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March 2017 - JANET PORCARO

Classic Boston Colonial-style  West Roxbury Home!

Classic Boston Colonial-style West Roxbury Home!

Gracious 2 level condominium located in a classic Boston Colonial-style home in vibrant West Roxbury. Great architectural details throughout includes hardwood floors and crown molding and double decks to bring the outdoor in. Dining room with wainscoting, brass chandelier, built-in hutch with leaded glass. Walk-through pantry leads to the eat-in kitchen with white shaker cabinets, ceiling fan. Living room has a handsome white fireplace mantel and chair rails. Great light in this upper level unit and lots of updated windows. Terrific commuter location less than 1.3 mile to the Commuter Rail minutes to Longwood or Faulkner Medical Area, and Boston Proper.  Vibrant West Roxbury boasts an engaged community, with many lively local businesses offering shopping, dining and, if you love the outdoors, you can enjoy over 100 acres of trails, ballfields, and picnic areas.

Classic Boston Colonial-Style Home

Wouldn’t you love an old fashioned pantry like this?

Classic Boston Colonial-Style Home

Built-in hutch with leaded glass, brass chandelier

MLS #72003690
176 Manthorne Rd, West Roxbury, MA
Offered at $500,000
8 rooms
4 bedrooms
1 full baths
Approx. Living Area 1760 sq. ft.
1 parking space

Listing agent is Chris Kostopoulos, Keller Williams Realty, Chestnut Hill.
If you would like a Buyer Agent’s assistance in finding similar homes, contact me at 617-797-9497 or email Janet@JanetPorcaro. I’m ready to move when you are.

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Classic Boston Colonial-Style Home

Welcome home to vibrant West Roxbury!

Who Do You Know Living in a Multigenerational Household?

Who Do You Know Living in a Multigenerational Household?

The number of multigenerational households is growing according to 2015 American Community Survey data by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, the share of older adults living in multigenerational homes has been growing steadily since the 1980’s. Many elders want to age in place and living with adult children (25 or older) and this allows for a higher quality of life.  This also takes into consideration the larger number of adult children who are choosing to remain at home.

The data reveals that fewer adults age 30-40’s live with other generations. The number increases again with ages 40-50’s with the “sandwich” generation, those adults living with both elders and younger adult children.

http://housingperspectives.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-continued-growth-of.htmlBecause adult children move out and elderly parents pass away, the share of people living in multigenerational households declines for people who are in their 60s and early 70s. However, the share rises steadily for older adults in their mid-70s, who often are starting to face more daunting health and financial challenges. Among the oldest age groups (aged 85 and over), 27 percent – about 1.5 million people – lived in multigenerational households in 2015. ~Housing Perspectives Blogspot

There is incredible opportunities for home builders on 2 levels.

  • Solutions for consumers considering home improvements for their multigenerational family.
  • Growing need for new construction or renovations for adults who are looking to down-size.
Great Curb Appeal Begins with a Plan and Some Professional Assistance!

Great Curb Appeal Begins with a Plan and Some Professional Assistance!


The first thing homeowners need to do is to step outside and evaluate the exterior. Before you do anything else, make a budget for your improvements.

How much should you invest in upgrading your landscape? Professionals recommend budgeting 10% of your home’s value. But the important thing to remember is that success doesn’t depend on how much you spend. “Landscaping doesn’t have to be expensive, just well planned,” says Carl Heldmann, author of “Be Your Own House Contractor.”~HouseLogic.com

Great Curb Appeal Begins with a Plan and Some Professional Assistance!

If you are looking for a great Landscaping Company to give a boost to your home’s curb appeal, I recommend you call Iraci Landscaping. When we needed serious stone work on our family home, Ieraci Landscaping came in with a fair price and did a smooth quality job… they were on-time and didn’t leave a mess! They even fixed a loose front stair as a courtesy. Ieraci is a well established local business and  I would highly recommend them.

IERACI LANDSCAPING has been a family owned business based in Newton for over seventy years and we are very proud of the outstanding services we continue to provide to our clients. MASONRY -All types of stone walls, retaining walls, patios, walkways, steps, etc. ~Ieraci Landscaping

Call me anytime you need a recommendation for a qualified home service provider. I have a database full of plumbers, painters, carpenters, masons and more–all with a proven track record.


West Newton’s L’Aroma Cafe and Bakery

West Newton’s L’Aroma Cafe and Bakery

L’Aroma Cafe and Bakery recently featured in the Boston Globe Food section for its excellent food and unique operation.

But what has really put L’Aroma on the map, attracting loyal customers from Newton and beyond, is a daily lunch special of authentic Sri Lankan dishes. The cafe’s Sri Lankan owners and chefs, Ysuff and Haleema Salie, introduced the special in 2014. Sri Lankan food is hard to find in the Boston area, and now people come to L’Aroma from far-off towns for their Sri Lankan curry fix. ~Boston Globe/FoodandDining

L’Aroma features a rotating display of local artists and hosts many community events with performances from local artists. Visit the second floor and you will find a beautiful space to gather, meet with friends, or curl up with a book. Catering is available. Stop by and enjoy!

L'Aroma Cafe and Bakery

Cilantro is added to the kukul mas (chicken) curry at L’Aroma Café in West Newton

Curry Dishes from L'Aroma

Clockwise from left: Kukul mas (chicken) curry, eggplant and potato curry, parippu (lentils).

Clockwise from left: Brown rice, pappadums, and coconut sambal.

Clockwise from left: Brown rice, pappadums, and coconut sambal.