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1860s townhouse 4 blocks from Harvard Yard

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Listing #81733


House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $5400 | Monthly
Last Updated 36 days ago

About

3 1/2 tfloors of a four-story 1860s townhouse 4 blocks from Harvard Yard, 1/2 block from Cambridge Library and playground: $5,400/month including utilities (heat/AC, phone/WiFi) and two off-street parking spaces. The house is semi-furnished: the current furnishings, described below, can be rearranged as needed. Two bedrooms (each approx 14X15') on the third floor share a renovated bath with whirlpool tub. The sunny front bedroom has a full-size French antique brass bed, plus a large closet. The quiet back bedroom has a king platform bed with side shelves, antique bureau, and a large closet. Also on this floor, adjoining the front bedroom, is a 6X10 study with teak desk and shelving; it could be converted, as needed, to a small additional bedroom. Another 6X10 bedroom on the 4th floor (part of which is given over to the owner's long-term storage) is also available; it has an antique full-size bed and shelving. The ground floor consists of an open living room/kitchen with working fireplace; couch; antique sideboard; washer-dryer; L-shaped kitchen (the woodwork is dated, but the appliances -- stovetop, double-oven, and dishwashe -- are new); and a half-bath. There's a sunny patio in front, and a large fenced back yard, adjoined by two off-street parking spaces. The second-floor library/living room, with a balcony overlooking the floor below, features a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, turntable (with LPs), sofa, antique Heriz rug, side tables, and a newly restored 1906 Steinway grand. The house is well suited to scholars or professionals (classical musicians especially) seeking a quiet, comfortable, peaceful setting in an ideal location. If a match seems promising, we'll send a copy of a boilerplate Massachusetts rental agreement, with highlighted amendments particular to this property. Visits can be arranged by appointment. In inquiring, please tell us something about yourself, what you're seeking, and for how long. Long-term renters will be given preference. P.S. We can't consider exchanges at present, but we're interested (eventually) in France, Italy, or the Caribbean. The maximum exchange would be 2 months, minimum 2 weeks. We also have a house and cottage on Nantucket and a pied-a-terre in midtown Manhattan, both available for exchange.

Bedrooms
3

Bathrooms
2

Offices
1

Size
2,000 ft2

Suited For
4

Property Type
House

Availability

From January 1, 2022

Additional Dates

January 1, 2022

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Long-term renters preferred, but flexible; 2022 rate will be higher. Aug-Dec 2021 unavailable

Location

House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Harvard; Longy School of Music of Bard College

Nearby Universities
MIT, Leslie, Tufts, Suffolk, Emerson, etc.

Comments: Mid-Cambridge, near Harvard Yard

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Suburban
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $5400 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Features

Interior

Furnished

Semi Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning

Fireplace

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Creative

Piano

Comments: Restored 1906 Steinway grand

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Sandy

Member Since 2013

Trust Score (22)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic