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Bidding War for Swanky Cambridge Shack Spurs Epic Over-Ask

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The squat house at 14 Brattle Circle near Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge looks like it should come complete with a stubbly banjo player arcing tobacco juice into a clear plastic cup. But what'd we know? The 1,741-square-foot, 3-BR, 3-BA, which has quite the capacious basement level, dropped on the market in mid-April for $825,000. We have it on fabulous authority that 12 buyers bid for the spread.

The same authority says that the house dating from the 1940s has closed for $1,250,359—or $425,359 over asking. Cambridge is no stranger to such closings. Still.
· This Cambridge Home Received an Over-Ask Offer for the Ages [Curbed Boston]
· Our Big Deals archive [Curbed Boston]