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Stainless steel and knotty pine in a Cambridge find

September 11, 2011

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The kitchen tells the story of this compact stand-alone, single-family home in Cambridgeport. The flooring is the original - wide-planked knotty pine of varying widths - above which is found glistening stainless steel, the current hallmark of updated homes. An eye-catching stainless steel oven hood dominates stainless steel appliances, light-toned granite counters, and cabinets stained a midtone brown.

A door leads to a city-size deck and between the kitchen and dining room is a two-seat breakfast counter. The dining room is painted light yellow and floods with natural light. The adjacent living room has a working heating stove, original to the house, below a built-in wall air-conditioner and built-in cabinets.

The second floor has two bedrooms, the master being the slightly larger of the two. Each has a large ceiling fan, ceilings that follow the roof contours, and adequate closets. They share a large full bath, clad in white ceramic tiles and with separate shower and whirlpool tub. The renovated basement has bamboo flooring and a comfy family room that has natural light despite its location. Around the corner are the third bedroom, and a full showered bath with blue tiles. The small house lot is accentuated with a ribbon of stones and garden plots.

Broker Jennifer Johnson Titus of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate on Beacon Hill is holding an open house Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

John R. Ellement

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7 Salem St. Cambridge Price: $769,000
Style: Antique
Built: 1873
Square feet: 1,843
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sewer: Public

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