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Cambridge’s most expensive home sale in 2019 was an 11-room Italianate

The West Cambridge house went for well over $7 million—just ahead of another house in the same neighborhood

A modern, spacious kitchen with an island a stairwell leading into it. Photos via the Carucci Group

The 6,252-square-foot Italianate at 197 Coolidge Hill in Cambridge’s West Cambridge neighborhood went on the sales market in late September for $7.9 million. By late October, it was gone—sold for $7.15 million through Gibson Sotheby’s Michael Carucci.

That tag ended up making the 11-room house with a two-car attached garage and an au pair suite the most expensive home sale in the People’s Republic in all of 2019.

It was a close-run thing though: The 12-room, 7,000-square-foot Victorian at 5 Fayerweather Street, also in West Cambridge, traded in January for $7 million. Its price had come down from $8.5 million.

The exterior of a two-story clay-like house with a peaked tile roof and a large yard.
A spacious entry foyer with a staircase off it and a large rug on its floor.
A living room with steps leading to another room where guitars on display.
A dining room with a barrel roof, two shelves, and a long table with chairs around it.
A spacious bathroom with three windows separating two sinks, and a shower is just beyond the sinks.
A bedroom with a large bed and a hanging spherical light.