Blog :: 11-2019

What's Happening in December?

Red Candle

With barely a pause for breath after Thanksgiving, we are heading into December and the holiday season! Don't worry if you are not feeling festive yet, there are plenty of events in our towns over the next few weeks to get you into the spirit of the season.  Whether you are in Winchester, Arlington, Medford, Melrose or Stoneham we've got something for you!

Now thru December 22nd - Miracle on 34th Street, Greater Boston Stage Company

Now thru January 4th - Zoo Lights, Stone Zoo, Stoneham

December 2nd - Midnight Madness, Winchester

December 4th  - Winton Club Shopping Day at Mahoney’s, Winchester 

December 4th - Jingle Bell Festival Lighting Ceremony, Medford 

December 5th - Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa, Winchester 

December 6th - Festival of Wreaths, Winchester 

December 6th & 7th - Home for the Holidays, Melrose

December 8th - Holiday House Tour, Medford 

December 8th, 14th & 15th - Frozen Jnr, Winchester 

December 12th - Santa Comes to WSIR!, Winchester

December 15th - Holiday House Tour, Winchester

December 26th - White Christmas Sing-A-Long, Regent Theatre, Arlington 

Happy Holidays!


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    Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

    Flyer for Santa Picture Event with Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty

    Santa will be paying his 2nd Annual visit to the Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty office in Winchester MA on Thursday, December 12th.  He's taking a break from making his list and checking it twice to pose for pictures from 2:30 pm - 4 pm.  Stop by after school to say hello and make sure you are on the right list this year!  Find us in the big pink building in town - 48 Mount Vernon St, Suite One.  Please bring your own cameras and a canned or non-perishable item to donate to the Woburn Council of Social Concern Food Pantry.  You can find a list of requested items here.  Happy Holidays!


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      Kitchens To Enjoy Cooking In This Thanksgiving!

      They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and never more so than at Thanksgiving.  Preparing, cooking and serving whatever delicious dishes your family and friends enjoy is the focus of the day, so why not have the perfect space to do it in?  This week we are highlighting 3 beautiful kitchens from our current listings to inspire and delight you.


      47 Thornberry Road, Winchester MA - $1,059,900

      White Kitchen

      47 Thornberry Road WInchester - Kitchen  47 Thornberry Road - Kitchen/Dining

      No-one wants to be stuck in the kitchen at parties, so the open concept kitchen / dining room / living room at this home is ideal for keeping the chef involved in the fun.  This kitchen has been newly renovated and features stainless steel appliances including a French door refrigerator to store all those leftovers and a separate wine cooler for drinks. 

      Listed by Anne Spry and Connie Aliberti.


      53 Old Mystic Street, Arlington MA - $1,399,999

      53 Old Mystic Street, Arlington - Kitchen

      53 Old Mystic Street, Arlington - Kitchen for Entertaining 53 Old Mystic Street, Arlington - Open Kitchen

      There will be no fighting over seats in this house at Thanksgiving!  In addition to the traditional dining area adjacent to the kitchen, the large island comfortably seats four – perfect for kids or last-minute guests!  High-efficiency appliances are a feature in this kitchen, including a gas range, and plenty of counter-space makes prepping a breeze!

      Listed by Jane Byrne.


      5 Dean Road, Winchester MA - $2,235,000

      5 Dean Road, Winchester MA - Kitchen

      5 Dean Road, Winchester MA - Kitchen/Dining 5 Dean Road, Winchester MA - Kitchen alternate view

      This high-end kitchen is a home chef’s dream!  Double ovens, 6-burner gas range, separate prep sink and additional wet-bar are all designed to make preparing meals a joy not a chore.  Guests can sit comfortably at the oversized island or at one of the two dining areas alongside the kitchen – plenty of room for even the largest of gatherings!   

      Listed by Anne Spry and Jane Byrne.


