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Penthouse triplex in South End has custom design

The three-story brick townhouse at 119 West Concord St. in the South End has had few owners. Built in 1890, the house had...

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South End penthouse triplex boasts 20-foot ceiling

South End penthouse triplex boasts 20-foot ceiling

It is no wonder that people love living in the Eight Streets neighborhood of the historic South End, which is brimming with culture and charm. The Boston Center for the Arts and Restaurant Row along Tremont Street as well as cafes, boutiques and quaint specialty shops are an integral part of the area, and outdoor space is premium with Ringgold Park as well as the Berkeley Community... Read Full Story

Charlestown antique home has four fireplaces

Charlestown antique home has four fireplaces

Sometimes you can have it all: an urban lifestyle in a vibrant community with a abundance of cultural, shopping and dining options at your doorstep and the dream of a suburban single-family house. The proof that anything is possible is this picturesque freestanding Georgian home in the heart of Charlestown’s gaslight neighborhood. Listed by Tracy Shea of Hammond Residential Real Estate at... Read Full Story

Charlestown townhouse belies its dramatic interior

Charlestown townhouse belies its dramatic interior

In a part of Charlestown where gaslights still flicker, a contemporary townhome at 113 High St. was constructed in 2005, adjoining an 1880 Federal row house. With its construction, the new building, designated as Unit 1, became part of a three-unit condo association. (The row house now comprises two condos, and their entry is off a walkway from High Street.) Although it is new, its façade is in... Read Full Story

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Jewel-like Beacon Hill home is among spectacular sales

Jewel-like Beacon Hill home  is among spectacular sales

High on Beacon Hill, directly opposite a wing of the State House, is a single-family home that has been completely renovated, creating a true gem. The Greek Revival-style home, located at 75 Hancock St., just sold for $4,600,000 million and counts among this year’s spectacular sales. Tracy Campion of Campion and Company Real Estate was the listing broker for this extraordinary home, and Andrew... Read Full Story

Elegant Back Bay mansion is a record sale in the city

Elegant Back Bay mansion is a record sale in the city

Nearly two years ago, the majestic Back Bay limestone mansion at 130 Commonwealth Ave. with 16 rooms including five-plus bedrooms and six-plus baths was sold for $9,500,000. Last month, the 9,817-square-foot, five-story home was sold again, this time for $11,600,000. William Montero was both the listing and selling broker for the Feb. 26 transaction. It’s a phenomenal home. Built in 1882, a... Read Full Story

Boutique Back Bay condo is among spectacular sales

Boutique Back Bay condo  is among spectacular sales

An expansive Back Bay three-bedroom condo, created when two historic brownstones were combined, is among this winter’s spectacular sales. Roberta Orlandino, along with Gary Lazarus and Monte Levin, all of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, was the listing broker for Unit 3 at 341 Marlborough St., and Jeanine Cort, also of Coldwell Banker, was the selling broker. This 1,675-square-foot home,... Read Full Story

Millennium Tower Boston tallies $650 million in sales

Millennium Tower Boston tallies $650 million in sales

  Seventy percent of the 442 luxurious residences to be housed in Millennium Tower Boston in Downtown Crossing have been sold, according to Richard Baumert, a partner at Millennium Partners, which is developing the 60-story glass skyscraper. That represents $650 million in sales since the sales office opened. Millennium Tower Boston won’t open until the summer of 2016. “We are thrilled... 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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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

What is an ice dam and what can you do about it?

What is an ice dam and what can you do about it?

By now, most everyone has been affected by ice dams. An ice dam is formed when there is snow on the roof; the snow starts to melt from the heat inside the home escaping through the roof. As the water drips down to the edge of the roof, it freezes because the lost heat from the house does not extend out to the eaves. The frozen water forms layers creating a frozen dam until the dam reaches the heated portion of the roof. At that point the water does not freeze but continues to build up, working its way under the shingles and finally into your house. At this point, all that can be done is to... Read Full Blog Post