Delightful Newton Home Set on a Road Less Traveled!

Delightful Newton Home Set on a Road Less Traveled!

99 Atwood Avenue, Unit 99
Newton, MA 02460
Offered at $825,000

You will fall in love with this beautifully maintained home tucked away on a tree-lined side street in the heart of the much-loved Village of Newtonville. Starting with the sun-splashed living room which perfectly blends moderns updates with charming original details. Imagine sitting by the gas fireplace gathering with friends in this comfortable space. A wide archway opens to the formal dining room. Both rooms have wide crown molding and built-in units. The eat-in kitchen has stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, recessed lighting, a glass tile backsplash, and a pantry. The appliances are high-end products: Bosch Silence Plus 44 dBA Dishwasher, Bosch Stove, and FIsher&Paykel refrigerator.

A sunroom is a lovely place for reading, working, or just relaxing. Step out to the deck and enjoy morning coffee as you look out over the treetops.

The layout is ideal with three bedrooms and a family bath located down the hallway away from the living area. Plenty of closets are in every room.

The third floor has a suite of spacious rooms which offer lots of possibilities depending on your lifestyle–and your needs and wants. Enter to a large center hall big enough to be a yoga retreat or an exercise room. There is a fourth bedroom with an adjacent full bath. The den would also be a perfect office space, playroom, or media room. In addition, there is lots of storage space on this floor.

There are so many features in this thoughtfully crafted home including garage parking plus one off-street parking space, central air, a private entry, a partially finished basement with a private laundry room with Frigidaire washer/dryers are and a stunning bluestone patio–ready for relaxing over lemonade, or dining Al Fresco!

Quality of life can be yours at 99 Atwood Avenue!

MLS #72881052
9 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,966 sq. ft. Living Space
Condo Fee: $250 – includes Master Insurance, Exterior Maintenance, Landscaping, Snowplowing, Common Utilities





The location is golden, a stone’s throw to the new Cabot School, Newton North High School, and the growing number of places to dine, shop, buy groceries, have coffee with friends–Just a half-mile to the Newtonville Commuter Rail!


Newtonville Commuter Rail. 99 Atwood Avenue is .5 mile to the train.


The New Art Center
Newton Senior Center
West Suburban YMCA
Down Under Yoga
Newton Community Education

John Brewer’s Tavern
Cabot’s Ice Cream
Los Amigos Taqueria
Newtonville Pizza
Olivia’s Bistro
Village Cafe

Whole Foods
Trader Joes
Star Market


Penthouse Condo With Treetop City Views in Vibrant Uphams Corner

Penthouse Condo With Treetop City Views in Vibrant Uphams Corner


1-3 Howard Place, Unit B
Boston, MA 02125
Offered at $400,000

First showing at Open Houses on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. 

Pristine penthouse condominium, 2018 renovation fully equipped with all the bells and whistles. With approx. 1,168 square feet of living space, this charming two-bedroom, one-bath home has a heating/cooling system with a programmable thermostat. The open living space features a tiled built-in electric fireplace and a fabulous back deck with city views. The in-unit laundry area is equipped with a clever Murphy storage system with a drop-down workbench.  The light is amazing in every room with many windows and large Velux skylights. All windows have Levolor blinds with room darkening mode for the bedrooms. The beautiful spa-like bath, with a skylight, has a lovely Strasser vanity. This amazing home also comes with a tandem parking space.

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Uphams Corner is a major urban center experiencing a revival compared to Davis Square in Somerville. The Kroc Community Center offers fitness/health programs for all ages with an aquatics park, pool, fitness center, and more. Even closer to the home is the Mary Hannon Playground/basketball court. Further improvements underway are a new plaza for community events, a splash pad, a workout area, and a dog park! This location is a commuter’s delight: .2 mile to Uphams Corner Station (10 minutes to South Station).

Indeed, Upham’s Corner has architectural and historic significance, don’t miss this opportunity to live in this wonderful community.


Welcome to 29 Monomoy Road in Harwich Port

Welcome to 29 Monomoy Road in Harwich Port

Welcome to 29 Monomoy Road, Harwich Port, MA 02646

Janet Porcaro 617-797-9497


Welcome to 29 Monomoy Road. We hope you enjoy your stay. Please call or text me with any questions or problems.


  • Please rinse off the sand with the hose or shower outback after beach visits. This will protect the hardwood floors and keep sand out of your sheets. 
  • This home has a septic system, so please put all garbage in the trash and avoid using the garbage disposal.
  • Please keep garage doors closed especially at night to avoid raccoons, chipmunks, bunnies, etc.
  • Make sure you turn off the hose after use.


Rubbish is removed from the driveway. Please leave the bins out in the morning. During the week, the garbage bins are kept in the front of the garage. 


The lawn is mowed on Thursdays. Please make sure the lawn is clear of beach items, balls, etc. If the Property Manager needs to clear the lawn to mow, we will be charged for the time.


