Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 7/30/2021

This Condo in Lexington, MA recently sold for $1,100,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Mary-Lou McDonough - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


8 Journey's End Lane, Lexington, MA 02421

Condo

$1,080,000
Price
$1,100,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This sophisticated, architect-designed townhome in a rarely available complex is part of an enclave built on the grounds of the Journey’s End mansion. Luxurious amenities and detailed craftsmanship include an open-concept first floor with 9-foot ceilings, gas fireplace, and chef’s kitchen with expansive granite island, Bosch stainless steel appliances, and ceiling-height cabinets. The circular layout and adjacent deck make this home perfect for entertaining. The primary bedroom features a custom walk-in closet and en-suite bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in tiled shower. Two additional well-proportioned bedrooms, full bath, and laundry room complete the second level. The lower level is waiting to be transformed into additional living space for multiple needs - an office, family room and/or exercise area. Conveniently located near major routes yet tucked away, you will be part of all that Lexington has to offer—fine schools, a charming downtown, and recreational facilities.






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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 7/26/2021

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Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood.

Rustic styles can gravitate toward southwestern, country cabin or beachy, nautical décor depending on the color, tones and woods used. In the past rustic style has been marked by heavy furniture with large and oversized sofas and chairs, but today’s home seeks a sleeker and chicer version of this style. So, how do you accomplish rustic chic?

Woods

Instead of heavy wood pieces implement wood in other areas so you can keep the furniture décor light. Add wood beams to the ceiling or rustic paneling to the walls. Design a beautiful wooden mantle. Use a weathered gray wood for flooring, or even a charred finish. If you want a large wooden furniture piece, opt for a dining or coffee table made from one large slab. Another great place for wood is in the kitchen. You can pair a rustic kitchen island with sleek white walls and cabinets or go for the opposite and have a sleek island with rustic cabinets.

Textures / Fabrics

Using textures to soften the hard woods in your rustic décor is a subtle way to steer the design toward sleek instead of clunky cavern. Instead of the old rustic trends with big sofas and chairs sporting heavy rounded arms, try modern minimalist sofas in light colors and fabrics like grey canvas or linen. Add in more rustic vibes by selecting wooden accent furniture with leather upholstery. Keep window treatments lightweight and sheer as well, and stick with natural fiber rugs with little to no pattern.

Accessories

The best way to keep your rustic décor chic is by implementing small accessories and art. Evoke a rustic country or beachy vibe without overdoing it on the cheesy clunky items. Stick with small pieces you can add to the mantle or bookshelf, throw pillows and blankets and items with functionality like crates, trunks and bar carts. 

As with any chic décor look, the key thing to always remember is that less is more. Determine what direction you want to lean with your rustic décor and then implement the style with pairings that keep your home light, clean and inviting.




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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 7/19/2021

This Condo in Lexington, MA recently sold for $1,250,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Mary-Lou McDonough - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


36 Journeys End Lane, Lexington, MA 02421

Condo

$1,189,900
Price
$1,250,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Sophisticated architect-designed townhome, in a rarely available complex, is part of an enclave built in 2009 on the estate grounds of the Journeys End mansion. Luxurious amenities and detailed craftsmanship include an open concept, light filled first floor with 9-foot ceilings, gas fireplace, high-end granite and stainless steel kitchen with peninsula seating for four. From the dining room enter through a sliding door to a private deck with serene, woodland views. The primary bedroom features four windows, a walk-in closet and an en-suite bath with tub and separate tiled shower. Two additional well-proportioned bedrooms and a cabinet-lined laundry room complete the second floor. Expansive lower level with a wall of windows offers space for multiple purposes--office, family room and an exercise area plus a separate workshop. Walk out from here to a grassy yard. Conveniently located near major routes. Enjoy Lexington's outstanding school system, vibrant center and recreation facilities.

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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 7/19/2021

Are you an experienced homebuyer? If so, you may be better equipped than others to enjoy a quick, worry-free homebuying experience.

Ultimately, a veteran homebuyer can learn a lot from his or her past experiences, including:

1. How to Avoid Paying Too Much for a House

The housing market offers many opportunities for veteran and first-time homebuyers alike. However, a first-time homebuyer may struggle to pounce at an opportunity to acquire a top-notch house at a budget-friendly price. On the other hand, an experienced homebuyer likely knows what it takes to acquire a house at a price that matches or surpasses his or her expectations.

As an experienced homebuyer, it generally helps to think about how you narrowed your price range when you most recently searched for a home. This experience may guide you as you look to establish a price range for an upcoming house search.

Furthermore, a veteran homebuyer may know exactly what types of housing market data to examine before entering the real estate market. By evaluating the prices of recently sold houses and available residences in cities and towns where you'd like to live, you can use assorted real estate market data to accelerate your home search.

2. How to Get Home Financing

If you struggled to get a mortgage for your first home, there is no need to deal with home financing problems once again. Instead, a veteran homebuyer can allocate the necessary time and resources to get pre-approved for a mortgage and enter the housing market with a budget in hand.

To receive pre-approval for a mortgage, it usually is a good idea to meet with various banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can educate you about myriad mortgage options and help you select the ideal mortgage based on your homebuying needs.

3. How to Differentiate a Buyer's Market from a Seller's Market

Regardless of whether you previously bought a house in a buyer's or seller's market, you can use your past homebuying experience to help you assess the current state of the housing sector. Then, you can map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

If you notice houses are selling quickly at prices above their initial asking figures, you may be preparing to enter a seller's market. In this scenario, you may need to act quickly to acquire a great house.

Comparatively, if you find that homes are lingering on the housing market for many weeks or months, a buyer's market may be in place. In a buyer's market, you may be able to purchase a stellar house at a discounted price due to the sheer volume of houses that are available.

Before you launch a home search, it is important to note that even a veteran homebuyer may need help at times. If you hire a real estate agent, you can receive expert support throughout the homebuying journey. In fact, this housing market professional will make it easy for you to discover a superb house in no time at all.




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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 7/14/2021


11 Harrington Road, Lexington, MA 02421

Single-Family

$2,190,000
Price

17
Rooms
7
Beds
4
Baths
Imagine direct views of the Lexington Battle Green and having Lexington Center within steps of your front door. Built on a .82 acre lot for Dr. J. Odin Tilton in 1897, this grand Shingle-style home has an expansive foyer highlighted by a stately staircase, five principal first floor rooms plus a guest or office suite with separate entrance. Notable features include exquisite sycamore and oak woodwork, pocket doors, dining room with leaded glass cabinetry, solarium for plants and French doors to a meticulously restored front veranda. The 24x10-foot kitchen has an original cook stove plus an antique refrigerator residing in the pantry. A recent rear deck spans the width of the house and overlooks an expansive lawn. On the second floor find an en suite primary bedroom, three additional bedrooms, a renovated hall bath and an inviting family room with bay window and fireplace. The back stairway reveals a linen room and a charming third floor with refinished pine floors and new bath.
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