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Alan Dershowitz Lops Six Figures Off Cambridge Manse


Well, then. It seems like it was only earlier this month ('cause it was) that we were telling you that legal legend Alan Dershowitz's 3-BR, 3.5-BA spread at 26 Reservoir Street was Cambridge's priciest listing.

It retains that crown despite a sizable reduction in price. On May 8, Dershowitz—who bought the 5,451-square-foot manse back in 1990 for $1,150,000 and who is selling because he and wife Carolyn Cohen decided to decamp to New York for retirement—chopped $200,000 from the tag, bringing it to a mere $3,750,000. Given that the 100-year-old Colonial at 57 Francis Avenue has gone to contract with an asking of $3,850,000 and that the next nearest listing, a 5-BR Second Empire at 66 Sparks Street, is listed for $3,700,000 (and it, too, is under contract), the couple's 26 Reservoir remains, even at its chopped price, Cambridge's most expensive sales listing. Stay tuned.
· Listing: 26 Reservoir Street [Hammond RE]
· Alan Dershowitz Rules in Cambridge Now [Curbed Boston]
· Big Reveal: the 100-Year-Old Colonial Near Harvard [Curbed Boston]
· Our PriceChopper archive [Curbed Boston]