Cambridge is a bustling, high-energy city with a lot to offer in terms of restaurants and retail. Still, sometimes we get the itch to get away.
If you're someone who dreams of owning a cabin in the mountains as a personal retreat — but you still love the city life — this Cambridge home may be the perfect compromise.
Located about a 10-minute walk from Central Square, 255 River St. is truly a unique find for $2.4 milion. The four bed, three bathroom home was built brand new by Cambridge and Somerville architect David Aposhian.
Originally built as his personal residence, Aposhian used reclaimed lumber from the the former Cambridge Riverside Press building and Warren Buffet's former Berkshire Hathaway Mill in New Bedford.
The natural, warmly colored wood throughout the "arboretum-style" home contrast beautifully with modern features like a floating concrete sink in one bathroom and a six-burner professional stove in the kitchen. The kitchen also features a sub-zero fridge and custom made cabinets.
When you want to experience all Cambridge has to offer, take a short walk to the Charles River or the Red Line to get to hotspots like Harvard Square and Downtown Boston.
But if you really want to chill out at home, this house has the perfect accommodations: nearly-3,000 square feet of "meandering" patios, according to the listing. The extensive outdoor space offers granite benches and plenty of plants so your home can truly be an oasis.