Well maintained multi-level home in wonderful and convenient neighborhood location close to elementary and high schools. Gleaming newly refinished hardwood floors on the 1st and 2nd levels. Expanded & bright kitchen with skylight, white cabinetry and eat in capacity. Fireplaced living room opens to dining room. Large den off dining room would work well for playroom. Three bedrooms and 2 full baths on the upper level. Ground level has family room, half bath and laundry. The garage was converted into a workshop /living space but could easily be converted back to a garage if desired. Brand new septic to be installed before closing.
It’s that time of year. Buyers and sellers are gearing up to either tour or display their homes, and agents and brokers are running from home to home for showings. Boston.com is looking for memorable open house experiences and stories (disasters or successes) from agents, buyers, and sellers. We are taking submissions from now until the end of October, and we will showcase on our site the best stories and insight (along with some comic relief).
The responses so far:
“I like animals well enough but not at open houses. At best, pets are distracting. Buyers leave an open house where the family dog is gentle, obedient and sweet and all they remember about the house is the dog. At worst, buyers run from the house in fear, sneezing with allergies, holding their noses. I’ve seen talking birds screeching obscenities at guests, cats slinking around ankles and darting for the door. I’ve also seen dead mice still in their traps, bats in the attics and ant traps set all over kitchen counters…just not very appealing or conducive to selling the house.” — Debi Benoit, broker at Benoit Mizner Simo & Co. Real Estate
“This little tip is not so funny. In all my years of holding open houses, I have never had to deal with robbery but recently we have experienced an issue regarding prescription drugs. I always tell my sellers to clear their medicine cabinets and bedside tables of any and all pain killers or anything that might tempt an addict. It is very rare but it can happen.” — Debi Benoit, broker at Benoit Mizner Simo & Co. Real Estate
Distinctive and classic shingle style colonial. Refined elegance, spacious rooms filled with natural light, detailed moldings and hardwood floors throughout this five bedroom en-suite home. Stunning custom kitchen, opens to family room with cathedral ceilings and fireplace flanked by built-ins. Private first floor library/office with paneled with built-ins surround the fireplace. Living and dining room perfect for entertaining. Second floor game room. Flat level yard. Impeccable and timeless. A must see.
Sun filled center entrance Colonial in the heart of the Cliff Estates offers generous living space throughout. Oversized foyer welcomes you into this lovely property. Gracious living room includes fireplace, hardwood floors, picture windows and custom built-ins. Gourmet kitchen with center island, hardwood floors and granite counter tops leads to stunning family room which opens to fantastic sun room overlooking professionally landscaped private grounds including beautiful patio, pergola and built-in grill. The perfect house for all your entertaining needs!!
Sophisticated shingle & stone new construction is ready for occupancy. Outstanding artisan-quality craftsmanship throughout with a stylish transitional interior and open floor plan. A formal library with full bath offers potential for an additional first floor guest suite. Architectural mill work throughout, entertainment sized living room leads to a stunning dining room with a wall of French doors that opens to a covered balcony. Family room with fireplace opens to a designer state-of-the-art kitchen with breakfast room. A grand master suite and three additional bedrooms are situated on the second floor. The spacious walk-out lower level with 9+ ft ceilings complement the upper level comprising of 6,200 SF of living space.The stunning master landscape plan is enhanced with a bluestone patio & expansive, level grounds abutting town trails and conservation land. Excellent south-side commuter location, top notch Weston schools & minutes to Wellesley commuter train.
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A European country estate with spectacular gardens, stone walls and enchanting courtyards has been expanded for the ease of entertaining & gracious living. A hidden gem with ample privacy, magnificent grounds and beautiful views of conservation land. This one-of-a kind retreat was commissioned by a master woodworker from Geneva in the 1930’s and features stunning period woodwork and authentic details rarely found in homes today. Featured in the House Beautiful magazine in 1936, the one floor living design includes details like curved fireplaced walls in the guest bedrooms, light filled breakfast area and kitchen that opens to a living room, generous formal dining room and mahogany paneled family room with a cathedral ceiling. A separate guest cottage is perfect for in-laws or in-home office. Bring your architect to create a very special enclave on 2.79 acres. Highly regarded Wayland schools & close to new town center shopping.
Chic and sophisticated townhouse with every amenity. Professionally decorated with beautiful color palette throughout. Luxurious first floor master suite with marble bath, gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances opens to a gorgeous open family room with cathedral ceiling. First floor library with fireplace makes a great home office. Second floor features an open loft media space as well as two bedrooms and a beautifully appointed bath. Close to shopping and restaurants, easy commuting location.
Amazing Coolidge Corner condo with a jaw-dropping kitchen and beautiful detail throughout. While maintaining all of the charm and character of a Brookline brownstone, this 2nd-floor unit has been tastefully updated and renovated. With hardwood floors, 9′ ceilings and original woodwork throughout, the living room & master bedroom showcase gorgeous coffered ceilings, and the master has an elegant gas fireplace. The kitchen is fabulous with high-end custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a large island that can seat 6-8 people, and an oversized pantry. Bathroom remodeled with subway-tile surround. The condo has great storage with customized shelving in all closets (including 8′ deep hall walk-in) plus private space in basement. Professionally managed, pet-friendly, and large common backyard the length of six buildings. Two transferable rental parking spaces. Close to all the action of Coolidge Corner yet on a surprisingly quiet & peaceful street with a true neighborhood feel.