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Featured Rental: One Bed at Brookline’s Cypress Lofts

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Exclusive Listing: Boylston Street – Brookline

 $2,750/month, Available September 1st

A huge one bedroom at Cypress Lofts, this condo offers multiple hard-to-come-by features: two garage parking spots, private outdoor space, and pet-friendly management! With beautiful wood floors throughout, the unit markedly totals over just under 1,110 square feet. The patio is just off of the living room for a serene outdoor experience. The kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances. In addition, this unit boasts high ceilings, central air, and in-unit laundry. The concierge building is minutes from the MBTA D line, with easy access to the Longwood Medical Area and Downtown Boston. All the new shopping, dining, and entertainment options that Chestnut Hill has to offer are close at hand.

To learn more about this Brookline rental, 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 Brookline rentals? Check out the Boylston Street rental here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Featured Listing: Savvy South End Condo with Thoughtful Detail

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7 Durham Street, Unit 2 – Boston’s South End

Offered at $1,500,000

This stunning 2 bed, 2 bath condo home is conveniently located between Back Bay and the South End and all that they both have to offer. The open living and dining room floor plan is expansive with gleaming hardwood throughout. A gas fireplace accents the living room while a deck is located right off of the dining area, where one can enjoy that morning cup of coffee or an after work cocktail. The fully applianced kitchen features beautiful cherry cabinetry and granite counters, and opens up to the rest of the home for grand entertaining.

The master bedroom is truly gracious in size and features high ceilings and a wonderful walk-in closet. The second bedroom has an en suite bathroom and features lovely built-ins, making this space perfect for a home office if so desired. Both bathrooms have been updated as well. Additional features include central air, storage, in-unit laundry, and deeded parking. Located in one of Boston’s most coveted neighborhoods, this home really is a must-see!

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

View more information on this South End condo in Boston here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About life in Boston’s South End neighborhood:

Located just minutes from downtown and the Back Bay, 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. Tremont Street, Columbus Avenue, and Massachusetts Avenue are lined with renowned Victorian brownstone buildings and homes. Small business owners enjoy the amenities and support from the national award winning Washington Gateway Main Streets Program. Some of Boston’s finest restaurants, a thriving arts community, and nearly 30 parks all call the South End home.

Featured Listing: Parkside Two Bedroom Condo in Jamaica Plain

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155 Forest Hills Street, Unit 1 – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $445,000

Parkside two-bedroom with in-unit laundry, parking + carport roof rights. With tall ceilings and vintage details––restored gumwood, honeycomb bathroom tiling and built-in ironing board – this home offers bright space and charm. Off a spacious foyer, the living room opens to a dining room with a wall of windows, appointed by a handsome hutch. Unpainted gumwood adorns these rooms for a refined feel. The large kitchen offers multiple work spaces, and leads to a rear deck. Bonus: exclusive rights to the carport roof provides the option to extend the rear deck. A rear bedroom; front walk-through bedroom; and linen closet. Laundry in foyer, adjacent to a deep hall closet. Assigned driveway parking. Pet-friendly, proactive association. Part of neighborly Lourdes Ave Block, with annual parties. Under half mile to Green Street T. A few short blocks to Franklin Park’s wooded trails. Under a mile to Ula Cafe and Chilacates; blocks to the new Turtle Swamp Brewing. Showings begin by open house.

Listing Agent: Melony Swasey, 617.971.7080, melony.swasey@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 155 Forest Hills Street, Unit 1 here or visit unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Jamaica Plain

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as it is so unique. 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 Listing: Comfortable Two-Family Home in Coveted West Roxbury Location

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Exclusive Listing: 72 Garnet Road – West Roxbury

Offered at $770,000

This is a well maintained, two-family home in a coveted West Roxbury location. The first floor unit features a large living room, dining room, two bedrooms, and an enclosed porch. The second floor unit features an over-sized living room with home office alcove, separate dining room, fully renovated bathroom, updated kitchen appliances (including induction stove), two bedrooms, updated window, and another enclosed porch. The building has been equipped with very cost effective solar panels from Solar City, which will transfer to the new owner. The building has countless recent upgrades to see!

Listing Agents:
Jesse Gustafson, 617.642.4787, jesse.gustafson@unlimitedsir.com
Phil Smith, 617.513.3749, phil.smith@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 72 Garnet Road here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in West Roxbury

West Roxbury, located in Boston’s southwest corner, was originally part of the town of Roxbury and home to a 19th century experimental, utopian community frequented by such notable writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Today, West Roxbury is known for its civic activism and youth programming. Its tree lined streets and mostly single-family homes give this city neighborhood a suburban feel. Centre Street anchors the neighborhood’s business district, which consists of restaurants, banks, and shops. Residents flock to Millennium Park, a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.

Featured Listing: 2 Bed Condo Near Roslindale Village Centre

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Featured Listing: 67 Walter Street, Unit 2 – Roslindale

Offered at $469,000

Conveniently located near the Roslindale Village Centre and Arboretum, this condominium home is a must see. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit features an open floor concept that flows beautifully. The kitchen features beautiful cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a large breakfast bar at which to enjoy the morning cup of coffee. There is also a porch right off of the kitchen on which to relax. Both bedrooms are graciously sized while the master features its own well appointed bathroom. The second bath is perfect for family and guests as well. Additional features include hardwood flooring throughout, central air, private storage, washer/dryer and a garage parking space. Located between Jamaica Plain and Roslindale with easy access to Boston, this home truly is a must see.

