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Gibson Sotheby’s looks ahead to another fine decade

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Boston, Boston Homes News - Original Content, News, Real Estate News | 0 comments

The following is a note from Larry Rideout, CEO/Co-Owner of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty: It’s hard to believe that we joined with Gibson domain|domain and became Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty 10 years ago on Dec. 1. So much has happened, both in the industry and within our small company. Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty was built around a strong core of agents and the local legacy of Betty Gibson. We made a promise not to vary from the high level of agents that represent our brand or the culture that is fostered...

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Stunning luxury and views at The Clarendon

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Back Bay - Midtown, Boston | 0 comments

BY CINDY BAILEN The lobby at The Clarendon at 400 Stuart St. in the Back Bay looks even more gorgeous than usual at this time of year. Fires blaze in stunning fireplaces here and in the building’s inviting library. The holiday tree, decorated by Winston Flowers, holds court with ornaments matching the golden onyx floors, a trademark of architect Robert A.M. Stern. William Montero of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty tells a recent visitor that a cruise ship provided the Stern’s inspiration for the architectural design. With every...

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One condo sold, another available on Rowes Wharf

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week, Select Properties, Showcase, Waterfront North End Financial District | 0 comments

One condo sold, another available on Rowes Wharf

By Wayne Braverman One premier luxury waterfront townhouse condos is now gone, but another is still available at 20 Rowes Wharf on the Waterfront. The Residence on Rowes Wharf is considered to be one of Boston’s premier waterfront properties. This complex offers its residents 24-hour concierge and full luxury services from the Boston Harbor Hotel. Residents have access to a gym and underground parking. It is in a prime location to enjoy HarborWalk, Christopher Columbus Park and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. It is also close to the downtown...

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Boston condo market cools off in October

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Back Bay - Midtown, Beacon Hill, Boston, Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown, Chestnut Hill, Dorchester, Downtown Boston, East Boston, Fenway, Jamaica Plain, News, Real Estate News, Waterfront North End Financial District | 0 comments

Boston condo market cools off in October

Fall is heading to its homestretch as people gear up for the holiday season. And, of course, winter is not too far away. For the real estate market, that usually means a sales slowdown. The start of that drop was reflected in the sales for October. The Listing Information Network reports that in the 11 city neighborhoods covered by Boston Homes, sales of condos checked in at 327 units. That is down from the 516 condos sold in September. The good news is that compared to October 2015, sales went up by 27 units. The median price in the area was...

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Luxury in a new South Boston three-decker

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Select Properties, Showcase, South Boston | 0 comments

Luxury in a new South Boston three-decker

Three-decker apartment buildings were once the most common type of new housing popping up in urban areas such as Boston during the late 19th and early 20th century. It was a trend seen mostly in the industrialized cities of New England such as Worcester, Lowell and Boston. These were typically wood construction where each floor contained a single apartment. It was seen as a way to offer housing to thousands of new immigrants who worked in the factories of the area. By 1920, Boston had more than 15,000 triple-decker homes. Not many...

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A taste of Vermont on Chestnut Hill

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Chestnut Hill, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week, Select Properties, Showcase | 0 comments

A taste of Vermont on Chestnut Hill

  Picture a custom dream home in Vermont: contemporary with a cedar exterior. Inside, the house is well designed with accents of wood and stone. Ceilings are lofty and the floor plan is open concept. Large windows on every wall overlook mature trees and grassy hills. Now, imagine a house like this just six miles from downtown Boston and easily accessible to public transportation. The single-family home at 160 Fairway Road, located on a quiet street in the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline, offers all of this. It is on the market now for...

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Comfort and class in Charlestown triplex

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Charlestown, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week, Select Properties, Showcase | 0 comments

Comfort and class in Charlestown triplex

Amazing views, a historic location and luxury living are only a few of the perks that come with this contemporary triplex penthouse at 42 Eighth St., Unit 3520, in Parris Landing at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Chic and sophisticated, yet warm and inviting in a one-of-a-kind setting, this condominium has it all, including a unique common area. The interior exemplifies the way to successfully mix luxury, minimalism and a nod to the past. Seen on the walls flanking the main entrance is a “modern” installation of artwork that was created by...

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Enjoy luxury penthouse living on Beacon Hill

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Beacon Hill, Boston, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week, Select Properties | 0 comments

Enjoy luxury penthouse living on Beacon Hill

The Massachusetts State House at the top of Beacon Hill stands out as unique among all the buildings in Boston. Designed by Charles Bullfinch in the Federal Style, its gold leaf dome, first applied in 1874 and re-gilded in 23-karat gold in 1997, is a sparkling reminder of our heritage. It is one of the most recognized buildings in Massachusetts. Imagine being able to enjoy that sight every day from every room in your home. The best view of it flows through the windows of a sunny penthouse unit on the corner of Hancock and Mount Vernon streets....

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Plenty of helpful tips at Boston Home Décor Show

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Living Boston, News, Real Estate News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Plenty of helpful tips at Boston Home Décor Show

  Many people enjoyed a weekend of design and fine art in Boston last week. Design experts and vendors showcased their fine art and beautiful furnishings at the second annual Boston Home Décor Show at Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama. Boston Homes was one of the sponsors. The weekend kicked off on Nov. 17 with a gala preview, a benefit for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and Community Research Initiative (CRI), a New England nonprofit doing HIV and hepatitis C clinical research. On Friday, keynote speaker renowned...

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One condo sold, one still available at 25 Concord Square

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Select Properties, South End | 0 comments

One condo sold, one still available at 25 Concord Square

Buying a new home is always exciting, especially when it comes in a desirable neighborhood such as the South End. Finding a home in one of Boston’s most picturesque neighborhoods overlooking a tree-lined historic square with a fountain is a dream come true. Ralph Aucella of Keliher Real Estate had listed two condominiums at 25 Concord Square, a Mainsail Management Development. One of those is now gone. Unit 2, a 1,820-square-foot penthouse duplex with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and one deeded parking space, sold on Oct. 20 for...

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