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27 Craigie Street

 

Asking: $8,500,000

 

8 Bedrooms | 4 Full & 2 Half Bathrooms |

 

Interior size6,891 sq ft.

Size of Carriage House3,157  Sq. Ft.

Lot size 36,342 sq. ft.

A side formal entry opens to a tiled vestibule with double doors and a coat closet. There is a center hall that runs the length of the house with bookcases and closets in sections. The spacious living room was redecorated with lavish gold mantle surrounding the fireplace, inlaid floors with large Greek key pattern around the border, floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings. On either side of the living room there are corner studies or sitting rooms, each with a fireplace. The dining room has a fireplace and built-in “chemist’s table” that is used as a sideboard. The kitchen is a generous room with banquet seat and a bay with large windows that give the feel of a solarium.

The second floor includes six large bedrooms, each with a fireplace and sun-filled windows. In addition, there are three full bathrooms, a linen closet and built-in hall cabinet. The third floor has two finished rooms, a large library with built-in bookcases, two smaller bonus rooms, a powder room and generous attic and storage in the eves. The large, raised basement has a finished “office”, the former kitchen with original wood burning stove, a laundry room with three-basin soapstone sink as well as multiple storage rooms.

The carriage house was built in 1882 with “Stick Style” architecture. The west side of the building has been renovated into a large gallery with stairs leading to loft with balcony, vaulted ceiling, skylights and a cupola. Beyond the Carriage House is a fenced garden area with an in-ground swimming pool.

The property is located on the corner of Craigie and Sparks Streets, privately situated on a large, 36,343 sq ft lot with mature plantings. The front façade of the house faces south. Located in the Old Cambridge Historic District convenient to Harvard Square, the Charles River, the universities, private and public schools, transportation, shopping, and fine local restaurants.

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Property Details 

A side entry opens to a tiled vestibule with double doors and a coat closet. There is a center hall with that runs the length of the house with bookcases and closets running part of the span. The large, spacious living room was redecorated in the late nineteenth century with lavish gold mantle surrounding the fireplace, inlaid floors with large Greek key pattern around the border, floor to ceiling windows that open to access the front veranda as well as 14’ ceilings with elaborate shell-and-bead motif and egg and dart molding. On either side of the living room there are corner studies or sitting rooms, each with a fireplaceThe south west corner of the house has the dining room with fireplace and builtin “chemists table” that is used as a sideboardA back hall leads to a powder room and staircase to a back door and basement. The kitchen was moved from the basement to the first floor perhaps in the 1940’s.  It is a generous room with banquet seat and large projected bay with large windows with the feel of a solarium.   

The main staircase leads to the second floor where they split in two directions and meet with a back stair case and half bath. The second floor includes 6 large bedrooms, each with a fireplace and sun filled windows.  In addition, there are 3 full bathrooms, a linen closet and built-in hall cabinet. The third floor has 2 finished rooms, a large library with built-in bookcases, 2 smaller bonus rooms, a powder room and generous attic and storage in the eves.  

The large, raised basement has several rooms with full size windows including a finished “office, the former kitchen with original wood burning stove, a laundry room with threebason soapstone sink as well as multiple storage rooms. The furnace is a steam system by oil, there is an electric water heater and updated electrical service. 

The Carriage House and Stable 

Built in 1882 with “Stick Style” architecture, the structure consists of post and beam construction, supported by exterior wood stud bearing walls. The west side of the building has been converted to a garage with the original wood floor, tack and potting room as well as the original sliding barn doors. The east side of the building, which once was the stable, has been renovated into a large finished room with stairs leading to loft space with balcony and central glass enclosed turret for additional light. 

The Swimming Pool 

To the west of the Carriage House is a fenced garden area with and in ground swimming pool that is currently covered.  Built in 1949 of reinforced concrete, the pool measures 15’X36’ with a depth of 3’6” to 7’6”. There is no further information on the pool but assume it will need restoration. 

The Location 

The property is located on the corner of Craigie and Sparks Streets, privately situated on a large, 36,343 sq ft lot with mature plantings. The front façade of the house faces south. Located in the Old Cambridge Historic District convenient to Harvard Square, the Charles River, the universities, private and public schools, transportation, shopping, and fine local restaurants. 

Details about the Property 

  • Striking period architectural detail throughout 
  • Inviting entry vestibule with double doors  
  • Elegantly appointed living room with fireplace and a wall of windows that view and open to a front veranda and the lush grounds 
  • 1910 Architect Lois L. Howe designs the front porch with trellis designed is a series of circles 
  • The front veranda has staircases at either end with one leading to a brick patio 
  • Exterior had significant renovations and a new roof in 2016 
  • 1949 the swimming pool was added 
  • 1983 The barn was renovated into a gallery 
  • There are 4 brick chimneys 
  • 10 fireplaces, most with ceramic tiled hearths 
  • Hardwood floors, some with inlaid pattern 
  • Lot size: 36, 343 sq ft (.83 acres) 
  • Taxes FY 2021: $39,498.88 (not including a residential exemption) 

 

Systems and Exterior 

  • Steam boiler by oil on four zones 
  • 2 gas water heater, one super store and one 40 gallon  
  • Electric: Circuit breakers 
  • AC in the kitchen and primary bedroom 
  • Roof – asphalt/Fiberglass shingles (new in 2016) 
  • Extensive renovations were done to the exterior of the property in 2016

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