Historic Cambridge Mansion On the Market for $10.5 Million
This Cambridge, Massachusetts home, designed by Boston architect Arthur Little, is an unusual yet stunning example of the colonial revival style. Dubbed the Joseph Thorp House, it dates back to the late 19th century and features 10 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The mansion has Neoclassical (in the exterior columns, moldings, and railings) and Greco-Roman (with the interior accents) design influences, making it a truly unique colonial.
The salon, designed by Lockwood de Forest, channels the American aesthetic movement with detailed teak throughout. It’s even more precious considering few of de Forest’s works remain–those that do include Manhattan’s Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. The French Country kitchen features the original cast-iron stove, now updated with contemporary appliances. Outside lies a courtyard with gardens and a fountain.
The home is located minutes away from Harvard’s campus on the increasingly genteel Brattle Street, where houses are rarely on the market. Current owner Swanee Hunt was the ambassador to Austria during the Clinton Administration and offers this rare opportunity for $10.5 million. Find more information here.
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