Pushing the design envelope in Cambridge

Kimberly A. Parker

Down-to-the-studs condo renovations are nothing new in Cambridge, so it’s always delightful to see a fresh take that adds architectural elements to the exterior.

It’s even better when the interior is reimagined to how families are choosing to live, work and enjoy their downtime. Unit 65 at 63-65 Alpine St. in Cambridge is pushing the design envelope for Cambridge townhomes, with a sleek exterior that’s visually striking but still fits into the neighborhood.

And what a neighborhood it is, too. Directly across from Callanan Playground, close to Danehy Park, and easily accessible to trails and golf at Fresh Pond Reservation, the townhouse enjoys a prime location in Cambridge. Boasting two (two!) off-street parking spaces and proximity to both Porter Square and Harvard Square, commuters will rejoice, too.

The three-bedroom condo spreads out like a single-family, with close to 1,900 square feet across three floors — an inventive layout that just makes sense for today. There’s a lower level with a full bedroom, bath and playroom with a wet bar — easily becoming a private home office and relaxing media room.

On the main level, an open concept living room with a gas fireplace and dining room share space with a designer kitchen. The latter features stone countertops, stunning custom cabinets, and an island with bar seating. Two restful bedrooms — a primary with en-suite bath and a guest bedroom — occupy the third floor, ensuring quiet and privacy.

There’s even outdoor space — a cozy deck and a fenced stone patio with plenty of room to lounge and entertain.

Open house hours are Sunday, Dec. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the home, on the market for $1,675,000, contact Gail Roberts with Coldwell Banker Realty, 617-864-4430.

 

Home Showcase:

Address: 63-65 Alpine St #65, Cambridge, MA 02138

Bedrooms: 3

List Price: $1,675,000

Square feet: 1,876

Price per square foot: $893

Annual taxes: $6,911 in 2022.

Location: Close to parks, shopping, and transportation.

Built in: 1928

The Appraisal:

Pros:

High-end renovation
Great location
Cons:

Smaller yard (but has spacious patio!)

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