Welcome Zach Christman

Welcome Zach









We are pleased to announce that Zach Christman has joined Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty. Zach will be working out of the company’s Newton Centre office located at 767 Beacon Street.

Born and raised in Newton, Zach has an unmatched knowledge of the local community, as well as the surrounding cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.  He joins the company with close to a decade of residential real estate experience.

Zach works diligently to exceed his clients’ expectations one hundred percent of the time. He is collaborative, pragmatic, patient and exhibits an unwavering commitment to his clients.

Zach now offers all of the advantages of a locally owned and operated company with the power, prestige and global network of one of the largest real estate brands worldwide.

To read the full press release, click here.

You can reach Zach at 617.821.0222 or zach.christman@unlimitedsir.com.

Featured Listing: Exceptional Two Level Condo in Jamaica Plain

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31 Plainfield Street, Unit 1 – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $825,000

Classic design and contemporary upgrades work in concert to deliver this exceptional two/three bed, two bath Jamaica Plain condo in one of its most exciting and transformative neighborhoods. An open floor plan on the main living level combines a Silestone and stainless steel kitchen, a living room with a large fireplace, and a dedicated dining area. Soaring 9+ foot ceilings define the main level and period details are preserved in the woodwork. A noteworthy ceiling medallion festoons the master bedroom, and French doors add drama to the second bedroom.

Additional space, in the form of a family room or bedroom with a dedicated full bath, is available in the more than 500 square feet of bonus space of the finished lower level. Outside, in addition to a private deck, patio, and yard, Unit 1 has exclusive use of the carriage house, outfitted with a half bath, insulation, and electricity. All of this is situated near so much of what makes JP so desirable: Franklin Park (0.2 miles), Arnold Arboretum (0.7 miles), and Forest Hills Station (0.5 miles).

Listing Agent: The BJ Ray Team, 617.939.7800, bj.ray@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Jamaica Plain condo here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes throughout the Greater Boston area.

About life in Jamaica Plain:

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as anything but unique. This is best exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm. Home to many of the jewels in the “Emerald Necklace”, Jamaica Plain has an abundance of green space for the outdoor enthusiast. This, combined with its artsy flair, easy access to downtown, and community feel make Jamaica Plain a top destination for Boston area residents.

Featured Rental: Exemplary Condo on Commonwealth Avenue

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Exclusive Listing: Commonwealth Avenue, Allston

 $2,000/month, Available January 15th or February 1st

This spacious, sunny condo is less than a block from the corner of Harvard and Commonwealth, its location being the first of many perks. This Allston rental has an oversized living room with a decorative fireplace, a dining room, a bedroom plus a guest bed/study/office, and a large entry foyer. There’s a modern, fully applianced kitchen with a breakfast bar, plus room for a full dining room table (it was a separate dining room but the owners knocked down the wall!)

Great closet space plus a large private storage unit in the basement, which is where the laundry is. One reserved off-street parking spot is behind the building and included in the rent, as are heat and hot water. Too many stores and restaurants in this burgeoning neighborhood to list here! The T is right outside, as is a bus that will take you to Longwood Medical or Harvard Square. The very definition of a “Brookline alternative”.

To learn more about this Allston rental, please contact our rental department:
Phone: 617.264.7900
Email: rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Allston

Allston is a radiant neighborhood best known for its student population, due to its proximity to many colleges and universities. In recent years, an influx of immigrants and young professionals has taken an increasingly active role in the neighborhood. This varied mix of people creates one of the most energetic and diverse populations in Boston.

Harvard Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue, and Brighton Avenue host many ethnic restaurants and popular watering holes, such as Lulu’s on Cambridge Street and Dolphin Bay on Brighton Avenue. The Honan-Allston branch public library, named after the late Boston City Councilor Brian Honan, is a treasure of information and genuine resource for the entire community.

