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Fireplaces at 37 Lancaster Street, Cambridge

Decorative Fireback in a Fireplace at 37 Lancaster Street

Decorative Fireback in a Fireplace at 37 Lancaster Street

The Yerxa-Field House at 37 Lancaster Street in Cambridge, MA has 10 fireplaces.  The house was built in 1888 and the fireplaces are beautiful examples of Victorian style tile, masonry, and woodwork.

Every fireplace is different – the tiles or stone vary, a variety of woods are used and some of the detail is handcarved, there are handsome decorative  firebacks like the one you see here, and amazing andirons that in many cases match the light fixtures in the room.  It’s very hard to pick a favorite!

 

Yerxa Field Fireplaces

The Yerxa-Field House at 37 Lancaster Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 is listed with John Petrowski and Christian Jones of Hammond Real Estate for $4,495,000.

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  1. Susan Byers Paxson

    I so much enjoyed your sweet article about this wonderful house — it’s so seldom that I’ve encountered a real estate agent who “gets it” about old homes. What a contrast to the second Globe listing this Sunday, where Ms. Weintraub opined that “all the bathrooms need to be updated — they still have their original fittings”. As if this were a flaw — lovers of old homes pray to find the old house that hasn’t been “wreckovated” by some developer who throws out the old wholesale and replaces it with Home Depot modernity. As a Dorchester resident, I’m convinced that poverty is the great preserver of original detail, and gentrification the death knell. Thank you for letting me see the house through your happy eyes.

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