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An 1890’s Shingle-style Victorian,8 Highland St is a glorious house with amazing light & a beautiful setting on one of Cambridge’s best streets. Designed by renowned architects Hartwell & Richardson,and later restored by This Old House host Bob Vila for his family,it is expansive yet cozy. Balancing its original architectural character with modern comforts,the formal spaces on the main floor give way to a large welcoming kitchen,exquisitely restored windows ground every room & a large skylit family room makes perfect use of the former attic. The primary suite has 2 dressing rooms with private bathrooms,and 5 additional bedrooms each with its own bathroom. There is a wow factor to living on Highland St - with its beautiful houses knitted together with mature trees & manicured grounds - it defines serenity. And being close to Harvard Sq. & Huron Village,this special house has a unique combination of style,quality,history,and location,making it a wonderful place to call home!

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Basic Information

  • Bedrooms6
  • Mls StatusNew
  • Bathroom9
  • Lot Features Level
  • Parcel Number 416199


  • NeighborhoodWest Cambridge
  • Address8 Highland Street
  • Building Number8
  • CountyMiddlesex
  • StateMA
  • StreetHighland Street
  • TownCambridge
  • Zip02138


  • Acreage0.19


  • Flooring
    • Carpet
    • Flooring - Laminate
    • Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile
    • Flooring - Wall to Wall Carpet
    • Flooring - Wood
    • Laminate
    • Tile
    • Wood
  • Interior Features
    • Bathroom
    • Bathroom - Full
    • Bathroom - Half
    • Bathroom - With Shower Stall
    • Bedroom
    • Central Vacuum
    • Closet
    • Closet - Linen
    • Closet/Cabinets - Custom Built
    • Exercise Room
    • Library


  • Cooling Central Air
  • Cooling YN Yes
  • Electric Circuit Breakers
  • Heat SystemYes
  • Heating Forced Air, Radiant, Natural Gas, Fireplace(s), Fireplace
  • Sewer Public Sewer
  • Water Source Public


  • Date Listed06/22/2022
  • Farm Land Area Units Square Feet

Tax Information

  • Tax Assessed Value $5,445,600
  • Tax Year 2022
  • Taxes$32,939


  • Bathroom 1 Second,9 x 8
  • Bathroom 2 Second,10 x 7
  • Bathroom 3 Second,6 x 7
  • Bathrooms Total Decimal 8.5
  • Bedroom 2 Second,13 x 17
  • Bedroom 3 Second,16 x 17
  • Bedroom 4 Second,9 x 19
  • Bedroom 5 Third,10 x 15
  • Dining Room First,14 x 16
  • Family Room Third,24 x 22
  • Full Bath8
  • Half Baths1
  • Kitchen Main,20 x 16
  • Living Room First,24 x 20
  • Master Bedroom Second,24


  • Exterior Features Storage, Sprinkler System, Garden
  • Fencing Fenced/Enclosed, Fenced
  • RoofWood

Property Information

  • Square Feet5,878
  • Building Area Source Measured
  • Living Area 5,878
  • Lot Size Square Feet 8,107
  • Lot Size Units Acres
  • Spa YN Yes


  • Parking Spaces3
  • Open Parking YN Yes
  • Parking Features Paved Drive, Off Street

Basic Information

  • List Price$7,450,000
  • MLS Number73002397
  • Modification Date06/22/2022
  • Property SubTypeSingle Family Residence


  • BasementFull, Partially Finished, Interior Entry, Bulkhead
  • Building Area Units Square Feet
  • Construction Materials Frame
  • Door Features French Doors
  • FireplaceYes
  • Fireplace Features Dining Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom
  • Fireplaces Total 6
  • FoundationStone
  • Garage Spaces
  • Patio And Porch Features Porch, Deck, Patio
  • Property StyleVictorian
  • Rooms12
  • Utilities For Gas Range
  • Window Features Skylight, Storm Window(s)
  • Year Built1897
  • Year Built Details Approximate
  • Year Built Source Public Records


  • Amenities
    • Bike Path
    • Park
    • Public Transportation
    • Shopping
    • T-Station
    • University
  • Appliances IncludedDishwasher, Disposal, Trash Compactor, Microwave, Countertop Range, Refrigerator, Wine Refrigerator, Range Hood, Gas Water Heater, Tank Water Heater, Utility Connections for Gas Range
  • Security Features Security System

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Listed by Lindsay Allison and Lisa May of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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