Gracious and sunny, this 1873 Mansard Victorian home is a historic beauty in the heart of East Cambridge, a short walk to Kendall square, T stations, shops & restaurants. Full of character with 10’ tall ceilings, grand entry foyer with a curving staircase, ornate cornices, wood mantels and original pine or oak floors. The foyer leads to generous formal living & dining rooms and a large kitchen which opens up to the patio/yard area under a pergola for summer shades. The 2nd floor, with front and back stairs, houses 3 bedrooms 2 baths and admits beautiful natural light. The upper floor, formerly 2 bedrooms, is now an open family room with Mansard windows and a full bathroom. Unfinished basement offers terrific potential for expansion. Park 2 cars in driveway. Well-built and well-cared by the current owners, it is open to a world of design possibilities to elevate its beauty, design to your dreams and create its future story.