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Harvard Square rowhouse with seven bedrooms on sale for $3 million

The brick property is a rare single-family offering in the Cambridge enclave

An airy entry foyer of a townhouse, with a staircase and its landing visible as well as openings to other rooms.
The house starts with a capacious entry foyer.
Photos via Joanne VanStry

The immediate Harvard Square area in Cambridge doesn’t see too much turnover in single-family homes. And, it should be noted, the area doesn't have a lot of such residential properties to begin with; mostly it’s smaller condo addresses and mid-size apartment buildings.

So the market debut of the brick rowhouse at 25 Ware Street, just to the east of Harvard’s main campus, is something to note. The nine-room, 3,034-square-foot house dates from 1886, and includes the potential for seven bedrooms. There are also four bathrooms.

It’ll all cost ya, though: 25 Ware is asking $2,999,999 through Joanne VanStry. That’s a sizable sum, even for modern Cambridge. Again, though, it’s a rare bird in the city’s housing market.

A closeup of the exterior of a brick rowhouse with a red front door.
Brick, striking brick.
A dining room with a fireplace and a long table with chairs.
The dining room has a touch of federal style about it.
A cozy den with a couch and a coffee table near a fireplace, with a painting of woman above the fireplace.
The house’s fireplaces are vestiges of its 19th-century origins.
An older, classic-looking kitchen with an L-shaped counter.
The kitchen is older, yes, but classic-looking.
Another angle on the same kitchen, leading down a hallway.
Another shot of that classic-looking kitchen.
An upstairs hallway just at the top of the stairs, with rooms off it.
The top floors open up quickly.
A bedroom with a bed, a long dresser with a mirror above it, and a bathroom with the door open.
The main bedroom has its own bedroom.