Cambridge home Bob Vila transformed for his own family

Even though home improvement icon Bob Vila has labored on endless homes throughout the country, the previous “This Outdated House” star after reworked 8 Highland St. for his possess spouse and children. Now the beautiful Shingle-Design Victorian is on the current market for $7,450,000.

The six-bed, 8.5-bathtub dwelling is in West Cambridge on just one of the city’s most popular streets. Measuring 5,878 sq. ft, the house was made by renowned Boston architects Hartwell and Richardson and produced in 1897 for a Harvard astronomy professor. A long time later on, Vila tackled the property and chronicled its transformation in 26 episodes on “Bob Vila’s House Yet again.”

“He really significantly re-developed the dwelling,” stated Lisa May well of the May Team at Gibson Sotheby’s Intercontinental Realty, who has the listing. Vila sold the property in 2003.

Now the property blends historic allure and modern day comforts. Action inside of, and you are going to locate attractive areas, like a vibrant and ethereal residing home with tall home windows that stream in natural light-weight. The try to eat-in kitchen area has stylish wooden cabinetry, a two-tier island, and a butler’s pantry. You are going to also discover a workstation off the kitchen area with a developed-in desk.

“It’s just this actually pleasant spot to sit and work, and it appears out towards the back garden,” Might reported.

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There is also a official dining place with a hearth and a first-ground house business office that has a fireplace and a wall of crafted-in bookshelves.

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Upstairs, the most important suite boasts a gorgeous hearth beneath a white mantel. The bed room also connects to two dressing rooms with in depth storage, as nicely as two bathrooms. The remaining five bedrooms — four are on this ground — every single have en-suite baths.

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The attic has been reworked into a household home with many windows, beamed ceilings, created-ins, a soaked bar, and a window seat. The sixth bed room, which is also on this level, is established up as an business office and boasts a window seat as well.

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The gorgeous outside house features a deck and a stone patio below the canopy of mature trees and lush landscaping. The house has three parking spaces in the heated driveway.

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