Spacious, airy and skylit 2-BR, 2-bath apartment with A/C, open kitchen/dining/living area and outdoor deck. Perfect for two couples or a family visiting Cambridge. Harvard and Lesley are a short walk away; MIT, Tufts and Boston a short drive or ride on the Red Line. Third floor of a completely rebuilt 1800s Victorian home, recently repainted and floors refinished. Separate front door and stairway, with additional exit stairway off of the deck. One parking space, with 240V EV charging outlet.
Over 1800 square feet means there is plenty of space to relax. Master bedroom with queen bed, closets, skylight, attached bathroom and door to deck. Second bedroom with queen bed and work desk with 20" Apple monitor, closet and chest of drawers. Open skylit kitchen with counter seating and 4-seat table, wall-mounted TV with premium cable, washer/dryer, brand-new full size refrigerator/freezer with in-door ice and chilled water dispenser, dishwasher, gas stove, oven, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, rice cooker, cookware, cups, plates and utensils. Dining room with 6-seat dining table opens to spacious living room with two skylights, large convertible sofa, and 40" Sony TV with xfinity premium/on-demand cable service and extra-long HDMI cable to connect other devices. Second bathroom with bathtub/shower. Outdoor deck features table with two chairs - perfect for morning coffee or a sunset glass of wine in the warm months. Central air and heat, and wifi throughout.
Separate front door leads to private stairway to apartment. Coathooks and shoe storage at the bottom of the stairs - leave shoes there please.
Interaction with guests
I and my family live right below and I am available to provide suggestions on the area and to deal with any issues as they arise. I speak Japanese fluently and French passably.
Other things to note
I am trying to make this apartment as environmentally low-impact as possible. Electricity is supplemented by a rooftop solar array. Nearly all lights use low-power LED bulbs. Heating and cooling is controlled by Nest smart thermostats on two zones. Hot water is preheated by a geothermal system. Soaps, shampoos and conditioners are all pump-type to minimize waste. We participate in Cambridge's Single Stream Recycling program and Curbside Compost Pilot, and ask that guests separate their trash according to provided instructions and bins.
Please remove shoes at ground floor entryway, to keep the stairs and apartment clean
Please don't smoke in the apartment, on the deck or anywhere on the property
Please be mindful of the environment in terms of heating/cooling, lights, sorting trash, and towel use.
I'm semi-retired, helping care for children while working from home. Cambridge is a great place to live, learn - and visit! I enjoy traveling, have lived in France, UK and Japan, and speak French and Japanese. I've tried to live by and teach my kids: "Leave it better than you found it." This started for me with hikes in the woods but expanded to all aspects of travel, work and life.