This month’s feature home is nestled where history was made. A quintessential New England home, built in 1781, it boasts charm, elegance, and authenticity. Continuous updates with modern-day conveniences blend the old and new, allowing the next family to take pride in its preservation.
Located in a community once referred to as the best-kept secret on the coast of Massachusetts, this historical property has just become available, but you better act quickly; in today’s real estate market, a property of this significance will not last long.
Within the confines of Russells Mills Village, part of a community once referred to as the best-kept secret on the coast of Massachusetts, the home is in proximity to the picturesque Paskamanset and Slocum rivers at the intersection of Russells Mills and Horseneck roads.
Involving Murder and Mayham
His new book has allowed Lebeau to merge three of his fundamental interests: a fascination with everything World War II, a morbid curiosity surrounding the motivations and mayhem of notorious serial killers, and a lifelong obsession with the Red Sox.
Acording to a release written by SouthCoast author Brian Lebeau, details surrounding his life prove pretty interesting. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the same city made famous by the alleged killer Lizzie Borden, he shares “being awarded an ‘A’ in high school English once; only to be denied a career in music due to ‘lack of talent’ repeatedly.”
Much has changed over the years; remember the days of mauve carpeting and white cabinets with oak trim? Yes, they were once the ‘fad,’ but worse, these relics of the past still haunt some of the homes coming available as we enter the spring real estate market.
There are also design, storage, and maintenance issues, which matter to owners and shoppers in 2022. It’s not surprising to see many properties circa 1920-1970 get demolished with more efficient and practical homes replacing the tired abodes.
The most knowledgeable people in real estate have suggested to those selling homes during the last year, “Don’t fix anything,” they explained that buyers don’t care about upgrades because purchasers will make significant renovations themselves.
But, not everyone is selling; many owners are planning to update their living spaces. With advancements in design, material, and technology, plus changes in geopolitical events over fuel sources and the all-too-familiar pandemic, some are considering improvements they can make to increase their level of comfort and lifestyle.
This month, we’ve gathered new ideas and concepts that will blossom during the remainder of 2022; these insights will show changes in taste, necessity, and desire for better and more efficient living.
Here is what’s trending, and it is only the beginning!
The Power of Positive Thinking
These are the words of Norman Vincent Peale, a graduate of Boston's School of Theology, later to become a Methodist clergyman and pastor. He coined the term when he published one of the original ‘self-help’ books in 1952, by the same name. Extremely popular at the time, some may recall seeing grandparents reading through its pages during times of distress or uncertainty.
Having sold over 5 million copies in over 40 languages, Peale could be viewed as one of the most significant influencers of his time.
You might wonder how his writings could be so life-changing? It was relatively simple; using the bible and paring it with human optimism, Peale identified elementary techniques that encompass affirmations and visualizations. Interestingly, support for his work never rose to prominence with his contemporaries, but the masses couldn't get enough; he is credited for writing more than 40 additional books on similar subjects.
The most luxurious homes in today’s real estate market are also the most desirable; buyers demand prestige, premium amenities, seaside locations, and above all—privacy.
For these reasons, 19 High Ridge Drive, nestled on the grounds of the Bay Club in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, will appeal to the most sophisticated families who value their time together and the pleasure that comes with watching their children and grandchildren grow and prosper.
The large weather-worn tower has stood watch over the oceanfront park in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, for over 183 years. A busy boat-building harbor town during the first part of the 19th century, in 1835, John Quincy Adams brought an idea to the US Congress; to build a lighthouse at Ned’s Point.
Leonard Hammond—a local contractor—was selected to construct a 35 foot stone structure (using stone from the shoreline and granite from a local quarry—and was later enlarged to 39 feet high), along with an oil house, lighthouse keeper’s residence, and barn. The project was not Hammond’s first effort, nor his last; before Ned’s Point Light, he and his crew built the ever-popular Gay Head Light on Martha’s Vineyard, later to sail to the Gulf of Mexico and erect two more navigational structures.
Have you noticed the faces of children during their first pony ride at a birthday party or the fairgrounds? For many, it is one of two possible experiences; the joy and laughter of excitement or absolute terror followed by tears. Unfortunately, the latter could have been avoided if parents slowly introduced their children to what must appear as a strange and scary animal with unfamiliar characteristics. It is sad to think that some people will never enjoy the pleasure of equestrian sports due to negative encounters when young.
For kids comfortable in the saddle, their development and personalities often mature more quickly becauseof the special bond between them and their steed.
There are many important reasons to introduce and encourage children to become familiar with horses and the wide variety of sporting specialties.
It is not a location for everyone, but most who arrive on the small and quaint island of Cuttyhunk will understand why people from around the country find it to be a treasured place to call home, either all year long or for the summer season.
High, atop a hill—facing the mainland, a rare opportunity to own a turn-key home with the most dramatic view imaginable, awaits a buyer who wants a sense of community and privacy simultaneously.
A walk or golf cart ride to greet the ferry, or a side trip to the docks where fresh seafood, sweets, and other delights can be found, will end up becoming a social event almost anytime during the day or evening.
n 1620, the Pilgrims, a name later associated with travelers to the New World, made their way across the Atlantic Ocean for religious freedom and a chance to rule themselves. With them were merchant families seeking commercial opportunities in an unexplored land.
Attempting to reach the mouth of the Hudson River, they quickly realized they had drifted hundreds of miles off-course, landing at a place now called Cape Cod, only to sail across the bay to modern-day Plymouth.
On December 4, nearly one month after arriving at the unintended destination, Peregrine White became the first English child born to settlers; he was delivered aboard the Mayflower while at anchor off the coast. His birth and his life are significant, as evidence of his first cradle and his will, protected by the Pilgrim Museum’s hallowed halls in Plymouth to this day.
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