The Larchwood neighborhood is considered one of Cambridge most coveted locations. Designed as a residential subdivision in 1915 nestled between Brattle Street, Huron Ave, and Fresh Pond Parkway. Here you will find stunning properties, winding roads, and lush landscaping. This neighborhood used to be the summer estate of William Gray, a wealthy Salem merchant. This estate remained in the family until it was subdivided in 1915.
The Larchwood subdivision was designed by noted landscape architect Henry Hubbard. Hubbard had studied at Harvard under Frederick Law Olmsted, whose firm he later joined, and was the first person to earn a degree in landscape architecture. He later taught at Harvard for more than thirty years focusing on landscape architecture and city planning, and in 1917 wrote with his wife, Theodora Kimball, An Introduction to the Study of Landscape Design, the standard textbook in the field for decades.
What the sellers loved about living at 65 Larchwood Drive
Picture yourself living in this dramatic fully renovated Georgian Colonial nestled in one of Cambridge's most coveted neighborhoods, "The Larches". The jewel box entry opens to a first floor that encompasses over 1700 square feet with generous ceiling height. The open plan is a dream for entertaining and functional living while blanketed with windows and custom lighting. The fire-placed dining area is open to a chef's kitchen with trayed ceiling and offers a 6-burner Thermador stove and hood, wine fridge, custom pantry, honed granite counters, and beautiful wood bar. The kitchen is also adjacent to a deck and every window provides a view of the manicured gardens. The double wide living areas with french doors and multiple sunrooms offer stunning spaces with views from walls of windows into the gardens. The bedrooms are abundant in size with custom closets and window shutters. The primary bedroom is a breathtaking place with built-ins, fireplace, custom cabinets, walk-in closet, and exquisite 4 piece bath. The lower level is fully finished and offers areas for work shops, wine cellars, as well as a half bath. A two car garage with slate roof compliment this stunning property that is just over a mile to Harvard Square, the Harvard Business School, and one block to Fresh Pond.