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Featured Listing: Beautifully Renovated East Boston Condo with Roof Rights

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240 Paris Street, Unit 3 – East Boston

Offered at $500,000

Move-in ready! Beautifully renovated two-level condo with roof rights and deeded parking in the heart of East Boston. Original condo owner. First floor entry leads up to a sun-filled open kitchen and living/dining area with slider doors to your private deck. Two large bedrooms, a contemporary bathroom, and a laundry alcove with new washer and dryer systems complete the main floor. Upper level has one bedroom plus an office/guest room.

Amenities include central air, a gas fireplace, inset lighting, and a cheery breakfast bar. New wood floors installed throughout, along with ceramic tiled floors in kitchen and bath. New stainless steel appliances include a gas stove. Newer hot water heater. Excellent commuting options: this East Boston condo is five blocks (.3 miles) to Blue Line Airport stop. To the Financial District, by car via tunnel, it’s ten minutes. By ferry to downtown Boston, it’s fifteen minutes. Nearby parks include Central Square, Bremen St, the Greenway, Piers Park and Constitution Beach. Close to shops, food markets, and restaurants. Enjoy the vibrant East Boston scene!

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

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

About life in East Boston:

Originally a center of shipbuilding, East Boston has always been a neighborhood of immigrants. Today its population is made up largely of Italian-Americans and immigrants from Central and South America and Southeast Asia. That diversity is reflected in the neighborhood’s myriad of ethnic restaurants. The nation’s first branch library was built in East Boston in 1870. The housing is a mixture of old and new, including many restored triple-deckers. Logan Airport, is located here, making East Boston a gateway to people from around the world. Located across Boston Harbor, East Boston residents enjoy fantastic waterfront views of the city skyline.

Welcome Zach Christman

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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.

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.

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.

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Featured Listing: Quintessential Brick Colonial in Newton Centre

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20 Overlook Park – Newton

Offered at $1,275,000

A quintessential home in Newton for sale! This nine room, brick Colonial with a slate roof is located on a beautiful cul-de-sac among five other homes. The sun-splashed, south facing kitchen opens to a large dining area and direct access to the generous wrap around deck! There is an additional separate dining room with back yard views, along with a front-to-back living room with built-in bookcases and a fireplace.

The den/office has an exposed brick wall and gracious cathedral ceiling. The second floor houses four bedrooms with two full baths (4th bedroom closet was captured by another bedroom). Walk-out finished lower level holds a family room and half bath for relaxation or entertainment. A stone’s throw to the Ward School in the coveted public school district. A home to treasure!

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

View more information on 20 Overlook Park 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.

Sotheby’s International Realty LIVE Video Series: LIVE Fashion

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“LIVE” is the newest custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s
International Realty® brand. The “LIVE” video series follows influential people as they seek inspiration and live their passions in an extraordinary home, represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty network.

Episode 1: LIVE Fashion

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In this episode of LIVE, London based fashion designer Osman Yousefzada travels to Brazil to draw inspiration for his upcoming collection under the Osman label.

Watch Osman’s visions come to life during his stay in an exquisite home in Rio de Janeiro.

Click here to learn more about the home.
Click here to learn more about Osman.

 

Featured Listing: Oversized Townhouse in Top-Notch Brookline Location

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26B Alton Place – Brookline

Offered at $875,000

Conveniently located on one of Coolidge Corner’s most desirable streets, this Brookline home is a duplex townhouse that offers a unique combination of space and convenience in a top-notch location. The unit boasts two oversized bedrooms and two full baths, complementing an open living/dining room concept with wood floors, a fireplace, and a flat screen TV. The French doors lead to a private, enclosed patio overlooking the tranquil courtyard. The kitchen comes equipped with a new stainless-steel fridge and stove, granite counters, and tile flooring.

Best of all, the unit comes with a valuable and desirable attached, direct-entry garage parking space, in addition to central air conditioning, in-unit laundry, and large closets. This is an ideal location for access to the Longwood Medical Area, Lawrence School, the MBTA (both C and D lines), and all of the shops and restaurants one can find in Coolidge Corner.

Listing Agent: Jon Ufland, 617.901.9977, jon.ufland@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Coolidge Corner Brookline home 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.