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South End condo at the Penmark has outdoor deck

South End condo at the Penmark has outdoor deck

Nestled between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue, Father Francis Gilday Street is a quiet single block that takes its place in the history of the storied South End Landmark District. Not only is it home to the old South End Burying Ground, rumored to be the final resting place for pirates and paupers, it is where Boston College and Boston College High School once occupied the handsome... Read Full Story

Newly built South Boston duplex has outdoor decks

Newly built South Boston duplex has outdoor decks

Built from the ground up, this duplex penthouse at 269 Emerson St. in South Boston is an exceptional example of how to create a timeless style by giving “tradition” a contemporary vibe. The recipe is simple. Start with all the expected classic features – high ceilings, double-hung windows, double crown molding, paneled wainscoting, detailed baseboards and glistening hardwood floors. This... Read Full Story

Back Bay parlor-level duplex reflects timelessness

Back Bay parlor-level duplex reflects timelessness

True to the architectural heritage of the Back Bay, 273 Commonwealth Ave. is a beautifully designed limestone mansion that overlooks the promenade of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Located between Fairfield and Gloucester streets, the handsome building was designed in 1891 by the architectural firm of Hartwell and Richardson for Thomas Emerson Proctor, a leather dealer. In the early 1970s, it was... Read Full Story

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Fireworks, ice sculptures, shows to welcome 2015

Fireworks, ice sculptures, shows to welcome 2015

The country’s oldest and largest New Year’s Eve arts festival, founded in Boston 38 years ago, promises to be a wonderful event, with entertainment designed to appeal to all ages. A festival of art, music, dance, ice sculpture and other activities has been scheduled throughout the city; outdoor events are free, and access to indoor venues are with a First Night Boston 2015 button. These... Read Full Story

Median selling price of condos rise in nine neighborhoods

Median selling price of condos rise in nine neighborhoods

Condo sales in November were significantly fewer than a year ago, and even in October, the number of sales were higher. The lack of inventory has kept the sales volume down while at the same time has pushed the median selling price upward in most neighborhoods. The overall median selling price for a condo or a co-operative in November was $525,000 among the Boston Homes’ neighborhoods. Data... Read Full Story

Developer breaks ground for 259 apartments in East Boston

Developer breaks ground for 259 apartments in East Boston

Gerding Edlen, a Portland, Ore.-based real estate investment and development firm that focuses on creating environmentally sustainable mixed-use buildings across the country, broke ground Wednesday for its latest project in Boston. The company is building a 16-story tower, an adjacent four-story addition and an attached parking garage for 158 cars on a 4.4-acre waterfront site at the intersection... Read Full Story

Beacon Hill single-family home is a November spectacular sale

Beacon Hill single-family home is a November spectacular sale

A single-family Beacon Hill home close to the State House is among recent spectacular sales. Sally Brewster of Brewster & Berkowitz Real Estate listed this four-bedroom updated home at 12 Joy St., and Lois Kunian of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s Back Bay office represented the buyer. It sold for $2,040,000 Nov. 14. This 2,986-square-foot home has a side hall plan, and the living... 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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Mandarin Oriental to convert 25 apartments

Twenty-five luxury Back Bay apartments at the Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 776 Boylston St., will be converted to condominiums and offered for sale early next year. Jeannemarie Conley of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate will be the exclusive broker for the market-rate condominiums. The 10 other apartments in the mixed-use development will continue as affordable rentals, according to a press release. The property, which includes the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel with a dozen suites and 136 guest rooms, a 16,000-square-foot spa, exclusive retail shops and a new bistro and wine bar,... Read Full Blog Post

Downtown Crossing walking tour

The Listing Information Network is sponsoring a walking tour featuring Downtown Crossing from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 30. The event will include an overview of the Millennium Tower development and a hard-hat tour of the Burnham Building, including the Roche Bros. grocery store and Primark, the Irish fashion retailer, both of which will be moving into the building next year. First Republic Bank and Millennium Tower will host a reception at the sales center, 40 Franklin St. The tour will begin at the sales center, focusing on the emerging neighborhood. Cost... Read Full Blog Post