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Gobsmacking Conservatory Fills Out Cambridge's Priciest


Spring is finally upon us like a familiar blanket and what better way to welcome it than with a new Curbed Boston feature called Nature Watch? (Suggestions welcome at our always-discreet tipline.) It will detail particularly jaw-dropping outdoor spaces and spaces letting the outdoors in.

First up is the conservatory/greenhouse at Cambridge's priciest listing: the 5,901-square-foot Colonial at 85 Sparks Street in the city's western reaches. In fact, as we noted back when it dropped in the autumn of fall 2013, the manse has the potential to set a modern Cambridge sales record.

The 5-BR house with four full bathrooms and two halves (as well as chef's kitchen, two-car garage and wood-paneled library) is asking a cool $7,250,000. Should it get anywhere near that—and Cambridge houses are known to clean up at closings—85 Sparks is golden. Meanwhile, imagine yourself with an ice-cold beer in that conservatory this fine Friday morning.
· Listing: 85 Sparks Street [Campion & Co.]
· Might 85 Sparks Street Set a Cambridge Sales Record? [Curbed Boston]
· This Cambridge Home Received an Over-Ask Offer for the Ages [Curbed Boston]