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Million-Dollar Listings Available in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain is a classic streetcar suburb that has become one of Boston’s most dynamic neighborhoods.

Surrounded by the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park, and Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities and places to hang out on lazy Sunday afternoons. Jamaica Plain is home to a diverse population and is a great place to visit, shop, dine, and live all year round!

Here's our pick of million-dollar real estate listings currently available in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA:

54 Burroughs Street

Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72232060

Basic Information:

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Price: $2,295,000
 

Luxury and privacy in this exquisite carriage house steps from Jamaica Pond! Fully renovated to the highest standards in 2014, this home has it all! Enter to a dramatic great room with high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and fine custom finishes that is wide open to a sensational center-island kitchen featuring stone countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. Large, two-sided gas fireplace separates this from the gracious formal dining room and is a wonderful focal point for both. For someone who loves cooking and entertaining, this space has no equal! Also, office/library, wet bar and mud room on this level. Head upstairs to a wonderful family room with a stunning arched window filling the space with light. Then discover a no-compromises master suite with sitting room, dressing room, sumptuous bath and terrace. Two add'l bedrooms, full bath and laundry complete this floor. The lower level offers a huge home gym and loads of storage. Lovely yard, 2 pkg spaces & guest pkg included


 

241 Perkins, Unit D-302,

Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72339953

Basic Information

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Price: $1,999,000

Welcome to Cabot Estate. Please view our video to learn about this exquisite home and location. This complex is nestled on 23 acres on the Boston-Brookline border. This 24-hour gated community is convenient to the Boston medical centers, museums, restaurants, and other cultural opportunities. This unique renovated unit of 3366 sq. ft. on two levels is the largest in the complex. Enjoy the open floor plan that leads to your own private patio enhanced by lush landscaping and Jamaica Pond. The kitchen features lovely cabinetry, imported granite, and an exotic wood island. Adjacent is a cozy den with its own private balcony and an elegant master bedroom suite. The lower level has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a laundry room and storage. There are 2 tandem indoor garage spaces. Other amenities include a pool, tennis courts, library, exercise, billiard, and function rooms. Walking paths throughout the complex and along Jamaica Pond will keep you in shape and your pet healthy.

 

46 Pond Street, Unit 2

Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72323562

Basic Information

  • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
  • Price: $1,679,000

Wonderfully located on Pond Street near The Boat House, between Centre Street and The Jamaicaway, this beautiful three-bedroom, two and one-half bathroom Victorian-era condominium has undergone a gut renovation while retaining its period charm and character. With over 2,525 square feet of living space on two levels, this unit also provides gorgeous Pond views from interior rooms as well as a large front deck. There is excellent light throughout the residence. Other features include a well-appointed kitchen with Jenn-Air appliances, Goodman HVAC systems, central air-conditioning, basement storage, a garage parking space plus an outside parking space. This property is convenient to local shops, restaurants, parks, and the “T”. It is also within two blocks from a bus line servicing the Longwood Medical Area and Back Bay.

 

19 Cheshire Street, Unit Right

Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72372930

Basic Information

  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • Price: $1,495,000

Last one remaining! Meticulous attention to detail and the highest level of craftsmanship define The Farmhouse Residences at 19 Cheshire Street. Located on a sleepy side street in Jamaica Plain, this new construction dwelling has been crafted to seamlessly meld modern amenities with classic farmhouse details + style. There are 3+ bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, dramatic spaces + a timeless design. Highlights include an open floorplan living area, tall ceilings, a magazine quality custom kitchen w/ inset cabinetry, quartz counters and Thermador professional appliances and beautiful bathrooms clad in tile b Jeff Lewis. Classic farmhouse details include beadboard + shiplap walls and ceilings, wide plank hickory flooring, period moldings and hardware by Emtek and Restoration Hardware. The basement is finished as a recreation space/4th bedroom. A full staircase leads to an unfinished attic. An 8' French door leads to a deck and fenced yard area. 1 garage + one surface parking. A must see!

