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We celebrated our listing at 30 Oakmount Circle in Lexington with a fabulous launch party last month – now we have an equally fabulous video of the event! Check out how Fine Boston Living does Open Houses in the video above.

Coming soon! Another masterpiece by Jason Brickman of Speedwagon Partners

Fine Boston Living is excited to launch a Speedwagon Partner’s exclusive in early 2020. Please enjoy this video as a sample of his recent work.

Arts & Crafts Estate Tour | 15 Winthrop Rd Lexington, MA

Rare opportunity to own a Lexington Center gem! Classic arts and crafts estate home exquisitely expanded and renovated by renowned J. W. Construction. This elegant yet comfortable home offers a perfect marriage of the original period detail with every modern luxury. Meticulous 2017 renovation preserves the gorgeous interior and exterior arts and crafts details, two inviting four-season “summer porches,” high ceilings, quartersewn oak and fir flooring. The significant, architect-designed expansion includes luxurious open Kitchen and Family Room with abundant fine built-ins, as well as a luxurious Master Suite with a dressing room/closet to envy. New, fully outfitted 4-car attached garage – perfect for your car collection. With a second-to-none downtown location, you’ll love strolling to the Minuteman
Bikepath, restaurants, galleries and parks. Understated elegance at its finest!

Amenities
All Thermador® Professional
Series Kitchen Appliances
Range 48” gas
6-burner and griddle
Hood 48”
Oven Two 30”
Microwave 24”
Dishwasher 24”
Refrigerator 30”
Freezer 24”

Overview
Style Arts & Crafts Estate
Year Built 1901/2017
Rooms 16
Bedrooms 6
Baths 4 Full, 2 Half
Living Area 5,793 sf
Lot size .44 acres
Frontage 104’
Schools Lexington Public
Schools

Structure
Color White
Siding Cedar clapboard
Roof Asphalt fiberglass
shingles
Foundation Fieldstone and
poured concrete
Basement Full, partially finished
Floors Fir, quartersewn oak,
oak, tile, marble
Fireplaces 2 wood burning

2 gas

Garage 4-car attachedd
35’ x 25’
Porch 48’ x 8’
Deck 10’ x 9’
Patio 19’ x 14’

Systems
Heat/Fuel Hydro Air
Natural gas
Zones 11 zones
Central Air 11 zones
Service 200 Amp
Irrigation yes
DSC® Alarm
System
Sonos® Music
Lutron® Lighting

Inclusions
Washer and Dryer
Rack for Sonos®
Security system with video
cameras for Garage,
Patio, Front, outside
Garage
All shutters/window treatments
All lighting

Renowned New England developer J.W. Construction, together with Colin
Smith Architecture, created a masterpiece in one of Greater Boston’s
most coveted neighborhoods
In 2017 the development Team renovated the entire property, while creating a

significant expansion for luxurious modern living

Highest level craftsmanship makes it hard to discern original from new
The Kitchen, Family Room, Pantry, Mudroom, Garage (3 bays with a

hydraulic lift to accommodate a 4th car)

This sun-filled home boasts exceptional custom finish millwork and built-in details
Designer-selected finishes throughout blend well with original architecture
5-panel solid wood doors, many with refurbished original hardware
Custom outfitted closets throughout entire home
2 wood-burning fireplaces in the Living Room and Study, plus gas fireplaces in the
Family Room and Master Bedroom
Benjamin Moore® Regal Select, matt finish wall colors, as specified
Benjamin Moore® Aura, satin finish, simply white baseboard, trim,
crown moulding and casings around windows and doorways
Sonos® surround sound
Lutron® lighting
Kohler® WC and bath fixtures
Hunter Douglas® wooden blinds and plantation shutters
Excellent curb appeal with deep’ front porch framed by
hydrangea and impatiens
The residence is set far back on the lawn, which is accented with
mature Japanese Maple, Birch and ornamental pear trees
Crisp white shingled siding with contrasting black shutters and
windows
Heritage red solid wood front door
Impeccably restored fieldstone foundation
Two natural brick chimneys
Small deck between Family Room and first floor “Sleeping Porch”
Patio off Mudroom, at base of Deck
Pressure treated mahogany Porch treated for low maintenance

