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Renovation of Beacon Hill townhouse kept 1824 details

After 190 years, this remarkable Beacon Hill townhouse is as impressive today as it was in 1824. Following a just completed,...

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Premier Back Bay townhouse to feature five exquisite condos

Premier Back Bay townhouse to feature five exquisite condos

After years of debate among the Commonwealth, the city land commissioners and the Boston Water Company, the Commonwealth in 1859 first began filling the Back Bay tidal flats block by block from the Public Garden at Arlington Street to Clarendon Street. One of the earliest homes to be built on the new land was the Gibson House, now a Victorian house museum, constructed on Beacon Street in 1860. A... Read Full Story

Updated South End duplex has patio off garden-level kitchen

Updated South End duplex has patio off garden-level kitchen

Located in the heart of the South End, the stylish duplex at 37 West Newton St. embraces the vibrancy of the neighborhood’s restaurants, boutiques and galleries while ideally situated between the lush green spaces of Blackstone Square and the Rutland-Washington Street community gazebo garden. Robb Cohen of Boston Distinctive Properties of Boston Realty Advisors has listed this parlor- and... Read Full Story

Beacon Hill duplex has lovely custom-designed study

Beacon Hill duplex has lovely custom-designed study

Going home is a delightful trip when the journey ends in this Beacon Hill duplex at 37 Mount Vernon St. at the top of the hill close to the State House. Located on a picture-perfect, tree-lined street with a brick sidewalk in a four-and-a-half-story brick building that dates to 1807, this home pays homage to 19th century architectural styling while deftly incorporating 21st century elements that... Read Full Story

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Millennium Partners gives grant to Old South Meeting House

Millennium Partners gives grant to Old South Meeting House

The developers of the 625-foot-high Millennium Tower have donated $112,500 to the Old South Meeting House to help preserve this treasured 1729 colonial icon and have pledged a second grant of an equal amount. The funds will be used for energy conservation and to provide new interior lighting and a new digital sound system for programs and performances held throughout the year. The Old South... Read Full Story

Charlestown tour to showcase homes Sept. 20

Charlestown tour to showcase homes Sept. 20

Every other year, the Charlestown Preservation Society presents an outstanding house tour, where residents open their homes to showcase various styles of architecture – worker’s cottage, Italianate, Richardsonian Romanesque, Greek Revival or Federal. The biennial event raises funds to help preserve the quality of life and Charlestown’s architectural heritage. This year’s tour will be held... Read Full Story

Harvard Club of Boston sells its annex

Harvard Club of Boston sells its annex

Last month’s sale of the Back Bay annex of the Harvard Club of Boston at 380 Commonwealth Ave. is among the city’s spectacular sales. Two local developers – Sea-Dar Real Estate and CNW Capital Partners – formed 380 Commonwealth Avenue LLC and purchased the handsome four-story brick double house with 19,653 square feet of living space for $8,819,853. The sale was finalized Aug. 18 after... Read Full Story

Boston Preservation Alliance to presents 12 awards

Boston Preservation Alliance to presents 12 awards

Ten projects throughout the city will receive outstanding achievement awards from the Boston Preservation Alliance in a celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall. Also will be two people awards. For the past 26 years the alliance has been singling out various entities that represent historic preservation and new construction compatible to the built... Read Full Story

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Stay Cool for Next to Nothing: Power Down the AC on National Ceiling Fan Day

Stay Cool for Next to Nothing: Power Down the AC on National Ceiling Fan Day

(NewsUSA) – The kids are back in school, football season is starting and fall is around the corner, which means it is time to turn down the air conditioner and rely a little more on your ceiling fan to save energy and money.
This September 18 marks th…


Every Room Tells a Story if You Set the Stage

Every Room Tells a Story if You Set the Stage

(NewsUSA) – Remember the last time you walked into a professionally designed home and marveled at its beauty? Chances are, the designer carefully planned the interior finishings — like crown mouldings and interior doors. While trim and doors have a ma…



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Arts festival to include fireworks

The 12th annual Boston Ahts Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, at Christopher Columbus Park. The festival will feature a custom-built artists’ village in the center of the park, housing more than 40 visual artists and craftsmen exhibiting and selling their works of art. A waterfront stage will host performances by the PBS radio storytelling program The Moth, the Animal Hospital Ensemble featuring upwards of 20 musicians surrounding the audience with experimental music, and poet and local author Nick Flynn reciting his poetry. Bigfoot Wallace will... Read Full Blog Post

‘Transit’ wins city competition

Adam O’Day’s brilliantly hued creation, “Transit,” has won the city’s Portrait of a City competition, which celebrates the spirit of contemporary Boston. O’Day, who has a studio at the Distillery in South Boston, was among dozens of local artists who submitted two-dimensional pieces of art last spring. The Boston Art Commission and the mayor’s office chose five semi-finalists, and the public was invited to vote and select the winner. The purpose of the competition was to highlight and showcase the work of local artists, said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Arts and culture has always... Read Full Blog Post


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