This standalone Antique-style cottage at 196 Franklin Street off Cambridge's Central Square likely dates from the 1830s and just hit the sales market with a tantalizing possibility attached: It comes with a variance that would allow the owner to demolish the 587-square-foot structure and put up another house in its place, according to the Coldwell Banker listing. Or said owner could just keep everything as is. The 2-BR, 1-BA is asking $499,000. Oh, and offers are due today at noon. Game?
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