Irving Street in Cambridge’s Harvard Square area is one of the Boston region’s more storied drags. Its residents have included psychologist William James (brother of novelist Henry), chef extraordinaire Julia Child, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and poet e.e. cummings. It’s probably little surprise, then, that its homes can be fairly notable too.
And, while that notoriety usually lands on older properties, it can also attach itself to newer creations. We would place 23 Irving Street among that number.
The product of a gut-renovation wrapped this year of a house dating from 1870, the two-family spread blends a very contemporary vibe with a classic-looking mansard Victorian exterior. The evidence of that contemporary vibe is evident in Unit 1 at 23 Irving, the first of the two units on sale now through Senne Residential’s Britany Caruso. It’s asking $2.295 million.
The 2,516-square-foot condo includes four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. There’s also an eat-in kitchen and a deck off the second floor. And, in keeping with an exploding trend in Boston-area real estate due to the novel coronavirus, there’s a 3D virtual tour of the condo as well as private scheduled showings—no conventional open houses.