Traditional on the outside, distinctly modern inside: A stylish Cambridge, MA house lists for $18.5 million

"This home was designed to not be ostentatious as you approach from the street. But once you experience the property from the grounds to the interior, you know that this property has it all."

Georgie Mihaila
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Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

A new listing has recently come to market within a stone’s throw from the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we’re here to take you on a quick tour of the stylish abode.

Especially since its unassuming exterior doesn’t give away the polished, contemporary interiors that await inside.

The luxury home — priced at $18.5 million — blends Japanese, Scandinavian, Italian, and French influences to extraordinary results. Gail Roberts, Ed Feijo & Team with Coldwell Banker Global Luxury hold the listing.

“This home was designed to not be ostentatious as you approach from the street. But once you experience the property from the grounds to the interior, you know that this property has it all,” listing agent Ed Feijo tells us.

Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

So let’s take a look inside, where there’s no shortage of beautifully appointed spaces created for living, entertaining, creating, or relaxing.

Completed by the Cafasso Design Group with an eye toward artistic flair, modern tech and environmental stewardship, the nearly 8,000-square-foot home has 6 beds, 6.5 baths, and standout amenities like a glass-enclosed office, wet bar, cinema, gym, and a Western Red Cedar Sauna.

Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media
Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media
Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media
Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

The home is anchored by a twisting sculptural staircase that steals the show.

Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

Throughout the house, we find influences of contemporary Japanese, Scandinavian, Italian, and French design, with European influences seamlessly blending with Asian-inspired details.

Prominently showcased in the eat-in chef’s kitchen, there are custom Italian walnut cabinets, Calacatta Gold marble countertops, a massive island, two sinks, two dishwashers, Gaggenau 400 Series double oven, and site-built pantry systems.

Notably, the kitchen offers a 78” Gaggenau 400 Series 4-module cooktop configuration that includes state-of-the-art burners for wok cooking and Teppanyaki.

Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media
Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

Upstairs, there is a lavish primary suite with spacious custom closets outfitted by Scavolini of Italy, and a spa-like en-suite bath with a soaking tub and curbless open shower.

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In addition to more bedrooms and artisan bathrooms, there is a custom glass-enclosed office and a family room with a striking floating gas fireplace.

Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media
Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media
Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media
Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

With elegantly designed living & lounging spaces for guests & family on the first floor and lower level, there are plenty of spaces dedicated to private moments throughout the home too.

The beautifully appointed home has a lower level geared towards entertainment, featuring an exquisite wet bar, home cinema, gym, and guest suite.

Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media
Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

But don’t let that fool you into thinking that wellness, self-care, and relaxation may have been overlooked.

The home has an extensive spa with a steam shower, surround sound, and WiFi-controlled amenities, anchored by a Western Red Cedar Sauna that looks like it’s been plucked right out of a world-class spa.

Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

Tucked away inside a picturesque enclave off Brattle Street, the Cambridge, Massachusetts house is surrounded by oasis-like grounds consisting of lush grass, mature trees, a sophisticated outdoor kitchen, deck, and patio all enclosed by a privacy fence and protected by the latest app-controlled security systems.

Photo Credit: Tom Jones of Drone Home Media

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded FancyPantsHomes.com