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Spectacular Fort Point penthouse duplex boasts huge terrace

It’s difficult to describe the shape of Penthouse 3, a 2,178-square-foot duplex at FP3, a striking 91-unit mixed-use complex at...

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Modern Bay Village penthouse duplex is on a quiet street

Modern Bay Village penthouse duplex is on a quiet street

A charming enclave tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, Bay Village is the city’s smallest neighborhood, which makes it a special place. But its history is distinct, echoing the grandeur of Beacon Hill architecture with its own variety of architectural treasures. Predominantly Federal-style homes built by carpenters and artisans who constructed the mansions on Beacon Hill... Read Full Story

Flagship Wharf condo has water views from every room

Flagship Wharf condo has water views from every room

From 1800 until 1974 the Charlestown Navy Yard was a shipbuilding and repair facility located on Boston’s waterfront. When the installation closed, 30 acres of the property became a National Park complete with park rangers and featuring the USS Constitution or “Old Ironsides.” The remaining prime acreage then became available for development. Perhaps the most spectacular parcel available... Read Full Story

South End condo has sunken living room, long balcony

South End condo has sunken living room, long balcony

On the quiet one-way street of West Springfield in the South End, the address 68-84 is home to the new condominiums constructed in 2002 behind historic Minot Hall on Washington Street. (Minot Hall was built between 1860 and 1873, according to the Landmarks Commission, and was “one of Washington Street’s most architecturally significant properties” with its mansard roof and Italianate style.... Read Full Story

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Two lovely Victorian homes on Wellesley Park are sold

Two lovely Victorian homes on Wellesley Park are sold

  Wellesley Park in Dorchester is an enclave of Queen Anne Victorian homes overlooking greenspace that was rescued from development in the early 1900s. House lots on the former Vinson Farm were laid out in 1887 surrounding a park, much like Louisburg Square on Beacon Hill and Union Park in the South End, but a few years after the last home was constructed, the developers eyed the green for... Read Full Story

Two Charlestown townhomes sell above asking price

Two Charlestown townhomes sell above asking price

Two outstanding Federal-style homes in an historic section of Charlestown are among recent spectacular sales. Both are beautiful homes, but what is particularly interesting is that the two houses, both with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, are next door to each other. Nancy Roth of Hammond Residential Real Estate was the listing broker for both 5 Prescott St. and 7 Prescott St. and was... Read Full Story

An expansive but raw space on Newbury Street tops July sales

An expansive but raw space  on Newbury Street tops July sales

  At one of the most exclusive Back Bay addresses on Newbury Street, steps from the Public Garden, a spectacular 6,070-square-foot residence has been sold – as a shell. Tracy Campion of Campion and Company was the listing broker for the fifth floor space at 4-6 Newbury St., and Maggie Gold Seelig of the MGS Group was the selling broker. The property was sold July 28 for $8 million. The... Read Full Story

China devalues its currency; U.S. rates fall

China devalues its currency; U.S. rates fall

Mortgage rates fell this week after China’s economy suffered a major setback that disrupted international markets, and U.S. consumers lost some optimism in their outlook on the housing climate. The improvement in rates makes now an opportune time to buy, says Pava Leyrer, chief operating officer for Northern Mortgage Services in Grandville, Michigan. “Rates are still very good and very... Read Full Story

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Preserving old houses

Preserving old houses

Historic New England and the Victorian Society in America will present senior preservation services manager Sally Zimmerman in a talk Monday, Aug. 24, at the Otis House and Museum, 141 Cambridge St. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., with the lecture at 6:15 p.m. Zimmerman will talk about “Improving the Old House: Arthur and Ella Lyman’s 1883 Renovation of the Vale,” examining the renovations to the Lyman Estate mansion, the Federal style 1793 home of the Lyman family designed by Samuel McIntire. Using historic interior photos, she will reveal changes made to the Vale and the... Read Full Blog Post

Command of USS Constitution changes in ceremony

Command of USS Constitution changes in ceremony

  Navy Cmdr. Robert S. Gerosa Jr. assumed the duties as 74th commanding officer of the USS Constitution from Cmdr. Sean D. Kearns during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14 aboard the ship presently in Dry Dock 1 at the Charlestown Navy Yard. A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., Gerosa graduated from Iona Preparatory School in 1990 and from Providence College in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in history. After attending Naval Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla., he was commissioned as an ensign in September 1997. Gerosa’s first assignment was to USS Nassau (LHA 4) from... Read Full Blog Post





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