Open Houses

Come by the open houses this weekend!

 

Sunday, January 25th:

 

Dedham:

159 Meadowbrook Road, offered for $1,695,000 – 12-1:30pm

Dover:

16 Old Colony Drive, offered for $2,295,000 – 12-1:30pm

Natick:

10 Sienna Lane, offered for $695,000 – 12-1:30pm

Wellesley:

30 Fuller Brook Road, offered for $1,399,000 – 12-1:30pm

115 Lowell Road, offered for $1,850,000 – 2-3:30pm

103 Livingston Road, offered for $2,650,000 – 2-3:30pm

21 Livermore Road, offered for $3,500,000 – 2-3:30pm

56 Windsor Road, offered for $3,895,000 – 2-3:30pm

21 Westerly Street, offered for $595,000 – 2-3:30pm

Weston:

56 Chestnut Street, offered for $3,695,000 – 12-1:30pm

22 Sears Road, offered for $3,998,000 – 12-1:30pm

53 Jericho, offered for $389,900 – 12-1:30pm

1 Glen House Way, offered for $3,195,000 – 2-3:30pm

32 Forest Ridge Road, offered for $1,399,000 – 2-3:30pm

New Listing Dedham

159 Meadowbrook Road, Dedham MA ~ $1,695,000

Exquisite Stucco residence majestically sited on 3.77 acres overlooking scenic Weld Pond offers expansive living spaces with stunning views. A grand front to back foyer welcomes you to this timeless property. Gracious living room with fireplace, built-ins and French doors opens to oversized stone porch with scenic views. Elegant dining room features picture windows, fireplace and detailed moldings. Sun splashed kitchen offers center island, dining area and exterior access to additional screened in porch. Magnificent master suite with high ceilings, walk in close, sauna and spa-like bath provides a private retreat. Walk out lower level includes playroom which opens to stone patio. Fabulous location in sought after Precinct 1 neighborhood. Well known Boston architect. Meticulously maintained!

For more information please contact Debi Benoit.

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Open Houses

Come by the open houses this weekend!

 

Saturday, January 17th:

21 Westerly Street, offered for $595,000  – 12-1:30pm

Sunday, January 18th:

Dover:

16 Old Colony Drive, offered for $2,295,000 – 1:30-3PM

Natick:

10 Sienna Lane, offered for $695,000 – 12-1:30pm

Wayland:

203 Hayfield Lane, offered for $1,225,000 – 12-2pm

24 Claypit Hill Road, offered for $1,375,000 – 12-1:30pm

Wellesley:

30 Fuller Brook Road, offered for $1,399,000 – 12-1:30pm

115 Lowell Road, offered for $1,850,000 – 12-1:30pm

103 Livingston Road, offered for $2,650,000 – 12-1:30pm

50 Temple Road, offered for $2,645,000 – 2-3:30pm

21 Livermore Road, offered for $3,500,000 – 2-3:30pm

56 Windsor Road, offered for $3,895,000 – 2-3:30pm

Weston:

32 Forest Ridge Road, offered for $1,399,000 – 12-1:30pm

56 Chestnut Street, offered for $3,695,000 – 12-1:30pm

281 Glen Road, offered for $1,185,000 – 2-3:30pm

22 Sears Road, offered for $3,998,000 – 2-3:30pm

 

Open Houses

Come by the open houses this weekend!

 

Sunday, January 11th:

 

Wayland:

 

203 Hayfield Lane, offered for $1,225,000 – 1-3pm

24 Claypit Hill Road, offered for $1,375,000 – 1-2:30pm

139 Buckskin Drive, offered for $1,790,000 – 2:30-4pm

 

Wellesley:

 

30 Fuller Brook Road, offered for $1,399,000 – 12-1:30pm

 

Weston:

 

32 Highland Meadows Lane, offered for $2,095,000 – 12-2:30pm

281 Glen Road, offered for $1,185,000 – 12:30-2pm

32 Forest Ridge Road, offered for $1,399,000 – 2:30-4pm

56 Chestnut Street, offered for $3,695,000 – 2:30-4pm

22 Sears Road, offered for $3,998,000 – 23:30-2pm

 

 

Living in the Lap of Luxury: Projected Home Trends for 2015

By: Debi Benoit

 

While luxury homes have always revolved around style and customization tailored to the specific needs of each homeowner, the trends are consistently changing, adapting to new designs and technology. This past year brought many new concepts to the luxury home market – offerings such as exquisite walk-in showers with custom shower heads and water conservation systems, yards with built-in fire pits, unique open floor plans centered around the kitchen with quartz countertops, outdoor cooking areas with fireplaces, wine tasting rooms, and green features like outlets for electric cars in garages.

