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Posted on 04/18/2021
Beginner's Guide to Scandinavian Interior Design
Photo by ATBO from Pexels Scandinavian design is a popular style for both exterior and interior design. No matter what the architectural style or layout of your home, you can still achieve the Scandinavian Design aesthetic inside. There are several key elements to the style that combine to form a comfortable but clean look and feel. Here we...
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Posted on 04/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 21 Shattuck Rd, Hadley, MA 01035
Recently remodeled & sporting an open,well detailed floor plan is this spacious Cape. Located on a quiet side street within minutes of Umass, area shopping & central to major routes is this warm & welcoming home. A spacious foyer, perfect for receiving guests highlights the handsome staircase to the second floor. French doors provide privacy to the living room, a quieter part of this home. The dining room detailed with wainscoting is generous in size & the perfect place for entertaining. An open kitchen with large island, including seating, connects to a cozy breakfast room which leads to the expansive patio. Dancing...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
Video Tour - 29 Old Plain Rd, Leverett, MA 01054
Their dream of superbly energy efficient, low maintenance, aesthetically pleasing home was realized in 2012 in Leverett: architect Coldham designed and Teagno built this tri-plex, a single story main house, adjoined by enclosed breezeway to studio/guest building/workshop & 2 car garage. Essential elements that give home HERS index of 6 are high performance windows, highly insulated walls, ceilings and roofs (R 60 & 56 - studio), tight air sealing with ERV & HRV. 9.6 kw rated solar panels enable net zero cost for electricity. Heat & A/C: 5 zones plus ceiling heat panel in MBath & workshop propane heater. Captivating 2...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
29 Old Plain Rd, Leverett, MA 01054 is now new to the market!
Their dream of superbly energy efficient, low maintenance, aesthetically pleasing home was realized in 2012 in Leverett: architect Coldham designed and Teagno built this tri-plex, a single story main house, adjoined by enclosed breezeway to studio/guest building/workshop & 2 car garage. Essential elements that give home HERS index of 6 are high performance windows, highly insulated walls, ceilings and roofs (R 60 & 56 - studio), tight air sealing with ERV & HRV. 9.6 kw rated solar panels enable net zero cost for electricity. Heat & A/C: 5 zones plus ceiling heat panel in MBath & workshop propane heater. Captivating 2...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Designing the Perfect Home Gym
Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels Having your own home fitness center provides a convenient place to work out. You don’t have to worry about fitting in exercise during gym hours or having to wait your turn to use the treadmill or rowing machine. With your own gym, you can work out whenever you want and use your...
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Posted on 04/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 40 Webster Ct 40, Amherst, MA 01002
Ready, set, buy! Move right into this updated and lovingly maintained two bedroom, one bath, distinctive brick Townhouse. Located in Echo Hill, the condo is tucked away in a private site in Webster Ct. and touts a south facing patio and detached, carport. Main level features updated kitchen, Medallion Maple cabinetry, pantry closet, Wilsonart counters & newer appliances. Open concept living room with dining area buffet opens through the Lincoln slider to an enclosed, paved patio, superb for summer fun. Both a mini-split for heating & cooling & reversible ceiling light & fan create comfort here & likewise on the 2nd...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 8 Cranberry Ln, Amherst, MA 01002
Located on the coveted Echo Hill South Pond that waxes and wanes with the seasons, this spacious, Contemporary 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch will invite you to make it your home. The open concept floor plan includes LR, eat-in kitchen with dining area & (newer) slider access to balcony that extends the whole length of the house. Natural light from the west streams into both levels through FIVE 6' & ONE 10' slider. The primary bedroom has both 3/4 bath & balcony access; two more bedrooms share another full bath. Besides 1260 SF on the main level, there is a finished (@500 SF) basement configured into family room & office. Open...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Heating Options for Outdoor Spaces
Image by Alessandro Lonati from Shutterstock The benefits of having an outdoor heater cannot be over-emphasized as it significantly impacts the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor space during colder weather. There are critical factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor heater. The Location of The Outdoor Heater To determine which type of outdoor heating...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
Video Tour - 772 N East St, Amherst, MA 01002
Your wait is over! Iconic Doug Kohl design, modern Contemporary is sited on splendid, private 2.42 acre lot w/ southeast views over farmland to Pelham Hills & Holyoke Range. Flat & open backyd extending to ravine & seasonal brook is haven for all, inviting you to myriad of outdoor activities. Town nature trails are nearby, yet in minutes you arrive in Amherst Center or UMASS. 3187 SF provide living space on 3 levels. From Farmer's porch enter hall; on left is tiled mud room & garage access, plus custom cubbies & 3/4 bath w/ tiled floor. Proceed past family room/bedroom into light-filled, open concept LR/DR/kitchen w/...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
772 N East St, Amherst, MA 01002 is now new to the market!
Your wait is over! Iconic Doug Kohl design, modern Contemporary is sited on splendid, private 2.42 acre lot w/ southeast views over farmland to Pelham Hills & Holyoke Range. Flat & open backyd extending to ravine & seasonal brook is haven for all, inviting you to myriad of outdoor activities. Town nature trails are nearby, yet in minutes you arrive in Amherst Center or UMASS. 3187 SF provide living space on 3 levels. From Farmer's porch enter hall; on left is tiled mud room & garage access, plus custom cubbies & 3/4 bath w/ tiled floor. Proceed past family room/bedroom into light-filled, open concept LR/DR/kitchen w/...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Do You Need to Revamp Your Home Selling Plan?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the house selling journey, you need to be flexible. Because if your initial home selling strategy fails to deliver the desired results, you need to be ready to make adjustments. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you revamp your home selling strategy. 1. Analyze the Local...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Video Tour - 9 Mcintosh Dr 9, Amherst, MA 01002
Opportunity knocks in beautiful Upper Orchard: enjoy single level living in meticulously maintained, 3-bedroom ranch style condo with insulated, oversized 2-car garage with loft. Located at nexus of major travel routes in all directions, the condo is 5-20 minutes to the Colleges, Amherst & So. Hadley Centers & to U MASS. Popular Atkin's Farm Mkt, Eric Carle Museum & hiking trails at State Park on the Notch are close by. Exceptional for Amherst is architecturally designed, well configured use of @1584 SF all on one level. Enter tiled foyer that leads into open concept, formal living/dining room with fireplace & French door...
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