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        Light Filled Living at 47 Thornberry Road, Winchester

        47 Thornbery Road - Living Room

        Welcome to 47 Thornberry Road, a fully renovated, 4 bed, 2.5 bath home in the West Side neighborhood of Winchester MA.  The light-filled open first-floor living area offers a living room with a fireplace, new kitchen and a dining room that connects directly to the outdoor space via a large deck.  The views are spectacular, especially at sunset! 

        47 Thornberry Road - Kitchen

        Follow the hallway to find 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and another half bathroom.  The master bedroom layout with french doors to the adjoining room offers multiple options for the new owner to designate the space as a nursery, home office or additional bedroom, or to create a master bath.

        47 Thornberry Road - Bedroom

        On the lower level, there is a large sunny playroom that opens onto the level, fully fenced back yard.  Also on this level, you’ll find a fourth bedroom, full bath, laundry room with utility sink and a large mudroom accessed via the one-car garage – ideal for transferring to and from the car on these cold mornings!

        47 Thornberry Road - Bonus Room

        This home is located in the newly renovated Vinson-Owen school district and offers easy access to the shopping and dining opportunities in Lexington, Arlington and Burlington, as well as Winchester town center. 47 Thornberry Road, Winchester MA is offered by Anne Spry and Connie Aliberti - contact Anne or Connie to arrange your viewing.  

        47 Thornberry Road - Backyard


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          Distinctive Destinations: Exceptional Properties in Seattle

          Seattle's Public Market

          This month, we partnered with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) in Seattle, Washington for Distinctive Destinations, a series that highlights a selection of properties from our global affiliate partners around the Sotheby’s International Realty® network. The team at RSIR shared a collection of luxurious homes from the peaks of the Cascade Mountains, a tranquil waterfront estate and a downtown high-rise boasting views expansive views of Puget Sound and access to the city’s newly renovated waterfront.

          Snoqualmie Pass WA

          Snoqualmie Pass, WA   |   Represented by Marianne Francis

          Located on the historic Yellowstone Trail Road lies a ten-and-a-half-acre private sanctuary adjacent to the Snoqualmie National Forest, only 45 minutes from Bellevue. This exquisite luxury log home, designed by architect Richard A. Fisher, fuses a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere with beautifully appointed spaces—perfect for ski weekends, holiday celebrations and the enjoyment of nature through every season. Enjoy a unique lifestyle opportunity with boundless recreation, whether it’s exploring nearby trails or hitting the slopes at three nearby ski areas. The homeowner is the great-granddaughter of Seattle businessman, William Perkins. In 1865, Perkins, (along with A.A. Denny, L.V. Wykoff, and John Ross) began raising capital to fund a wagon roadway to stretch from North Bend over Snoqualmie Pass, to connect Western and Eastern Washington. Perkins was eventually awarded the contract for roadwork, where he and his men built the first 25 miles of the most difficult section of the road. Over time, The Yellowstone Trail Road spanned Seattle to Boston, an endeavor achieved by grassroots community groups. This achievement opened the Pacific Northwest to automobile travel including the main route to the famed Yellowstone National Park from both the east and west coasts.

          Gig Harbor WA

          Gig Harbor, WA   |   Represented by Mary Norris

          Nestled upon approximately 33 acres of lush and tranquil grounds, Gig Harbor Coastal Estate offers an unrivaled opportunity for a full-time residence, private compound or weekend retreat at the water’s edge. Enjoy 500 feet of low-bank beachfront with complete seclusion set against an incomparable backdrop of majestic Mt. Rainier. The nearly 8,000 square foot custom main home lets nature take center stage, with walls of windows that frame breathtaking views, soaring 10-foot ceilings, luxurious appointments, and flexible spaces as well suited for daily living as they are for grand celebrations. spanning the Puget Sound to Mt. Rainier. The estate’s grounds are accented by nature trails for exploration with countless places to stop and reflect on the beauty of nature, from the spring-fed year-round creek along with its two ponds surrounded by Lynch Creek boulders, accented by gorgeous waterfalls, to the bi-level stamped Bomanite patios and expansive Ironwood deck encouraging great conversation and providing amazing views of the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. Those seeking an equestrian lifestyle will enjoy rides on private trails and the beach and meadows for grazing.

