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Located in the Old Cambridge Historic District, this elegant Federal Colonial Revival single family home was designed by renowned architect Lois Lily Howe, one of the first women to graduate from MIT’s School of Architecture. This 13 room, 6 bed, 4.5 bath residence was built in 1900. The first floor features a large living room, family room, and dining room. All of these rooms have wood burning fireplaces with carved wooden mantels. Details include intricate crown moldings, large windows, wall adornments, Southern pine floors, and interior window shutters in the dining room. The kitchen has a center island and a six-burner commercial-grade Garland stove. On the second floor there are 2 bedrooms with ensuite baths, a study, and laundry room. The third floor has 4 bedrooms & 2 full baths. The unfinished basement & walk-up attic combine for a total of 3,570 additional sqft. The patio is accessible from the kitchen side entrance. Adjacent to the patio is off-street parking for 2 cars.

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Basic Information

  • Bedrooms6
  • Mls StatusActive
  • Bathroom5
  • Lot Features Corner Lot
  • Parcel Number 415848


  • NeighborhoodHarvard Square
  • Building Number49
  • CountyMiddlesex
  • StateMA
  • StreetHawthorn Street
  • TownCambridge
  • Zip02138


  • Acreage0.13


  • Flooring Wood, Tile, Carpet
  • Interior Features Bedroom, Study, Bathroom


  • RoofSlate

Property Information

  • Square Feet5,432
  • Building Area Source Measured
  • Living Area 5,432
  • Lot Size Square Feet 5,663
  • Lot Size Units Acres


  • Date Listed10/20/2021
  • Farm Land Area Units Square Feet
  • View Count1

Tax Information

  • Tax Assessed Value $3,828,800
  • Tax Year 2021
  • Taxes$22,765

Basic Information

  • List Price$5,800,000
  • MLS Number72910702
  • Modification Date05/07/2022
  • Property SubTypeSingle Family Residence


  • BasementFull, Interior Entry, Sump Pump, Unfinished
  • Building Area Units Square Feet
  • Construction Materials Frame
  • FireplaceYes
  • Fireplaces Total 5
  • FoundationStone, Brick/Mortar
  • Garage Spaces
  • Patio And Porch Features Deck, Patio
  • Property StyleColonial
  • Rooms13
  • Window Features Storm Window(s)
  • Year Built1900
  • Year Built Details Actual
  • Year Built Source Public Records


  • Amenities
    • Highway Access
    • Medical Facility
    • Park
    • Private School
    • Public Transportation
    • Shopping
    • T-Station
    • Tennis Court(s)
    • University
    • Walk/Jog Trails
  • Appliances IncludedRange, Dishwasher, Disposal, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Gas Water Heater
  • Other AmenitiesBasement, Fireplace, Tennis


  • Parking Spaces2
  • Parking Features Off Street


  • Bathroom 1 First
  • Bathroom 2 Second
  • Bathroom 3 Second
  • Bathrooms Total Decimal 4.5
  • Bedroom 2 Second
  • Bedroom 3 Third
  • Bedroom 4 Third
  • Bedroom 5 Third
  • Dining Room First
  • Family Room First
  • Full Bath4
  • Half Baths1
  • Kitchen First
  • Living Room First
  • Master Bedroom Second


  • Cooling Window Unit(s), 3 or More
  • Cooling YN Yes
  • Electric Circuit Breakers
  • Heat SystemYes
  • Heating Steam, Natural Gas
  • Sewer Public Sewer
  • Water Source Public

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Listed by The Carol Kelly Team, Shannah Hall and Carol Kelly of Compass

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