Irving Street in Cambridge’s Harvard Square area is one of the more storied streets in the Boston region. Its former residents have included psychologist William James (brother of novelist Henry), chef extraordinaire Julia Child, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and poet e.e. cummings. And its houses are the sorts that pioneering architects designed.
Like 110 Irving. William Ralph Emerson, the progenitor of the Shingle style (and a cousin of poet Ralph Waldo), designed the house, which went up in 1889 and is on sale now for a typically robust Cambridge asking of $4.8 million through Coldwell Banker.
The 5,031-square-foot spread has the potential for six bedrooms, and there are four and a half bathrooms. There are also vestiges of 110 Irving’s Victorian roots, including in its staircase and its five fireplaces. Take a look.