 

205 Chestnut Avenue, Unit R

Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72388779

Basic Information

  • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • Price: $1,475,000

Suburban oasis in the heart of JP. Set back off of Chestnut Ave, this impeccably renovated single family is extremely private yet right in the mix of all the best of JP. This home has been lovingly restored and has all the modern conveniences of new construction along with its original charm and soul. Open plan chef's kitchen with granite counters and over-sized island, perfect entertaining space. High ceilings and gorgeous pine floors throughout. Living room with gas fireplace and bay window. Additional, side mudroom entry, separate formal dining, office and half bath complete the first floor. Original newel post and railing leads you to a second level with two additional bedrooms and full bath with tub in addition to a full master suite. Third level currently used for guests and children's playroom offers ample space for two additional rooms and or keep as open loft. All this and gorgeous landscaped yard, patio and deck. Located btw Stony Brook and Green St MBTA.

Interested in any of these listings?

Contact us directly at info@longwoodresidential.com or give us a call at 617-396-3100. Feel free to visit our website and search through hundreds of listings to find the right real estate for you in surrounding Boston neighborhoods and throughout the greater Boston area. Save your favorites when you register with us and you can get email updates when similar properties that match your criteria are posted. Contact us for more information!

 

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September Food Holidays and Where to Celebrate Them in Boston, MA

September in Boston will be wicked delicious

Now that school is back in session and most Boston residents are back in town from vacation, it's time to find more reasons to fall back in love with the city.

Food holidays may arguably be a social media fad or marketing ploy, but it doesn't mean that they aren't fun to participate in, anyway! Here's a look at what's on the calendar for September and how you can try some new restaurants or revisit some favorite Boston haunts #LoveWhereYouLive:

September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day

September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 15: National Linguine Day

September 18: National Cheeseburger Day

September 25: National Lobster Day

September 26: National Dumpling Day

September 28: National Drink Beer Day

September 29: National Coffee Day

  • Where to Go: Your local coffee shop!
  • Why?: Supporting small businesses in your neighborhood helps build a stronger local economy. Every dollar that you are able to spend locally goes back into investing in a better community. 

Apartments for Rent Located Near Boston Medical Center

Let Longwood Residential make your apartment rental search as painless as possible

According to The Boston Globe, there are nine hospitals and medical centers located between Cambridge and Boston, then there are an additional two dozen hospitals within the greater Boston area. The healthcare hub's draw for professionals, students, patients, and their families contributes to the competitive real estate market. 

To make it easy for our clients, we've identified several ideal neighborhoods for rentals in close proximity to Boston's medical center area:

  • Back Bay
  • Brookline
  • Fenway
  • Jamaica Plan

We've shared a variety of available apartment rentals in this blog post to showcase different locations, amenities, price-points and other features that are important to consider when choosing your Boston apartment rental. 

Back Bay: 1-bedroom apartments

257 Marlborough, Unit 8, Back Bay, Boston, Ma 02116

MLS Number 72379200

562 sq. ft. 

Available: 9/1/18

This perfect Back Bay one bedroom on coveted Marlborough Street comes fully furnished and is ready to be your home for the next year! Ideally situated on peaceful Marlborough Street this third floor apartment has a fully renovated kitchen with beautiful custom cabinetry. Spacious living room is centered around a fireplace and flanked by two windows. The bedroom is also generously sized and has an impressive walk-in closet. This brownstone condominium is professionally managed and meticulously maintained. If you've always wanted to know what Back Bay living was like, this is your opportunity to give it a try. Steps from shopping on Newbury Street, walking along the Esplanade, a stone's throw from Fenway Park and the Boston Garden the location can't be beat!

Back Bay: 2-bedroom apartments

7 Fairfield Street, Unit 2, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116

MLS Number 72369440

965 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

2nd Floor Walk Up. High Ceilings, Custom Cabinetry, W/D in unit, Renovated Kitchen with Sub Zero appliances. Great modern decor on one of the quietest and most scenic blocks in the Back Bay. Heat and Hot water included in rent. 

Brookline: 1-bedroom apartments

1454 Beacon, Unit 141, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 02446

MLS Number 72373104

700 sq. ft. 

