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A Visiting Scholars Dream Home!

It’s quiet. It’s peaceful. It’s chock-full of books, great music, relaxing hideways.

Private and quiet!

The perfect place to finish that novel, heart-burning poem, or world-changing business report.

Upscale and respectful.


Each room is furnished with a comfortable desk, high speed internet, ergonomic chair and a 300+ thread count 100% cotton sheets. The Romeo & Juliet balcony, upper deck dinner table, front porch rocking chairs, secret garden or sunken patio, provide a plethora of tension-free spots!

Vision
Ray Vernon
Sabbatical House was the brain child of Ray Vernon, professor ameritus Kennedy School of Government, and Diane Cotman.

The plan was to create a sabbatical environment squeezing every ounce of expanded thinking, fun, adventure, and productivity out of the sabbatical experience for the scholar and family.

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The house itself boasts of such special features as:

  • Relaxing extra-large Jacuzzi
  • Premium air-quality
  • A water system that recycles the bath water to water the plants growing in the large planter beds in the windows

Relax in the let-your-hair-down living area, sink into the healthy beds and cook in the designer kitchens. This is sincerely a home-away-from-home!

The Sustainable House is the national model of environmentally sound construction and living!

Situated in historical West Cambridge, just off Brattle Street, a 15 minute walk to Harvard Square. Only steps from a world-renowned specialty shop (featuring imported cheese, phenomenal baked goods and mouth-tantalizing entrees).

Your host is a well-traveled careful thinker.

With everything at your fingertips, you can spend your sabbatical productively making contacts, enjoying the city, and completing breakthrough research.


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