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Designer created unique home at the W Boston

Designer created unique home at the W Boston

A sparkling jewel of a unit has been designed with the magic touch of John M. Pompeii, one of Boston’s top young designers, who is also the homeowner. “He started with a nice one-bedroom and did wonderful things,” said Dinny Herron of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate. Herron is listing the unit, No. 17-D, at the Residences at W Boston for $1,140,000. Pompeii, whose trademark look is warm... Read Full Story

Chic Ritz condo has access to five-star hotel amenities

Chic Ritz condo has access to five-star hotel amenities

Invariably, the Ritz-Carlton moniker immediately conjures an air of opulence, eminence and sophistication. Whether or not one has ever set foot inside a Ritz, the universal expectation tends toward first-class service and an upscale experience. The company, established in the United States in early 1900s, hails its Boston hotel (now the Taj Boston) as the landmark location that “revolutionized... Read Full Story

Fenway condo on tree-lined street has good location

Fenway condo on tree-lined street has good location

It may be a proverbial real estate cliché to say that when looking for the ideal living experience, it’s all about the location. But there is truth to it. For those hoping to live in the heart of Boston with everything at their fingertips and within walking distance to all the city has to offer, 84 Gainsborough St. is proof enough that location does make the home. And, with the penthouse, Unit... Read Full Story

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Striking Back Bay penthouse is a spectacular sale

Striking Back Bay penthouse is a spectacular sale

A beautiful Back Bay penthouse on the sunny side of Commonwealth Avenue counts among February’s spectacular sales in the city. Robert Alogna of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the listing broker for the duplex at 297 Commonwealth Ave., No. 5, with three-plus bedrooms, three baths and 3,136 square feet of custom-designed living space. George Ballantyne of Gibson Sotheby’s... Read Full Story

Median sale prices are creeping up in tight market

Median sale prices are creeping up in tight market

The median selling price for a condo in January in Boston was more than a half-million dollars. The exact figure is $532,000, which was for a one-bedroom, one-bath condo with 666 square feet of space at 1 St. Charles St. in the South End. A year earlier, the sum was slightly higher at $545,000, which was the price for a two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,076-square-foot condo in South Boston at 603 East... Read Full Story

South End penthouse loft is a spectacular February sale

South End penthouse loft is a spectacular February sale

A penthouse at Gateway Terrace, 40 Fay St., which was redesigned by the noted firm of Ruhl Walker Architects, is among this winter’s spectacular sales. Penthouse H-706 in the Hallet building sold for $1.2 million. John Neale and Brad Sprogis of Sprogis & Neale Real Estate were both the listing and selling brokers of this home, which included a deeded garage parking space in condominium... Read Full Story

West Roxbury Victorian home is a stunning sale

West Roxbury Victorian home is a stunning sale

The last time a single-family home in West Roxbury sold for more than a million dollars was in 2004, said William French of Hammond Residential Real Estate. French was the listing broker for a beautiful, shingled Victorian home with four-plus bedrooms and three baths at 149 Mount Vernon St., which was sold Jan. 30 for $1.11 million. Megan McGough of William Raveis Real Estate was the selling... 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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