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Though there are signs that the spring market has begun to sprout, it is hard to envision what a backyard will look like with children playing on the grass, when the snow blankets everything. Wow! What a find in Newtonville–a nicely renovated 3 bedroom condominium listed for $415,000. A handsome exterior sitting on a large level lot, (approximately 11,235 sq ft) with garage parking to boot. (Active at the time of this post.)
Step inside the first floor unit and admire the sunny fire-placed living room. Don’t miss the attached sunroom.
Sunny fireplaced living room with adjacent sunroom
Walk through the adjacent dining room, and through the generous pantry into the crisp, clean white kitchen.
White kitchen with generous pantry
Three bedrooms and a modern bath make this a comfortable home for everyone.
Imagine picnicking in the snow! Just kidding!
Imagine this beautiful yard in the spring!
Spring really is around the corner. If you would like a Buyer Agent’s advice as you tour the home, contact me at Janet@LifeinNewton.com.
MLS # 71177962 15 Elwood Park, Unit 1, Newtonville, MA 02460
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1450 sq ft living area Listing agent: Benjamin Mandelbraut, Homes-R-Us Realty of MA, Inc.
Harvard Book Store has been one of my favorite bookstores for more years than I care to say! While living in Cambridge, I would frequently browse the Staff Recommended section to find books. Some of those I found are still among my favorites. Recently I stopped in for a baby gift and found two of my favorite books in Staff Recommended display.
I think I finally figured out why I love this bookstore so much aside from the fact that I have so many good memories accumulated over the years. The staff are devoted to serving readers and share a passion of books. More than once they have helped me find a book when I can’t remember the title. I have given them the scantiest hit and somehow and they manage to find it for me. They belong to the club of life-long-learners. While the store has always maintained a cheerful focus on excellent service, more recently this local business has become an outstanding model for great marketing and service through social media.
Harvard Book Store Staff Recommends
Check out www.Harvard.com. The web site is chock full of entertaining and useful features. You can browse the window on line–just for starters. The “Staff Favorites” pages are crisp with loads of beautiful images and personal recommendations and reviews. Enjoy an outstanding slideshow about the history of Harvard Book Store. My favorite find was he LibraryThing, which I found on www.Harvard.com. It is a great social media place for recording and sharing all about books.
In a world dominated by chain stores, local establishments such as the Harvard Book Store are precious resources. Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138 Harvard Book Store is open 363 days per year. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
What is your favorite bookstore in the Greater Boston area?
I have been asked that question at least once a day over the past month. The best answer about the overall market is looking at the facts and figures. But when choosing a home, facts and figures aren’t enough. The essence of home is personal.
Let’s look at two active listings in Newton. As you take them in, notice your reactions to the homes. Both of these beautiful single families are located on the south side of Newton, Massachusetts. At the time of this writing, they were currently each listed just over $1,000,000.
16 Sharpe Rd, Newton, MA
36 High Rock Terr, Newton, MA
Facts alone don’t tell the story
16 Sharpe Road, Newton, MA 02459 – a spacious gracious Contemporary located in a woodland setting. Lots of light from the many skylights and windows for your bird watching pleasure. This lovely home has been generously expanded and renovated in 2004.
Fireplaced living room
Beauty of the natural world
Thank you to Roman Reznikov, Listing Agent, Weichert Realtors.
36 High Rock Terr, Newton, MA 02467 – a 2007 renovation of a Colonial with an open floor plan. Spacious deck and screened-in porch opens the home to the outdoor world. The quality of design and construction is evident in this beautiful home.
Screened porch of living area
Open living space
Thank you to David Walsh, Listing agent, RE/MAX First Realty, Inc.
Both of these homes have many similarities, including the excellent south side locations; proximity to Newton Schools; nice placement on good sized lots; excellent flow from the inside out. Yet each has a unique style and feeling. For example, notice the differences in the fireplaces. The one in the contemporary home has a brick surround, the other a classic wooden mantel. The windows of the colonial are divided into smaller panes, those in the other offer an unbroken view. What is the essence of home for you? What is the single most important quality/feature that you desire in your home?