Available: 9/1/18

Stunning one bed condo in desirable Coolidge Corner neighborhood! This home features an eat-in kitchen with built-in breakfast nook (with storage), sunlit bedroom and upgraded bathroom. The unit boasts beautiful refinished hardwood floors, high ceilings, and extra storage with great decor upgrades such as a refurbished barn door. Enjoy your coffee on the common patio! Pet-friendly building, and also across the street from the T stop! Close to Coolidge Corner, Washington Square, public transportation, great restaurants, and all that Brookline has to offer! Parking can be rented at an additional charge.

Brookline: 2-bedroom apartments

36 Milton Road, Unit 1, Brookline Hills, Brookline, MA 02445

MLS Number 72370197

1,300 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

HEAT, HOT WATER, PARKING, AND SNOW REMOVAL ALL INCLUDED! This 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment in a 2-family home is located on a tree lined side street a few blocks to the Green D-line train, Lincoln Elementary School, Brookline High School, along with shop and restaurants in Brookline Village. The apartment features an entryway with double closets, a living room with a decorative fireplace and a bonus sun room/study/office adjacent to the living room. There is a formal dining room with built-in cabinets next to the recently updated kitchen. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, quartz counter tops and a partial island that makes a great breakfast bar/eat-in area. There are two large bedrooms with hardwood floors, one room has a walk-in closet. The bathroom has been recently updated with new light fixtures and a granite vanity. Share laundry is in the basement. Great location to walk/jog reservoir and Longwood Medical Area.

Fenway: 1-bedroom apartments

43 Westland Avenue, Unit 401, The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

MLS Number 72366476

845 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

Spacious open concept one bedroom, featuring 845 square feet of living space at the newly converted full service Symphony Court. one of the largest 1 bedrooms in the building. Oversized windows and high ceilings create abundant natural light in this spacious open floor plan. High end kitchen design includes sleek Ceasarstone countertops with breakfast bar, high end stainless steel appliances, and gas cooking. Symphony Court is a LEED Certified building. Building amenities include concierge, club room, fitness center, bike storage and common outdoor terrace. Rental parking available next door at Whole Foods.

Fenway: 2-bedroom apartments

114 Fenway, Unit 10, The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

MLS Number 72366649

1,175 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

New listing! Front/Park facing & rarely available for rent! Sunny 2 bed featuring 16 sunny windows w/ sweeping views of the Back Bay Fens & Boston Skyline! This stunning turn of the century home has been meticulously resorted & features gleaming HW floors w/ cherry inlays, sand blasted/refinished original doors/moldings, vintage soaking tub, & brass hardware. While keeping it's Boston charm, renovations include a chef's kitchen with Viking range/hood, SS appliances, & granite counter tops. Other highlights include a polished marble bath, in-suite laundry, & custom window treatments. This flexible layout can work as both 2 bed w/ an elegant formal dining room or true 3 bed. Fenway's marquee building has many period details including a mahogany foyer, marble lobby, & common roof deck w/ amazing views! Available September 1st. The building has a strictly enforced "no more than two unrelated tenants" policy so please only 2 applicants unless rented by family members!

Jamaica Plain: 1-bedroom apartments

772 Centre, Unit 3, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72379193

700 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

A rare opportunity to live in central JP in a gorgeous top-floor unit, full of natural light. Walking distance to both Green and Forest Hills T stops, blocks away from the Arboretum and Jamaica Pond, as well as many excellent restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. This updated condo offers an open layout, high efficiency appliances, recessed lighting, beautiful countertops, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout (with the exception of a marble-floored bathroom), with ample closet space and additional storage in the basement. One deeded direct access PARKING spot. Upper Front Porch, Stunning Front Garden, Shared Back Patio. Pet friendly.

Jamaica Plain: 2-bedroom apartments

202 Chestnut, Unit 2, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72376381

1,235 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

Beautiful Italianate Mansard home on two levels. The first floor features a spacious sun filled living room, high ceilings, a half bath and an open UPDATED kitchen with dining area. Entertain outside on a large deck and lower private patio. The second floor features two bedrooms with skylights, full bath, laundry and storage. This unit is located between both Stoney Brook T Stations and Green Street, the SouthWest Corridor and has easy access to all the great shops and restaurants that Jamaica Plain offers. Located next to the private patio you will find TWO SIDE BY SIDE PARKING spaces! The entire unit is being freshly painted and new carpeting installed in both bedrooms.

