Nov 2009 14


Initially we thought this had to be some kind of error, but turns out this one’s legit.  A Penthouse unit at the Mandarin just came on the the rental market with a monthly asking price of (drum roll) $52,000.  The 4bed, 4.5 bath unit features an outdoor terrace space in every room 2 fireplace and comes with 2 valet garage parking spaces — and that is exactly how it is described.  Better jazz up that description if you want to command $52,000 a month.

The Mandarin has seen some high priced rentals. Unit 11B (2bed, 2.5 bath = 3,182 sqft.) rented at $22,000/month and unit 10F (2bed, 2.5 bath = 2,000 sqft.) rented at $10,500.

As my friend Pedro would say…”Not in THIS economy.”

Nov 2009 11

Lets take a look inside this epic 9,578 sqft home currently for sale on Boston’s favorite street Commonwealth.  This 20 room beauty features 7 bedrooms, 5 Full Baths, 4 Half Baths and 9 Fireplaces.  But it doesn’t stop there, relax in your personal library – need a place for your wine collection…No problem this home comes with its own private wine cellar.  Elevator access to all floors , 3 private decks including a massive roof deck boasting 360 views of Boston.  Heated garage parking for 3. No wonder this has been described as THE MOST EXQUISITE HOME IN BOSTON!

INTERESTED? Call me at 508.930.6232 or email


Nov 2009 11

42-15560571Honoring the men and women of the nation’s armed forces.

Nov 2009 11


There was a time in our country’s infancy when heading out for several pints of ale involved long evenings spent in taverns built right into a friend’s home. It’s a legacy few have paid tribute to.

Until now, that is.

Welcome to the Woodward Taverna two-floor throwback saloon built right into the brand-new Ames Hotel in Downtown Crossing, opening next Friday. Brought to you by nightlife kingpin Seth Greenberg—of Mistral fame and M-80 infamy—it’s your newest watering hole to embrace the rustic spirit of our revolutionary forebears (with none of the scurvy).

Upon arrival, you’ll want to head straight upstairs and sink into one of the leather-cushioned thrones at the upstairs bar, or better yet claim land on the couch (you’re going to want to stay a while) in front of the corner fireplace for outstanding views of the Old State House and Custom House clock tower to go with your Short Rib Pot Roast.

Feel free to savor the moment, as well as the excellently named Ames Addiction, a raucous cocktail made with 23-year-old rum, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur and vermouth. But as you drink in the surrounding old-world vibe, don’t leave without sampling one of their Smuttynose-brewed Woodward Ale growlers, which by our drinking math is the best way to go.

And by math we mean: ale + large jug = more ale in you.

Source: Urbandaddy



Nov 2009 07

For once I am speechless….this is absolute perfection….looks wise, not so much price wise.

Interested?  Call me direct at 508.930.6232 or email




Details (direct from MLS listing):

Exquisite 5,000 sf private condominium on Twelfth floor of Mandarin Oriental Residences. Rare to come on the market with beautiful custom finishes and state of the art home technology. Front and corner facing with incredible views of the Charles River and expansive views West. Limestone and dark distressed wood floors throughout. Expansive outdoor space with 3 terraces. Commercial grade Lutron lighting and Crestron home audio/video system. 2 Garage Parking spaces and abundant storage.

3 Bed / 2.5 Bath

4,922 sqft

Asking price: $13,700,000

Nov 2009 07


Looks like everyone’s favorite angel, Cameron Diaz has taken up residence at Zero Marlborough.  The gorgeous actress is inhabiting one of the 12 private residences in the new luxury condominium building.  Who wouldn’t want Ms. Diaz as a neighbor?

There are currently only 4 units left on the market.  All feature appox. 3400 sqft with 2 private patios, 3 bed + study, top of the line finishes.  Pricing begins at $4,100,000.  To schedule a showing please contact Jeanine Heller at 508.930.6232 or email

Nov 2009 05


Senate expands homebuyer tax credit, extends jobless benefits

WASHINGTON — Buying a home is about to get cheaper for a whole new crop of homebuyers — $6,500 cheaper.

First-time homebuyers have been getting tax credits of up to $8,000 since January as part of the economic stimulus package. But with that program scheduled to expire at the end of November, the Senate voted 98-0 Wednesday to extend and expand the tax credit to include buyers who already own homes. The House is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.

Full USA Today News article here…

Nov 2009 04


For three decades, Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko has addressed timely political, social, and psychological issues in his artwork, creating over 80 large-scale public projections around the world. In these works, he transforms the stories, voices, and gestures of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances by projecting them onto public monuments and landmarks.

In a new, projection-based work for the ICA, Wodiczko focuses on veterans engaged in active combat in Iraq, as well as Iraqi civilians. In …OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project, the routine sounds of life are interrupted by the noise of destruction and chaos as Wodiczko’s narrative unfolds across three walls of the gallery.

This immersive chronicle is based on the artist’s contact with medics, soldiers and refugees affected by the current conflict in Iraq, who described their experiences and shared with the artist video and audio of life during wartime. Created from their stories and accounts, the projected scenario reflects physical and psychological environment of combat, as well as the fragmented way experiences are perceived in distressing or uncertain situations.

November 4, 2009 – March 28, 2010

Oct 2009 31


To all our readers,

Hope you have a HAPPY and safe HALLOWEEN!!!!!


Oct 2009 28

While checking out the new listings on MLS I came across this beauty, it’s a 3 bed 3.5 bath condo at The Waterworks Chestnut Hill.  The unit features 2,180 square feet of living space, Poggenpohl kitchen, marble bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, large historic windows, open fireplaced living and cherry floors. The building offers 5-star amenities and concierge service.

Check out the photos. Asking price is $1,275,000 If you are interested in this unit please contact Jeanine Heller at 508.930.6232 or email




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