Title /blog/category/cambridge-real-estate-1/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:43:00 -0500 Property History: 85 Sparks Street https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2013/12/05/property-history-85-sparks-street/ <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.campionre.com/listing/71605981/85-sparks-street-cambridge-ma-02138/"> <img alt="photo.aspx" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-132 featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2013/12/photo.aspx_.jpeg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;"></a></p> <p>Currently for sale, 85 Sparks Street in Cambridge awaits its next chapter. Until then, however, here are some notes on its past.</p> <p>A simple cartway dating from the mid 17<sup>th</sup> century, Sparks Street in Cambridge received its name around 1850 when it was straightened and widened by the city prior to the&nbsp;development of the area. &nbsp;Named for Jared Sparks, the 19<sup>the</sup> president of Harvard, the street borders the roughly 4 acres of land purchased by Dr. Morrill Wyman, a prominent physician who was the first president of Mount Auburn Hospital. Just north of the famous Tory Row mansion now commonly called the Lechmere-Sewall-Riedesel House, Dr. Wyman built a large house at 77 Sparks Street in 1860 and a second house at 85 Sparks Street in 1877, which was rented and then owned by Charles Walcott, a Boston lawyer.</p> <p>85 Sparks Street survives at the entrance to Wyman Road, a cul-de-sac built up with six new Georgian Revival Houses in 1926-27. With Gambrel roof and classic colonial appointments to its fa&ccedil;ade, including windows with louvered shutters and dormers surmounted with simple pediments, this 3+ story home with attached garage is situated on a .46 acre lot landscaped with patios, gardens and a large open lawn.</p> <p>An impressive balance of original details and modern amenities, formal entertaining, and casual family living, secluded privacy and Harvard Square convenience, this home is truly a rare gem set within <a href="/neighborhoods/">Cambridge&#39;s</a> most desirable neighborhood.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/01/content_lawn1.jpg" style="width: 450px;height: 253px"></p> <p>One thing&#39;s for certain- you won&#39;t find too many yards like this when searching for Cambridge real estate.</p> <p>Although information was gathered from sources deemed reliable, no representation or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained herein.</p> Campion & Company Exclusive Listings Cambridge Real Estate Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:43:00 -0500