Unit 6 at 36 Irving Street in Cambridge’s Harvard Square area is a 1,465-square-foot townhouse in the Bell and Fandetti tradition.
It’s on sale now through the Petrowsky Jones Group, and it has the look of a glorified treehouse—in a good way.
A little background: From 1973 to 1981, architects Doug Bell and Gerald Fandetti designed about 20 clusters of townhouses in Cambridge for a grand total of approximately 170.
Distinctive for features such as levels setting apart rooms rather than walls and a resultant capaciousness, the townhouses (some are deeded as condos) were also considered particularly energy-efficient for the period. There was also a lot of wood and natural light involved; and sometimes a deck, too.
Unit 6 at 36 Irving reflects these features. Check it out.