In July, the Greater Boston housing market was extremely active as buyer confidence continues to soar among a thriving economy, local job market and record-high prices for both the single-family and condominium markets, according to data from the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR). Although there was a softening in sales totals from record highs last July, each marketplace finished with above average sales volume for the month.
“Desirability to live in Greater Boston remains strong but entry-level buyers in particular are finding their home search to take more time as they struggle to find a home they can afford,” said Sarno. “At the same time, many home owners continue to take advantage of the equity in their homes and either trade up or downsize, which keeps the market active across the full range of prices.” Learn more.
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132 Charles Street - Unit PH Open House: Sunday, September 11th 1 - 2pm
Gorgeous penthouse duplex with private roof deck in the heart of Beacon Hill. This three plus bedroom three full bath home has been totally renovated to the highest standards and has three exposures which provides amazing light throughout. Elegant living room featuring a beautiful fireplace and custom built in bookshelves. Lovely formal dining room. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, honed granite counters, a farmhouse sink, sub zero refrigerator and a separate butlers pantry. Spacious bedrooms with wonderful closet space and a fourth den/guest room with en suite full bathroom. Sundrenched master bedroom suite with gorgeous arched skylights, a huge copper arched window and a large walk in closet. There is a luxurious full en suite bath with radiant heat floors. A full size interior stairwell leads you to a private roof deck with city and Charles River views. Laundry room, and 4 zones of heat/ac. Rental parking space available at Charles street garage. Truly a must see home! Read more. $3,250,000
28 Commonwealth Ave - Unit 5 Open House: Sunday, September 11th 11:30am - 12:30pm
First Block of Commonwealth Avenue! Beautifully renovated penthouse two bedroom home with one and a half luxurious baths. Wonderful open layout living/dining room with skylights, built in bookshelves, a decorative fireplace and pretty Commonwealth Avenue views. Stunning custom designed kitchen with exposed brick, skylight, and breakfast bar. Both bedrooms are sunny and spacious with fantastic closet space. Other great features include pristine original pine floors, high ceilings, eleven closets throughout, central a/c, in unit w/d, and extra dedicated storage. Elegant common areas and roof rights to build a deck complete this perfect home. Read more. $1,475,000
17 Durham St - Unit 5
Beautifully renovated two bedroom, two full bath with two private outdoor spaces. Open living/dining room includes large bay window, high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen offers white silestone counters, top of the line stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry with access to your private deck/balcony. Two bedrooms with custom made closets. Huge master bedroom with lots of windows. Two full bath including a jacuzzi tub in the master. W/D in unit, Central A/C. Two outdoor spaces - private roof deck and private deck off the living room. Read more. $5,000/Mo.
416 Marlborough St - Unit 201
Beautifully furnished 6 month rental at the Marlborough! Newly renovated two bedroom two full bathroom front facing second floor home with wonderful closet space throughout. Open living/dining room, new custom cooks kitchen, high ceilings and exposed brick. Master bedroom features elegant marble bath, great closet space with extra storage. Spacious second bedroom with two large windows. Unit is also equipped with Apple TV and Sonos sound. The Marlborough is a concierge building featuring gorgeous common areas, and a stunning common roof deck featuring sweeping city and river views! Available November 1st through April 30th. Read more. $4,500/Mo.
33 Myrtle Street - Unit 1, Beacon Hill
Warm & Wonderful Home in the Heart of Beacon Hill! Quintessential Circa 1880 Brick Rowhouse! This Lovely Oversized Duplex has so much to offer to its new owner! Enjoy large scale Entertaining in its expansive front to back open Livingroom/Diningroom! Beautiful period hardwood floors, Great ceiling height & a unique wall of whitewashed brick! Designer Gourmet Chef's Kitchen offers an abundance of cabinetry & gas cooktop peninsula! Marble Backsplash & Granite Countertops! Generous Guest Bedroom & Full bath on this level! Expansive Master Bedroom with Exposed Brick & 5 Windows! Another full bath with double pedestal sinks! Laundry in unit. Tons of extra Storage! All of this and your own Private English brick courtyard & patio for carefree grilling & memorable outdoor enjoyment! A Wonderful Opportunity in a well established Building! $899,900
215 Commonwealth Ave - Unit 1, Back Bay
Sunny side Commonwealth Avenue FRONT facing duplex in elegant restored mansion- nestled between the Algonquin and St. Botolph Clubs, this home speaks of a bygone era with Contemporary finishes-elegant formal lobby-Open living- dining- kitchen with with high ceilings and tall bay windows-ornate wood burning fireplace-custom kitchen Cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator,birch cabinets and tin ceiling. Sumptuous Master bedroom with en suite spa bath and custom closets. Two bonus interior rooms for home office/sitting area. Two Renovated baths, en-suite laundry, Central A/c and storage areas complete the offering. The building has undergone extensive exterior building envelope restoration years ago. Professionally managed building. Property was currently rented- the remaining 5 homes are owner occupied. $1,199,000
Extraordinary Beach Front Home
San Juan Del Sur, Rivas Nicaragua
Orquidea del Sur is an exquisite, private, eight bedroom, eight bathroom residence perched high above the beach on the stunning southern Pacific shores of Playa Yankee, one of Nicaragua's premier surfing beaches. Every bedroom features a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean with expansive terraces to relax and enjoy a glass of wine while admiring the gorgeous sunsets. Orquidea del Sur is a unique architectural masterpiece finished in the finest materials, truly one of the exquisite residences in all of Nicaragua. Read more. $1,595,000
Affiliate Feature: Awe-inspiring Home in Brisbane, Australia
Are you looking to head Down Under? Check out this awe-inspiring home in Brisbane, Australia. With an indoor two-lane bowling alley, lap pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Read more.
Discover effortless, luxury living at 9 Arlington St. #2, Boston
Discover effortless, luxury living at 9 Arlington Street. Overlooking the Boston Public Garden, this historic home combines the most exclusive location in Boston with modern amenities. Read more.
A note from our owner, Larry Rideout: Ten Years and Counting
It’s hard to believe that we joined with Gibson Domain and became Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty 10 years ago this December. Read more.
Sotheby’s Auction House: David Bowie Art Collection
This November, Sotheby’s Auction House will be showing 400 pieces from David Bowie’s personal art collection. First, the artwork will go on a world tour, making appearances in Los Angeles, New York City and Hong Kong. Read more.
A Home with History: 168 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Designed by Boston’s Arthur Little in 1888 and sitting on .47 acres of land in the center of Cambridge, the Joseph Thorp House, currently listed for sale is an outstanding and eclectic Colonial Revival masterpiece. Read more.
American Field Boston, Saturday Sept 17th & Sunday, Sep 18th 10am - 6pm
The largest pop-up market of Made in USA brands marks its fifth anniversary at the Innovation Design Building September 17-18. American Field is a destination for the best in American-made clothing, accessories and food. Read more.
Imogen Cunningham: In Focus, MFA Boston, September 3, 2016 – June 18, 2017
Showcasing the range of photographer Imogen Cunningham (1883–1976), this exhibition displays about 35 works from the Lane Collection and the MFA’s own holdings. Read more.