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Love for the Ranch

Campanelli Ranch (from the Campenelli Company web site) On my “to-post” list for a while has been the subject of the mid-century ranch style in the Boston area. Someone came through an open house of ours recently and said they lived in a Campanelli ranch in Needham. It reminded me to get going on a…

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Skittish Bidding Wars? My New Boston Magazine Post

The Wall Street Journal reports, “For the second time in history — and the second time in as many months — average rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell below 4 percent.” This might explain why, a week or so before Thanksgiving and the start of the usual holiday lull, we are still seeing isolated bidding wars…

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New Boston Magazine Post

As I have pointed out in this space recently, the western suburbs — the “blue chip” towns with a winning mix of quality schools, proximity to Boston and Cambridge, and municipal services — have been relatively buffered from the woes seen in national real estate trends. This has certainly been the case in my neck…

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Another Office Exclusive $500,000

Well, when it rains it pours. We had just written about this non-MLS exclusive deal we put together and now we learn of an offering in Lexington, in one of the town’s historic modernist neighborhoods. My colleague writes: At this time, the sellers have decided to sell the home “as is” and as a non…

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Preserving Midcentury Modern Homes

This blog post considers the potential challenges faced by a midcentury homeowner interested in the preservation, renovation, and updating, with an emphasis on the “greening” of older homes. The Blog is called “A Green Old House: Bringing Older Homes into the Twenty-First Century.” Unfortunately, I did not find any information about the author, other than…

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Interview with Walter Pierce

  Some years back, the architect and Lexington resident, Walter Pierce was quoted in the Boston Globe, describing Peacock Farm, a pioneering modernist neighborhood in Lexington that he developed with partner, Danforth Compton. Mr. Pierce told the Globe, ““we were taught that architecture could contribute to social policy; we were zealous and were reacting against the…

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New! Subscribe To This Blog.

I had not realized until recently that there has been no option on this page to subscribe to the blog since I changed it over to this format a few months ago. That is now possible via the Subscribe button at the lower right hand side of the page.

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Writing for Boston Magazine

I’ll be writing for Boston Magazine’s website about real estate and tangential matters. First post, here, went live today. Check in for coming posts regarding modernism around the Boton suburbs.

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