Featured Listing: Courtly 1 Bedroom Condo in the South End

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Exclusive Listing: 9 Appleton Street, Unit M-2 – Boston

Offered at $739,000

Rarely available, large one bedroom condo at prestigious 9 Appleton, ideal for owner or investor. An absolute A+ location, this loft-like unit is close to everything that the South End and Back Bay have to offer. Come see this fully renovated, upper level unit complete with exposed brick and beam, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, great closet space and more. This professionally managed association has recently completed massive updates to the building including a new roof, extensive repointing and lobby work. They continue however to have considerable reserves and have managed to keep the condo fees very low.

Listing Agent: Phil Smith, 617.513.3749, phil.smith@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 9 Appleton here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in the South End
Located just minutes from downtown and the Back Bay, in recent years the South End has become one of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods. It has attracted a diverse blend of young professionals and families to this Boston Landmark District. You will be sure to notice the South End’s renowned Victorian brownstone buildings and homes as you walk along Tremont Street, Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. Small business owners also enjoy the amenities of the South End and are supported by the national award winning Washington Gateway Main Streets Program. Some of Boston’s finest restaurants, a thriving arts community and nearly 30 parks also call the South End home.

About Life in Back Bay
It’s easy to understand why the Back Bay is one of America’s most desirable neighborhoods. Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are lined with unique shops, trendy restaurants and vintage homes, making the Back Bay an extremely fashionable destination for Boston residents and visitors. In fact, it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities strolling up and down these picturesque streets. This bustling neighborhood also houses the two tallest members of Boston’s skyline, the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower, in addition to architectural treasures such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

Featured Listing: Cosmopolitan 3 Bedroom Condo in Brookline

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Exclusive Listing: 134 Davis Avenue Unit 1 – Brookline

Offered at $975,000

Located in Brookline Village across from Emerson Park is this stunning 3 bed, 2 bath condominium home. This home features an open floor plan that flows from front to back. The living and dining rooms are both spacious and can be closed off from each other with the use of pocket doors. The Chef’s kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar is perfect for whipping up those culinary delights to be shared and enjoyed with all. All 3 bedrooms are gracious in size including the master with its own granite and marble bath which is simply stunning. Other features include a private outdoor patio perfect for entertaining or relaxation, central air, high ceilings, extra large storage, in-unit laundry and parking. This home is near all that the Village has to offer with its spectacular restaurants and shops. It is close to both the Brookline Hills and Brookline Village T stops as well as near Route 9. This unit is a commuter’s dream.

Listing Agent: Scott Goldsmith, 617.529.2434, scott.goldsmith@unlimitedsir.com

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About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Tall Ships Coming to Boston

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Calling all history buffs and nautical fans – the Tall Ships are on their way to Boston!

The Tall Ships will be docking in Boston Harbor now through next Thursday. This massive event is part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, a transatlantic race over 7,000 miles of the Atlantic Ocean. With Boston’s extensive ties to all things maritime, it may come as no surprise that it’s the only American port part of the Regatta this year. The festivities began earlier today during the opening ceremony at noon, and family-friendly events will continue throughout next week, including sunset salutes, parades, and much more.

Sail Boston’s main event will be the Grand Parade of Sail tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The tall ships will sail into the Harbor’s main channel and along the waterfront before turning to Charlestown and settling in to their berthing areas. Furthermore, over a million people will come to enjoy Sail Boston’s festivities and watch the tall ships, with popular spots including Castle Island and the Charlestown Navy Yard for front-row views of the ships.

After the Grand Parade wraps up and the tall ships are docked at their designated piers, it’s your chance to board the ships free of charge! If you can’t board a ship on Saturday between 4 and 10 PM, they are also open to the public on Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM.

This is also a perfect outing during Father’s Day Weekend, with fun for the whole family as part of Sail Boston. For a schedule of events and more information, visit Sail Boston’s website here.

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Featured Listing: Lovingly Maintained 4 Bed Gambrel Colonial in Newton

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18 Rockland Place – Newton

Offered at $720,000

This is a lovingly maintained 8 Room Gambrel Colonial with a park like backyard in Newont. The home features an oversized living room with fireplace, dining room with wood floors, kitchen with large picture window, and breakfast nook overlook the grounds. Three season porch. Second floor features four bedrooms and a full bath. This property has been owned by the same family for over 60 years!

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.686.0981, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on our exclusive listings here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Newton

Recently rated by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in America, Newton is a sought after community in the Greater Boston Area.  Less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston via train, subway, or express bus, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community. It’s comprised of thirteen distinctive villages loaded with classic New England charm. While located minutes from Boston on the Massachusetts Pike, Newton offers its residents the convenience of city living in a more suburban environment.

