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Featured Listing: Prime Needham Location on Nearly Half an Acre

115 Newell Avenue, Needham MA

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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.

Featured Listing: Majestic Single Family on 2.3 Acres in West Newton Hill

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Exclusive Listing: 219 Chestnut Street – Newton

Offered at $6,900,000

Nestled on 2.3 magnificent acres in the heart of West Newton Hill, one of the area’s most majestic estates has come to market. This stately Colonial Revival brick home offers many possibilities to get into a sought after and coveted location. Upon arriving, guests are welcomed by a formidable circular driveway and extensive grounds. The outdoor space is great for entertaining that boasts a spectacular terrace, back patio, tennis court and detached accessory apartment. Enter into a grand, light-filled foyer with splendid domed ceiling and a floor plan with a lot of potential. The estate is being sold as is and there is a possibility to subdivide. Buyers to do their own due diligence. Showings by appointment.

Listing Agent: Craig Hammer, 617.721.0606, craig.hammer@unlimitedsir.com
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View more information on 219 Chestnut Street 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.

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

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

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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: 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

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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.

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.

 

Featured Listing: Rare Coolidge Corner Single Family

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6 Elba Street – Brookline

Offered at $2,390,000

Ideally located on a corner lot between Coolidge Corner and Boston University, this Greek-Revival, brick Colonial home has been lovingly maintained and artfully blends classic details with modern comforts for today’s living. Surrounding the house is a generous brick patio, flower gardens and other mature plantings including a majestic Copper Beech tree. The first floor boasts a chef’s kitchen with high end appliances, oversized island and bountiful storage, a front to back living room and formal dining room, both with fireplaces. The second floor offers three nice-sized bedrooms, including a massive, front to back master bedroom with en-suite bath and fireplace. The finished lower level houses a home theater, kitchen, full bath, large laundry room and a workshop. Other highlights include high ceilings, central air and vacuum and one car garage.

Listing Agent: George Wood, 617.504.5433, george.wood@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 6 Elba Street 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.

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Memorial Day 2017

Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving, as your sacrifices have made it possible to live our lives in freedom today. We hope your Memorial Day weekend is spent relaxing with loved ones in the home and country you’ve worked to protect.

Featured Listing: Exceptional Custom Home in Waban

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130 Beethoven Avenue – Newton

Offered at $2,495,000

Exceptional custom home in Waban. The thoughtful design with an open layout includes tall ceilings and warm finishes, including black walnut and custom tile floors. The home features large windows and skylights, allowing natural light to fill the space. The sophisticated, chef-style kitchen includes exotic wood cabinets, a large island with second sink, and a gorgeous granite and natural stone back splash. The lovely eat-in-kitchen area has panoramic views of the private yard; and the large family room contains a modern gas fireplace and tray ceiling. The living room includes an additional fireplace and provides privacy for deluxe entertaining or leisure.

The first floor has a formal dining room with a grand tray ceiling, an elegant powder room, and a bedroom with a private bath. The second level features four bedrooms, two that share a bath, a guest room with a private bath, and a laundry room. The spectacular master suite holds a spa-like bath that includes a steam shower, radiant floors, and an air jet tub. The lower level includes a bedroom, full bathroom, TV and game room, craft room, and gym. Its professionally landscaped fenced yard is perfect for outdoor fun or entertainment on the stone patio, making this home in Waban a rarely available opportunity.

Listing Agent: Linda Brennan, 617.840.3247, linda.brennan@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 130 Beethoven Avenue here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About life in Newton:

Recently rated by Money Magazine as a top places to live in America, Newton is a sought after Boston community. 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.