Do you have more specific criteria that you would like to incorporate into your Boston apartment rental search? Contact us at Longwood Residential today and we will help you find the right apartment that fits your needs.

Massachusetts Named the Best U.S. State School System

Massachusetts earns the #1 ranking for Best U.S. State School System

WalletHub recently published another study, States with the Best & Worst School Systems in 2018. 

Massachusetts topped the list as the Best U.S. State School system (74.16 points). In addition to the highest average, the Bay State excelled in specific state rankings:

  • #1 Highest Math Test Score
  • #1 Highest Reading Test Score
  • #1 Highest Median ACT Score (tied with Connecticut)
  • #1 Lowest % of Threatened/Injured Students High School Students (tied with Oklahoma and Vermont)
  • #5 Lowest Bullying-Incidence Rate 

Other New England states who made the Top 10 Best State School Systems include Connecticut (#3), New Hampshire (#4), and Vermont (#5).

The methodology of the rankings was based on several factors categorized under Quality and Safety:

Quality (80 points)

  • Presence of Public Schools in “Top 700 Best U.S. Schools”: Full Weight (~3.64 Points)
  • Blue Ribbon Schools per Capita: Full Weight (~3.64 Points)
  • High School Graduation Rate Among Low-Income Students: Full Weight (~3.64 Points)
  • Projected High School Graduation Rate Increase Between 2017-2018 and 2031-2032 School Years: Full Weight (~3.64 Points)
  • Dropout Rate: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Math Test Scores: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Reading Test Scores: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Share of 2017 High School Class Scoring “3” or Higher on Advanced Placement Exams: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Median SAT Score: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Median ACT Score: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)
  • Share of High School Graduates Who Completed ACT and/or SAT: Double Weight (~7.27 Points)

Safety (20 points)

  • Share of Threatened/Injured High School Students: Double Weight (~3.33 Points)
  • Share of High School Students Not Attending School Due to Safety Concerns: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Share of High School Students with Access to Illegal Drugs: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Share of High School Students Participating in Violence: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Share of Armed High School Students: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Number of School Shootings (1990-present (May 30, 2018)): Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Presence of Adopted and Enacted Laws Regulating Mandatory School Resource Officers: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Bullying Incidence Rate: Double Weight (~3.33 Points)
  • Disciplinary Incidence Rate: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)
  • Youth Incarceration Rate: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)

All rankings, sources, and notes on criteria may be found in the complete study.

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report announced the top-ranking high schools in the United States. For Massachusetts, 20 high schools were awarded gold medals, 71 earned silver medals and 22 received bronze medals. The report also named the Top 10 High Schools in Massachusetts.

 

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    How to Negotiate in a Seller's Market as a First-Time Home Buyer

    It's no secret that the Boston real estate market is on fire right now.

    With all of the business development opportunities pouring into the city—alongside the already established education and medical sectors—the Boston housing market has reached unparalleled levels of competition among buyers.

    Although the hot real estate market is a positive indicator for Boston, the climate is increasingly difficult for first-time homebuyers to settle in the Boston area. Today's Beantown area buyers now find themselves searching for their home in a real estate market where inhabitable fire damaged homes or barely habitable fixer-uppers are listed for $600K or $800K respectively.

    What is a seller's market?

    seller's market (n.)- "a market in which goods are scarce, buyers have a limited range of choice, and prices are high" (Merriam-Webster)

    In a seller's market, buyers are at the mercy of the market and are much less likely to hold the position of power. Bad news for home buyers, but great news for seller's who can make a higher profit because of the increasing demand for housing.

    In a buyer's market, the power reverses—buyers are in the position of power and are much more likely to able to negotiate terms (i.e. price) in their favor. The seller is less likely to get their ideal list price.

