House of the month

Escapes of the Month

March 7, 2014

These three houses of the month, each for a different reason, signify escape to me. At the tail end of a long, pot-holed winter, it’s awfully tempting to think of heading out of the city. House 1 is a fully restored c.1810 farmstead surrounded by 7 acres in Pelham, Massachusetts, just a few miles outside […]

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Mountainside House of the Month

September 5, 2013

This month’s house faces southeast from a 25-acre lot just north of Pawlet, Vermont. Built by the current owners in 1990, it features a soaring frame by the excellent craftspeople at Green Mountain Timber Frames, a massive Rumford fireplace, and a dumbwaiter reaching from the basement to the kitchen. To take full advantage of the […]

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May Manor of the Month

May 25, 2013

    Just across the Mystic River from Tufts University is lovely West Medford, Massachusetts, a bedroom community with a proud past and a rosy future. Perched on a south-facing hillside half-acre is this remarkable turn-of-the-century Tudor house, with nearly 6,000 square feet of unspoiled interior space. The eight bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths put it […]

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July 2012 Houses of the Month

July 29, 2012

TOH 4 SALE! Back in 1979, America had never seen the likes of what was about to be broadcast on Boston’s public television station, WGBH.  The station had recently purchased a dilapidated Second Empire Victorian in the Dorchester section of the city and, under director Russell Morash, its step-by-step resurrection would be the subject of […]

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February 2012 House of the Month

January 26, 2012

  At 992 Memorial Drive, a classic 1914 elevator building overlooking the Charles River, this penthouse condominium is a one+ bedroom, one-and-a-half bath unit with 1036 square feet, and one of the most attractive properties to hit the market in a while.  The poplar floors are modeled on ones at Winterthur Museum, and the rest […]

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New Houses of the Month

October 3, 2011

28 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, MA  02138 The Arthur Astor Carey house was built in 1882 and is considered to be one of America’s first and finest examples of Colonial Revival architecture.  It has 15 rooms on three floors, with a knockout entry hall, beautiful painted woodwork, eight fireplaces, and a spectacular half-acre lot a block […]

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Passive House, Little Compton, RI

May 13, 2011

The House: A small weekend getaway for a family of 6, it sports a sleeping loft accessed by a ladder that leads through a hatch in the floor.  It’s hip, comfortable, quiet and full of light–and definitely doesn’t require the wearing of a hair shirt. Passive House specifications hail from Germany and Austria; there are […]

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