls.

For information, contact the Lauren Holleran Team, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com.

Photo by Jared Kuzia

Photo by Jared Kuzia

Photo by Jared Kuzia

Photo by Jared Kuzia

Photo by Jared Kuzia

Photo by Jared Kuzia

Photo by Jared Kuzia

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