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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

Featured Rental: Charming 3 Bedroom Apartment in Brookline

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Exclusive Rental: Lawton Street – Brookline

$3500/month, Available August 1st

Located on a tree lined residential side street on the outskirts of JFK Crossing, this unit will have newly redone hardwood floors as well as a new coat of paint before you move in! This is the kind of apartment that gives “charming” a good name: an oversized living room with decorative fireplace, full dining room plus breakfast nook with built-in’s, three bedrooms, one full bath and one half bath, and a private porch that overlooks the shared yard (also, there’s some garden space on the side of the house that’s perfect if you’ve got a green thumb). There’s free (shared) laundry in the basement plus tons of storage. One covered parking spot (garage without a door) is included in the rent. Close to Clear Flour Bakery, Bfresh grocery store, and many other stores and restaurants, plus everything that Coolidge Corner has to offer is only a couple of blocks away. Easy access to Longwood Medical and Harvard Square via the 66 bus and Downtown Boston via the Green Line.

To learn more about this Coolidge Corner rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton) or send us a message at 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. 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.

Want to see more rentals in Brookline? Check out this Lawton Street rental here, or search for the rental of your choice here.

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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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.

Featured Listing: Cosmopolitan 3 Bedroom Condo in Brookline

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Exclusive Listing: 134 Davis Avenue Unit 1 – Brookline

Offered at $975,000

Located in Brookline Village across from Emerson Park is this stunning 3 bed, 2 bath condominium home. This home features an open floor plan that flows from front to back. The living and dining rooms are both spacious and can be closed off from each other with the use of pocket doors. The Chef’s kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar is perfect for whipping up those culinary delights to be shared and enjoyed with all. All 3 bedrooms are gracious in size including the master with its own granite and marble bath which is simply stunning. Other features include a private outdoor patio perfect for entertaining or relaxation, central air, high ceilings, extra large storage, in-unit laundry and parking. This home is near all that the Village has to offer with its spectacular restaurants and shops. It is close to both the Brookline Hills and Brookline Village T stops as well as near Route 9. This unit is a commuter’s dream.

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

View more information on our exclusive listings 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.

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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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.

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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.