Bill Aibel | Cambridge Real Estate, Somerville Real Estate, Boston Real Estate, Newton Real Estate


This Multi-Family in Somerville, MA recently sold for $1,100,000. This style home was sold by Bill Aibel - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


231-233 Summer St, Somerville, MA 02143

Multi-Family

$1,175,000
Price
$1,100,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,867
Approx. GLA
Great Opportunity to own this oversized Two Family Property in a fabulous Somerville location with proximity to Davis and Porter Squares. Classic layout for the first floor includes an entry foyer with decorative mantle, very large, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room with a built-in hutch, generous living room, two bedrooms and one bath. The upstairs has a similar lay out with another large kitchen, a third bedroom and a full walk-up top floor- with both finished and unfinished attic area- ideal for additional living area with unlimited potential. The sizable back yard area has a second floor deck facing it. Front and rear enclosed porches. All separate electrical, gas systems (heat/hw) and laundry hook-ups in the full, unfinished basement. One off-street parking spot.This is a well maintained, generational home and now awaits its next new chapter. Ideal for an end-user who wants a home and separate rental income, an investor or developer. Property will be delivered vacant and empty.

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As more millennials leave consumer and student debt behind, they enter the housing market. Being savvy researches in the information age, this demographic has begun to fuel the housing economy. Many purchase homes as singles, with a partner or even a friend or group of friends.

Where is Preferred?

Unlike past generations where singles preferred the city and couples with children headed to the suburbs, millennials like what they like. Whether your home is in the city or the suburbs, you can appeal this group of buyers. Millennials, in general, prefer experiences to expenses. Large open concept rooms with plenty of space for entertaining makes a carefully renovated home the perfect place for a young single, pair or tribe to purchase the perfect gathering place.

What's Bought?

When looking for the perfect home, millennials seek simpler styles that gel with their minimalist mindset. Because they care more about experiences than possessions, they look for living spaces that let them enjoy time with friends and housemates and don’t require too much upkeep.

If you’re considering upgrades or renovations to your home before putting it on the market, consider opening a smaller kitchen into the larger living space. Connect bedrooms to en suite baths for multi-adult households. Beef up the outdoor entertainment area with room for a firepit, speakers for music and a place for lawn games. Millennial buyers like to share their space with friends and family and are very keen on comfort. If you have any questions about how to place your home for sale in an area that you think may be a great spot for this target homebuyer, feel free to reach out.



89 Ridge Rd, Newton, MA 02468

Waban

Single-Family

$1,525,000
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
2
Baths
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY INCLUDING OPEN HOUSES-FRI SAT SUN-11-1. Special Opportunity to live at the end of a prime and private Waban cul-de-sac! Spacious Colonial w/ Victorian feel (C' 1900) sited on an 18,071-sf wooded lot. The serene hilltop setting makes this the perfect cozy retreat. 3 levels of living area include 12 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 2 offices and 2 baths. Unique floor plan includes a classic front entry, eat-in kitchen plus a large, well-proportioned dining room that adjoins the living room with bookcases, a beautiful fireplace and period woodwork. Potential bonus spaces abound! Separate entry to the 3rd floor. Abundant windows add plenty of natural light and views. Variety of hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings and generous room sizes. All gas systems with 3 zones of heat. 2 car garage w/extra parking. Near to public transportation and Waban Sq. Proximity to all major highways adds incredible convenience to the special location. A beautiful property awaiting its next chapter.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming time. You’ll be trying to match what you already have with new pieces, meticulously decorating the blank canvas that is your new space. Every task that you complete, you do to make your home your own. 


One part of decorating your home that you’ll definitely want to take your time with is that of choosing artwork for the walls. You don’t just want to take any piece of art to fill up the blank spaces. Choosing artwork should take some thought and time. Below, you’ll find tips on picking the right artwork for all the rooms of your home. 


Use What Inspires You


The artwork in your home should remind you of what you love and jog your creativity and motivation. A picture or piece of art can bring you peace and joy just by viewing it. That’s why you wouldn’t want to put just anything on your walls. You’ll be looking at whatever kinds of pictures and statues that you put up each day, so make sure that it’s not something that bores you!


Art Is More Than A Museum


When the word “art” is mentioned, it’s more than being about paintings or classic versus contemporary. Art can be a photograph that you have taken or a small figurine that you bought while on vacation. These are the things that bring you joy after all! The bottom line is that artwork in your home doesn’t need to be fancy, it just has to represent you.


Take The Time To Shop


You may be tired of shopping after looking for the perfect sofa or bedroom set for your new home, but the shopping should continue. It’s best to take your time and not make impulse buys when it comes to buying artwork. Consider where a picture will go before you purchase it to place in your home.    


Know The Focal Points In Your Home


It’s much easier to choose artwork if you know where the focal points are in each room of the house. A room with a fireplace, for example, should have the fireplace as the center of attention. Any art that is placed in the room is complementary to that main piece.     


Go With Your Theme


If you have a theme going throughout your home, you’ll want to find art to match. A western sunset might not match too well with your mid-century modern styled dining room.


The key to finding artwork and decor for your home is to know what you like. Knowing the scheme and makeup in each room is a great start to decorating right.   

  


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When putting together a room’s design, there’s one area that often gets overlooked above all others, and that’s the ceiling. There are a variety of interesting things that you can do with a ceiling to bring life and add interest to a room. Some ideas will add a sense of height or give the space an elegant look while other things will even help enhance the room’s lighting—without the addition of new light fixtures.

If you’re looking for design ideas, don’t skimp on the ceilings. Instead, try one of the following!

1. Gloss Finishes are Fashionable & Brightening

People don’t normally think of high gloss finishes when they think of ceilings, but this is a trend that is taking off for two good reasons. Gloss, whether it’s glossy paint or a gloss wood finish, draws attention upward while also reflecting a lot of light. Lamplight or sunlight streaming in from windows—either way, the reflection helps make the room look much more spacious.

2. Wallpaper isn’t Just for Walls

Looking for an unusual way to make a statement? More and more, interior designers are turning to wallpaper as a creative way to change up the look of a ceiling. This is another technique that draws a lot of attention upward, and it has the added advantage of making a bold statement.

3. Choose Bright Colors for Low Ceilings

Low ceilings can make a room feel cramped even if it isn’t—and this is an effect that can be heightened if the room has a dark color scheme on the walls and ceiling both. Brighten things up and give the ceiling a little lift by choosing light shades to contrast dark walls. This also helps brighten the room, which is another way to make it feel a little more expansive.

4. Try the Beamed or Coffered Look

This idea will help you add loads of style to interior spaces. Beamed ceilings and coffered ceilings both, whether the style is rustic or elegant, lend a seriously high-end feeling to a room.

There’s lots of ways to get this look, too. Coffered ceilings can be created with lumber or even with moldings repurposed to lay out the ceiling’s pattern. You can just do simple, clean lines, or you choose lumber with intricate edge profiles for a more classical look. And then there’s the layout itself. Coffered ceilings are typically done in square patterns, but there’s nothing stopping you from making hexagons or using squares and rectangles in differing sizes.

Beamed ceilings work similarly in that you’ll use lumber to give the ceiling depth and texture. Here, however, the designs are usually simpler, as if structural beams have been left exposed. Because of that, this style often works well with rustic themes.

Even though ceilings are sometimes left out of the design process, there really are many ways to turn them into a thing of beauty. Your ceilings don’t have to be flat or understated. Use one of these ideas or come up with your own to draw attention to this key piece of the room.