          Boat in Seattle WA

          Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Moira Holley

          This is a rare opportunity to acquire a penthouse unit in the Olympic Block, the iconic Pioneer Square tower designed by renowned architect Jim Olson. Sited to capture singular and expansive views over Puget Sound and downtown Seattle, this sublime residence is a masterpiece of meticulous construction and design, with walls of Tansu-inspired casework and exquisite paneling that complement its walls of glass. Discover architectural pedigree at the epicenter of Seattle’s new waterfront gateway.

          Outdoor Kitchen Newcastle WA

          Newcastle, WA   |   Represented by Sean Nielsen and Teanna Lai

          Elegance abounds throughout this two-level golf course view home built by Premier Pacific in the Reserve at Newcastle. Nestled along Newcastle Golf Club’s 6th Hole, enjoy a spacious kitchen with an oversized island and commercial grade appliances. Entertain all year on the covered patio featuring a fireplace and grill. The gracious layout includes formal dining, living, and an office while the upper level boasts a luxurious master suite, a bonus loft, three guest rooms, and a custom media room. Close to Bellevue and Seattle, hike miles of trails along Cougar Mountain, golf the Northwest’s finest at Newcastle Golf Club and enjoy top-rated Issaquah schools.

          Home in Stanwood WA

          Stanwood, WA   |   Represented by Alex Thomas

          Panoramic sophistication meets premier westerly views of the Skagit Bay, Olympic Mountains, and the islands—this is luxurious living of the highest quality. Enjoy the game room including a bar, wine cellar, and craft room. The master bedroom offers relaxation with a fireplace and an en suite spa bath all timeless in design. The folding glass wall opens to an expansive patio and manicured rose garden. Six-bay, 2,330-square-foot shop features a garden room and sky lounge which opens to the terrace—offering spectacular sunsets. All perched on five acres. Just minutes to I-5, the airport, Vancouver B.C, and Seattle.


          Sitting Room in a Home in Bainbridge Island WA

          Bainbridge Island, WA   |   Represented by Mark Middleton

          The Winslow is an architecturally acclaimed condominium building located in the heart of Bainbridge Island's historic town center, just steps from the world-class Town and Country Market, nationally renowned restaurants and wineries, and the ferry to downtown Seattle. With only nine residential units, this is an exclusive offering with resale opportunities seldom available. This luxurious home is perched above the protected Winslow Ravine for outstanding privacy and was exquisitely remodeled in 2016. Find more at


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            Thanksgiving Food Drive for Winchester and Woburn Families



            We are delighted to be sponsors of the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with the Family Action Network of Winchester (FAN).  Every year FAN teams up with the Woburn Council of Social Concern to donate Thanksgiving Food Baskets to make sure all families can celebrate.  FAN members and other members of the community can sign up to donate food items from a list, which volunteers will then put together to make all the ingredients for a full Thanksgiving meal.  These are then distributed through Woburn Council for Social Concern, who serve over 400 households in Woburn and Winchester. 

            If you want to take part, click on this link to get the complete list of items needed for the baskets.  Bring along your donations to Chidley Hall at the First Congregational Church in Winchester this Saturday (11/16) between 9:30 am – 11 am. Our agents and other volunteers will be on hand to help put together the baskets.  There will also be fun crafts for the kids thanks to Studio on the Common

            We hope to see you there!


            “FAN is a Family Action Network of Winchester (FAN) is a Winchester-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that began in 1994.  Our mission is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, to provide parenting resources, and to offer a support network for families in our community with infants and small children.” (Source:


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              Honor And Give Thanks At These Veterans Day Events Near You

              Solider Saluting American Flag

              Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day, when we give thanks for those who served and continue to serve our country.  If you want to pay your respects and show your appreciation, there are several events happening around our towns.

