Posted by Marie Presti on 9/17/2017

Every country and every region have specific styles of homes that are most common in that area. And every homebuyer has a style or styles of homes that peak their interest above all others. It’s important to know what types of homes dominate your region so you can expect what you’ll see as you begin your house hunt. Or you can skip the house hunt all together and search for land with the intention of building if that style of home is just about impossible to find in your area. Here are a few of the top styles of home in New England. Colonial: Colonial styles homes are one of the oldest known styles built in New England. This style mirrored homes in Europe. Colonial styles homes include Dutch and Georgian colonial. They are very simple and symmetrical style homes. Cape Cod: Cape Cod style homes originated in the colonial era. Today, their design still pulls from the original designs. This style home generally has steep, pitched roofs, a central staircase and chimney, and two bedrooms upstairs. While original capes still exist, variations on the original design are fairly common. Victorian: Victorian era homes include multiple architectural styles of homes that were prominent during this time period such as Italianate and Queen Anne styles. These home were typically constructed as three story homes in the eastern United States. Common among the design of these homes is that each type includes ornate and detailed design. Craftsman: Craftsman style homes are the most popular style around the United States. As the name suggests, the home style focuses on the craft of construction with exteriors featuring a combination of wood and stone. These homes are usually bungalows that can be of any shape but are generally unique. Traditional: Traditional homes are, as the name suggests, traditional. They are an ‘update’ to the colonial style home. This style typically is charming and detailed around historically accurate features. These are just a few of the most popular homes in the New England region. And it certainly doesn’t mean that other, less popular styles don’t exist in this region. If you’re on the market for one of these types of homes in New England, then you have a pretty good shot at finding what you’re looking for. Happy house hunting!





Posted by Marie Presti on 9/14/2017


11 Campbell Rd, Arlington, MA 02476

Single-Family

$1,369,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
4Ksf+ new construction that is waiting for you in the desirable Dallin School District! Beautifully designed home with open floor plan, 2 car attached high ceiling garage, floor to ceiling stone fireplaced living room with sliders to a large deck, high end kitchen with commercial style stainless appliances, granite counters with center island, 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor including a large master with his/her walk in closets, walk in tiled shower with rain head and double vanities. Top floor is a large finished room which can be a 5th guest bedroom, playroom, or office. Finished basement offers a large game area plus enough room for your sectional and TV and includes full bath for your overnight guests or possible in-law plus a walkout slider to your beautifully landscaped backyard complete with trees, plantings, stone walls, and patio. Quick access to route 2 for drivers or walk to bus to Alewife for commuting to Boston.
Open House
Sunday
September 17 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/10/2017

Lighting is one of those home musts that can change the way that you feel. Ask anyone who struggles with seasonal affective disorder and you'll learn the powerful impact that light has on you. Yet, indoor lighting is often overlooked when it's time to shop for furniture and home decor. That could be because lighting isn't large like a sofa, king size bed, coffee table or kitchen island.

Lights play a bigger role in your life than you think

For what maybe the first time, pay attention to the lighting in your home. Think about which is best for you and your family, floor or table lamps. Consider LED,natural spectrum, full spectrum and linear light bulbs. Spectrum lights offer benefits similar to natural, outdoor light. They have been used to help treat seasonal affective disorder. Although the bulbs are gentle on the human system,they provide an ongoing mood boost. Stronger spectrum lights are generally only used for about one hour a day.

In addition to light bulbs, another feature to consider is whether you want a floor or a table lamp. Here are benefits and styles to weigh when considering floor and table lamp options.

Tall floor lamps reach up five feet and more. Spines on tall floor lamps are narrow, at times going straight up. Other tall floor lamps have a curving spine. Colors that floor lamps come in range from black to brown to silver and gold. Make sure that the base of floor lamps are sturdy and heavy enough to prevent them from easily toppling over should someone bump into the lamps.

Floor lamps built into a table offer storage space. These lamps are generally the same height as traditional end tables that you place a lamp upon. There are floor,table lamp combos that have a magazine rack at the bottom of the table. If you want to save space, this lamp might be a perfect choice.

Let table lamps light up your home

Table lamps come in a variety of shapes. There are round bodied and square table lamps.Clear, solid and opaque table lamps are other available choices. Some table lamps are designed with delicate detail. The height of table lamps start as short as one foot and top out at more than three feet. Choose table lamps that aren't too weighty for your end tables, especially glass end tables.

Color options for table lamps tend to be much larger than they are with floor lamps. Despite bright and soft color options that the body of table lamps come in, it's the shade that you and your guests won't miss. There are straight sided, linen,bell shaped, drum and round lamp shades. There are so many options, to make the best choice, you need to take your time shopping for indoor lighting.

Few furniture pieces impact the look and feel of your home the way that lighting does. Before choosing between floor or table lamps, think about how much room you have in your home. If your favorite furniture store doesn't have the lamp styles that you love, check flea markets, consignment stores and interior design shops.




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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/6/2017


11 Campbell Rd, Arlington, MA 02476

Single-Family

$1,369,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
New Construction that is waiting for you in the desirable Dallin School District! Beautifully designed home with open floor plan, 2 car attached high ceiling garage, floor to ceiling stone fireplaced living room with sliders to a large deck, high end kitchen with commercial style stainless appliances, granite counters with center island, 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor including a large master with his/her walk in closets, walk in tiled shower with rain head and double vanities. Top floor is a large finished room which can be a 5th guest bedroom, playroom, or office. Finished basement offers a large game area plus enough room for your sectional and TV and includes full bath for your overnight guests or possible inlaw plus a walkout slider to your beautifully landscaped backyard complete with trees, plantings, stone walls, and patio. Quick access to route 2 for drivers or walk to bus to Alewife for commuting to Boston.
Open House
Saturday
September 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 11 Campbell Rd, Arlington, MA 02476    Get Directions

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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/6/2017


11 Campbell Rd, Arlington, MA 02476

Single-Family

$1,369,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
New Construction that is waiting for you in the desirable Dallin School District! Beautifully designed home with open floor plan, 2 car attached high ceiling garage, floor to ceiling stone fireplaced living room with sliders to a large deck, high end kitchen with commercial style stainless appliances, granite counters with center island, 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor including a large master with his/her walk in closets, walk in tiled shower with rain head and double vanities. Top floor is a large finished room which can be a 5th guest bedroom, playroom, or office. Finished basement offers a large game area plus enough room for your sectional and TV and includes full bath for your overnight guests or possible inlaw plus a walkout slider to your beautifully landscaped backyard complete with trees, plantings, stone walls, and patio. Quick access to route 2 for drivers or walk to bus to Alewife for commuting to Boston.
Open House
Saturday
September 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 11 Campbell Rd, Arlington, MA 02476    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House