    It is certainly seller's market in the Boston area—the low inventory for homes remains vastly disproportionate to the continued exponential growth of Boston residents.  

    Want to know how can you succeed in your home search? We've put together a handful of tips to keep in mind while finding your Boston home:

    Tips for Home Buyers in Seller's Market

    Set realistic expectations. Everyone loves being optimistic, but it's also important to consider the reality. Your expectations, your must-haves, and/or your budget may not align with the current climate of the real estate market. For example, in a seller's market, there is less leverage for a buyer to negotiate repairs. 

    Get prequalified/preapproved for a loan by a lender. Be proactive by getting prequalified and having a letter to show sellers. Why? Sellers want to see proof that you can afford a loan and will be more willing to accept your offer before someone else who is not prequalified.

    Make a strong offer and move fast... Buying a home in a seller's market is not a gentle courtship. When you find your ideal home in a competitive market, chances are that there are plenty of other people who see the same potential for themselves. Be agile by submitting your offer as soon as possible. 

    ... then be ready to anticipate a bidding war. Even after you put your best foot forward with your strong offer, don't be surprised if you're caught in a bidding war.  

    Work with an experienced real estate agent who you can trust. There are so many obstacles buyers face in any real estate climate, but searching in a seller's market requires an extra know-how to succeed in your home buying journey. A knowledgeable real estate agent will help find the best listings for your needs, identify the right opportunities, recommend the right way to proceed in a bidding war and so much more.

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    Architectural Design Names The Prettiest Towns in New England

    Architectural Digest magazine recently named The Prettiest Town in Every U.S. State

    While it can be hard to choose the best cities to represent each state, Architectural Digest selected classic destinations popular with travelers looking to escape their everyday hustle far away from the office. 

    Here are the prettiest cities for the New England states:

    Mystic, Connecticut

    Mystic River credit Wikimedia Commons Stilfelher

    Stonington, Maine

    Stonington Maine Credit Wikimedia Commons

    Edgartown, Massachusetts

    Edgartown Massachusetts

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    Portsmouth New Hampshire

    Block Island, Rhode Island

    Block Island Rhode Island

    Stowe, Vermont

    It comes as no surprise that Edgartown wins the top spot for Massachusetts—the city on Martha's Vineyard attracts tourists looking to enjoy New England summertime at its finest.

    Want to see how other cities ranked for the other U.S. states? Read the full list of pretty cities in the nation on Architectural Digest's site.

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      July Food Holidays and Where to Celebrate Them in Boston, MA

      There are great food holidays to celebrate year-round—it just so happens that July has some of the best ones on the calendar!

      If you're a New Englander, then you know what it means to make the most out of the summer season. It's time to relax, unwind and even escape your own backyard for a quick weekend getaway.

      If you're a foodie living in the Boston area, it's time to get out and explore new restaurants with outdoor dining!

      Here are some food holidays to celebrate in July that will give you an excuse to try something different from your normal spots:

      July 1: National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

      • Where to Go: Gracie's Ice Cream—22 Union Square, Somerville, MA
      • Why?: Change up your classic ice cream preferences from any one of Gracie's ever-changing selection of homemade flavors
      • More suggestions: The Coolest New Boston Ice Cream Shops (Eater)

      July 3: National Fried Clam Day

      July 4: National Spare Ribs Day

      July 6: National Fried Chicken Day

      July 10: National Pina Colada Day

      July 14: National Mac and Cheese Day

      July 24: National Tequila Day

      July 25: National Wine & Cheese Day

      July 30: National Cheesecake Day

      Where are your favorite restaurants and bars to explore in Boston?

      These Massachusetts Towns were named 2018 Best Beach Towns to Live In

      WalletHub's latest study shares the 2018 Best U.S. Beach Towns to Live In

      The towns were ranked based on an average of scores from six different categories:

      • Affordability
      • Weather
      • Safety 
      • Economy
      • Education 
      • Quality of life

      Seven Massachusetts towns ranked for 2018's Best Beach Towns to Live in (Ocean): 

      • #51 Newburyport
      • #67 South Yarmouth
      • #69 Salem
      • #88 Gloucester
      • #90 Revere
      • #115 Lynn
      • #122 Hull

      To learn more information on the study's categories and criteria, read the complete study on the WalletHub website.

