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Extraordinary Sale: 168 Brattle Street

168_brattle_st_rear-2Gibson Sothebys International Realty is proud to announce the recent sale of 168 Brattle Street, an utterly unique and historical ten bedroom home. With four full and two half bathrooms, ten fireplaces, and 8,372 square feet of living space, this Cambridge mansion is a true show-stopper. Everything about it feels friendly, explains the previous owner, Swanee Hunt, as she describes her unequivocal love for the home.

168_brattle_st_portico2A rustic Italian stone drive leads to a large piazza with a grand fountain, and a formal entrance welcomes you to the magnificent Joseph Thorp House, a Colonial Revival masterpiece. Designed in 1888 by Boston architect Arthur Little, this home is both awe-inspiring and highly unconventional.

168_brattle_st_living1An ornately paneled ceiling complements an understated foyer that leads to a capacious living room- a space that welcomes intimate gatherings or large performances and has received visits from exemplary people from all over the world.

BrattleThis extraordinary room features the intricately carved woodwork of Lockwood de Forest, a prominent leader of the 19th century American Aesthetic Movement and former partner in Louis Comfort Tiffanys Associated Artists Interior Design Collaborative.A true rarity, many believe this room to be one of the most significant, intact examples of de Forests Indian-inspired work.A French country kitchen embraces both past and present with an original Walker & Pratt cast iron stove and modern amenities like a sub-zero refrigerator and a FiveStar range.168_brattle_st_kitchen

A magnificent library incorporates elements of late 19th century Norwegian design such as a traditional Norwegian peasant hearth and wood stove. The semi-octagonal corners of the classical living room are marked with elegant pilasters, and a bay of leaded glass is framed by a graceful arched opening.

168_brattle_st_dining1Outside, perennial gardens create an exceptional and unique oasis with endless possibilities to explore. Large windows flood the home with light, and an abundance of outdoor space provides the perfect opportunity for interaction between the grandiose interior and the enchanting exterior.

168_brattle_st_courtyard1Engaging and historical, this home is dressed from top to bottom in endless and exquisite details.Its unparalleled beauty and character are simply incomparable to anything else in the Cambridge and greater Boston area.

Visit168BrattleStreet.comtolearn more about this extraordinary property.

168 Brattle Streetwas listed at $7,900,000 and sold by Gibson Sotheby's International Realty's Susan Condrick.Contact Susan today for more information or to speak with her about buying, selling or renting your home.

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