Real Estate Deathmatch is a Curbed Boston feature pitting two different homes from the same area against each other. We arm you with the facts and you imagine you have the money to purchase one or the other (come on, play along). Which would you buy? Polls open all weekend; results Monday. The contenders:
Address: 23 Hawthorn Street
Size: 7-BR, 6-BA (two halves)
Square Footage: 6,351
Things You Should Know: Cambridge 'tis now the home of the million-dollar median and this 16-room mansion is an excellent specimen of the species (albeit asking a ton more than $1M). It's situated in what we would call the city's Mansion District, in fact, right off Harvard and Brattle squares. It comes with a separate apartment as well as a separate three-room office.
Address: 138 Brattle Street
Size: 5-BR, 4.5-BA
Square Footage: 4,812
Things You Should Know: This 13-room puppy is also in the Mansion District; and it comes with a two-car garage as well as a dedicated media room and gym (but you can adjust as you see fit—get it?). It also comes with a potential au pair/in-law suite.