168 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Baths: 4 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 8,372
Designed by Arthur Little in 1888, The Joseph Thorp House is a highly unconventional, outstanding and eclectic Colonial Revival masterpiece. With a sympathetic nod to the Queen Anne style, asymmetry abounds, yet all facades are active with Neo-Classical elements, such as columns and pilasters, bays and balconies with delicate balustrades, scrolled corbels, keystone arches. The eclectic interior invokes all classical orders of design including Greco-Roman details and intricately carved teak salon by the American Aesthetic Movement's Lockwood de Forest. In the southeast corner, the Library incorporates late 19th century Norwegian design with a traditional "peasant" hearth. The truly Classical dining room incorporates a Palladian bay of leaded glass and intimate "Poet's Corner" adorned with and bas-relief on walls, domed ceiling and mantel delights. The French country kitchen houses the original Walker & Pratt cast-iron stove, modern prep island, sub-zero refrigerators and FiveStar range.
Number of Full Bathrooms: 4
Dining Room Description: 23 x 22, First Floor, Fireplace, Flooring - Wood, Window(s) - Bay/Bow/Box, Window(s) - Stained Glass, Chair Rail, Wainscoting
Kitchen Description: 27 x 17, First Floor, Wood / Coal / Pellet Stove, Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile, Dining Area, Countertops - Stone/Granite/Solid, Kitchen Island, Cabinets - Upgraded, Country Kitchen, Deck - Exterior, Exterior Access, Recessed Lighting, Wine Chiller, Gas Stove
Laundry Description: 7 x 10, Second Floor, Closet, Closet/Cabinets - Custom Built
Living Room Description: 20 x 20, First Floor, Ceiling - Beamed, Flooring - Wood, Window(s) - Bay/Bow/Box, Window(s) - Stained Glass, Balcony / Deck, French Doors
Master Bedroom: 15 x 20, Second Floor, Bathroom - Full, Fireplace, Closet, Closet/Cabinets - Custom Built, Flooring - Wood, Window(s) - Bay/Bow/Box, Dressing Room
Bedroom 2 Description: 20 x 15, Second Floor, Fireplace, Closet, Flooring - Wood
Bedroom 3 Description: 18 x 16, Second Floor, Bathroom - Full, Fireplace, Closet, Flooring - Wall to Wall Carpet
Bedroom 4 Description: 15 x 17, Second Floor, Bathroom - Full, Closet, Flooring - Wood
Parking Description: Off-Street, Stone/Gravel
Lot Size in Sq. Ft.: 20, 304
Property SubType: Detached
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