67 Hammond Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On a quintessential Cambridge tree-lined street, in the idyllic Agasssiz/Baldwin neighborhood, sits this enchanting 1886 Victorian home. The classic residence combines Shingle, Stick and Arts-and-Crafts styles. Its distinctive architectural features include a band of wavy wood shingles on its front gable pediment, shingled brackets below the gable’s eave, and half-timbered reliefs on the pediment and side half-pediments of its Tuscan-columned porch stoop. Contrasting paint shades add subdued decorative touches, in keeping with the house’s “painted lady” era. Extended bay windows on the front elevation and on one of the rear corners express the large, bright spaces of their respective rooms. A large enclosed garden and brick terrace, to the side and rear of the house, have privacy from the street. The off-street parking area can accommodate four cars.
This carefully updated home is zoned as a two-family residence. The current owners have appreciated the privacy this provides different generations of the family. Separating the two parts of the home is a single door, so the home can be immediately used as a single-family residence if desired by the new owners.
From this ideal central location there is ease of access to a wide range of educational institutions and urban amenities. Within striking distance are Lesley University, Harvard Divinity and Law schools, Harvard’s main campus and multiple schools. The many lively local distractions include the restaurants, cafés and independent stores and boutiques at Harvard Square. Interesting discoveries are to be made with local visits to Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History (including the famed Glass Flowers exhibit). Potentially less exciting, but certainly very practical, is the proximity of the large Star Market grocery store on Beacon Street. There are multiple public transportation options including those provided by the Porter Square T station, only minutes away.
Note: interior and exterior photographs include digital staging.