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8 Black Horse Ter, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$1,825,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
This one of a kind, centrally located home awaits its 4th owner since 1892! Beautifully maintained & tastefully updated, 8 Black Horse Terr is both an heirloom masterpiece with intricate period detail as well as an inviting, livable home. Enjoy views of the center from the "outdoor living room" on the farmer's porch. The spacious foyer with spindle woodwork perfectly presents the fireplace beamed ceiling living room, yummy beamed ceiling dining room overlooking a luscious backyard, first floor office & inviting kitchen with 6 burner oven. Think of making daily memories in the family room with windows on three walls & enough space for a dining table, desk for home work & large sectional couch. The second floor foyer & sitting room open nicely to a front to back,private, master bedroom suite with 2 large walk-in closets and 2 additional corner bedrooms. The 4th bedroom on the third floor is the perfect place to relax with 2 skylights. Mudroom, laundry & playroom complete this home.
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September 14 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Window shutters are a very old form of home improvement. Since there have been windows or openings in the walls of houses, shutters have been around. While they don’t serve much of a practical purpose in the present day, they once were very important to homeowners.  Early shutters were meant to protect the interior of a home from things like intruders, weather, and animals. 


Ornamentation


Present day shutters are often used as the finishing touch for a home. Many homes just wouldn’t look complete without them on the outside of the house. So, how do you find the shutters that are right for your home?


The Size And Placement Of The Shutters


You need room on your house for shutters to work on it. You shouldn’t consider putting shutters on your home if the pieces will come too close to the corner or stick out beyond the trim of your home. Your windows also shouldn’t be too close together. The space between windows and shutters should be about half of the width of one shutter. If you don’t have the appropriate space, you shouldn’t put shutters up. Even though you’re not actually using the shutters for practical purposes, you want them to look authentic, as if they could actually be closed. Keep in mind too that a small window may only need one shutter to make it work.


The Hardware 


Even though you won’t actually be using the shutters for your home, they should always be hung with the proper hardware. This allows the shutters to be attached appropriately and give the authentic look that’s needed to make them look true to form. If the shutters are hung any other way, they run the risk of looking cheap and fake. Even though you’re not actually going to use the shutters, the right hardware makes them function as they would if you really needed them.  


The Materials


As far as materials go, real wood shutters are unmatched in their authentic look. The problem with real wood shutters is that they can become weathered quickly. If you go with wood shutters, they will require frequent painting and replacement, which can become a tedious task as a homeowner.  


Vinyl shutters will last longer but choose them carefully. You still want a high quality shutter even though this material will be able to withstand the weather longer. The better the quality of your shutter, the more genuine they will look on your home. 


Color Choice


Typically, the color scheme on the outside of a home includes 2-3 different colors. Your shutters should be the accent color of the home. This means that they should match some other color that’s present on the outside of the house whether it’s your front door or your window trim, the shutters should always be a different color than the siding of a home.



24 South St, Medford, MA 02155

Condo

$399,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome to this bright upper level efficient home. The stainless steel applianced kitchen flows into the dining area and living room with pergo wooden floors. Enjoy the south eastern exposure from the deck. The master bedroom has an en-suite bath and plenty of closet space. The second bedroom and second full bath make this a great space. In unit laundry, deeded parking and close proximity to shops and highway make this a great home.
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September 14 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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29 McCall Rd, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$2,475,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Custom built Myopia Hill Colonial was part of the Schrafft Estate peacock garden. From the moment you traverse the driveway nestled in greenery, this exceptional setting will capture your heart. The magical lot with beautiful mature plantings offers privacy with front porch, patios & lawn space. The spacious kitchen provides ample room for cooking & gathering with dining area & center island which flows into the 2 story, beamed ceiling family room with fireplace, interior balcony & oversized windows on three sides to enjoy all seasons. The elegant foyer opens to fireplace living room & vaulted ceiling dining room - both with access to serene patios for gracious entertaining. Enjoy a treetop view from the 2nd floor which includes a private master suite bedroom, guest room with ensuite bath, 2 additional bedrooms with shared bath & game room. Direct entry from the 3-car garage with access to both the basement & large mudroom, half bath & laundry, offers ease of living. Truly a retreat!
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September 15 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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When your family is searching for a home, it’s an exciting time for the adults, but if there are children involved, it can be a difficult task. Children don’t have to be left in the dark during a home search. Children of all ages can be involved in the process of finding a home. Read on for tips on how to make your kids feel a part of the home search process. 


Young Children


Preschool-aged children might seem not to be aware of the fact that your family is searching for a home, but they can still very much be a part of the process. One thing to remember about young children is that you shouldn’t give them too many options. Once you have narrowed down the homes to a few and the time to buy a home is close, it’s a good time to tell your toddler about the fact that you’re moving. While you probably don’t want to take your kids along with you on all of your home viewings, you can bring the children with you. Even the opinions of the tiniest among us can help contribute to a final decision. 


School-Aged Children


Older children may be more challenging to deal with during a move. These kids are more aware of the changes to come and maybe more reluctant of the entire process. It’s best to include children this age (around 6-9 years old) in conversions about your plans. Where do you hope to move? What neighborhood will the home be? Show them pictures of potential new homes. Allowing kids this age to share their thoughts on location and the types of houses you’re looking at can help to ease fears and anxieties. Remind your kids that the final choice is up to the adults but that you appreciate and welcome their input. 


Older Children And Teenagers 


Pre-teens and teenagers can play a part in the house search. Make sure that they understand that there’s no pressure on them to pick a house but their input is essential to you. Teens are tweens should be encouraged to come along on house tours to help give an opinion on the properties in person. 


The older the kids that are involved, the more you should value and welcome your input.  Make sure that you reassure your teens, letting them know that they can continue their favorite activities. Do a little research on the new community first, or allow your kids to do a bit of research themselves.                     





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