Behind the sober facade – it’s a fun house!

Cambridge, MA is a city of formal, historic architecture. Harvard Yard and Brattle Street (pictured) are its poster children.

Yet, away from these greats, there are many buildings that are simply fun.

One block back from Mass Ave, Franklin Street is the setting for a cluster of quirky, joyous homes. From a distance, their politely pitched rooftops blend into the residential skyline:

But, up close, they reveal themselves to be more than ordinary:

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