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

View more information on 67 Walter Street here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Roslindale

Once considered a “garden suburb” of Boston, today’s residents of Roslindale are still attracted to the neighborhood’s natural beauty. Locals walk and bike in the Arnold Arboretum, a 265-acre oasis that is part of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Many of the neighborhoods’ large colonial homes are being converted into condos to accommodate the influx of young professionals and families. Roslindale Village is the city’s original Main Street district and now one of the city’s most vibrant, featuring several bistros, unique shops, and wireless Internet access. The MBTA Orange Line and Commuter Rail provide commuters with easy access to downtown.

Featured Listing: Prime Needham Location on Nearly Half an Acre

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Exclusive Listing: 115 Newell Avenue – Needham

Offered at $1,599,000

Beautiful home, in prime location, on a gorgeous piece of land! Custom details and upgrades throughout. Built by well known builder, Hillcrest Development, in 2012. Gorgeous kitchen featuring a Wolf six-burner stove with griddle, Miele warming drawer, Sub-Zero refrigerator and super white granite counters. Handsome dining room with tray ceiling, a lovely focal point! Beautiful living room with coffered ceiling, a family room with fireplace flanked by custom built-in cabinets is adjacent to the kitchen. First floor office off main foyer. Direct access to the two-car garage. The 2nd floor offers 4 bedrooms (including master bedroom), 3 full baths and a laundry room. Luxurious master bedroom with walk-in closets and sumptuous bath. The 3rd floor features an awesome bonus room, bedroom and full bath. The backyard is one to behold!

Listing Agent: Margie Kern, 617.939.7800, margie.kern@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 115 Newell Avenue here, or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Needham

The Town of Needham is located on rocky uplands within a loop of the Charles River, bordered by Wellesley on the west and northwest, Newton on the north and northeast, the West Roxbury section of Boston on the east, Dedham on the southeast and south, and Westwood and Dover on the south. Needham is 10 miles southwest of Boston, 29 miles east of Worcester, and about 208 miles from New York City.

The town of Needham has easy access to Boston and an emphasis on family life, making it a great suburb to live in for years to come. WalletHub ranks Needham #1 in their small-town Education and Health category and #8 in Safety – designations well-earned for this peaceful and vibrant New England community.

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Krystyn Elek

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 About Krystyn Elek

Connecting personally with clients and understanding their individual needs, Krystyn tailors the process of buying or selling while keeping it straightforward and efficient.  She is passionate about building and maintaining relationships with her clients by putting their needs and satisfaction above all else, all while operating with integrity.

Krystyn possesses a unique blend of experience, having worked with buyers and listings in Brookline, Newton, Back Bay and the South End, and as a top-producing leasing agent in the Greater Boston area. In addition, Krystyn was an integral part of the successful sell-out of a 19-unit building in Porter Square.  Pairing local expertise with global outreach, Krystyn garners top dollar for sellers and provides distinctively supportive representation for her buyers.

With a life-long passion for ice hockey, rugby, and softball—as both an athlete and a coach—Krystyn blends a team approach and provides hands-on consultation and education for new and experienced clients.  The combination of her personal and professional experiences make Krystyn an asset to all with whom she works.

Krystyn served as the head coach for the varsity hockey team and the middle school softball team at The Winsor School in Boston as well as head coach of the women’s rugby club at Amherst College.  She graduated with honors from Amherst College with a degree in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and Psychology before earning her Masters of Science at Smith College.  Krystyn currently resides in Watertown with her fiancée.

Krystyn can be reached at 843.209.5044 or krystyn.elek@unlimitedsir.com

Hidden Gem: Boston Public Library Marionettes


The Dwiggins Marionettes at the Boston Public Library

Tucked away on the third floor of Boston Public Library in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department is an entertaining miniature theatre complete with beautifully carved wooden Marionettes.

Donated in 1967 by the widow of William Addison Dwiggins, a well-known graphic artist, typographer, illustrator and woodcarver this collection includes all of his various art activities.

Dwiggins was born in 1880 in Ohio, studied art in Chicago and settled in Hingham, MA where he lived for the rest of his life. He worked in advertising and was known for his type design. To relieve the pressures from work he created a miniature theatre and a puppet group named the Püterschein Authority in a garage behind his home. Later he built a theatre at his studio where he held many performances.

The collection includes his marionettes, his workbench and tools, self-designed furniture, original drawings for his typefaces, more than 400 sketches for his book illustrations and 300 books of his designs

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2017 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “The Thousand” Rankings


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Tops Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report for Second Year in a Row

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was the No. 1 real estate brand represented in two of the six categories that comprise the 2017 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “The Thousand” for the second year in a row. The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2016 annual sales volume and transaction sides, and the top 50 agents and top 50 teams on average sales price—making it a ranking of the top 1,100 nationwide.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 46 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate brand. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category.

“Having a leading number of sales associates represented in two categories of the REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal rankings is a testament to the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “In 2016, the average sales price accomplished by Sotheby’s International Realty was among the highest of any national real estate brand as evidenced by its achievement of $95 billion in global sales volume. This accomplishment is made possible by having top sales professionals affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty and I am so proud of the companies and sales associates represented on this list and their contribution to the power of this brand.”

Click here to see the Sotheby’s International Realty brand affiliated sales associated represented on “The Thousand.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 880 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. In 2016, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $95 billion USD. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

The complete Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals list can be found on REAL Trends’ website, realtrends.com.

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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.