There are sheets and towels for your convenience. Please put your dirty towels and sheets through the laundry. If you run out of time on checkout day, you can leave the laundry in the basement for the cleaning people to complete. Bath towels are kept on the first shelf and beach towels are rolled and kept on the shelf above the bath towels. 


Enjoy the beach! In the Summer, the beach guard should check in with you. Tell them you are guests at 29 Monomoy Road and give him your name.
FYI: launching a boat is not permitted. 


Beach chairs, beach toys, and the beach cart are there for your enjoyment. Please rinse sandy items before returning to the garage. Bicycles are available for your enjoyment. There is a tire pump in the garage. Please be sure to pump up the tires before biking.


The coffee maker is a combo espresso maker and coffee pot.  The toaster oven is also an air fryer. There is an old sandwich press in the corner cabinet. The lobster pot is in the garage. Swan River Fish Market (see below) will cook to order. Lobster utensils are stored in the cabinets. Please feel free to use pantry items. 


The gas grill is on the back deck. Please note: the grill igniter does not work. To start the grill, turn on the gas, fire up the element, and use the firestick to ignite via the starter hole on the lower right corner of the grill.


  • Leave the garage door opener on the hanger in the kitchen. 
  • Return the key to where it was left.
  • Please strip all beds and put all linens and towels through the laundry if possible, or at least get the laundry started.
  • Run the dishwasher, if there are any dirty dishes.
  • Leave the deck umbrella down.
  • Turn off the AC.
  • Make sure the windows are closed.
  • Make sure the hose is turned off and the gas on the grill is turned off.
  • Please return any furniture that you may have moved to where you found it when you checked in.
  • Leave deck pillows in the basket by the slider in case of rain.

DON’T FORGET TO leave the garage door opener and the key.

Feel free to cut some flowers to enjoy. Please water and feed the flowering plants with the watering can in the garage and a scoop of the plant food.


This is only a partial list. You could spend days strolling Harwich Port Center. There are many local shops and placed to find food, and drink. Please let me know if you try something spectacular that I should add to the list.


Ring Brothers – Convenient groceries, seafood, deli, beer and wine, bakery, (seafood is from Chatham Fish & Lobster Co)

Hart Farm

Shaw’s, 18 Sisson Road, Harwich Port

Stop and Shop, 500 Route 13, South Dennis, MA 02660, across from Ring Brothers

Scribano’s Italian Market & Deli – Across from the trampolines, call ahead and avoid deli lines at the grocery store


Swan River Fish Market


A & W – Burgers, fries, hotdogs, great fried clams, cash only

Woolfies – We are a small, mostly to-go seasonal family breakfast bakery serving delicious muffins, breakfast pastries, and grilled breakfast sandwiches. (Order one of their amazing breakfast sandwiches online a day in advance, I’m not kidding, people line up for these sandwiches.)

The Weather Deck – Fresh seafood, burger, awesome sweet potato fries, on-site mini golf course

Kream and Kone – Great fried and broiled seafood and more

Mad Minnow Bar and Grill – The Gullottis and Strangfelds partnered together in 2015 with a goal to bring high-quality, local products to Harwich Port. With a passion for community, their aim for the Mad Minnow is to join people together for amazing food, scratch cocktails, and awesome beer.

The Port Restaurant and Bar – Contemporary Bistro Dining in the heart of Harwich Port

Bucas Tuscan Roadhouse – Italian Trattoria – make your reservations well in advance.

Cape Sea Grille – Located in quaint Harwich Port, Cape Sea Grille offers the freshest creative American cuisine.


The Trampolines – We are an outdoor, seasonal, recreational facility. This is our 61st season of making memories that last a lifetime! Pure fun for the whole family!

The Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Rock Climbing, Zipline – Open for our 33rd Season – Open 10 am – 9 pm Every Day


Whimsey – New and Consigned women’s clothing – Whimsy carries an assortment of new merchandise consigned by regional clothing boutiques and designers, as well as unique items purchased directly from artists and wholesalers.

Sativa – Boutique gift shop located in picturesque downtown Harwich Port. Open year-round, 7 days a week. Offering something for everyone!

Dr. Gravity’s Kite Shop – More than kites, floaties, beach toys, and accessories.


