On the Market: A Contemporary Cambridge Home with a Magnificent Sculptural Staircase
This 7,500-square-foot house off Brattle Street has a suspended gas fireplace, glass-enclosed office, and privacy fence.
11 Brown Street, Cambridge
Size: 7,500 square feet
Bathrooms: 6 (full), 1 (half)
Let’s face it, if you’re home to both Harvard and MIT, you have to have a lot going for you. But in addition to being a top-tier destination for education and a hub of innovation, Cambridge is also beloved for its beauty and quality of life. So it’s no surprise when you find a place like 11 Brown St., which has been built to extraordinary standards by the Cafasso Design Group (an environmentally conscious company known for making exceptional homes), offering extraordinary style, luxury, and seclusion.
For starters, the gorgeous grounds—which are protected by app-controlled security systems and a privacy fence—create an ideal urban oasis, while the overall design showcases contemporary Asian and European influences throughout the home. But the visual centerpiece of the home’s contemporary design is a twisting sculptural staircase connecting the home’s three above-ground levels. Built directly under three illuminating skylights, the structure’s cleanly curving lines look different from various perspectives, effectively seeming like functional art installation.
On the first floor, guests will also be impressed by a living room that includes a five-foot-wide, three-sided fireplace with custom floor-to-ceiling Japanese tile and a dining space that has two sets of French doors leading to a deck. There’s also an eat-in chef’s kitchen complete with Calacatta countertops, two sinks and two dishwashers, Gaggenau 400 series appliances, and Italian cabinets—so there’s no excuse for a lack of homecooked meals or dinner parties.
On the second floor in the luxurious primary suite, it’s easy to remain relaxed in the en-suite, four-piece bath with tweak double vanity and a spa room that includes amenities such as a serene soaking tub, curb-less open shower, bidet toilet, radiant heat, and skylight. This room also features custom closets outfitted by Scavolini, so stylish storage is always in season. Additional elegant accommodations are found on this level as well, plus a family room with suspended gas fireplace, a glass-enclosed office, and a laundry room. Meanwhile the lower level offers plenty of storage space and a media room wired up for your own cinematic experience right at home. We’d be remiss not to mention the hall spa here too, which includes a steam shower, cedar sauna, HUMM Heater, double vanity, and cooling area.
Built in 1916 and renovated extensively in 2022 and 2023, 11 Brown Street also boasts a full outdoor kitchen, a dining patio, heated driveaway, and two bay car garage. With a location convenient to area attractions and transportation, this property ticks all the boxes for living your best life.
For more information, contact Ed Feijo, Gail Roberts, Ed Feijo & Team, www.gailroberts.com.
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