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Contemporary Architecture and Living, Dedham MA.

375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA
375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA

Contemporary Architecture and Living, Dedham MA.  Contemporary architecture is used for a variety of designs and forms used for recent living spaces.  People who live in and love contemporary architecture are quite often interested in both form and function. They want their homes to reflect the ways in which they live.  The want light to be part of all of their interior living spaces. They want to be able to have public entertaining spaces within as well as private and quiet spaces.  375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA MLS #: 71795296 is just such a space.  From the exterior form which has a rounded front stretching from East to West to allow maximum sun exposure, to it’s pie shaped back side that points north towards the  conservation land for hiking and exploring it is unique.

375-Westfiled-Dedham MA
375-Westfiled-Dedham MA

One of the most unique aspects of this home is the way the structure is attached to the land.  The home sits above Westfield Street, a private meandering country road overlooking Weld Pond, attached to the ledge on which it is built.  The ledge is included in the home and provides protection from the elements that are integral to the structure.  French drains are built along the bottom of the ledge to allow water flowing down the hill towards Weld Pond to flow around the structure.  The ledge that protrudes and is included within the interior provides cooling in the summer, architectural uniqueness in the way that Frank Lloyd Wright proclaimed that “houses should not be built on something, but of something.”  375 Westfield Street is just such a house.

375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA
375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA

This home is perfect for a family that is looking for a home that they can make their own. Walls for gallery Art, rooms for large parties and entertaining, a master suite that puts you up and into the trees allowing for quiet and solitude all make this home very special for a family who loves contemporary living. Come see 375 Westfield Street, Dedham MA to understand Contemporary Architecture and Living, Dedham MA

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Living with the Millionaires, Newton MA.

7 miles from downtown Boston
7 miles from downtown Boston

Living with the Millionaires, Newton MA.  The Boston Globe ran some articles yesterday in their regional sections showing where all the Millionaires live.  As is typical of the Globe, while their statistics shown were most likely accurate, they missed showing any median, which is the more important statistic.  So Newton which is a larger town in population than Weston or Wellesley shows more millionaires, but that does not mean the average person in Newton is wealthier than those in Cohassett, or Westwood, or Weston or Boston’s Back Bay.

Newton has around 85,000 residents.  It is a town made up of 13 villages with each village having it’s own distinct center and culture.  They meld together perfectly, but they retain their individual flavors. The most desired ares for the

Boston Globe Art Work
Boston Globe Art Work

millionaires are three, Farlow Hill, West Newton Hill and Chestnut Hill.  114 Shornecliffe Road is in Newton Corner, right on the edge of Newton Center and sits atop Farlow Hill. The street grows more luxurious as it goes up. 114 Shornecliffe is near the top of the hill and this beautiful and elegant Classical Revival house sits above the rest.  Out the third floor windows you see well south into neighboring towns in the distance.  The windows are large unlike new construction windows and well insulated.

Upgrades to these older homes come in varieties of technology. This particular home is upgraded with new technologies like the Smart House system for running your utilities and media as well as a 3 car garage, not common with these older homes.  Newton does have a great deal of millionaires and many of them live on this street, but you certainly won’t ever feel left out. This is a truly open community with a great deal of culture, diversity and range of professions. It is an inclusive community.  Newton is readying for a 57 event Arts Festival during the entire month of May.  The Newton Festival of the Arts is a collection of talent and diversity. It is truly wonderful Living with the Millionaires, Newton MA

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To Russia with love, Dedham MA Contemporary.

375-Westfiled-Dedham MA
375-Westfiled-Dedham MA

To Russia with love, Dedham MA Contemporary.  It comes as no surprise to a seasoned Realtor® to know that families from Russia enjoy contemporary homes.  The unique designs area an attraction to Russians.  The fact that no two homes are alike is also an attraction to Russian home buyers.  Not everyone living or working in New England wants and likes colonial homes.  Contemporary architecture is not for everyone, but those with sophistication and a European sensibility like contemporary. Contemporary architecture by it’s very nature can not be defined in any one particular way.  Each home is unique unto itself.

375-Westfiled-Dedham
375-Westfiled-Dedham

375 Westfield Street in Dedham MA is 4446 square feet of living space with two master bedrooms and two or three other bedrooms. The difference is that the Seller took one of the large bedrooms with a walk in closet and a walk out door as an office and his work out room. That is the beauty of contemporary homes. The house sits in Precinct 1 of Dedham on one of the most desired cul de sac streets in that area.  The house sits up and overlooks Weld Pond and is backed up by conservation land.  There are so many opportunities for outdoor hiking, biking, walking and running on Westfield Street that this, too, is attractive to a Russian sensibility.

375-Westfiled-Dedham MA
375-Westfiled-Dedham MA

Sitting high on the hill and looking down on the road adds both security and privacy to your lot. The back yard can not even be seen from the street,  but it is flat and spacious. What can be seen from the street is the rounded front of the house which stretches from East to West allowing light in throughout the day and year.  What also is seen is the wonderful deck right off the kitchen. This deck will provide beautiful views of Weld Pond throughout the year.  Come visit this home by calling me for an appointment at 167 774 8292. We offer this To Russia with love, Dedham MA Contemporary

 

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Like no other, Dedham, MA

Like no other, Dedham, MA. When a woman from ritzy Westchester County, NY moves to Boston she is always looking for the best location to live. One that reminds her of the pastoral land, beautiful roads, rich history, privacy, security and access to the city. Marie-Louise Kehoe chose Dedham for all the reasons stated. Precinct 1 is the most desired area in Dedham and it was the first. It dates back to revolutionary times and has been the county seat of Norfolk County since the beginning of time. Dedham continues to be a town where you can get more for your dollar than you can in surrounding towns like Newton, Wellesley, Weston or Westwood.

