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Nov 18

Empty Nesters Renovate a Dark and Dated Condo — House Tour

Name: Mary and Tom Eirich
Location: Watertown, Massachusetts
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, owned

We had previously lived in Belmont, Massachusetts, for 30 years and had decided, as empty nesters, to move to the north shore, not far from the ocean. After a few years of being further from our children (and, eventually, grandchildren) and also missing the conveniences and cultural benefits of being close to the city, we decided to look at real estate closer to Boston. After some careful searching, we came upon a condo in Watertown that was comfortable enough for two people but also large enough to entertain. The only downside was that the space, which was one of the first in Massachusetts to house individually-owned units, had been virtually untouched since it was built in 1975. It was dark and dated with wall-to-wall carpeting and it begged for more functionality.

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Oct 18

The Historic John Proctor House, Dating Back to the 17th Century, Is for Sale

An important piece of American history just hit the market, just weeks before Halloween.

Originally belonging to John Proctor and his wife, Elizabeth, the John Proctor house is a 3,910-square-foot First Period colonial filled with history. Built in 1638 in Peabody, Massachusetts, the home became instantly associated with the Salem Witch Trails when Proctor was hanged after being falsely accused and convicted of witchcraft.

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Apr 18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season Two Shows an Eerie Futuristic Boston

While season two of The Handmaid’s Tale was shot in Toronto, its events are set pretty heavily in Boston so far — or at least, in former Boston. The first two episodes of the new season of Hulu’s original series about a dystopian future dropped this week, and a new episode will air each Wednesday until all ten are live. Slight spoilers for the first two episodes follow.

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Dec 17

A Colorful, Maximalist Mini-Museum in Massachusetts — House Tour

Name: Hank Scollard and his two cats
Location: Inman Square — Cambridge, Massachusetts
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 16 years; Rented

When Hank Scollard was a child growing up in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, his mom would take him to open houses. The family wasn’t looking to move, but Hank’s mom loved to glimpse how others lived in and decorated their homes. These informal “house tours,” along with his mother’s penchant for DIY projects, undoubtedly influenced Hank, who grew up to be an architect and repurposer of objects within the home. Now Hank has come full circle, opening up his Inman Square apartment to a tour. Filled with the best and most bizarre, Hank’s home is a small slice of history and, like all collections, is subjective to the eye and heart of its curator.

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