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South End townhouse is exquisite

Walking through the South End townhouse at 132 West Newton St. is like stepping back in time to an era when sophistication and...

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Spacious South End loft has fabulous gourmet kitchen

Spacious South End loft has fabulous gourmet kitchen

Described as one of the finest lofts in the city, as a true loft, a 2,226-square-foot condominium at 1154 Washington St. in the South End is about to come on the market. Brian Perry of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is listing this spacious three-bedroom home, Unit 1B, at $1,999,500 early next week. According to the 1892 building permit, William H. McGinty and John McGinty were the... Read Full Story

Charming Beacon Hill condo has interesting history

Charming Beacon Hill condo has interesting history

Set at the Flat of the Hill, the handsome stucco corner building at 109 Chestnut St. has the distinction of overlooking the Charles River and Esplanade, across from the Hatch Shell. William Chester Chase designed the five-story L-shaped building for Grace Nichols circa 1917, about seven years after the Esplanade and Embankment Road had been significantly improved. Chase also designed the adjacent... Read Full Story

Waterfront condo maximizes space

Waterfront condo maximizes space

The Mariner at 300 Commercial St. is a premier residential building on Boston’s Waterfront, and its views from the 11th story roof deck say it all – spectacular. Encompassing nearly 360 degrees of unobstructed views in all directions, from Boston Harbor and the Harbor Islands, to Seaport to Downtown, the Financial District, the North End to Charlestown, they are some of the best in... Read Full Story

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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

Mandarin Oriental residence is a spectacular April sale

Mandarin Oriental residence is a spectacular April sale

A magnificent Back Bay condominium with two-plus bedrooms and 2,494 square feet of living space at the Residences at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 776 Boylston St., was sold April 2 for $5,500.000. The sale, which was $505,000 above the listing price, breaks out to $2,205 per square foot. Michael Harper of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Itzkan & Marchiel was the listing broker for this... Read Full Story

EMK Institute designed to educate, inspire

EMK Institute designed to educate, inspire

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is a striking contemporary building on the campus of UMass/Boston on Columbia Point in Dorchester, and adjacent to another architectural gem, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute opened last month amid great ceremony, with President Obama and the First Lady, Vice President Biden and a host of... Read Full Story

Mansion with heritage garden is spectacular Beacon Hill sale

Mansion with heritage garden is spectacular Beacon Hill sale

One of Beacon Hill’s grandest homes with one of the largest hidden gardens has been sold. Lili Banani of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Itzkan & Marchiel was both the listing broker and the selling broker for this spectacular home at 28 Mount Vernon St., not far from the State House. It sold for $6.6 million Feb. 27. This home is particularly large. Built in 1820, it incorporated the... 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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