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Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States of America

Listing # 138007

Rates From USD 1500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2021

Garden-level studio in historic home virtully on Harvard campus

This garden-level studio has an unbeatable Harvard location: tucked away at the end of one of the greenest, most private and exclusive cul-de-sacs in Cambridge, and yet virtually in the center of the main Harvard campus with many departments, museums, and cafés as immediate neighbors.

The house is an 1839 Greek Revival – the last remaining private home on the original Professor’s Row -- with large gardens on all sides. The apartment has two separate entrances, and the main room has two full size windows overlooking a private garden. It is only ~300 sqft with an entrance hallway, a bathroom with shower stall (no tub), and a galley kitchen with eat-in nook. No dishwasher and no windows in kitchen or bathroom, but it went through a complete architect-designed renovation in 2013, has several built-in closets and bookshelves, new recessed lighting, heated floors throughout, naturally cool air in the summer, certified complete lead-paint elimination, free washer/dryer in building and was painted using low-VOC products. It is cozy for one person but too small for two (only rented to one person). Flat-screen TV ready for cable installation (not included). Extensive sound-insulation blocks voices, but some walking can be heard. Previous tenants did not found this to be an issue but could be problem for the sound sensitive. The yard has over 70 specimen trees and many blueberry bushes and chickens.

We look for a pleasant and non-smoking occupant (no smoking even in yard) with no pets. The rent is for a yearly lease, fully furnished (including fully equipped kitchen) and inclusive of all bills (utilities and internet). Shorter term leases may be considered but the rent may then be adjusted.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
300 Sq. Feet
Suited for
1 people
Property Type
Studio or Loft


Available from Tuesday, May 26, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
1 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Cambridge
Postal Code - State or Province 02138 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Harvard Square, Harvard Yard
Closest University Harvard
University nearby MIT, Tufts, Lesley

Rental Price:

USD 1500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Rent reflects long-term lease and may be adjusted for shorter term
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Other:


Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Member Since Jan 26 2020
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About Me
We are both professors of biology, at Harvard University and Suffolk University, and have lived in this home for 12 years. Before that we lived in Sweden and the other Cambridge (UK). We travel extensively in summers partly going back to Sweden and partly for hiking trips around the world.

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