90 Putnam Avenue is a handsome Greek Revival building in the Riverside neighborhood of Cambridge, close to Harvard Square. The location is very appealing. The Charles River, Harvard campus, Red Line subway and Whole Foods are all nearby.
Now for sale is 90 Putnam Avenue Unit 2. A quaint stone path along the side of the building leads to the residence's private entrance. Set back from the street, the home is a true oasis in the heart of the city.
Every time I visit 90 Putnam Unit 2, I am struck by how quiet and private it is. This home is truly a place apart. The city just seems to fade away as you find your way to the front door.
The layout of the main living level at 90 Putnam Unit 2 is very inviting. Just inside the front door is a tiled entry hall, with immediate access to a coat closet and half bath. One is truly drawn in here, as you take one step down into the open plan main living area, defined by full-size doors at one end and an anchor wall with multiple windows.
Light streams into the living room at 90 Putnam Unit 2. The double doors open directly onto the private patio garden nestled on the rear side. The outdoor space here is a real treasure. Even in the winter months, the patio garden exudes its charm. Stone retaining walls and plantings create a sense of shelter. Steps up to the driveway and parking space for the residence make this a most convenient way to come and go as well.
Back inside 90 Putnam Unit 2, a full-size mirror in the dining area reflects the light and openness that define the space. The mirror is included in the sale.
Adjacent to to dining area at 90 Putnam Unit 2 is a cozy kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counterspace. The position of the kitchen to one side is nice - convenient without being right of top of the main sitting area.
Upstairs at 90 Putnam Unit 2 are two bedrooms and a full bath with shower-tub and stack washer-dryer. Both bedrooms feature Elfa closet built-ins and high ceilings. The rear bedroom features two exposures.
Off-street parking is real treat in this part of Cambridge. The parking area at 90 Putnam Unit 2 is located at the end of the driveway on the left-hand side. The space is generous and unobstructed by any other vehicles, allowing for easy coming and going.
It's rare to find a condo with a single family sensibility like 90 Putnam Unit 2. Set back from the street with a private entrance and patio garden and two levels of living, this is a residence that truly feels like a home.
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