              Winchester’s Veterans Day Parade steps off on Monday 11/11 at 10:15 am from Winchester High School and follows a route through town before ending at Town Hall.  There will be civic exercises and the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

              Arlington Veterans Day ceremony begins at 10:30 am from Adams St / Mass Ave and ends with placing of the wreaths in Monument Square. All are welcome.

              In Woburn, Veterans will gather for the parade, which will pass from Woburn Central Square to Woburn Common where there will be a ceremony at 11 am. 

              Stoneham’s Veterans Day Ceremony begins at 10:30 am on the Town Common and is followed by a Memorial Run / Walk Road Race.  Both a 5K and an  11K race will begin directly after the ceremony as a way for community members to honor and support Veterans and their families.  All proceeds go to The Skate for the 22 Foundation and the Stoneham Veterans Assistance Fund.   

              In addition, the first annual Run for our Heroes takes place on Sunday, November 10th in Winchester.  This 5k route is family-friendly, so bring your strollers and walk or run to raise funds for Stop Soldier Suicide (

              All of these parades and events are rain or shine, so please dress for the weather!



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                #1 in Winchester!


                We are thrilled to announce that our office is #1 for sales in Winchester in October! We may not be the biggest office in town but we more than make up for it with our team of dedicated, hard working, full-time agents who always put their clients first. Congrats to everyone and a huge THANK YOU to our wonderful clients for choosing to work with us!


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                  Support Education in Winchester at the Hats Off For Education Fundraising Gala!

                  Hats off for Education Banner

                  We are proud to be a Business Partner for the Winchester Fund for Educational Excellence (WFEE) and support their work funding grants for all the Winchester Public Schools, K-12.  This year the theme of their fundraising gala is Hats Off for Education, and it promises to be a "rollicking good time"!  So dig out your best hat - fun, fancy or fabulous - and join us for cocktails, tasty treats, blackjack, dancing and unique auction prizes on Saturday November 2nd at Winchester Country Club at 7:30pm.  LAST FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE - click here to purchase.

                  Missed your chance to get tickets, or already have plans?  Don't worry, you can still join in the fun.  As well as the live auction, there are many other items you can bid on during the online silent auction all this week.  There's a whole range of items - tickets for games and concerts, weekends away in Maine and on the Cape, spa and fitness packages, and some fun activities with the stars of the show, the WPS teachers!  You can view the items and bid online here - but don't delay - bidding closes on Friday Nov 1st at 7pm!




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                    What's Happening in November?

                    Pumpkin Next to Mug

                    Welcome to November and all the fun it brings!  In the run up to Thanksgiving there's a lot to do in Winchester and the surrounding towns - including festivals, fairs and family fun runs! There's also opportunities to get a jump on the holiday shopping.  Want more info?  Click on the links below to find out more... 

                    November 2nd - Chili Fest, Winchester 

                    November 2nd and 9th - Annual Fall Pop-Up Market, Wright-Locke Farm 

                    November 8th - 10th - 2019 Boston Christmas Festival 

                    November 9th -10th - Wilson Farm Harvest Festival, Lexington 

                    November 10th - Run for Our Heroes, Winchester 

                    November 13th - 15th - The Winton Club 2019 Holiday Fair, Winchester 

                    November 20th - Mahoney’s Annual Ladies Night Holiday Open House, Winchester 

                    November 24th - Jingle Bell Walk / Run, Medford 

                    November 28th - December 1st - Sound of Music Sing-a-long, Arlington 

                    Wondering how you are going to fit everyone around the table?  Or looking for an excuse not to host next year?! Whatever the reason, if you are thinking of making a move get in touch for a complimentary market analysis.

                    Have a great month!


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