40 Meadow Way Cambridge, MA 02138
Beautifully sited at the bend in the road in the magical Larchwood neighborhood of Cambridge, this handsome 4 bedroom, brick colonial, has been in the same family for over 25 yrs. When they bought, they renovated and decorated it beautifully. They loved and took meticulous care of it. The front hall with its majestic staircase and beautiful wallpaper welcomes you, in much the same way your great aunt’s house might have. You can imagine family dinners in the dining room and holiday gatherings around the fireplace. The kitchen, more quaint and cozy, is likely where they ate breakfast while, in the adjoining family room, the TV aired the morning news. The master is a gorgeously proportioned room with beautiful light and a private bath. And, the three additional bedrooms await your family or guests. While the finishes may be “vintage”, the guts of the house are not. The heating system was replaced in 2012 with a high efficiency boiler, there is central a/c on the 2nd floor, and the electrical has been upgraded. Anyone who visits will have basement envy, as this one is clean as a whistle, with high ceilings and endless possibilities. As happens, the time has come to pass the house along to someone new who will likely renovate and re-decorate here and there, and then proceed to live a long and happy life within its beautiful, light filled spaces. Might that person be you?
Size: 2,754 sq. ft.
Bathrooms: 3 full, 2 half
Basement: Full, unfinished
Lot Size: 9,460 sq. ft.
Material: Brick, recently painted wood trim
Roof: Slate (maintained annually)
Outdoor space: Yard and roof deck
Parking: 2 car garage, plus addition parking in driveway
Heat: Forced hot water (2012 high efficiency boiler)
Cooling: Central air conditioning on second floor only
Electrical: Circuit breakers
Hot Water: 52 gallon storage tank (2012)
Laundry: In first floor bathroom
Windows: Original windows with storms and screens
Sump Pump: Replaced in 2017
Year Built: 1930
Taxes: $10,459.01 without residential exemption; $8,557.74 with residential exemption
In heavy rains, water can seep into one corner of basement. There is asbestos on pipes in basement, see agent for estimate to remove.
Wall mounted bookshelves in front bedroom and small back bedroom; gold mirror in front hall.