Newton has a lot to offer its residents when it comes to the outdoors. This includes many public playgrounds, parks, and a swimming pool that is open in the summer, as well as the most noteworthy Crystal Lake. The homes in Newton for sale are coveted and never last long in the market. When it comes to eateries, Newton Centre prides itself on a lengthy list of dining establishments: restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity are found scattered throughout the city.

Featured Listings: Two Gorgeous “Sierra + Tango Condominium” Loft Style Units

TOP MAIN UNIT 503 AT 1 EARHART

1 Earhart Street Unit 503 – Cambridge

Offered at $659,000

Luxury and modern living at Northpoint Park “Sierra + Tango Condominium.”  Rarely available layout! This beautiful loft duplex, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home comes with 1 off-street parking space. This unit faces east and offers a dramatic floor plan with high ceilings, two-levels of living space and bamboo flooring throughout (except bathrooms). The first level features an open floor plan with access to a half bath, beautiful kitchen with breakfast bar, two-story floor to ceiling windows, and custom blinds with remote control. The second level features a master bedroom with large walk-in closet, en-suite bath plus in-unit washer/dryer. Monthly condo fee includes: water, hot water, heat/ac, on-site management (Monday-Friday) and guest parking. 2 Earhart has a 24 hour concierge (also available to 1 Earhart residents), is minutes to Lechmere Green Line T station, Cambridgeside Galleria, shops, and restaurants. It’s just minutes to Logan Airport, all major highway access and more. WalkScore: 83/100 Very Walkable. TransitScore: 88/100 Excellent Transit. BikeScore: 96/100 Biker Paradise.

View more information on 1 Earhart Street here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

TOP MAIN UNIT 507 AT 1 EARHART

1 Earhart Street Unit 507 – Cambridge

Offered at $779,500

Luxury and modern living at Northpoint Park “Sierra + Tango Condominium”. Welcome home to one of the most popular loft style, larger layouts in complex, with many upgraded features! This unique loft style duplex, located on 5th and 6th floor, has 1 bedroom plus an office/den, 1.5 baths and 1 deeded, full size, assigned garage space with direct access to the elevator. With its’ sunny, southern exposure you can see Prudential Tower through this home’s dramatic floor to ceiling windows. Upgraded washer/dryer in-unit, plenty of closet space and a large walk-in closet in master suite. All closets are custom plus bamboo flooring throughout (except bathrooms). Monthly condo fee includes: water, hot water, heat/ac, on-site management (Monday-Friday) and guest parking. 2 Earhart has a 24 hour concierge (also available to 1 Earhart residents), is minutes to Lechmere Green Line T station, Cambridgeside Galleria, shops, and restaurants. It’s just minutes to Logan Airport, all major highway access and more. WalkScore: 83/100 Very Walkable. TransitScore: 88/100 Excellent Transit. BikeScore: 96/100 Biker Paradise.

Listing Agent: Donrutai (Amy) Henderson, 617.519.1627, donrutai.amy.henderson@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 1 Earhart Street here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Cambridge

As one of the most sought-after places in greater Boston to reside, Cambridge has ample charm to go along with its history and intellectual fame. First established when America was still under British rule, it has aged so gracefully that its ivory towers and historical churches blend seamlessly with its thriving science and technology hubs. Combine all of these perks with easy access to the Hub of the Universe and Cambridge becomes a city almost unbeatable in its desirability.

Featured Rental: Sophisticated 5 Bed Single Family Home in Brookline

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Exclusive Listing: Clinton Road – Brookline

$9,500/month Available Mid-August to September 1st

Sophisticated Brookline Single Family residence for rent in the Runkle School district. Incomparable property with terrific light, flow, and detail, this 5000 + square foot house sits on a nearly half acre lot, including an incredible private, atypically large backyard that was reconfigured and is perfect for summer/spring barbecues and entertaining. Five full bedrooms plus two large offices, one with dividable guest room suite and four full bathrooms, plus two half bathrooms. There’s open chef’s eat-in-kitchen with perfect den/family area and a fireplace, a large dining room, and a spacious living room.  Attached 2-car garage plus two additional outdoor spots.  Close to all that Brookline has to offer including Green Line Train, Brookline High School, Maimonides, Shops, restaurants of Washington Square, Starbucks. Short distance to Runkle and Green Line.