 

While nobody can truly know what 2015 will bring in terms of trends, it’s possible to make some predictions based on new features that are starting to take hold in new, high-end developments across the country. Based on what’s coming to market, the elite homes of 2015 will likely include the following:

 

Ultra High-Tech Devices: Newer luxury homes will become ‘smart homes,’ allowing homeowners to control lighting, security, heating, and their television all with a simple click on their smart phone. Additionally, these homes will likely have a keyless entry biometric technology allowing owners to scan their finger to unlock their door. With electronics a part of everyday life now, people are constantly in need of a place to charge their cell phones or laptops. Buyers will start to see more niches of space dedicated to mobile device maintenance in high traffic areas, such as the front or side entrances, or in kitchens.

 

Spacious Garages: In 2014, outlets were starting to be built into garages to charge electric cars, and this trend will likely continue to grow and expand in 2015. Garages are no longer simple, cold concrete spaces attached to your house to shelter your car. They are now being built underground, or with personal car lifts so that every automobile can be protected from the elements. Some luxury garages include areas to care for and bathe the family pets, and a space to control the audio/visual and temperature aspects of a home.

 

Outdoor Living Spaces: Fire pits will continue to grow in popularity in 2015. For Northeastern luxury homes, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and customized spots for pets will become increasingly more popular. Patios will offer more outdoor sitting and dining spaces for hosting guests, especially useful when utilizing that poolside cooking area. While natural-looking pools were a hot commodity a few seasons ago, manmade ponds are now becoming more popular since they create a peaceful environment for homeowners.

 

Multiple Suites: While open floor plans will stay in style, luxury homeowners are now looking for a lifelong home that can accommodate their family as it grows and changes throughout the generations. This translates into having more than one master suite, so that children can live at home longer, older relatives can easily move in, or guests can stay comfortably in their own separate quarters. These multiple suites include a private bathroom, and are expected to be included more often in newer luxury designs and new construction.

 

Spa-like Master Baths: This year’s high-end homes will still feature customized showers with all the amenities, but the extravagance will now apply to the entire bathroom. Luxury baths are growing larger in size, featuring his and hers spaces, marble flooring and countertops, and warming drawers for towels. These rooms may also feature temperature-controlled radiant flooring. Aesthetically, larger master bathrooms call for more grandiose lighting, such as crystal chandeliers, modern metallic features, or hand-blown glass depending on the homeowner’s personal style. Bottom line – you’ll never want to leave!

 

Luxury trends are always changing – and what was the “in” thing yesterday might be obsolete tomorrow. One thing is for certain – if these Class A amenities offer owners the chance to enjoy life in the comfort of their own homes, and do so with the touch of a button – they’ll catch on.

Resolving to Sell in the New Year: How to De-Cluttering Your Home Before You List It

By: Sheryl Simon

 

If you’ve been putting off really cleaning out your house, and plan to put your house on the market in the near future, de-cluttering is a worthwhile and necessary task. The condition of your home will make a first, and lasting impression for most buyers, and a property with a lot of disorder and chaos can easily scare off house hunters in the first few moments of a showing. Because of its potential to derail a sale, a messy or “crowded” home is usually identified by a realtor during his or her first walk-through. It’s a tall order to clear out the clutter, so take these tips to heart as you get started:

 

1) Small Doses – remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Some folks can clean their entire house in a short period of time, but for the vast majority, it’s a little too much to handle. Shoot for 15-30 minutes a day. Even if you can’t see it, you’ll be making progress.

 

 

2) Build it in to Your Daily Routine – there are often times when we’re idle during the day, and could be multi-tasking a bit more. Take a few minutes during your morning or evening routine that you otherwise wouldn’t use, and spend those moments cleaning out a closet or spare room. If you’re waiting for the morning pot of coffee to brew, or for the clothes in your washer to finish their cycle, clear out some cabinets or drawers. It all adds up and will get you closer to your goal!

 

 

3) One Room at a Time — try to take a room-by-room approach to your de-cluttering. If you try to do too much at once, you’ll never feel like you’ve accomplished anything and you’ll be overwhelmed. You’ll also limit your chances of success. Take one space, focus on it until it’s completed, and move onto the next.

 

 

4) Donate What You Don’t Need – if you’re like most people, you have a difficult time throwing things away. You’ll often find yourself thinking, “what if I need this again?” or “I can’t throw this out, it was a gift from my parents.” If you find yourself in this predicament, try to think of how others might benefit more from said items. Donate whatever you can to charity. There are drop-offs for books and clothing, and some nonprofits will come and pick up furniture or appliances. Almost anything you have lying around the house can help the less fortunate; making the donation will ease your mind, give you a sense of accomplishment, and make you feel better in the long run about parting with some sentimental items.