Powder Room
Kohler® porcelain pedestal sink with chrome hardware
Chrome tilt mirror flanked by chrome/black
candle light sconces
Kohler® WC
Ceiling light/fan combination
Chrome towel racks
Gray cloud walls
White/black square carrara marble floor
Opens to Foyer

4-Car Garage
3 separate bays with LiftMaster® electric door
openers
Designe in “Ferrarri” red, black and white colors
One bay with cathedral ceiling has a hydraulic
lift for 4th car
Access to Mudroom
5 double-hung windows
2 fluorescent ceiling lights
Cathedral ceiling has 2 ceiling lights
Plumbing for “pressured” auto cleaning hot/cold
Textured metal 5’ high protective siding along
walls
Heated with Modine® heater
Diamond plated commercial grade wall covering
Red epoxy flooring pre-split for expansion
Hoover® GUV central vacuum system
Samsung® TV included

Hosted by: Derek Zagami
Filmed by: Safari Entertainment

Modern Farmhouse Style Home | 30 Oakmount Cir, Lexington, MA

Exquisite new Lexington estate by renowned, Boston-based, design-build team, with stunning views of Granny Pond and Wachusett Mountain. Modern farmhouse style with “board and batten” siding and copper exterior detail. The spacious open Foyer shows off stunning architecture and design, with clean exquisite finishes, including a striking staircase with iron balustrades open to the 3rd Level. Choose a bottle of wine downstairs in your glass-front wine cellar and take it with ease to the spacious 3rd level in your elevator to relax on your roof deck with sunset views. The gorgeous 2nd floor Family Room with skylights and top level lounge with wet bar offer intimate, elegant entertainment options. A quick stroll to award winning Lexington schools, the Minute Man Bike Trail, plus galleries, shops, and restaurants in historic Lexington Center. Enjoy the relaxed, first class life-style you’ve earned! An oasis in one of Boston’s best suburbs.

Exterior Special Features
Siding: Hardi Plank® vertical battons & 7” beaded capboards – Artic white
Windows: Jeldwen® black premium insulated double-hung windows – Black
Front Door: Simpson® solid wood Fir double front door
Garage Doors: Clopay® Reserved Wood collection doors
Roofing: Architectural Grade 100-year asphalt shingles & copper standing seam
Trim boards: 5/4 pine stock
Paint: Benjamin Moore®
Gutters: Aluminum – black

nterior Finish Details
Walls: Walls to have 5/8” fire-rated gypsum board through out entire house. Blueboard and finish coat plaster
Flooring: First & Second floors: hardwood flooring, wide plank oak. All Bathrooms, & Laundry room: ceramic tile or marble. Recreation Room over garage: Berber Carpet. Mudroom: Ceramic tile or engineered laminate. Stairs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Floors: hardwood treads. 3rd Floor Recreation Room & Bedrooms: Berber Carpet
Millwork: Painted millwork package throughout
Molding: Crown molding through out finished areas, except in spaces with cathedral ceiling
Wainscoting: Front entry, Formal Living / Dining Room, & Master Bedroom
Ceiling Detail: Coffered Ceiling in Front Office, Formal Living Room, and Dining Room
Interior Doors: Solid core
Interior Door handles: Oil rubbed bronze lever handles & hinges
Interior Paint: Walls: Benjamin Moore® custom palate chosen by Copley Development Design Team. Molding: White satin finish. Ceiling: White flat
Lighting: Recessed lighting throughout main living level, fluorescent lighting in closets & laundry room. Bedrooms furnished with flushmount lighting. Custom lighting chosen by Copley Development Design Team.
Fireplaces: 1-Gas fireplace in Master Bedroom. 1-Gas fireplace in 1st floor Formal Living Room. 1-Gas fireplace in 1st floor Family Room

