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About 11 years ago the South End row house at 165 West Newton St. was completely renovated and restored to its original...

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Waterfront townhouse has access to hotel amenities

Waterfront townhouse has access to hotel amenities

With a harbor view through a wall of windows in the living room, a similar view from a private terrace off the master suite and another great view from the guest room, Townhouse 3 at 20 Rowes Wharf fulfils the promise of blue water vistas in a prime location. “There are so many windows here,” says John Corcoran of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate, who has listed this spotless 1,903-square-foot... Read Full Story

Chic South End duplex features private courtyard

Chic South End duplex features private courtyard

The Philadelphia-style parlor- and garden-level duplex at 615 Massachusetts Ave. in the South End is a hidden gem. The bow front brick townhouse was built circa 1865, when Massachusetts Avenue was still known as Chester Street and Chester Square, a block away, was a distinctive park. The row house was converted to five condominiums in 1985, and three years ago the owner of Unit 2 acquired a... Read Full Story

Beacon Hill duplex features great room, mezzanine

Beacon Hill duplex features great room, mezzanine

Situated in the heart of Beacon Hill among some of Boston’s most historic properties, Unit 1A at 70 Mount Vernon St., boasts a floor plan and amenities to rival any modern construction. The building was constructed in 1847 as a double house for two brothers, John and Nathaniel Thayer, both financiers. In 1886 Boston University purchased both 70 and 72 Mount Vernon for its theological school and... Read Full Story

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Residence overlooking Public Garden is a spectacular sale

Residence overlooking Public Garden is a spectacular sale

A magnificent floor-through residence at 95 Beacon St. on the Flat of Beacon Hill is among recent spectacular sales. The 2,552-square-foot home is the largest condominium in this 11-unit building, Frank Celeste of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty listed the custom-designed two-bedroom home with three baths, and Dean Poritzky of Hammond Residential Real Estate represented the buyer. The... Read Full Story

Two South End townhouses sell for record-breaking prices

Two South End townhouses sell for record-breaking prices

  Eight days ago, a magnificent South End single-family home sold for $5,000,000, and it hadn’t even been formally listed. The nine-room bow front home at 146 West Canton St. has three bedrooms, three baths and two half baths within 3,024 square feet of living space. It was the first time that a single-family South End townhouse crossed that price threshold. Paul Whaley and Charlie Ring of... Read Full Story

Median selling prices are higher in May

Median selling prices are higher in May

  A two-bedroom, one-bath condo at 12 Hereford St. was the median sale in the Back Bay in May. The 1,195-square-foot floor-through unit sold for $1,155,000. By comparison, a 1,194-square-foot condo in Jamaica Plain at 19 Grovenor Road with three bedrooms and one bath sold for $570,000. Such is the difference for properties that are farther away from the State House. In May 392 condos were... Read Full Story

Charlestown Armory showcases stunning new model unit

Charlestown Armory showcases stunning new model unit

  The historic Charlestown Armory at 380 Bunker Hill Ave. has been infused with new life.Once home to three Charlestown militia companies and later the National Guard, the building came under the jurisdiction of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library in 1968 and used for off-site book storage. Six years ago it was transferred to the Department of Neighborhood Development. CTown Ventures... Read Full Story

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Coldwell Banker acquires Hammond

Coldwell Banker acquires Hammond

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England has acquired the assets of Hammond Residential Real Estate Group LLC, further expanding the Coldwell Banker footprint in Massachusetts. Hammond’s 16 offices in Greater Boston – three in Boston – will add to the 83 offices Coldwell Banker presently operates, not only in Massachusetts but also in Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. (ReMax Leading Edge plans to acquire the two Hammond franchises in Cambridge and Belmont, reported Banker & Tradesman.) “We made our decision based on what was in the best interest of our... Read Full Blog Post

Capital campaign for dog park

Capital campaign for dog park

A custom-engraved 4- by 8-inch brick is $500, and a 12- by 12-inch paver is $1,000. A limited number of spaces are available for the walkways, and the deadline for participating is July 8. After meeting with city Park Department officials and contractors, the Friends, a 501(c) organization, has determined it needs to raise between $50,000 and $60,000. The park no longer has proper drainage due to a decade of heavy dog use, and the dogs are not only from the South End. This park is open to all Bostonian doggies. But the area puddles, and the stagnant water, laced with fecal matter, can foster... Read Full Blog Post





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