479 William Street, Cambridge


  • 0.355 acres
  • 10ft ceilings on main level
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms in main residence
  • 9ft ceilings on upper level
  • close to newly reburbished Edward Newland Community Pool with lifeguards
  • Close to public school
  • detached garage/barn for parking
  • Double-bricked
  • Exquisite original tin ceilings and detailing
  • full in-law suite on main floor
  • Heated Floors in lower level bathroom
  • huge pie shaped lot
  • Loads of updates through out the home
  • newer windows
  • parking allows for up to 9 cars
  • updated plumbing
  • updated wiring 200 amp
  • workshop and storage


Standing proudly atop a tree-lined street in the mature western Cambridge enclave of Preston is this stately 3,000 square-foot yellow double-bricked residence. Dating originally from 1890, but comprehensively modernized in recent years and boasting every imaginable contemporary convenience, 479 William Street offers an ideal balance of old-world quality and tradition with the amenities every family seeks in keeping up to speed in the 21st Century. This home is replete with period charm and character both outside and in – from the covered front porch and intricate roofline detailing, to exquisite original tin ceilings at a commanding height of 10 feet on the main level and 9ft on the upper level. Updates and improvements are integrated seamlessly throughout, a standout feature being last year’s addition of a complete one-bedroom, one-bathroom main floor in-law suite to the primary 4-bedroom home; perfectly suited to offer a multigenerational solution for family members. Large, airy principal rooms characterize the lifestyle on offer here, an experience elevated by two entirely new kitchens, a brand-new main floor bathroom with in-floor heating (plus an updated powder room on the same level), all-new flooring throughout the home, and a 200-amp panel (2021). The sweeping scale of the fenced backyard offers wonderful opportunities for outdoor entertaining, as well as serving as a private oasis for the family to unwind in all weather, inclusive of its hot tub and pergola with shade screen. Meanwhile, a detached barn-style coach house offers two levels of flexibility for the hobbyist or amateur craftsperson, sitting adjacent to an enormous driveway with parking suitable for up to 9 vehicles. Situated just two blocks off King Street and away from Preston’s resurgent downtown and an increasing number of boutiques, restaurants and day-to-day amenities, this residence is just across the street from Preston Public School, next to the newly refurbished Edward Newland pool, and easy walking distance from Riverside Park and splash pad, Bob McMullen Linear Trail and the forthcoming Cambridge extension to the region’s LRT service.


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