Here’s what buyers say, when seeking the elusive Cambridge single family: “We want a renovated house…but a historic one! Something with great architectural detail…but we don’t want to lie awake worrying about old house stuff. We’d love a quiet and leafy side street close to Harvard Square, so we can walk to the T and restaurants. We’re looking for an exciting urban life… but we’d also like the quiet of a suburban neighborhood, you know what I mean? Is this too much to ask? We definitely want a yard. And parking. And central air would be amazing!” And then three weekends of underwhelming open houses spin by, and, shoulders slumped, buyers realize that a number of compromises will need to be made. Except here! 30 Walker fulfills the dream: This elegant, renovated home merges clean, contemporary design with Victorian warmth and sophistication; the exterior offers a sun splashed deck and a fenced yard. With parking AND central air! Unbeatable location outside Harvard Square.
LOCATION / Harvard Square
30 Walker Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
In the mind’s eye, this neighborhood is the “Cambridge” everyone imagines: colonial and Georgian brick university architecture, independent coffeehouses and booksellers, a fascinating mix of music and tweed and tattoos, and thousands of college students crossing the web of streets here in “02138”—the self-proclaimed “most opinionated zip code in America.” This neighborhood is home to some of the city’s quintessential residential architecture—rangey Victorians, wooden rowhouses, and the iconic brick Harlow buildings of the 1930s.