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Whether you’re remodeling your home or building one from scratch there are a few vintage features you may want to incorporate. No matter the style of your home—modern, traditional, country chic—these additions can fit seamlessly in your house. Work with your architect to see how you can add these details to your design plan. 

Functional —

Laundry Shoot: In a multi-story home a laundry shoot is a great built-in tool, especially for larger households. Without taking up too much space in the walls you can place a shoot upstairs that sends clothes right into a basket in the laundry room. Need to access from multiple stories? No problem, you can add access doors on each floor.

Phone Nook: A phone nook, or niche, historically housed a phone on a ledge or a wall-mounted phone. In a modern house, you can add a nook in any room. Include electricity and plenty of plugs so it can function as a charging station for smartphones, tablets and computers.

Aesthetic —

Ceiling Medallions & Tin Tiles: Medallions and tiles are gorgeous installations that add interest to ceilings. A medallion above an entryway light or dining room chandelier creates drama in an unexpected location. Medallions can match your ceiling color but are also available in gold leaf, bronze or even walnut finish. Tin tiles also come in many styles and colors. They look great on the ceiling but they also make a unique kitchen or bathroom backsplash.

Wood Paneling: Wood paneling doesn’t have to feel dark and dated. You can use all types of wood to fit with the style of your home. Paneling is often installed to cover a full wall but it can also be added as wainscoting. Consider using wood paneling to create geometric wall patterns like lattice and grids.

Both! —

Dutch Door: Dutch doors aren’t just for homes with farmhouse style architecture. These beautiful doors are functional as well. Open just the top half for great airflow during nice weather, without letting the dog or littles ones out!

Stained Glass Transom Window: Transom windows are a feature seen mainly in vintage homes. But why? These windows add an artistic touch while being functional. You can find stained glass designs that fit with any style, even modern industrial, or have a custom design created for your home. Select transom windows that open so that they work in conjunction with your home cooling system to allow rising hot air to circulate.

Pocket Doors and Shutters: Doors and shutters that slide into the wall or fold into a nook are extremely functional and aesthetically pleasing. Storing doors and shutters in the wall allows you keep wall areas open for decor while conserving floor space and creating additional options for furniture placement. 

Picture Rail Moulding: Moulding with a curved top that holds picture hooks, or an open bottom where you can attach holders is a great way to be able to move art around, hanging it from wire at different lengths and easily place it. The moulding is a nice and subtle décor feature in itself. 

When designing your home, add in all the new features we love today but don’t forget to consider some design features of the past that can really enhance your living space.


This Single-Family in Georgetown, MA recently sold for $540,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Jeremy McElwain - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


35 Bailey Ln, Georgetown, MA 01833

Single-Family

$529,900
Price
$540,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Showing starts 10/15 Private beach access $100per year,Boat,Canoe,Fishing,Paddle B. Home! is this great 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom, 1,432 sq ft turnkey Ranch. 0.92-acre lot with Just a few steps to Rock pond private beach. Fully applianced kitchen, tile floor, two utility closets and direct access to the double sized garage. Formal Dining room with hardwood floors and formal Living Room on main level with a fabulous two-sided fireplace to enjoy while eating in the formal dining room or reading/relaxing in the formal Living Room.Sliders to a large enclosed porch with separate deck area for a grill & a chef to enjoy grilling and entertaining guests. Washer and dryer on the first floor, 5 window ACs stored in Garage for the hot summer temperatures. This home is waiting for you to call home! Hurry, time to create your own memories is now. its price to sell. Brand new carpets as of 10/2/2020 on hallway, stairs and Living Room. Bonus Lower level workshop & so much more. Sold as is, where is

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29 Jericho Rd, Weston, MA 02493

Condo

$750,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Set on a quiet lane, surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds & conservation land, you'll find this rarely available 3 bed condo in Stonegate of Weston. Quintessential New England, this single story corner unit has been meticulously maintained & features: open floor plan, dramatic moldings, recessed lighting & oak floors throughout. Renovated kitchen with pretty views of yard, Carrara marble countertops & upgraded appliances. Generously sized living room with gas fireplace opens to delightful dining area with sliding glass doors to private brick patio surrounded by trees. Owner's suite offers large walk-in closet & updated bath with seamless glass shower. 2nd bedroom conveniently located in private wing of home. Custom built-ins & stylish plantation shutters in 3rd bedroom. Abundant closet space throughout & attic storage. An easy walk to trails & center of town & just just minutes to I95 & MBTA. Includes 3 parking spaces, 1covered & 2 outdoors. OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY : 11/[email protected] 1 to 2p
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226 Central St, Lowell, MA 01852

Condo

$379,999
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
PRICE REDUCTION! Luxury loft living in vibrant downtown Lowell; steps to hip new restaurants, cafes, shops & galleries. This NY style 2 bed/2 bath loft, gut renovated in 2016, perfectly combines wonderful architecture with modern conveniences; from the soaring ceilings, oversized windows & charming brick walls to the built-in surround sound speakers, video security system & smart home technology. Even the pickiest buyers will be wowed by the modern-luxe kitchen with granite, stainless, custom cabinetry & built-in wine fridge. Perfect for entertaining, with an open-concept design & views of the living room & gas fireplace from kitchen/dining areas. Both bedrooms are generously sized & the master includes a spa-like bath with seamless glass shower & heated bathroom floors. Large, private storage in basement & parking for $68/month less than a block away! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11/22 11 to 12
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Selling a house sometimes can be complicated. But if you understand the home selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to avoid potential pitfalls.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you simplify the home selling journey.

1. Analyze the Local Housing Market

The age and condition of your home may have far-flung effects on how much a buyer is willing to pay to acquire your residence. At the same time, the local real estate sector can have major ramifications on your property selling experience.

A home seller who analyzes the local housing market can identify real estate patterns and trends. Then, this seller can use housing market data to establish a competitive initial asking price for his or her residence – something that may lead to a quick, seamless home selling experience.

Don't forget to review the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town too. By doing so, you can see how your home compares to these residences and price your house accordingly.

2. Assess Your Home

If you've maintained your home over the years, you may be in a good position to maximize your house sale earnings. On the other hand, if your home requires repairs, there may be no time like the present to complete property improvements.

Oftentimes, it is beneficial to conduct a home inspection and appraisal prior to listing a residence. During a home inspection, a property expert will examine your residence and offer insights into any underlying property issues. Meanwhile, during an appraisal, a property expert will craft a property valuation based on your residence and various housing market factors.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

If you're unsure about how to navigate the home selling process, you may want to hire a real estate agent. That way, you'll have a home selling expert at your side to help you identify and eliminate assorted property selling hurdles.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to sell a home, regardless of the current housing market's conditions. He or she first will meet with you and help you create a property selling strategy. Next, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open house events to promote your residence to prospective buyers. And if you receive an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will provide recommendations and suggestions about how to proceed with this proposal.

In addition, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you can get the best price for your house. He or she is ready to negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf, and as a result, can help you optimize your home sale earnings.

When it comes to selling a home, complications may arise. Fortunately, the aforementioned tips can help you streamline the home selling process and ensure you can enjoy a fast, profitable property selling experience.




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