Harvard Square condo blends classic Tudor with contemporary loft lifestyle

For $549,000, Unit 306 at 12 Remington St. offers four much-coveted home assets: classic, contemporary, convenience, and Cambridge. Located in a classic 1900 Tudor village community, this 981-square-foot, 2-bed, 1-bath duplex uses its large spaces and windows and its gabled, skylit slate roof to best advantage to form a contemporary light-filled living arrangement with an upper-level loft. From the common brick walkway, just follow the red brick road to Cambridge’s crossroads of culture and commerce: Harvard Square.

A triple window with old leaded glasswork fills the large living room with light and makes the maple hardwood floor gleam. A classic fireplace warms the space and leaves room above for a flat-screen TV or work of art.

The dining room has a quirky octagonal shape for in-the-round sunlight and medieval charm. An original built-in china cabinet with serving shelf and chest of drawers remains. The French door opens out to a private rear balcony.

A granite breakfast bar opens the kitchen out to the dining room for handy food service and chats with the cook. Updated to reflect both classic Tudor style and contemporary tastes, the kitchen has glazed china cabinets like the one in the dining room, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances including gas range and refrigerator with icemaker.

Like the living room, the master bedroom retains its original leaded glass, which lends Cantabrigian class to the space with shield images reminiscent of Harvard’s “VERITAS” crest. The shared bath has been renovated with heated floors and attractive tilework.

Upstairs is a versatile custom loft space, built in with desks, counters and cabinets suitable for a home office or crafts room. Unit 306 also has an in-house washer/dryer and locked basement storage.

 

Photo by Chen Si-Yuan, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Harvard Square’s rich array of amenities needs no explanation. Restaurants, cafes, newsstands, bookstores, boutiques, musicians, jugglers, chess games, bus and Red Line subway service to Boston and beyond, and, of course, lectures, performances and Extension School classes at Harvard University — it’s all there.

For more information on Unit 306 at 12 Remington St., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit http://boston.condodomain.com/meetus

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