For $8.5 million, a mid-century modern with a musical history

Combined in amongst the Colonial, Georgian, and Victorian residences that dominate New England’s cities and towns, 64 Highland St. in Cambridge is nearly anything but regular. The “modernist masterpiece” (as it is described in the listing) was highlighted in Architectural Record’s May possibly issue as one of the “History Houses of 1965.” Architect Frederick Bruck created the house for Alan Steinert, grandson of Morris Steinert, who started the Bigger Boston piano shop M. Steinert & Sons

 The mid-century present day house strike the marketplace for $8,500,000 on Oct. 25 and has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two fifty percent loos, and 6,898 sq. feet of residing space. The listing agent is Allison Mazer of Compass.

Double front doorways with wood detail intended to glance like the sun’s rays open up into a foyer with a hardwood floor inlay and a move down into the piano room at the rear of the property. The piano home shares an open ground system with the living place. Both of the south-experiencing rooms have wood floors and flooring-to-ceiling windows, drenching the area in purely natural mild. The living room also has a wood-burning fire established versus a dim brick wall. 

The library lies to the right of the living place and functions wood floors and two rows of ground-to-ceiling bookshelves. The dining space sits slightly higher than the residing place and has wood flooring and recessed lighting. Off to the appropriate, the sunroom characteristics tile flooring and a few walls of windows, as effectively as doorways to the yard. 

In the kitchen, marble counter tops complement the white counter tops and appliances, which include a double oven. The space has a breakfast nook with a chandelier, a curved island with space for seating, and a set of glass doors to the patio. There is another sink, an oven, a refrigerator, and a wet bar in the hallway off the kitchen area, Mazer explained. The hallway is also residence to an elevator to all three concentrations, Mazer claimed. There is a fifty percent rest room at the stop of the hallway. 

The operator bedroom normally takes up most of the still left aspect of the house, with three double-door closets and a toilet with a tile floor, jetted bathtub, wander-in shower, and a extended self-importance with drawers and cabinets underneath and a make-up desk at a person close. The bedroom and toilet are connected through a room with a wood-burning hearth the seller utilized as a den. It could serve as an additional bed room, Mazer said.  

While the Steinert’s asked for a a single-tale home, according to Architectural Report, the home has a partial second story, produced to “accommodate guest bedrooms and a maid’s bedroom.” The ground holds two whole bathrooms, a stroll-in closet in the hallway, and three bedrooms, two of which have balconies. 

The cheapest stage of the property presents a half bathroom, quite a few rooms for storage, an business, and a room (with an en-suite bath) the vendor made use of as a health club. This level offers 1,790 square feet of dwelling area not involved in the grand full.

The .7-acre residence comes with an hooked up two-car or truck garage.

Sights of the lush back garden and garden can be relished from exterior or inside, offered the a lot of home windows, the balconies, and the patio.

“They definitely did a excellent task with indoor-out of doors dwelling. From the sunroom to the living space and lots of of the bedrooms, you are equipped to open up the doorways – they’re all glass doors – proper out into the back garden and the patio,” Mazer stated. “There’s a ton of various layers of outside residing.”

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