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Set high atop the historic cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, only a few steps from the State House, is the elegant residence at...

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Hooper Mansion in Back Bay to feature six luxurious condos

Hooper Mansion in Back Bay to feature six luxurious condos

In 1889, during Boston’s Gilded Age, two Back Bay mansions were constructed two blocks apart along Hereford Street – the Hooper Mansion at 448 Beacon St. and the Burrage Mansion at 314 Commonwealth Ave. Both are elaborate houses, constructed in the “chateauesque-style,” according to Bainbridge Bunting, who noted in his “Houses of Boston’s Back Bay, An Architectural History,... Read Full Story

Former Dorchester warehouse boasts 10 new lofts

Former Dorchester warehouse boasts 10 new lofts

A new 10-unit condo development at 1861 Dorchester Ave. in the Ashmont section of Dorchester, just north of Peabody Square, is nearing completion. Called Peabody Square Lofts, the 11,000-square-foot brick building was constructed in 1903 and was home to Mrs. Kavanagh’s English Muffin Company for 60 years before the firm moved to Rumford, R.I. Subsequently, R.B. Cooke and Son Movers occupied the... Read Full Story

Attractive South Boston duplex is close to everything

Attractive South Boston duplex is close to everything

Tucked away on a quiet one-way street, the charming duplex at 17 Winfield St. enjoys a classic South Boston feel within the tight-knit community but also embraces the close proximity to the changing landscape of its Eastside locale. Samantha Jason of William Raveis Real Estate is listing Unit 1, a traditional floor-through unit that has been fully updated to feature a thoughtful combination of... Read Full Story

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Former Mayor Thomas Menino leaves lasting legacy

Former Mayor Thomas Menino leaves lasting legacy

No man possessed a greater love for Boston, and his dedicated life in service to Boston and her people changed the face of the city,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh of his predecessor. Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino, 71, died Thursday after a battle with a severe form of cancer. Menino was a remarkable public servant. A lifelong Hyde Park resident, he served nine years as city councilor and became... Read Full Story

Prices climb in September but volume tumbles

Prices climb in September but volume tumbles

September’s condo sales data were similar to the findings in August – higher median selling prices but fewer sales. In September nine of the 11 neighborhoods covered by Boston Homes saw median selling prices higher than those of a year ago, and seven of those neighborhoods also saw higher median sale prices than those in the previous month, except for in the Back Bay/Midtown area, which did... Read Full Story

Back Bay Le Jardin penthouse is a spectacular September sale

Back Bay Le Jardin penthouse is a spectacular September sale

The magnificent penthouse at Le Jardin at 250 Boylston St. in the Back Bay, which boasts an expansive terrace facing the Public Garden, was the most expensive condominium sale in the city in September. Tracy Campion of Campion and Company Real Estate was both the listing and selling broker for the 3,972-square-foot duplex, which sold for $9.2 million. The four-bedroom penthouse is just one of... Read Full Story

1837 Beacon Hill home is a spectacular sale

1837 Beacon Hill home is a spectacular sale

One of Beacon Hill’s finest single-family homes on a premier street between Mount Vernon and Pinckney streets has been sold for $5.225 million. Built circa 1837, the Greek Revival style brick townhouse at 15 West Cedar St. includes four-plus bedrooms, four baths and two half baths. It was totally renovated seven years ago. But one of the most outstanding features of the home is not visible from... 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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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

Tours wind down for ‘Old Ironsides’

The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat, will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until Oct. 19. Then the ship will be open only from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice. A demonstration sail is scheduled Friday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 21-gun salute off Fort Independence at Castle Island in South Boston at approximately 11 a.m. This is the final season that visitors can tour the Constitution at her berth until 2018, as the ship will enter dry dock next March for restoration work that is anticipated to... Read Full Blog Post