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One of the nicest areas of Jamaica Plain is Pondside, the neighborhood abutting the spring-fed Jamaica Pond that once supplied...

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Midtown condo has westerly views, parking spot

Midtown condo has westerly views, parking spot

One Charles, the luxurious Midtown boutique community that lies at the edge of Back Bay and the South End, is among Millennium Partners’ portfolio of developments in Boston, which include the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Millennium Place and Millennium Tower, which is under construction. One Charles was built in 2005 and includes 233 condominiums, and Brett DeRocker of First Boston Realty... Read Full Story

Charlestown townhouse reflects understated elegance

Charlestown townhouse reflects understated elegance

Just off City Square in Charlestown, Harvard Street rises to the John Harvard Mall, but before that is a tiny private way paved with fish-scale-shaped cobblestones. This is Harvard Place, where there are two semi-detached townhouses on each side of the cul-de-sac. One Harvard Place is a four-story brick townhouse built between 1858 and 1860 by Moses A. Dow, a prominent Charlestown citizen who... Read Full Story

Seaport loft features unique breakfast bar, art studio

Seaport loft features unique breakfast bar, art studio

When the current owner purchased Unit 402 at 21 Wormwood St. nearly a decade ago, she saw much more than an open loft space with original exposed brick walls and a basic galley kitchen. She’d discovered a blank canvas. “The owner is an artist, and she has meticulously renovated every inch of this unit, with a focus on maximizing the space and enhancing its existing beauty,” points out James... Read Full Story

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Mandarin Oriental sale nets $3,880 per square foot

Mandarin Oriental sale nets $3,880 per square foot

A grand Back Bay condominium with two-plus bedrooms and 3,222 square feet of living space at the Residences at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 776 Boylston St., was sold May 6 for $12.5 million. It’s not the most expensive sale at the Mandarin – three years ago a penthouse in the east tower sold for $13.2 million – but its price per square foot is the highest to date in the city at $3,880 and... Read Full Story

Buyers are snapping up affordable options in East Boston

Buyers are snapping up affordable options in East Boston

Within the past year, the East Boston neighborhood has generated a compelling confluence of appealing attributes: high demand for properties, low inventory of available listings, a desirable urban location with easy access to downtown, multiple transportation options and sought-after amenities, and a low crime rate. True to form, prospective buyers are abuzz over this market, which offers a... Read Full Story

Elegant Back Bay condo is a spectacular April sale

Elegant Back Bay condo is a spectacular April sale

A stunning 3,625-square-foot Back Bay residence at the Bradley, 409 Commonwealth Ave., is among April’s spectacular sales. Michael Harper of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Itzkan & Marchiel was the listing broker of this three-plus-bedroom home, Unit F, which was sold April 15 for $4,000,000. Lili Banani, also of Coldwell Banker’s Commonwealth Avenue office, represented the... Read Full Story

Newly created Back Bay triplex tops spectacular sales to date

Newly created Back Bay triplex tops spectacular sales to date

A distinctive Back Bay townhouse, built as a single-family home in 1877 for a merchant in the East India trade and turned into apartments in the 1930s, has been transformed again. Today it houses two distinctive triplexes, and the parlor-level unit has just been sold for an extraordinary price – $7,050,000. (The penthouse is on the market for $8,650,000.) Michael Harper of Coldwell Banker... 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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Roche Bros. to open flagship grocery in Downtown Crossing

Roche Bros. to open flagship grocery in Downtown Crossing

Roche Bros.’ long-awaited Downtown Crossing supermarket will open in the beautifully restored Burnham Building, once home to the Filene’s department store, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 29. Located at 8 Summer St., this 25,000-square-foot market is the first large-scale grocery store to be built in this neighborhood. It will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Roche Bros. was founded in Roslindale Square in 1952 by brothers Pat and Bud Roche, and today, Pat’s sons Rick and Ed are the CEO and COO of their 21-stores – Roche Bros.,... Read Full Blog Post

New Jamaica Plain condo is striking

New Jamaica Plain condo is striking

An extraordinary condo created within a 19th century Colonial Revival home at 23 Eliot St. in Jamaica Plain is not far from Jamaica Pond. Janet Deegan of Deegan Cervone & Associates of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has listed the nine-room, 4,083-square-foot home at $2.175 million. The first level includes a large media room with a wet bar, a fridge and a microwave, plus a full bath with radiant-heated flooring. Stairs and an elevator start here too. A bedroom with a walk-in closet, another bath with a radiant-heated floor and a large mahogany deck are on the second level, but it... Read Full Blog Post





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