For Sale/Rent

On the Market: An Open-Concept Brick Cambridge Townhouse

Enjoy high ceilings and a secluded patio in this home right outside Harvard Square.


Photo by Mike D’Amore

7 Dana Place, Cambridge
Price: $1,999,900
Size: 1,748 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3

Since the pandemic has completely shattered the lines of what’s considered “work” and “home,” you might as well go all in with this brick multi-level townhouse that fuses family living with an open-concept tech startup office vibe, all within a quick commute to both Harvard and Central Squares.

First, the executive-level frills: The four-bed and three-bath single-family boasts two parking spaces and its own garage right in the middle of Cambridge. Plus, after a long day of Zoom calls, you can unwind with a glass of wine on your private fenced-in brick patio with a garden. There’s also a walkout lower level with a private entrance to transform into your own at-home gym.

Inside, the living spaces unfold over wide-open and airy levels lit by huge windows. The rooms overflow with luxe detailing, thanks to the hardwood floors, wood accent walls, and feature ceilings. The lounge-y living room with its towering ceilings invites you to relax in the sunlight cast by the large windows and the cozy heat of the wood stove. Whip up working lunches in the European-style kitchen with its open shelving, maple countertops, and Sub-Zero fridge. The adjoining dining room is spacious enough for evening meals and team brain-storming sessions. On the main level, a sliding door leads to the patio, while an industrial-chic staircase unites all the floors.

Generous bedrooms round out the rest of the space, featuring a slanted beadboard ceiling. You’ll find the main bedroom and its adjoining bathroom on the third level, though the current owner, a chief technology officer, uses the suite as his C-suite-like office. The wood floors are a cool counterpoint to the crisp walls and the white beadboard ceiling, with an industrial winding staircase leading to a loft space with built-in shelves.

Once you snag that next round of funding, there’s still places to make your mark in this pad. The snug office on the top floor with windows that open to the interior staircase is just waiting for a new life as a penthouse library, and there’s potential for an expanded yard. All in, if you’re going to work from home for the foreseeable future, it might as well be in this enviable, executive-like escape.

For information, contact Ilya Jacob Rasner, The Rasner Group at Keller Williams Realty, rasnergroup.com.

Photo by Mike D’Amore

Photo by Mike D’Amore

Photo by Mike D’Amore

Photo by Mike D’Amore

Photo by Mike D’Amore

Photo by Mike D’Amore

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Photo by Mike O’Donoghue

Photo by Mike O’Donoghue

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