      2018 has been a great year for Massachusetts! The state has earned a few national accolades:

      Earlier this year, WalletHub published a study of 2018's Best and Worst States to Raise a Family and named Massachusetts as the #1 best state to raise a family in the United States.

      U.S. News also ranked Massachusetts as the #1 state for education in the country. Learn more about how the state ranked overall in comparison to the rest of the nation.

      Interested in finding your Boston-area beach home or waterfront condo? Contact us at Longwood Residential today!

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      Boston-based Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow

      Find inspiration for Boston living through lifestyle blogs

      What is a lifestyle blog, anyway?

      A lifestyle blog offers a more personal perspective of an individual—think of it as a more sophisticated diary, inside travel guide, home and décor magazine all in one place. Each lifestyle blogger shares their experiences in their own backyard or abroad with their own authentic voice.

      Follow these Boston-based lifestyle bloggers for ideas on how to enjoy Beantown and beyond:

      It's Kristin

      Sub-Categories: Style/Beauty/Wellness/Travel

      About: Kristin Bassett has been living in Boston since 2006. According to her bio, Bassett works in tech marketing during the day and works on her personal lifestyle blog in her spare time. She enjoys sharing her travels and connecting with other Boston bloggers through quick Q&A interviews. 

      Brunch on Sunday

      Sub-categories: Style/Beauty/Travel

      About: Originally from coastal Maine, Mackenzie Murphy launched Brunch on Sunday as a creative outlet alongside her full-time job as a special education teacher. Murphy imbues her blog posts with her playful and authentic spirit. 

      Elisabeth McKnight

      Sub-Categories: Style/Motherhood/Cooking/Travel

      About: Elisabeth McKnight is a happy young mother, lifestyle blogger and part-time social media consultant based in the Boston area. Although motherhood is a prevalent topic in McKnight's posts, she also shares great recipes to try at home for entertaining or staying in. McKnight attended Brigham Young University and earned her degree in Political Science and Economics. 

      Paris, Meet Boston

      Sub-categories: Travel/Fashion/Culture

      About: Boston-based writer Lindsay Shores describes herself as an " avid Francophile, fluent French speaker, and lover of Parisian style and living." Shores, who spent time living in Paris, frequently travels back to the City of Light with her husband Dan and has a passion for bridging French culture with her Boston lifestyle.

      Boston Chic Party

      Sub-Categories: Style/Motherhood/Entertaining/Travel

      About: Run by blogger and mother Jenna DiMaggio, Boston Chic Party is a great reference for young moms living in Boston. DiMaggio enjoys sharing her tips on entertaining and how to be a clever hostess, as well as what to do in Boston and personal style tips. 

      Courtesy of Court

      Sub-Categories: Travel/Foodie/Style/Fitness

      About: Courtesy of Court is Courtney Osgood's creative outlet that brings her passions together.  Boston blogger Osgood describes herself as a "TV journalist turned lifestyle publicist + blogger" who "finds beauty in the 'little things', and brings them to life through her writing." In 2017, Osgood launched her own PR firm, CKO PR, to help clients gain exposure to top editors and publications.

       

      Top Luxury Condos Available in Cambridge, MA

      Picture yourself living in luxury at the heart of Cambridge

      One of the best things about living in New England is finding a home that combines modern convenience with historic charm. Boston-area homes and condominiums embody today's urban lifestyle in their own smart, chic way—especially in Cambridge.