Want to see more rentals on and around Commonwealth Avenue? View our exclusive listings here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Sponsored Event: Holiday Prep Pop-Up in Brookline

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Date: Thursday, November 9th
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Former Pier One site in Coolidge Corner, 1351 Beacon Street, Brookline

The Brookline Chamber of Commerce is cooking up a Holiday Prep Pop-Up, where guests and visitors can check off all items on their Pre-Holiday Prep Checklist. We will have food, gifts, decorations, and more available as giveaways and purchases. No registration needed – pop in to our Pop-Up!

Participating vendors include:

The Coolidge Corner Theatre, Whole Foods, J. Hilburn, Party Favors (Gingerbread House Demo at 8pm), Frank Caro & Debra Rose (Pottery), Serenade Chocolatier, Original Raphael Pottery, Wild Goose Chase, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Pie in the Sky for Community Servings), The Paris Creperie, VineRipe Grill, Boston General Store, Brookline Booksmith, Creative Wellness Strategies, Curds & Co., Eureka, The Olive Connection, The Studio, Brookline Grown, Magic Beans, Stop & Shop, Allium, Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery, Kabloom, Global Getaways Travel and more!

Buy gifts, order food, and complete your holiday checklist during a convenient trip to Coolidge Corner. Will also include food demos, raffle items, give-aways, and a cash bar. This event is open for the General Public as a gift from us to you!

For more information on the Brookline Holiday Pop-Up, please visit the Chamber of Commerce website here.


Featured Listing: Palatial Westport Single Family

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564 River Road – Westport

Offered at $2,275,000

Every once in a while a special property comes to market that enchants and inspires. Live the water, Live the tranquility, Live New England, and Live Life at 564 River Road, a premier Westport home. Nestled on over four acres in Acoaxet, this estate is set along Westport Harbor, Buzzards Bay, and the islands. It’s also set back from the road via a long driveway, with a huge front yard and beautiful landscaping flanking an enticing fountain. Sweeping ocean views, sunsets beyond belief, and captivating grounds highlight this family compound.

A true treasure, this lush estate currently consists of the main residence, a freestanding garage, and a converted barn. The garage further includes a convenient and inviting accessory apartment. The barn has furthermore been converted to a function room and sleeping loft for endless entertaining and family gatherings. This Wesport home can also become a possible sub-division opportunity. Notify savvy developers of this rare offering! Buyer to do their own due diligence.

Listing Agent: The Chuck Silverston Team, 617.699.6234, chuck.silverston@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this waterfront Westport home here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

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About life in Westport:

Westport was so named as the westernmost part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, with a history extending back to the seventeenth century. Today, Westport is a bustling community close to Cape Cod and Providence. Westport residents also enjoy the waterfront, various art galleries, and swaths of gorgeous green spaces nearby Buzzards Bay and Martha’s Vineyard.

Featured Rental: Spacious Two Bed in Coolidge Corner

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Exclusive Listing: Vernon Street, Brookline

 $2,000/month, Available January 1st

The top floor of a Coolidge Corner two unit house, this two bedroom Brookline rental has a big eat-in-kitchen with a breakfast bar and pantry. Enjoy your own porch and large bedrooms inside the unit. Some excellent amenities include wood floors throughout most of the unit, lots of windows, in-unit laundry, a porch, and plenty of closet space. There’s one off-street parking spot included in the rent. Minutes to the various stores and restaurants of Coolidge Corner. The MBTA Green Line and bus routes are also nearby with parks and more! Easy commute to the Longwood Medical Area.

To learn more about this Brookline rental, please contact our rental department:
Phone: 617.264.7900
Email: 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. 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 on and around Vernon Street? View our exclusive listings here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

First Thursday Art Walk: November 2nd 6-8 PM

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Join us this Thursday, November 2nd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 8pm! Work from our featured artist, Joni Lohr, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: November 2nd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Joni Lohr

My love of photography came from my dad. He was always taking photos of family events, and I had to do the same. I started with a Kodak Brownie camera and eventually graduated to an instamatic. The photos weren’t great technically, but I had memories that I could look at over and over again.