Westfield Street is a hidden gem in Precinct 1 and home to a variety of homes for sale right now. 375 Westfield Street is like no other. It is a luxury contemporary home built into the ridge and overlooks this beautiful street directly across from Weld Pond. Fiercely independent people have lived here for generations and it takes a this kind of a sensibility to live like no other in this amazing contemporary home. Watch this short video to get a sense of what your money can buy above and beyond the surrounding areas and get to know why a woman born in Westchester County, NY would choose Dedham MA for a “love affair”since 1957. Like no other, Dedham, MA

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Living with the Millionaires, Newton MA

7 miles from downtown Boston
7 miles from downtown Boston

Living with the Millionaires, Newton MA.  The Boston Globe ran some articles yesterday in their regional sections showing where all the Millionaires live.  As is typical of the Globe, while their statistics shown were most likely accurate, they missed showing any median, a more important statistic.  So Newton which is a larger town in population than Weston or Wellesley shows more millionaires, but that does not mean the average person in Newton is wealthier than those in Cohassett, or Westwood, or Weston or Boston’s Back Bay.

Newton has around 85,000 residents.  It is a town made up of 13 villages with each village having it’s own distinct center and culture.  They meld together perfectly, but they retain their individual flavors. The most desired ares for the

Boston Globe Art Work
Boston Globe Art Work

millionaires are three, Farlow Hill, West Newton Hill and Chestnut Hill.  114 Shornecliffe Road is in Newton Corner, right on the edge of Newton Center and sits atop Farlow Hill. The street grows more luxurious as it goes up. 114 Shornecliffe is near the top of the hill and this beautiful and elegant Classical Revival house sits above the rest.  Out the third floor windows you see well south into neighboring towns in the distance.  The windows are large unlike new construction windows and well insulated.

Upgrades to these older homes come in varieties of technology. This particular home is upgraded with new technologies like the Smart House system for running your utilities and media as well as a 3 car garage, not common with these older homes.  Newton does have a great deal of millionaires and many of them live on this street, but you certainly won’t ever feel left out. This is a truly open community with a great deal of culture, diversity and range of professions. It is an inclusive community.  Newton is readying for a 57 event Arts Festival during the entire month of May.  The Newton Festival of the Arts is a collection of talent and diversity. It is truly wonderful Living with the Millionaires, Newton MA

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The Milkmans son a path to your home Larry Lawfer

The Milkmans son a path to your home Larry Lawfer

The Milkmans son a path to your home Larry Lawfer. Lawfer grew up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn’t have need to lock their doors. A time when your neighbors left their keys in their cars. The term joy ride was created at that time, we were sure. The cars, built like tanks then (American Steel, Pittsburgh probably) and never a fatality that I remember. I digress. I had the privilege to join my father in his job, he was a home delivery milkman.  2 AM is when we woke and it is dark then. We went to the farm to pick up the truck bundled against the cold and me asking way to many questions along the way. Once the truck was loaded we would meet other early morning or late shift working dads at Ed’s Diner. I would get my hair mussed. here big and strong hands as they smiled at my Dad without acknowledging me, “Got your helper with your today.” This always sounded somewhat conspiratorial to me. It is a memory.

The Milkmans son a path to your home Larry Lawfer

On the route my job was to go into the kitchen, open the refrigerator, figure out if they needed milk, butter or cottage cheese then  race back to the truck, tell my Dad who’d make note, and then I would race back into the home making sure I was quiet and respectful, didn’t wake anyone and pet the pet if there was a pet. I always took that time.  These were different times then and the thought of leaving our houses open all night so that someone could serve your needs is well gone, but back then it was magical to me. And it is why I am a Realtor® now.

I went into Colonials, Farm Houses, Tudor’s and Contemporaries.  I saw neat houses, messy houses and made friends with the pets who lived there. I loved knowing my neighbor’s and the lives they lead inside their homes. I loved speaking to a Mom or Dad who was up at those wee hours and knowing I was helping lighten their load and doing my part.  Not much has changed about that over the years. As a Realtor® I do much of the same work. I must know the homes and the people who live within is said and I know it involve so much more.

The Milkmans son a path to your home Larry Lawfer

When I meet with you, I get to know your love of home and place and all the varied reasons you must sell. I understand when and what you must buy from a technical and logistical way,  before I know your needs and wants when you must buy. It’s all about you.  Matching your needs and wants to the place is the story to be told and shared. There is an intimacy to this process that demands respect and discretion. We have a job to do and we need to get in and out in the most efficient manner to move on to the next home. I learned this as a home delivery milkman’s son from Doylestown, PA. My Dad is gone now more than a year, and I still think of those days. It is all about your needs and your wants. I guess all my life I have been headed in this direction but I feel blessed to be able to share The Milkman’s son path to your home. Larry Lawfer