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Unique Antique Home - 178 Walnut St, Reading

Historic home-lovers take note - Stephanie McGowan’s latest listing in Reading MA is a must-see!  Built in 1854, 178 Walnut Street is a charming Colonial home, located on the popular West Side of town, boasting 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.  Central air and an attached 1 car garage are added bonuses. 

The first floor features a spacious, formal living room/dining room combo with period built-ins. The updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances opens to a delightful family room complete with a vaulted ceiling and woodburning fireplace.

The living space continues with a three-season, glass enclosed sunroom, complete with a wood stove.  There is also a full bath on this floor and an additional room, currently serving as a guest bedroom, that could also be the perfect home office.

The second floor offers 3 bedrooms, including the master en suite.  The basement has finished space for a playroom and laundry.  This home sits on a beautiful lot with gardens that provide privacy and space to entertain, including its own basketball court.

178 Walnut Street is conveniently located to highways and the commuter rail.  Reading has a thriving town center with many local stores and restaurants, a well-regarded public school system, and great parks and playgrounds. For more details or to arrange a private viewing, call Stephanie McGowan at 781.771.9833.

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    Serve for the Cure - Winchester High School Girls Volleyball Fundraiser

    This Friday, October 11th, join us and support the Winchester High School Girls Volleyball program as they "Serve for the Cure"!

    This 10th annual fundraiser will be played against Andover - JV and Freshman teams play at 4:15, Varsity will play at 6pm.  This is a great event for the whole family and tickets will be available on the door - $5 for adults, $3 for students.  Pizza, baked goods, drinks, t-shirts and raffles will be sold throughout the game.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center - so spread the word and bring your friends!

    We are proud to be a sponsor of this event - hope to see you there!

     

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      What's Happening in October?

      October is here and we are excited!  Fall is in full swing and there are so many fun things to do - festivals, fairs, parades and parties. Here are some of our office favorites - you can click on each link to find out more.

      October 4th - Winchester Spirit Night  
      October 4th - 14th - Topsfield Fair  
      October 5th - 1st Annual OktoberFest in the Square, Medford 
      October 12th - Scarecrows for Solutions, Woburn  
      October 13th - 31st -  The Pumpkin Patch, Winchester 
      October 17th - Arlington Food + Drink Festival 
      October 19th - Halloween Window Painting, Winchester 
      October 23rd - Haunted Gingerbread House Workshop, Lexington  
      October 26th - Halloween Horribles Parade and Party, Winchester. 
      October 27th - Woburn Host Lions Annual Halloween Parade 

      If the thought of moving gives you Halloween-style nightmares, get in touch. Whether you are buying or selling, we can provide a complimentary market analysis to help you decide if now if the right time to find your dream home!

      Enjoy all the fun this month brings!

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        Anne Spry is Featured Agent in this week's Top Agent Magazine

         

        We are delighted that our Broker / Owner, Anne Spry, has been selected as the Featured Agent in the MA edition of Top Agent Magazine!

        You can read the full article, along with the rest of the magazine, here.

        Congratulations to Anne on the well-deserved recognition!

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            I've been lucky to know Anne for several years now. She is a consummate professional and cares deeply for her clients... I've been honored to work with Anne -but also to know her as a friend. Congratulations Anne!!!!

            GDMF Road Race in Winchester This Sunday, September 22nd

            Glen Doherty Memorial Road Race Logo

            This weekend over 1000 runners and walkers will gather in Winchester to take part in the 7th annual 5/10k road race in aid of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation.  The race is open to adult and children and you can register online or on the day.  The race starts at 12 pm at the Jenks Center in the heart of Winchester and follows a loop past Winchester High School, along Palmer Street through the Flats neighborhood, and back down Church Street through the town center, passing the commuter rail station and the town common.  You can see the exact route here.  10k racers will complete the loop twice.  Stick around for the post-race party at Winchester Town Hall!

