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West Cambridge Queen Anne with bookish ‘music alcove’ asks $3.5 million

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Victorian dating from around 1890 also includes five fireplaces and the potential for four bedrooms

Photos via Coldwell Banker

The 10-room, 3,418-square-foot Queen Anne Victorian at 6 Riedesel Avenue in West Cambridge dates from around 1890 and retains some of that period charm. Note the five fireplaces.

But otherwise the capacious pile appears thoroughly modern—except perhaps for what the Coldwell Banker listing describes as a “music alcove” with a voluminous amount of built-in bookshelves. That is classic.

There are also three and a half bathrooms and plenty of outdoor space. The house and yard don’t come cheap—$3.5 million total—but at around $1,000 a square foot that might be considered downright competitive for the wider Boston-area housing market now.