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Featured Listing: Stucco Colonial Single Family in Newton Highlands

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Exclusive Listing: 40 Chester Street – Newton

Offered at $1,299,000

A rare opportunity awaits the lucky new owner of this Newton Highlands beauty. First time on the market in 47 years! This home has been lovingly maintained and passionately landscaped with outstanding gardens surrounding the property. Enclosed porch entry welcomes you to this Arts and Crafts inspired Stucco Colonial with 3987 sq.ft. of living space. A giant living room with wood burning fireplace combines nicely with a large, cheery sun room for light-seeking greenery. Kitchen comes with large pantry PLUS a real butler’s pantry with working copper sink. Lots of nooks and built-ins with high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Finished 3rd floor could be used as a playroom or au pair suite. A large barn with heating system occupies one corner of the lot and offers eternal possibilities (buyers due diligence required). Endless and exciting possibilities for a new owner to explore!

Listing Agent: Martha Rollins, 617.653.4994, martha.rollins@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 40 Chester 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.

Featured Listing: Contemporary Single Family in Newton

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Exclusive Listing: 24 Puddingstone Lane – Newton

Offered at $2,895,000

This spacious, contemporary gem is located on a large, park-like lot with beautiful trees, gardens and greenery. This 7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home is a smart blend of airy, open spaces and secluded getaways. If you like to entertain, indoors and outdoors, look no farther: A light-filled foyer leads to a living room with cathedral ceilings and a soaring, stone fireplace. The open-concept first floor features formal and informal dining areas, a family room with fireplace, an office, a guest suite with a full bath, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen with dual appliances and an oversized island. Located on its own mezzanine level, the master suite features a marbled bathroom with spa-tub, and a sitting room with bay windows and a conical ceiling. Off the family room is a stairway that goes to a rec. room with built-in AV system and movie screen with surround sound. This modern home boasts 400 amps and a heated, oversized 3-car garage. Only minutes to schools.

Listing Agent: Rose Cullen, 617.755.0932, rose.cullen@unlimitedsir.com
John Stark, 617.549.7681, john.stark@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 24 Puddingston Lane here or find other available homes unlimitedsir.com

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 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: 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.

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
Fern Hammer, 617.851.5522, fern.hammer@unlimitedsir.com

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

Hidden Gem: Boston Public Library Marionettes

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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

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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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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.