            We are proud to be sponsors of this race honoring Glen Doherty, a Winchester native and a former Navy SEAL.   Glen was one of the four Americans killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.  The memorial foundation set up in his name helps current and former special operations personnel transition to civilian life, and also helps the children and families of these professionals.  Funds that are raised through the Road Race and other events go to provide scholarships, grants and gifts to these individuals and families.  Learn more about the foundation and its work here.

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              Join Us at Arlington Town Day, Saturday September 14th 9:30am – 3pm

              Arlington Town Day Logo

               

              This Saturday we are thrilled to be part of Arlington MA’s Town Day Celebrations!  The event kicks off with the Walter V. Moynihan Town Day Run, starting at 8:30 am from in front of Arlington High School and following a 2.7-mile loop.  Adults and kids are all welcome to take part, you can pay the $20 entrance fee ahead of time at Arlington Recreation Department or on the day at the event itself from 7:30 am.

              This 43rd annual event will be officially opened by a flag-raising at 9:30 am.  Mass Ave will be closed to traffic between Pleasant St and Jason St for the street fair with over 200 booths.  Local businesses will have arts and crafts, games, prize giveaways and other fun events for the whole family. 

              Bands will be performing on the Center Stage throughout the day, including the High School Jazz Band, The Dave Sammarco Band and the Arlington Cheerleaders.  The Town Garden will be home to activities including face painting, a birds of prey display and a performance from Ben Rudnick and Friends.

              Animal Craze Petting Zoo will be introducing baby farm animals on the lawn adjacent to the Town Hall.  Aeronaut Brewery will host a beer garden serving craft beer and cider on David Lamson Way.

              Other events include a “smoke house” demonstration from Arlington Fire Fighters, Robbins Library Book Sale, K9 demos from Office Hogan and Eiko, and Art on the Green.

              Make sure you visit our Waterfield Sotheby’s International Realty booth, where we’ll have our spinning wheel with giveaways for everyone, and the chance to win a night at the movies with Capitol Theatre.  Jane Byrne, Anne Spry, Mariette Scheele, Ides Figueiredo, Erica Carson and Matt Asdornvuttikrai can't wait to meet you all!

              You can access the program of events here 

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                Newly Renovated 3 Bed Home in Woburn MA

                Living Room of Home on 2 Mills Road in Woburn, MAStep inside 2 Mill Road, Woburn MA and you’ll immediately notice how bright and spacious it is.  The triple windows in the living room let in so much light and set off the fireplace with its unique river-rock surround.  The dining room is open to the kitchen, perfect for entertaining, with gas stove, brand new appliances, quartzite countertops and ample cabinets.  During the warmer months you can bring the entertainment outside, as the kitchen leads out directly onto a new porch and patio set in a large level backyard.

                Backyard of home at 2 Mills Road in Woburn MA

                Up the central staircase you’ll find 3 bedrooms including a master, a full bath and plenty of storage.  There is a further full bathroom on the first floor and an additional room that could be used as a home office or made into a fourth bedroom.

                Bedroom of home at 2 Mills Road in Woburn MA

                This home has been renovated from top to bottom so the new owners will benefit from new heating, cooling and electrical systems, as well as the brand-new kitchen and bathrooms.   

                Kitchen of Home at 2 Mills Road in Woburn, MA

                Conveniently located in a lovely neighborhood in Woburn, Mass., you’ll have easy access to I93 and I95 whether you are commuting or heading on a weekend escape.

                Come and see for yourself!  Mariette Scheele will be hosting a special pre-game Open House this Sunday, September 15th from 11:30 am – 1 pm – join her for refreshments and a chance to explore this delightful home.