      Here's a look at the top five luxury condominiums currently on the market (as of June 24, 2018):

      136 Pleasant Street, Unit 136, Cambridgeport

      Cambridge, MA 02139

      MLS Number 72341312

      Striking Cambridgeport New-Construction by David Aposhian. Free-Standing condo with robust architectural details including double 5-quarter casings, 10' high ceilings, oversized French Doors, floor-to-ceiling windows, reclaimed pine flooring, vaulted ceilings with skylights & an engineered slate & copper roof. Careful attention paid to window placement for maximum light & privacy. Modern amenities include 2 full-size laundry rooms, walk-in closets, a home office/au-pair suite with separate entrance & polished concrete floors with radiant heating. Also, custom windows by Pella, open kitchen with professional-grade appliances, honed-soapstone counters and a walk-in pantry. Energy-efficient throughout with closed-cell Icynene insulation and multi-zone gas heating with European Runtal radiators. Private yard with Aposhian's trademark arboretum landscape in full-play using reclaimed granite and brick and mature plantings. Overlooks Alberico Park for lovely vistas and sunsets

      987 Memorial Drive, Unit G71, West Cambridge

      Cambridge, MA 02138

      MLS Number 72335627

      This remarkable townhouse-condominium is situated on the first and second floors of one of Cambridge’s most elegant heritage buildings on Memorial Drive, two minutes from Harvard Square. A magnificent living room has amazing 18-foot ceilings and a working fireplace with tall cathedral windows overlooking the Charles River; there is a separate mirrored bar area with complete glass shelving and cabinetry. An intimate dining room has original early nineteenth-century French paneling and offers a sophisticated venue for distinguished entertaining. The fine custom-designed kitchen is a place for more informal meals and has a half bath. Upstairs is a lavish master bedroom with an opulently detailed bathroom and voluminous closets. The second bedroom, with a wonderful view across the river and an ample window seat, has its own bathroom. A common hallway is designed with a large cedar closet for storage. This unique property exemplifies the best that Cambridge has to offer.

      20 2nd Street, Unit PH 625H, East Cambridge

      Cambridge, MA 02141

      MLS Number 72300897

      Located at the full-service condominium complex ONE FIRST, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom penthouse features Cambridge's most unique value proposition; single-floor living across nearly 1,620 square feet of interior space with southern, western and northern exposure, and 448 square feet across two private outdoor spaces. Open living space with high ceilings and ample natural light is accompanied by cherry wood floors and kitchen cabinets. Master bedroom features a large dressing room with his and her closets and direct access to a sun-drenched, south-facing private deck. Two other spacious rooms provide for bedroom/office flexibility. Newly constructed in 2008, ONE FIRST amenities include garage parking, 24/7 concierge, fitness room, library/lounge that can be reserved, large spacious courtyard and a common roof deck. Its prime location is across the Lechmere station on the Green Line, walking distance to Kendall Sq., MIT and minutes to Boston. Opportunity to expand into 4 or 5 bedrooms

      23 Blakeslee, Unit 23, West Cambridge

      Cambridge, MA 02138

      MLS Number 72345660

      This thoughtful complete gut renovation provides 3 beds, 2 and 1/2 baths, gracious sun-filled open living, dining, kitchen with wood floors throughout, & gas fireplace. The chef's kitchen is appointed with quartz countertops and Thermador appliances, including a 36" gas range, wall ovens, and drawer microwave. Built-in bench by backdoor for easy in and out, and 1/2 bathroom for easy entertaining. Large master bedroom suite with 2 walk-in closets & connected bathroom - separate shower & bathtub, large double sink vanity & heated tile floors. Lower level offers large second living area, two bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry room. All new windows, electrical, plumbing, 2 zone heating & cooling system; integrated video doorbells, rear deadbolts and garage door can be controlled by phone. Located on the corner of a quiet side street - walking distance to the much sought Brattle Street neighborhood and the quintessential Cambridge and restaurants in Huron Village.

      147 Prospect Street, Unit 2

      Cambridge, MA 02139

      MLS Number 72322612

      Set way back from the street - This newly constructed, contemporary and sophisticated townhouse is part of an enclave featuring 3 architect-designed residences. Thoughtfully designed main floor features a 25ft living / dining room with an abundance of windows looking off to the garden and patio and a sleek kitchen with high-end appliances. The second floor offers two bedrooms and a hall bathroom. There is a treetop Master suite with cathedral ceilings, skylights and a spa-inspired bath. The finished lower level with a full bath lends itself to be a media room, guest suite or a tranquil home office. Convenient location with quick access to Central, Harvard & Kendall Squares.

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