Being a member of the City’s East Cambridge/Kendall Open Spaces Planning Team (ECKOS for short), allows me to stay on top of things that are going on in this part of town — and there is A LOT going on! Check out this map documenting road improvements, work on parks, and various construction projects happening now…

Kendall Square Projects

Advertisements

I’m excited to present my gorgeous new listing in my favorite Cambridge neighborhood — my very own Area Four :) I’ll be hosting several open houses this weekend, so if you’re in the area (or would like to be!) please come on by…

275 Washington Street, Cambridge

Open house schedule:

  • Friday, August 16, 5:30 – 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 17, 12 – 1 pm
  • Sunday, August 18, 12 – 1 pm

275 Washington Street

Download MLS listing for 275 Washington Street.

Download floorplans for 275 Washington Street.

This 2-bed, 2-bath condo has it all! Unit features an open-layout living area, large bedrooms and amenities galore—modern kitchen and baths, in-unit laundry, central air, spacious closets plus additional basement storage, garage parking and private outdoor space with an herb garden. Located between Central Square & Kendall/MIT on a one-way side street, yet in the heart of the city’s best restaurants, cafes, bakeries, several grocery stores, live music venues, the theater and more! Pet friendly, 100% owner-occupied association.

Year built/converted: 1837/2007

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Living area: 1015 SF +/- per master deed

Parking: 1 garage space

Condo fee: $150/month

2013 Taxes: $2,002 with residential exemption

Listed at $525,000

Check out all the great places in this vibrant neighborhood!

Area Four — a coffee shop / bakery / bar / small plates restaurant at 500 Tech Square
Bondir — a new “farm-house style” restaurant offering sustainable American cuisine
Café Luna — great bistro café with outdoor dining in the summer
Central Bottle Wine & Provisions — come try out their Thursday night wine bar and other events
Central Square Theater — featuring two critically acclaimed theater companies
Craigie on Main — named by The Globe as one of “The 10 Most Influential Restaurants” of the decade
Cuchi Cuchi — small-plate dishes in a retro-glam space with lots of signature cocktails
Flour Bakery & Café — eat in or take out to enjoy “the simple pleasures” of their delicious baked goods
Harvest Co-Op — a community-owned market offering a variety of natural foods and products
Toscanini’s The New York Times calls this “the world’s best ice cream”
VIM Fitness Spa & Salon — an Aveda-concept gym with classes and personal training
Whole Foods Market — natural and organic grocery store

And check out my Pinterest board for a visual tour of Area Four.

Area Four Pinterest

We don’t have a lot of brick houses in Cambridge and they’re always a treat to see — especially one like 72 Hampshire, which seamlessly blends its 1850s charm with modern amenities and design. The home has 1876 SF of living area on three levels, with three bedrooms plus a study and 2.5 baths. And obviously, the Area Four location is amazing — just up the street from the Kendall Cinema and my favorite restaurant, Hungry Mother. The charming patio and off-street parking for two cars are icing on the cake! If you’d like a showing, please get in touch!

72 Hampshire Street, Cambridge — 3BR/2.5 baths, 1876 SF, listed at $637,500

Download MLS listing for 72 Hampshire here.
72 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
72 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
72 Hampshire Street, Cambridge

Listed by Brian Long & Ed Feijo of Coldwell Banker.

One in Somerville:

Brooklyn Boulders — a climing gym designed with the innovation set in mind. The gym, which is slated to open this spring at 12A Tyler Street in Union Square,  includes meeting rooms, food vendors and pop-up shops. The business is built on the premise that “physicality stimulates innovation and creativity.” Like their Facebook page for the latest info.

Brooklyn Boulders Union Square

And one in Cambridge:

The Lab Cambridge — We have to wait a bit longer for this one — til early 2014 — but should be worth the wait. Described by Boston.com as “a gallery and workspace intended to be a supercollider for artists, scientists, students, and entrepreneurs,” this Kendall Square spot will include space for working, exhibitions and performances, as well as a a store and a café. You can snag a promotional brochure here.

The Lab Cambridge

This all sounds good to me — look at all the great new *independent* restaurants and cafes that have come to Kendall & Area Four in the past couple years… would be great to see the same in Central, as opposed to more banks moving in. And of course we could definitely use some more housing…

Kendall developer expands into Central Square, Cambridge – Cambridge, Massachusetts | Cambridge Chronicle & Tab

Just completed (well, will always be a work in progress — wabi sabi!) Pinterest Boards for two of my favorite Cambridgeville neighborhoods: East Cambridge & Union Square. Check them out here, along with my others for Inman, Kendall, Area Four, Harvard & Central — and follow me to see the updates as they happen!

Images of East Cambridge & Union Square

2012 City News in Review

January 4, 2013

Yes, I know, we’ve all moved on to 2013, but Wicked Local published good summaries of the year’s top news stories for Cambridge & Somerville that I thought were worth sharing. If you don’t regularly follow all the local goings on, here’s your chance to catch up — consider it the “Cliff’s Notes” of 2012 local news and politics.

Coverage of Somerville includes news on development plans for Union and Assembly Squares, as well, of course, as the latest on the Green Line extension project. In the Cambridge wrap up, which naturally includes coverage of the ongoing Kendall & Central development controversy, even I–a person who follows this stuff pretty closely–learned something new: Cambridge apparently has a new electronic-DJ training school. At last we can truly call ourselves an education mecca…

electronicDJ