Cambridge home Bob Vila transformed for his own family

When property enhancement icon Bob Vila has worked on countless qualities throughout the place, the former “This Previous House” star at the time transformed 8 Highland St. for his possess family. Now the spectacular Shingle-Style Victorian is on the market for $7,450,000.

The six-mattress, 8.5-tub house is in West Cambridge on one particular of the city’s most notable streets. Measuring 5,878 sq. toes, the residence was intended by renowned Boston architects Hartwell and Richardson and produced in 1897 for a Harvard astronomy professor. A long time later on, Vila tackled the home and chronicled its transformation in 26 episodes on “Bob Vila’s Home Once again.”

“He quite much re-developed the dwelling,” reported Lisa Might of the May perhaps Group at Gibson Sotheby’s Intercontinental Realty, who has the listing. Vila marketed the dwelling in 2003.

Now the assets blends historic charm and fashionable comforts. Phase within, and you will find magnificent spaces, like a bright and ethereal dwelling place with tall home windows that stream in pure light. The take in-in kitchen has classy wood cabinetry, a two-tier island, and a butler’s pantry. You’ll also locate a workstation off the kitchen area with a constructed-in desk.

“It’s just this actually pleasant spot to sit and do the job, and it appears out towards the garden,” Might said.

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

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Upstairs, the major suite features a lovely fire under a white mantel. The bed room also connects to two dressing rooms with intensive storage, as well as two bogs. The remaining 5 bedrooms — 4 are on this flooring — each and every have en-suite baths.

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The attic has been remodeled into a household space with a lot of windows, beamed ceilings, designed-ins, a soaked bar, and a window seat. The sixth bedroom, which is also on this level, is established up as an workplace and features a window seat as properly.

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The gorgeous out of doors area consists of a deck and a stone patio beneath the cover of mature trees and lush landscaping. The property has 3 parking spaces in the heated driveway.

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