165 Brattle Street

165 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

1/2 Baths
5,709 Sq. Ft.
$2,680 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.


The Bartlett House, one of Cambridge's very finest. Superb site close to Harvard Square and the 2nd largest house lot on Brattle. Secluded and private, stately center-entry Victorian set back behind lovely flower-bordered gardens. Entry portico with columns, 10' ceilings, palatial proportions throughout. Unusually gracious rooms, all with two exposures. Abundant natural light. Vast south-facing living room. Magnificent library with original fine wood paneling and built-in glass-front bookcases. Dining...

Property Details for 165 Brattle Street

MLS Area
West Cambridge
Garage Spaces
Parking Spaces
Parking Spaces Total


Property Details for 165 Brattle Street

MLS #72895776
Days on Market5
Taxes$49,170 / year
HOA Fees-
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeSingle Family / Detached
Year Built1873
CountyMiddlesex County

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Listing Agents

  1. John Petrowsky

    John Petrowsky

    Alternative Listing Agent



    P: 617.504.6330

  2. Christian Jones

    Christian Jones

    Alternative Listing Agent



    P: 617.240.0799

Building Information for 165 Brattle Street

Stories-Year Built1873Building Size-Lot Size0.64 AC / 27,690 SF

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$55,372 per month

30 year fixed, 2.95% Interest

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Property Information for 165 Brattle Street

General Details
    Property Details
  • Property Type: Single Family
  • Single Family Type: Detached
  • Community Features: Public Transportation, Shopping, Park, Walk/Jog Trails, Golf Course, Medical Facility, Bike Path, Conservation Area, Highway Access, House of Worship, Private School, Public School, T-Station, University
  • Basement Info: Y
  • Water View: No
  • Waterfront: No
    Interior Features
  • Basement Features: Full, Walk Out, Interior Access, Concrete Floor, Exterior Access
  • Num of Full Baths: 5.0
  • Num of Half Baths: 2.0
  • Fireplaces: 6
  • Flooring: Tile, Wall to Wall Carpet, Hardwood
  • Primary Bath: Yes
  • Num of Baths: 7.0
    Exterior Features
  • Construction: Frame
  • Exterior: Clapboard
  • Exterior Features: Porch, Deck, Patio
  • Lot Description: Paved Drive, Level, Other (See Remarks)
  • Roof Material: Slate, Metal
    Parking Features
  • Parking Features: Off-Street, Paved Driveway
  • Garage Parking: Detached
  • Electric: Circuit Breakers, 200 Amps
  • Energy Features: Insulated Windows
  • Heating: Forced Air, Gas, Hydro Air
  • Cooling: Central Air, 3 or More
  • Hot Water: Tank, Separate Booster
  • Sewer: City/Town Sewer
  • Utility Connections: for Gas Range
  • Water: City/Town Water
Room Information
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom Level: Second Floor
  • Master Bedroom Desc: Bathroom - Full, Fireplace
    Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 2 Level: Second Floor
  • Bedroom 2 Desc: Bathroom - Full, Fireplace
    Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 3 Level: Second Floor
  • Bedroom 3 Desc: Bathroom - Full, Fireplace
    Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 4 Level: Second Floor
  • Bedroom 4 Desc: Bathroom - Full
    Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 5 Level: Third Floor
    Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 1 Level: Second Floor
    Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 2 Level: Second Floor
    Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 3 Level: Second Floor
    Dining Room
  • Dining Rm Level: First Floor
  • Dining Rm Desc: Fireplace
  • Kitchen Level: First Floor
  • Laundry Level: Basement
    Living Room
  • Living Rm Level: First Floor
  • Living Rm Desc: Fireplace
    Other Room 1
  • Other Room Name 1: Bathroom
  • Other Room Level 1: Second Floor
    Other Room 2
  • Other Room Name 2: Library
  • Other Room Level 2: First Floor
  • Other Rm 2 Desc: Fireplace
    Other Room 3
  • Other Room Name 3: Home Office
  • Other Room Level 3: Second Floor
    Other Room 4
  • Other Room Name 4: Bedroom
  • Other Room Level 4: Third Floor
    Other Room 5
  • Other Room Name 5: Bedroom
  • Other Room Level 5: Third Floor
    Other Room 6
  • Other Room Name 6: Bathroom
  • Other Room Level 6: Third Floor
  • Other Rm 6 Desc: Bathroom - Full
Property Information
    Property Info
  • Acres: .64
  • Road Type: Public
    Tax Information
  • Assessments: $8,405,100
  • Tax ID: 417337
  • Tax Year: 2021
  • Taxes: $49,170
  • Zoning: A1
  • Terms Feature: Contract for Deed
Building / Association Information
    Living Characteristics
  • Beds Total: 7
    Other Building Characteristics
  • Cooling Zones: 5
  • Foundation: Fieldstone
  • Heat Zones: 7

Property History for 165 Brattle Street

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
Sep 15, 2021

Listed (Active)

MLS PIN #72895776

Dec 19, 2012

Sold (Public Record)

Public Record #344613880

DateEvent & SourcePrice

Listed (Active)

MLS PIN #72895776


Sold (Public Record)

Public Record #344613880


For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Public Records for 165 Brattle Street

Taxable ValueLand$5,037,100Additions$3,368,000Total$8,405,100
Tax Record2021$49,170 ($4,098 / month)
Home Facts
Beds9Baths6Total Finished SqFt6,215 SqFtAbove Grade Finished SqFt5,094 SqFtFinished Basement SqFt1,121 SqFtUnfinished Basement SqFt1,120 SqFtStories3Lot Size27,690 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1873ZoningA1CountyMIDDLESEXAPNCAMB M:00238 L:00015

Schools near 165 Brattle Street

Buckingham Browne & Nichols SchoolPrivatePK-120.3 mi
St Peter Elementary SchoolPrivatePK-80.4 mi
Shady Hill SchoolPrivatePK-80.4 mi
John M TobinPublicPK-50.5 mi

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

PK-12, 0.3 mi, Private


St Peter Elementary School

PK-8, 0.4 mi, Private


Shady Hill School

PK-8, 0.4 mi, Private


John M Tobin

PK-5, 0.5 mi, Public


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165 Brattle Street is a single family home for sale in Cambridge, MA 02138. This property was listed for sale on September 15, 2021 by Compass at $15,300,000. It has been on the market for a total of 5 days and was last sold on December 19, 2012. This listing's school district is Cambridge. Nearby schools include John M Tobin, Vassal Lane Upper School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin. 165 Brattle Street is a 7-bed, 6-bath, 5,709 sqft single family home built in 1873.

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