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Stunning Greek Revival in Cambridge asks just under $2.5 million

The bones of the redone five-bedroom house near Fresh Pond date from the late 1840s

The view of a sunny living room with furniture over a dining room table.
The house makes exceptional use of natural light.
Photos by Laure Joliet; courtesy of Duncan MacArthur/Commonwealth Real Estate

The bones of the New England Greek Revival at 17 Vineyard Street in West Cambridge near Fresh Pond date from 1847. But the house is essentially the product of a dramatic makeover two years ago overseen by Bestor Architecture and Carter Design Interiors.

The result is a rustically contemporary interior unfolding over 3,100 square feet—all airy, bright, and bold at the corners. It includes five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms as well as a back deck.

All of this and the location mean that 17 Vineyard does not come cheap, even by modern Cambridge standards. It’s asking $2,495,000 through Commonwealth Real Estate’s Duncan MacArthur.

A sitting room with an antique stove.
The house comes with two fireplaces.
A squarish dining room with a table and chairs.
We told your rustic.
A long built-in bench that bends at corners, with a table in front of it.
There’s built-in bench seating next to the kitchen.
A kitchen with a long counter and a bank of cabinetry that includes the oven.
Presenting the chef’s kitchen.
A wood-covered bathroom vanity with a multi-color window at the end.
There are three and a half bathrooms, each done in a different design.
A bedroom with a bed and there’s view of the tub in the adjoining bathroom through an open door.
The five bedrooms are distinct too.
A bedroom with a triangular, peaked ceiling with a bed, a chair, a nightstand, and a window.
This is another bedroom farther up the house.
A back deck off a house.
This is some serious outdoor space for this close to Boston.
The exterior of a three-story house with a triangular roof.
The house is in an area of Cambridge near Fresh Pond that’s full of single-families.