To learn more about this Brookline rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton) or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Want to see more rentals in Brookline? Check out the Clinton Road rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

New Developments Along the Massachusetts Turnpike

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Land along the Massachusetts Turnpike is seeing a surge in new developments, especially within the Allston-Brighton area.

A major catalyst for the accelerating new construction is New Balance, the $40 billion shoe company that’s been at the forefront since the beginning. New Balance has been part of the Boston area since its founding in 1906 and the Allston-Brighton neighborhood since the 1980s. They submitted proposals in March 2012 for building a massive new complex on the same street as their old one, with over 250,000 square feet making up their corporate headquarters and 650,000 for additional office space along the Mass Pike. However, construction plans with New Balance didn’t stop with their HQ opening day in 2015; their new offices were only the beginning of a grand revitalization project that would see much more come to the area.

One of the most anticipated projects for Boston sports fans was the opening of the Warrior Ice Arena, a facility for the Boston Bruins to call home in the city. It serves as the training and practice facility for the Bruins and as a complex for college, high school, youth and amateur level hockey. When there isn’t a game scheduled, there’s skating, drop-in, and ice times open and available to the public, with over 600 spectator seats and parking to boot. Plans to build the Celtics training facility over the turnpike are already well on their way as well.

Both the new headquarters and ice arena are part of the bold Boston Landing project on Guest Street. Other impressive additions include a 175-room hotel over the Mass Pike, holding air rights over the highway that could make it similar to the overhanging Star Market in Newtonville. Although the Boston Landing Hotel has yet to be built, it could signal an overhaul of the neighborhoods alongside the Pike.

Already the city is taking note, adding infrastructure improvements to the neighborhoods best known for their diversity and high student populations. The new Boston Landing commuter rail stop on the Framingham/Worcester line opened last month, which is a service that this community has lacked since the 1960s when three rail stations had closed. This stop offers another option for commuting or otherwise getting into downtown Boston with ease.

The transportation development enables more residential development, an initiative sorely needed in Boston’s current housing shortage. Besides the Residences at Boston Landing, which will add almost 300 luxury apartment units, there are plans from The Michaels Organization to build a 262-unit residential complex nearby the new Boston Landing commuter rail stop. Closer to the city center are plans to build over the pike in Back Bay, which will potentially add another 300 or more,  condos and/or apartments. More towers are coming in Fenway and Back Bay, with hundreds more business and residential units in the works.

The success of Boston Landing could see a ripple effect in development throughout Boston in the coming years. Some very exciting growth is unfolding within the Hub.

 

Hidden Gem: “Arts on the Line” Glove Cycle

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“Glove Cycle” by Mags Harries

In 1984 The MBTA’s Porter Square Station opened in Cambridge and Glove Cycle was created as a part of the MBTA and the Cambridge Arts Council’s “Arts on the Line” program.

The installation was created by artist Mags Harries and consists of 54 separate bronze sculptures of gloves. The gloves are featured on a turnstile and in the space between the up and down escalators. Situated at the bottom of the escalators and on the inbound platform are smaller sections of the gloves. While more gloves are inserted in the floor of both platforms as well as the mezzanine.

Originally Harries considered creating bronze tree roots to appear on the walls and into the station. The concept was turned down by the architects of Porter Station since the station is one of the deepest underground stations and the architects did not want to bring attention to that fact. Harries’ next idea was to create a flock of sheep-shaped turnstiles. This concept never materialized as the snow from a blizzard in Boston began to melt. Harries began to find lost gloves appearing through the snow. “They were wet, compacted, squashed, – really beautiful.” These lost gloves gave her the idea for the “Glove Cycle”.

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Featured Listing: Single Family Colonial Home Near Allandale Farm

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62 Risley Road – South Brookline

Offered at $859,000

Best priced single family in Brookline. This Colonial in South Brookline near Allandale Farm has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. From the foyer, enter a grand living room to the right and a formal dining room to the left. The sunny kitchen has a breakfast dining area that opens to a large deck. With the floor-to-ceiling slider doors and newly replaced skylight, you’ll feel outdoors. The full-sized deck overlooks an expansive fenced-in backyard with space for a garden. Completing the first floor is a den/family room or a 4th bedroom/guest room and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full bath with shower and tub. The basement has a finished studio/office, plus storage, laundry, and utilities area. Wood floors throughout with ceramic tile in kitchen and baths. A wall a/c keeps the first floor cool in summer. The gas fireplace keeps the living room cozy in winter! Walk-up attic provides storage and expansion possibilities. New roof! Garage and driveway parking.

 Listing Agent: Andrew Brilliant, 617.694.9759, andrew.brilliant@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 62 Risley Road here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

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