“5-Star All Around”

“The only bad thing about this house… is that it’s not ours! We loved our stay: the welcoming and spacious layout, the sleek kitchen, comfortable furniture at every turn, birds in the beautiful yard, the quiet & privacy, and (of course) proximity to the beach. It was a treat every single day to walk down the path to the ocean. Janet is also the ideal host: thoughtful, friendly and responsive from start to finish. Thank you again for opening up your beautiful home. You made our summer!” Eric R. Date of arrival – August 28, 2021

“Hydrangea Heaven”
“A comfortable house, clean, well-stocked, nicely decorated, with a new kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. The large yard is beautifully landscaped with gorgeous hydrangeas and other plantings, in a quiet neighborhood, an easy walk to a private beach. The owner was responsive, helpful, and easy to deal with. We’d rent here again.” Mary S. VRBO

“Great Stay”
“Wonderful house and very convenient location to private beach!” ~Joe H. VRBO

“Perfect Family Vacation Property”
“The property far exceeded all of our expectations. The expansive gourmet kitchen is connected to the dining room and two great rooms enabling our family to do different things but still be around everyone. The Master bedroom has a private deck accessed by a sliding door. Very private and great for viewing the many foxes chasing rabbits. The other two bedrooms were fine. The yards are professionally manicured with beautiful flowers. Tons of beach chairs, beach towels, games, bikes, beach games, and more. The second deck off the kitchen was quite large and has appropriate furniture. The hammock is a nice touch. In summary, we would absolutely recommend the property and will come back next year.” ~Jeffrey S. VRBO

“Perfect Summer Getaway Minutes Walking from a Beautiful Sandy Beach”
“Our family had a wonderful week staying at this amazing house in Harwich Port, conveniently located off the beaten path yet close to everything at the same time. It has all the creature comfort we ever wanted in a summer house. The kitchen is well stocked with all the amenities, including a wide variety of seasonings for at-home cooking. The coffee-and-expresso machine was incredibly convenient for our daily use. The house comes with 3 spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds and clean linens. It was wonderful to see a closet full of bath and beach towels. The private beach was a short walk from the house; kids really enjoyed swimming in the ocean. We went biking a couple of times, once around the rail trail nearby, then drove to P Town to ride around the sand dunes. We brought 4 bikes; our daughter got to use one of the bikes from the garage. Our kids rated this as one of the most comfortable stays and they are picky!” ~Jing M. VRBO 7/31/2021 at 10:03 PM



Are You Looking to Build a Home? Nearly a Half Acre Available in Wellesley!

Located in highly desirable Wellesley, this Cape-style home is situated on a lush green lot where possibilities abide! The home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with approximately 1,152 sq. ft. living area. Renovation and/or expansion would offer you the ability to design the home suited to your lifestyle. The lot is approximately 19,668 sq. ft. (.45 acre.) There is a one-car garage and currently parking for 5 vehicles.

If you have been dreaming of updating or building your dream home, your search has ended! Call or text me at 617-797-9497 to arrange a tour with a Buyer Agent’s perspective. All offers are encouraged.

1 Vista Road
Wellesley, MA: Babson Park, 02481
MLS # 72838585


This beautiful Wellesley location is one of the more desirable. It is just under one mile from the Town Center and, Wellesley High School, and Middle School. For commuters, the Wellesley Commuter Rail is one mile away and access to major highways is via Route 9. There are plenty of local places to shop and dine in the Town Center. Wellesley is an excellent place for a walk in the park or a stroll in the natural world with abundant parks and green spaces, Morses Pond, Brook Path, and many recreational facilities. The Wellesley Community is engaged and active with a wealth of events and activities throughout the year. To get a sense, take a look at the Wellesley Community Facebook Page. With a highly rated schools system and close proximity to all that Boston offers, you will be happy to come home to Wellesley, MA.

The listing broker is Ellen Dudley, Keller Williams Realty.

If you would like a Buyer Agent’s advice as you tour the home, contact me at or call 617-797-9497.

The information in this listing was gathered from third-party sources including the seller and public records. MLS Property Information Network and its subscribers disclaim any and all representations or warranties as to the accuracy of this information. Content ©2011 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.



How to Find a House with a Window of Opportunity?

How to Find a House with a Window of Opportunity?

The house we live in is an investment, for most of us, one of the biggest investments in our portfolio. Our investment in our home is different than any other investment because this is the one that offers you the quality of life you deserve. Unlike stocks and bonds, you can fall in love with a house. This is why buying real estate is often wrought with emotion. Before you embark on your next real estate adventure, be prepared

Get ready to meet your opportunity house.

Roman philosopher Seneca once said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

  1. Be intentional and set your goals and priorities.
  2. Know that a house is an investment, different than other investments it is the one that offers you the quality of life you deserve.
  3. Be prepared to make confident decisions.


Find a real estate professional who will help you articulate your goals (and remind you about them later.) Find a savvy, experienced lender or financial planner who will help you set your price range (Your Realtor can help you.) Rely on your professional team to give you the insights necessary to make confident decisions.

Seth Godin has some great advice about real estate investment.

“Investments don’t always take cash. They often require our effort, our focus, or our commitment. And the good ones always seem like they take too much, until later, when we realize what a bargain that effort would have been…

The challenge isn’t in finding an overlooked obvious bargain that people didn’t notice. The challenge is in learning to tell the difference between the ones that feel overpriced and the ones that actually are.” ~Seth’s Blog

Call/text me anytime at 617-797-9497 with your real estate questions. I’m here for you.