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35 Brewster Street, Cambridge


Listed At: $2,895,000


5 BD | 2.5 BR | 2,501 sq ft


Enchanting Queen Anne/Stick-style row house, built in 1884 and known as the residence of Robert Frost for the last 20 years of his life (1943-1963). Designed by John Besarick for Boston banker, John Brewster.

The home welcomes you into an inviting reception hall, leading into the formal living room and dining room. A large, renovated eat-in kitchen looks onto the private garden and terrace. Walking up the skylit staircase are 5 bedrooms and two updated bathrooms. Beautiful architectural detail, combined with modern systems, offer a
special blend of character, history and comfort. 35 Brewster is one of four row houses and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Robert Frost, an American poet, author of “The Road Not Taken”, moved to Brewster Street at the beginning of World War II, with his border collie named Gillie.

Privately situated on an idyllic residential street, one block north of Brattle Street, less than a mile to Harvard Square. Convenient to the Universities, Huron Village, restaurants and shops on Mass Ave. Easy access to Local schools, museums, the American Repertory Theater, Mt. Auburn Hospital, and all that Cambridge has to offer.

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First Floor:

  • Generous entry hall
  • Living room with bow window, corner fireplace, built-in bookcases, and double doors to both the front hall and the dining room
  • Dining room with corner fireplace and walk-in china closet.
  • Large, renovated kitchen with center island that has a gas range with retractable vent, generous granite counters, stainless appliances, a pantry with glass front display cabinets and eating area with a bay window that overlooks the garden and patio.
  • Half bath
  • Custom coat closet


Second Floor:

  • Front bedroom with built-in bookcases and walk-in closet with built-ins. This bedroom was Robert Frost’s writing room
  • Second bedroom with door to an updated bathroom that has a second door connecting to the hall.
  • Third bedroom with bay window overlooking the garden


Third Floor:

  • Front bedroom with peaked front window
  • Back bedroom with updated en-suit bath and door leading to the roof.


Lower Level:

  • Large unfinished basement with bulkhead and laundry room washer and dryer


Additional Features:

  • Off street parking for two cars
  • Heating: hot air by gas
  • Central air conditioning
  • Gas water heater (2011)
  • Updated electrical with circuit breakers
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Slate roof
  • Maple and pine floors
  • Washer and dryer in the basement
  • Distinctive tree in front: a Manchurian linden
  • Interior: 2,501 sq ft
  • Lot size: 4,107 sf
  • There is an easement for 33 Brewster to cross the back yard of 35 Brewster
  • Taxes FY2022: $16,343.93 (not including the residential exemption)

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