1–7 Brattle Circle

  • 1-2 Brattle Circle
  • 3 Brattle Circle Patio
  • Brattle Circle Courtyard Redesign
  • 2 Brattle Circle Kitchen
  • 2 Brattle Circle Living
  • 2 Brattle Circle Master Bath
  • 4 Brattle Circle Kitchen
  • 4 Brattle Circle Master Bath
  • 4-7 Brattle Circle Courtyard
Building & History

The Brattle Circle project is truly one-of-a-kind. It exemplifies our dedication to historic preservation that maintains the unique character of Cambridge as well as our commitment to adapting architectural landmarks for contemporary living.  The original building – a simple Italianate house – was built in 1856 by the Mount Auburn Cemetery Corporation for the superintendent of the magnificent Mount Auburn Cemetery nearby. In the 1930’s and early 1940’s, prominent Cambridge architect William Galvin developed the back el and built his own residence and office on the property. Sadly, the properties were neglected in the following decades and eventually deteriorated. 

Guided by architect Mark Boyes-Watson, we have given Brattle Circle new life. We retained the original Italianate house and removed the decaying buildings. Then, we enhanced the Circle with new houses that draw on the local architectural style and give a nod to Galvin’s post-modern design. The result is a rare find: a distinctive courtyard community with the character and serenity of a New England town green.

  • Seven well crafted townhomes on quiet cul-de-sac
  • LEED Silver Certification
  • 1-2 car parking
  • Heating and cooling provided by high-efficiency mini-split heating and cooling units
  • Tankless, ultra-efficient water heaters
  • Custom doors and specialty hardware
  • Jeld-Wen windows
  • Washer and dryer hookups
  • Open/closed cell insulation
  • Bosch appliances
  • Unique finishes in each townhome
  • Custom stained white oak floors

1–7 Brattle Circle

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Cambridge, MA
"Hill Harder is a recipient of a 2014 Cambridge Historic Preservation award for their rehabilitation of 1-7 Brattle Circle. This program has since 1997 honored property owners who conserve and protect the city's architecture."
Charles M Sullivan, Executive Director