                2 Mill Road Woburn MA is listed at $749,000 by Anne Spry and Mariette Scheele.

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                  39th Victorian Fair in Melrose Sunday, September 8th 11am – 4pm

                  Melrose Victorian Fair Photo

                  Head to downtown Melrose this Sunday between 11 am and 4 pm for the Victorian Festival!  This annual event, organized by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce together with Presenting Sponsor Melrose Wakefield Hospital and in collaboration with the City of Melrose, MA, aims to bring residents and visitors together in a day of celebration.  Since 1981 the fair has been attracting thousands of people to the city’s downtown area for games, crafts, food and entertainment.   Local businesses set up booths along Main Street, which is closed to traffic to make it easy for people to stroll around and enjoy the day.  Many local restaurants offer samples to the crowds, and there are performances throughout the day on the Center Stage.  Dance groups, martial arts demonstrations, music and more provide entertainment for the whole family.

                  One of the big attractions at the fair is the Chamber’s Big Ticket Raffle, with 13 amazing prizes on offer.  Tickets cost just $10, and you could win an oriental rug, jewelry, an Apple iWatch, Celtics tickets or lunch with Mayor Infurna!  Get your tickets from Miter Biter Frame Company or Eastern Bank.   

                  Learn more about the event, how to get around, and who will be there.

                  The 2019 Victorian Fair is dedicated to John Doherty, Division Foreman of the Melrose Department of Public Works Parks and Forestry Divisions and Melrose resident, who passed away in September 2018. 

                  Photo credit: Melrose Chamber of Commerce

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                    Fun Local Events in September

                    Fall Leaves on Tree

                    Hello September and the start of a new season!  Say farewell to summer and embrace fall with some of these fabulous events in our neighborhoods. Looking for things to do in Arlington, Boston, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham or Woburn?  We've got films, fairs, firetrucks and more in each of these towns - click on the name if you want more details.

                     September 2nd - Free Admission at ICA Boston

                    September 6th - Family Flicks on the Farm, Lexington

                    September 8th - Victorian Fair, Melrose

                    September 10th - Family Comedy Magic Show, Woburn

                    September 14th - Arlington Town Day

                    September 15th - Families and Firetrucks, Winchester

                    September 21st - Free Museum Day, Smithsonian Museums in and around Boston

                    September 22nd - Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation Road Race, Winchester

                    September 22nd - Tufts Community Day, Medford

                    September 29th - Cars and Critters, Stone Zoo, Stoneham

                    September also traditionally marks the start of the busy Fall Market in Real Estate. If you are thinking of buying or selling over the next months, get in touch for a complimentary market analysis.

                    Wishing you a wonderful fall!

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                      Custom-Built Colonial in Winchester's Myopia Hill

                      Home at 29 McCall Road in Winchester MA

                      Homes like 29 McCall Road, in Winchester’s desirable Myopia Hill neighborhood, don’t come on the market very often.  The setting of this custom-built colonial, part of the Schrafft Estate peacock garden, is truly exceptional.  Set back along a driveway nestled in greenery, this home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms and a 3-car garage. 

                      Kitchen of Home at 29 McCall Road in Winchester MA

                      The kitchen is spacious with a center island and plenty of room for cooking and entertaining, and the 2-story family room enjoys an interior balcony, beamed ceilings and oversized windows to allow the outside in.  The living room and dining room both open onto gracious patios, perfect for entertaining. 

                      Living Space of Home at 29 McCall Road in Winchester, MA

                      Upstairs you can enjoy a treetop view from the private master suite bedroom, the guest room with ensuite bath, the two additional bedrooms and the game room.  Enter directly from the 3 car garage and you’ll find a large mudroom, laundry, half bath and access to the finished basement. 

                      Backyard of home at 29 McCall Road in Winchester MA

                      The 1.5 acre lot and its mature plantings offers privacy for the front porch, patios and lawn.  Situated close to Winchester Town Center, two commuter rail stations and Mystic Lakes, and only 8 miles from the center of Boston, this home could become your sanctuary.  Contact Anne Spry or Stephanie McGowan to arrange your private viewing.

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