 

 

5) Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help – if you’ve been putting this off for some time, you could very well have a mountainous task on your hands. Find someone who knows you well and whom you trust, and ask them for help. We all have friends or family who are more organized than we are – and they can often advise on what’s important to keep, and what can be tossed or “recycled.” Having a couple of extra hands can also turn a normally tedious activity into a fun, social one. If you still find that the job is too tough to handle, or you just don’t have the time, there are professionals you can hire to ensure that your house is methodically de-cluttered, and looks the best it possibly can!

 

 

6) Your Trash Could be Someone Else’s Treasure – consider having a yard sale. It will motivate you to clear out the inside and outside of your home – and actually make a few bucks while doing it. And, when all else fails, give it away! If you’re relocating, make a pile in the garage of all of the things you don’t plan on taking with you. Putting all of the unwanted items out on the street for trash pick-up, or attach a “free” sign to them. You’ll be surprised at how quickly they get snatched up. Between

 

De-cluttering is no doubt a daunting task, but by following these six easy steps, you can avoid becoming overwhelmed with the process, and finally overcome the constant clutter that so many of us deal with on a daily basis. Remember that less is more when it comes to putting your house on the market — rooms will look larger and more attractive with less “stuff” piled up. If you’re thinking of selling in 2015, the first step is to consult a professional real estate broker who can help you prioritize to get the job done. After all, you want to make your home appear as presentable as possible for potential buyers, and you’ll have less to move to your new dream home when the time comes!

New Listing Wellesley

3 Stonefield Lane, Wellesley MA ~ $3,895,000

Stunning Georgian Brick Colonial sited on over an acre of land in sought after Dana Hall neighborhood. Grand foyer opens to gracious dining room with floor to ceiling windows and fireplaced living room with coffered ceiling, wainscoting and hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen with large island and generous eating area leads to sun filled screened in porch overlooking meticulously manicured grounds. Serene fireplaced master bedroom offers stunning views from private deck. Fantastic third floor with game room, media room and gracious sitting area complete this elegant home. Perfectly located close to schools, train and Wellesley Center.

For more information please contact Debi Benoit.

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New Listing Wellesley

30 Fuller Brook Road, Wellesley MA $1,399,000

Stunning center entrance colonial located in a highly desired Dana Hall neighborhood. Spectacular renovations done throughout this home to fit the needs of today’s modern buyer. Beautiful, high-end kitchen opens to a gracious family room, an eat-in area with a custom banquette and an inviting screened-in porch. The sophisticated living room and dining room have a wonderful open feel creating great entertaining spaces. An office with custom built-ins and a generously sized mudroom complete this wonderful first level. The second level offers 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths including an enchanting master suite with vaulted ceilings, custom built-ins, California closets and fireplace. The lower level boasts an incredible game room, recreation room and a full bathroom. Close to town, train and Hunnewell school. A true beauty!

For more information please contact Traci Shulkin.

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New Listing Wayland

203 Hayfield Lane, Wayland MA ~ $1,225,000

Ready to downsize but don’t want to give up on space or sacrifice quality? This is the townhouse for you! Sunny, beautiful, open, end unit with incredible views of meadows and conservation land. Winding driveway. Excellent craftsmanship and high end finishes. Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances. First floor master bedroom suite with marble bath. First floor laundry. Large patio off kitchen with pergola. Dining room with bay windows. Living room/great room with cathedral ceiling and gas fireplace. French doors open to family room with gas fireplace as well. Second floor with large loft area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office, and a library that could be converted into a 4th bedroom. Finished lower level with game room, incredible movie theater, exercise room, wine cellar and a full bathroom. Home entertainment with built in speakers incl too! The Field at Mainstone offers a tranquil setting with walking and jogging trails, and yet is just minutes to shopping and restaurants.

For more information please contact Mark Goodstein.

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New Listing Weston

36 Deer Path Lane, Weston MA ~ $4,895,000

Captivating 10,000+ sq. ft. shingle style Manor home is a rare offering of unparalleled space and private sanctuary bordered by acres of town conservation land. A Gourmet kitchen with two butler pantry’s and adjoining family room access a bluestone patio through french doors. Richly appointed with 6 fireplaces, 6 en-suite bedrooms, a mahogany gentleman’s study, master suite with spa bath boasting an oversized steam shower and gas fireplace, whole home AV system and and full size elevator make living easy and luxurious. A finished third floor bonus area with full bath and lower level with playroom, bath, workshop and home theater complete the interior of this special home. Outside, an enchanting oasis designed by renowned Sudbury Design Group is anchored by a cascading waterfall over stunning rock formations all set amidst stone sitting walls, a gas fire pit, built in gas grille, fire placed screened porch and putting green. A masterful blend of craftsmanship and luxury for the generations!

For more information please contact the Burns & Karpowicz Team.

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