Cambridge home Bob Vila transformed for his own family

While property advancement icon Bob Vila has labored on limitless qualities throughout the place, the former “This Old House” star at the time remodeled 8 Highland St. for his personal loved ones. Now the beautiful Shingle-Style Victorian is on the marketplace for $7,450,000.

The six-bed, 8.5-bath household is in West Cambridge on just one of the city’s most distinguished streets. Measuring 5,878 sq. feet, the house was made by renowned Boston architects Hartwell and Richardson and constructed in 1897 for a Harvard astronomy professor. Decades later, Vila tackled the assets and chronicled its transformation in 26 episodes on “Bob Vila’s Property All over again.”

“He rather a great deal re-produced the dwelling,” explained Lisa May possibly of the May Team at Gibson Sotheby’s Global Realty, who has the listing. Vila marketed the dwelling in 2003.

Now the residence blends historic charm and modern day comforts. Move inside, and you are going to find beautiful spaces, like a dazzling and ethereal living space with tall home windows that stream in natural mild. The take in-in kitchen has tasteful wood cabinetry, a two-tier island, and a butler’s pantry. You will also locate a workstation off the kitchen with a designed-in desk.

“It’s just this definitely pleasant location to sit and do the job, and it looks out towards the backyard garden,” May claimed.

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There is also a official eating space with a fireplace and a very first-flooring house business office that has a hearth and a wall of created-in bookshelves.

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Upstairs, the most important suite features a gorgeous hearth underneath a white mantel. The bedroom also connects to two dressing rooms with in depth storage, as properly as two loos. The remaining five bedrooms — four are on this ground — every single have en-suite baths.

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The attic has been remodeled into a spouse and children home with many windows, beamed ceilings, crafted-ins, a moist bar, and a window seat. The sixth bed room, which is also on this amount, is set up as an office environment and features a window seat as very well.

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The breathtaking out of doors room involves a deck and a stone patio below the canopy of experienced trees and lush landscaping. The household has a few parking spaces in the heated driveway.

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