The Ivory Sands House at 145 Elm Street in Mid-Cambridge dates from the 1830s and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982. Though technically a mash of Federal and Greek Revival styles, the 2,467-square-foot spread, which just dropped on the sales market, strikes us more as some kind of urban chalet. There is a lot of wood and exposed brick, for one thing, not to mention plenty of space under arched or vaunted ceilings, including a glass-enclosed sunroom above the garage. There are also all kinds of old-time touches, if that's your bag, like an antique oven and a wood-burning stove. The whole shebang is "35 years in the making," according to the Coldwell Banker listing. The 3-BR, 2-BA wants $1,250,000. Stay tuned.
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