Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 6/19/2019


519 Lowell Street, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$778,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stately hip roof Colonial offers low maintenance, care-free siding and composite decking. Enjoy sipping your morning coffee on the expansive wrap-around porch or rear second level deck or hosting a summer barbecue with family and friends where you'll have plenty of space for yard games. The entire interior has been freshly painted, there are hardwood floors throughout, and a sky-lit third floor with bath is perfect as a bedroom, home office or playroom. Enjoy nature on the nearby Vinebrook trail. Convenient access to major routes, Burlington Mall, and Middlesex Commons. Nothing to do but unpack and enjoy living in historic Lexington.
Open House
Sunday
June 23 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 519 Lowell Street, Lexington, MA 02420    Get Directions

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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 6/17/2019

Maintaining a healthy lawn and garden doesn't have to be difficult. Anyone can efficiently manage a lawn or garden. There are no prerequisites, and you definitely do not need a degree to pull this off. Yes, it is not the easiest task to take on, but you are sure to pull it off with a dose of patience, quality time, and, of course, these few tips. 

Want to get to them already? Sure!

  1. Go for a Rock Garden. Experts advise gardeners to go for rock gardens because they contain drought-resistant plants. These plants require less care compared to other plants. Also, you do not need to water them constantly because they are drought-resistant. 
  2. Treat Grasses in Shady Areas Differently. Grasses in shady areas receive less sunlight compared to grasses in other parts of the lawn. By extension, they evaporate less and grow at a slower pace. Therefore, it is pertinent to treat them differently. Do not feed them as you feed other. These grasses rarely evaporate, as such, they need less water compared to their counterpart in open areas. They also incline toward growing at a slower pace due to insufficient sunlight. Thus, it is crucial to reduce the amount of fertilizer you feed them. Overfeeding them will result in their death instead of growth.
  3. Apply the Sidekick Mulch. Mulch, as it is known today, is the gardener's friend (better yet, sidekick). Mulch comes in handy when you run out of other solutions. A simple application of mulch will not only help suppress weed in your lawn or garden, but it will also help reduce the full amount of time you spend watering.
  4. Consider the Environment Before Planting the Tree. Experts advise that you should consider your tree as a full-grown tree when planting. By doing so, you will have a better idea of the best spot for the tree. They may look like beautiful little babies that can do no harm, but that wouldn't be the case when they are all grown. Make sure you choose a good position when planting, not one that you will end up having a problem with the roof.
  5. Reduce Weed Growth with Healthy Soil. It may seem incredible, but weed grows better in unhealthy soil. A nutrient-rich soil is all the herbicide you need to curb the growth of weeds in your lawn or garden. Stuff your lawn with fertilizers instead of weed-killers.

Having a beautiful, weed-free lawn and garden results in higher curb appeal and may increase the value and salability of your home. Ask your real estate professional for other ideas to upgrade curb appeal.




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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 6/14/2019

This Single-Family in Gloucester, MA recently sold for $1,090,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Mary-Lou McDonough - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


5 Howard Road, Gloucester, MA 01930

Single-Family

$1,168,000
Price
$1,090,000
Sale Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
4
Baths
Welcome to 5 Howard Road, a perfect year round residence or vacation retreat. Enjoy direct waterfront living with your own private dock accessed from a stone wall path. Nicely sited 20' above the water, offering ever changing river views. Kayak to Lobster Cove to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or to Wingaersheek for a stroll on the beach. This inviting Colonial offers a serene location at the end of a private way. Enjoy glorious views from the sunny and open-concept granite kitchen with high end appliances, family room with gas fireplace, and dining room. Bask in the sunshine on the expansive deck and relax in the evening while dining on your enclosed screened porch. There's plenty of room for guests with a lower level suite that offers a sitting room, bedroom, kitchenette and full bath. Located on Wheeler's Point with easy access to the highway and town center, become part of a vibrant community offering great restaurants, museums, shops, art galleries and live theater.

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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 6/14/2019


111 Adams Street, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$1,600,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
4
Baths
It's time to make your memories in this warm and inviting home. An addition and a series of renovations have been thoughtfully completed by the current owners and include a sophisticated, timeless master suite with gas fireplace, spa bath with radiant heat, oversized tile shower with two rainheads, double soapstone vanity, and high-end soaking tub. Nicely proportioned formal living spaces are refined yet comfortable; the dining room with tray ceiling & uniquely designed handcrafted cabinet, and gas fireplaced living room. An open concept granite and stainless steel applianced kitchen and casual dining area with a custom bench provides generous seating and garden views. The second level offers 4 bedrooms and includes a second master and a family bath. The expansive, lush, acre+ level lot has mature trees, shrubs, flowering gardens, fire pit and patio surrounding a gunite pool with updated heater, filter, deck & more. A rare opportunity to live close to everything Lexington has to offer.
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 111 Adams Street, Lexington, MA 02420    Get Directions

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Posted by Mary-Lou McDonough on 6/13/2019


519 Lowell Street, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$778,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stately hip roof Colonial offers low maintenance, care-free siding and composite decking. Enjoy sipping your morning coffee on the expansive wrap-around porch or rear second level deck or hosting a summer barbecue with family and friends where you'll have plenty of space for yard games. The entire interior has been freshly painted, there are hardwood floors throughout, and a sky-lit third floor with bath is perfect as a bedroom, home office or playroom. Enjoy nature on the nearby Vinebrook trail. Convenient access to major routes, Burlington Mall, and Middlesex Commons. Nothing to do but unpack and enjoy living in historic Lexington.
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Location: 519 Lowell Street, Lexington, MA 02420    Get Directions

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