In my early 20’s, a friend gave me a Yashica-Mat Twin Lens Reflex camera. I had no idea what I was doing, but went to a local park and took pictures of trees, the terrain, and two young boys who were playing there. I loved the clarity of the photos, discovered I had an eye for composition, and fell in love with capturing the world around me, especially the people. Fifty years later, I’m still indulging that passion, although with more sophisticated equipment.

My most recent obsession is photographing abandoned buildings. Returning to visit family in Detroit where I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, I see the ghosts and remnants of the powerful factories and dense, lively neighborhoods of my childhood. It has made me contemplate, in the world and in my own life as I get older, what remains and what is lost. There is a spirit that remains in these places and these objects, magic totems that resist the rust and rot of their circumstances. Everywhere I travel, I look for lost buildings to save in photographs.

My work has been exhibited at the Morini Gallery, the Charles Fine Arts Gallery, JP Open Studios’ Art Projections (Juror’s Choice Award), Unlimited Sotheby’s International Jamaica Plain, Menino Art Center, TILL Wave Gallery, Gallery 160, and Fusco & Four Modern.

On Facebook: Joni Lohr Photography


Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

Newton Celebrates Halloween with Annual Window Painting Contest

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Businesses throughout Newton are getting a Halloween makeover, thanks to the budding young artists of the Newton community.

Newton’s annual Halloween Window Painting Contest kicked off on Saturday, October 28th. 180 merchants throughout six villages had their windows painted by Newton’s schoolchildren. Students from grades 3-8 excitedly created their art on a sunny Saturday morning. From the humorous to the spooky, all the Halloween-themed masterpieces brighten Newton’s numerous business districts.

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In our windows at 767 Beacon Street we have three dazzling Halloween paintings. Congratulations to Emily Sant, whose painting won third place for her grade! To celebrate, feel free to stop by our office for some Halloween candy and treats.

Special thanks to our agent Krystyn Elek for snapping the above photos of our office in Newton Centre.

Spooky Hidden Gem: Boston Light

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As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston has more than its fair share of spooky history. An often overlooked location for this is Boston Light; it is both the first lighthouse to be built in the United States and the home to multiple chilling catastrophes.

Located on Little Brewster Island in the Boston Harbor, Boston Light was first lit in September of 1716. Its first keeper, George Worthylake, had a starting salary of £50 guiding all vessels bound for the Hub. It wasn’t long after this humble beginning that disaster struck. In 1718, when returning from a visit to Boston, Worthylake drowned with his wife and daughter when their boat unexpectedly capsized. The tragedy inspired a ballad written by a young Benjamin Franklin, who sold the “wretched” poem as a printer’s teenage apprentice.

BL1The misfortune surrounding the island, however, continued to affect those working in and around the lighthouse. When held by British forces during the American Revolution, the redcoats sustained “heavy losses” after an ambush by the colonists. Ever since reconstruction in 1783, it has witnessed the deaths of both light keepers and sailors alike. From Confederate prisoners to shipwreck victims, Boston Light has seen the demise of countless individuals on and near her shores.

Are the spirits of Boston Light’s dead still haunting the lighthouse and the island it sits on?

BL2Members of the Coast Guard, after taking over management in the 1930s, have reported numerous sightings and events that aren’t easily explained. Sometimes a man in an old-fashioned uniform is spotted in the lantern room; others times it has been a woman in a white gown, both disappearing before others could enter and investigate. Visitors and workers have also heard ghostly sounds, including “horrible maniacal laughter” and a little girl crying for a long-passed slave.

Whatever noises that the dead may make has no effect on the “Ghost Walk,” an area nearby that no sound can pierce. This part of the sea spooked even the most seasoned mariners, as neither the lighthouse bell nor its powerful cannon could be heard within it. Not even a team of MIT students, who studied the phenomenon in 1893, could crack the mystery. The silence of the Ghost Walk remains an unsolved anomaly to this day; an ominous counterpart to the haunted Boston Light.

Source Credit: New England Lighthouses
Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Beacon and New England Lighthouses