Unique Gifts for Easy Holiday Shopping

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Hostess and Mother-in-Law Gifts All In One Place New arrivals at Darby Road make holiday shopping a snap for unique gifts that make an impression. Busy holiday season coming up? Why not stock up on hostess gifts like wooden carved candle sticks? Or consider our canvas wine caddy that will make your gift of wine […]

Junior League of Boston Show House in Newton

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Tour Show House at 71 Walnut Park in Newton ABOUT THE SHOW HOUSE The Junior League of Boston is hosting an exciting month-long Show House event. This celebrated designshowcase is now in its 35th year and is expected to draw over 10,000 visitors.  The Potter Estate, on the grounds of the Jackson-Walnut Park Schools in Newton, is being […]

82 Day Street in Newton Nearing Completion

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House for Sale in Newton Soon My husband’s real estate project at 82 Day Street in Newton is nearing completion after a large renovation. The new house specs are: Living area:   3590 square feet and an additional approximately 600 square feet of  finished basement. Lot Size:    8000 sq ft Number of Bedrooms: 5 […]

Newton: 82 Day Street Renovation In Progress

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My husband took me on his real estate development project at 82 Day Street in Auburndale, a village in Newton. It has views of Brae Burn Country Club’s third hole! He fixed some issues with the house … namely the garage used to be basement level which meant it was inaccessible during the winter because […]

My Dream Mudroom As Described by Architect’s Wife Without Mudroom

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The cobbler’s children have no shoes and the architect’s wife has no mud room! Actually, in the case of Peter and Tracy Sachs, the architect’s wife has no mudroom now but is about the get the mudroom of her dreams. What is a dream mudroom? For Tracy, visiting the glorious mudrooms of Peter’s clients has […]

Buy into Newton: Least Expensive House

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,485 square feet, Single Family  $415,000 79 PEARL STREET / NEWTON CORNER SQUARE FOOTAGE : 1,485 LOT SIZE: 0.1 acres BEDROOMS : 3 BATHS: 2 full LAST SOLD FOR : $200,000 in 1998 PROS Located off Galen Street, close to the Mass. Pike and shops and neighbored by some very attractive homes, this property is well situated. Built […]

Instant Beach House from Darby Road

My friend Ann told me about Darby Road Home Furnishings which features handcrafted new & vintage furnishings, as well as custom upholstery and accessories. The store is in Waltham, just a block down the road from Wolfers Lighting on Route 117. It’s one of those places where you want to browse … there are nooks and crannies full of wonderful furniture and unique accessories. I don’t know of an eclectic mix […]

82 Day Street: Renovation In Progress by Developer

TTL Development LLC is renovating 82 Day Street in the Auburndale Village of Newton. He also happens to be my husband so I have a little inside information. 82 Day Street has views of the 3rd hole at Brae Burn Country Club (and shh! There is a great sledding hill directly behind the house as […]

With Views of Brae Burn Country Club: Day Street Project “The Before”

Newton renovation, Day street

This is the “before” house that my husband is developing. This house is slated for completion in early Fall. With a view of Brae Burn’s 3rd hole, this house in Auburndale will have spectacular views, and is walkable to: Peirce Elementary School Warren Field with off leash dog park and tennis courts Newton Wellesley Hospital Woodland […]

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing an Architect

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Peter Sachs’ Newton Historical Society Award Winning Renovation If you look around Newton, there seems to be orange building permits on a house on every street, sometimes even more! With this renovation and building boom, it’s more important than ever to find the right architect for your project. I asked Newton architect Peter Sachs to […]