Kitchen
Fine, furniture quality ice white and gray custom Medallion® cabinetry with island Fine, furniture quality construction with soft close drawers and rollouts
Quartzite counters
Tiled Backsplash: Ceramic
Lighting: Recessed, task, under cabinet, 2 pendants over island included
Cook top: Cook top: Wolf®
Professional Gas 6-Burner Cook top and grill
Hood: Wolf®
Wall Oven: Wolf® double wall oven
Dishwasher: 2 Asco®
Microwave: Sharp® microwave drawer
Refrigerator: Column: Subzero 0” Stainless Steel built-in
Freezer: Column: Subzero®18” Stainless Steel built-in
Wine Cooler
Faucet and Pot filler

Landscaping
Programmable low-voltage lighting
Combination of shrubs, bark-mulch and groundcover over loam and seed
Multizone programmable irrigation system
Patio & Walkways feature red brick bluestone and cobblestones
Driveway: Asphalt

Listing Agent:
Elizabeth Crampton
International President’s Premier Agent, CRS
Office: 781-389-4400
Email: egcrampton@aol.com
Website: FineBostonLiving.com

Built By: Copley Development
Hosted By: Derek Zagami
Drone Footage by: MadDash E-Media

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Housing Market Price Trends & 2019 Outlook

How Much Did Average Sold Home Price Change The Past Year?

Nationwide, the average single family home price did not significantly change between 2017 and 2018. In comparison, Northeast home sales decreased by about 2.4%, while prices in the towns that I cover averaged an increase of 7.8%, with a wide range of town-specific changes.

Towns That Changed The Most

Concord and Weston saw increases of 12% each, which were the highest, with Lincoln and Needham both right behind them at 11%. Lincoln’s jump may be attributed to the fact that it only saw 62 homes sold in 2018 – same with Carlisle, who saw a price increase of 11% with just 76 homes sold. Every other town had at least 130 homes sold, with some even reaching over 300. Lexington, the only town to not increase in average sold price, dipped by less than 1%, while Sudbury, the next lowest, went up by 1%. Lexington is one of the few towns that has been steadily increasing in average sold price each year over the past decade, so this stabilization is likely just a correction year.

The Cities

This writeup addresses single family homes, except for in the cities of Boston and Cambridge, where it covers condominiums. Boston and Cambridge have both seen an uptick in average sold condo price in each of the past 10 years. In fact, the average price in each city has almost doubled since 2009.

Outlook For 2019

In the final week of the first quarter of 2019, the average interest rate on the standard 30-year mortgage fell at the fastest rate in more than 10 years. This was a welcome change after a huge interest rate increase at the beginning of the year. Analysts predict that the downward trend will continue due to other economic indicators, including the Federal Reserve’s recent decision to hold off on its own rate increases for the foreseeable future. This should counteract the significant increase in home values during the first quarter of 2019 and encourage potential buyers to begin shopping and to spend a little more than they would with a higher interest rate.

How We Can Help

To learn more about how we can help you sell your house for the right price or find the perfect home, please call my cell any time at 781-389-4400, or contact any one of the excellent Fine Boston Living team members.

2019 Luxury Market Report – hot off the press!

Coldwell Banker Global Luxury just released their second annual State of Luxury Report for 2019! Click the link below to learn about the following:

● Significant trends from the Power Markets

● 2019 landmark listings and sales

● Trends driving the ultra-high-net-worth population

● Top luxury property must-haves

● Domestic and global spotlights

The Report 2019

Premiere Estates – the best in Lexington History & Fine Boston Living!

Beyond The Sale Official Book Signing

Fine Boston Living team attended the “Beyond the Sale” book signing, written by our one of our own Branch Managers here at Coldwell Banker. Great job Ken Tutunjian and thank you to our gracious hosts Attorney Sonja Selami and Shannon Pastuszak!

Making Memories with Fine Boston Living

Spring home sales are well underway. We’re looking forward to making more memories this season with our wonderful clients!