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Just listed: An award-winning Cambridge home for $895,000

If you've driven down side streets in Cambridge, you may have done a double-take at this recently listed home.

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Architectural organizations have honored the design of 136 Fifth St. in Cambridge. Samara Vise

If you’ve found yourself driving down side streets near Kendall Square and East Cambridge, you may have done a double-take at the town home with the harlequin-pattern facade.

Built in 1993, 136 Fifth St. in Cambridge was the 1994 recipient of both the American Institute of Architects New England Housing Design Award and the Boston Society of Architects Design Award, according to the listing. And on Oct. 31, the Petrowsky Jones Group at Compass put it on the market for $895,000.

The 1,173-square-foot property sits on 0.03 of an acre and includes two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The flooring in the foyer, kitchen, and first-floor hallway mirrors the harlequin pattern on the facade. Other notable features include built-in bookshelves; central air conditioning; exposures to the east, south, and west; and hardwood floors. Plus, the dishwasher, furnace, and roof were replaced within the past two years.


The home also offers a private garden out back. The owner parks at a garage down the street for $50 a month, according to the listing.

The listing group is accepting offers until the closing date, according to Compass.

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