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New Beacon Hill penthouse in iconic building is stunning

New Beacon Hill penthouse in iconic building is stunning

When the venerable Boston landmark restaurant Locke-Ober shut its doors in 2012, a 180-year-old chapter in the fine dining, political, financial and intellectual history of Boston closed forever. Where once mahogany-paneled rooms with stately trappings stood at 1-3 Winter Place, today there exists six luxury single-floor condominiums that offer upscale living in downtown Boston. Reborn as the... Read Full Story

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

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Redesigned Beacon Hill home is an August spectacular sale

Redesigned Beacon Hill home is an August spectacular sale

Many of the single-family townhouses on Beacon Hill are spectacular, and the one at 23 West Cedar St. is no exception. Last month it sold for $5.125 million. Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing broker, and Lois Kunian, also of the Gibson Sotheby’s, was the selling agent. Built in 1836 by architect Asher Benjamin, who published several pattern books for... Read Full Story

A majestic Back Bay duplex was meticulously renovated

A majestic Back Bay duplex was meticulously renovated

Located on the prestigious first block from the Public Garden, 33 Marlborough St. is one of three townhouses (Nos. 29, 31 and 33) built circa 1870, according to Bainbridge Bunting, author of “Houses of Boston’s Back Bay.” Its brick exterior was dramatically changed nearly 100 years ago, when the steps to the front door were removed to create a street-level entrance. This property was... Read Full Story

Tight inventory affects August volume, median sale prices

Tight inventory affects August volume, median sale prices

The city’s real estate market saw median selling prices of condominiums and co-operatives increase in August in nine of the 11 neighborhoods covered by Boston Homes compared to a year ago, while at the same time the number of sales fell 10 percent. In a month-to-month comparison, the median sales saw an uptick in prices in five neighborhoods. Sales in July were higher than those in... Read Full Story

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

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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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