CambridgeLisa MaySOLD

8 Cogswell Ave

CambridgeLisa MaySOLD
8 Cogswell Ave

8 Cogswell Avenue Cambridge, MA  02140

Life Under A Mansard Roof

Sold for: $1,550,000

When they bought the house 23 years ago, it welcomed them in with the character and sense of permanence that define Second Empire architecture. He was attracted to the light, she to additional space in the basement. As the house had been renovated, they simply remodeled the kitchen, set up her quilting studio in one of the 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and his office on the first floor, and began their new life in Porter Square. They loved that the house had high ceilings, deep windows, and a beautiful main stair. They also appreciated that the main floor had been opened up and that it had 2 ½ bathrooms. They maintained the house beautifully, keeping up with its day to day needs; and replacing the roof in ‘07, and the heating system in ‘14. Now it’s time for a new chapter and 8 Cogswell Avenue awaits a buyer who will be drawn to its inherent beauty, who will enjoy its amazing urban location (Walk Score 94), and who will create new memories under its mansard roof. 

Property Details


Size:  2,170 square feet, plus and additional 1,053 sq. ft. in the partially finished lower level
Rooms:  7
Bedrooms:  3, plus a large study on the first floor that could be a bedroom
Bathrooms:  2 full and one half
Basement:  full, partially finished


Lot size:  5,000 square feet
Material:  Vinyl siding and wood trim
Roof:  Asphalt shingles and rubber
Outdoor space:  Deck, front and side yards
Parking:  Carport for 1 car; additional parking in driveway for 2 more


Heat:  High efficiency forced hot water furnace (2014)
Electrical:  Circuit breakers
Hot Water:  Gas hot water heater (2014)
Laundry:  In basement
Windows:  Insulated metal windows (installed 1982)


Year Built:  1870; renovated in 1982
Taxes:  $7,684, excluding residential exemption
Exclusions:  None
Inclusions:  All window treatments; shelves in work room