The Meaning of Peonies

An exclusive look into the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Artist in Residence program, and what it can teach us about the conservation and evolution of art. 

An Article from our in-house magazine, The Collection, Fall 2017 (p.18)

lady-orchid-peony-0410It is morning, and her eyes open to see the sun warming the tapestries hung in her room. She doesn’t rise from her bed but rather watches the light slowly illuminate each one of the treasures she has amassed — paintings, sculptures, altar pieces, and furniture. One by one, each illuminated piece recalls a story of its past; some were bestowed as gifts to far away dignitaries, and some were commissioned for churches or castles. Read more

Three Homes in Autumn

Written by Cindy Bailen

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Fall never fails in New England.  We embrace the chance to put away our summer clothes and break out our wool sweaters.  The temperatures are crisp, and so are the apples. Leaves turn red, orange, and yellow, and people from all over the world come here to enjoy them.

Those of us who live here begin nesting, getting comfortable at home. Whether we live in the city or the suburbs, our houses take on the feeling of fall. Three Boston-area homes look especially appealing at this time of year, and all three are ready for new owners. Read more


Agent Spotlight: Kerry Dowlin

Kerry Dowlin is one of the top producing agents in the Boston area with over 180 million in closed sales over 15 years in the industry.  After joining Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty in 2006, she has quickly risen to the top of her field. However, she would tell you that she is simply lucky to do what she loves for a living.

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A local harvest for culinary and real estate tips

Is the art of cooking linked in any way to the way we look at real estate? Through the experience of Cambridge agent Laura Palumbo-Hanson, we discovered that it certainly can be! 

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Fall colors, flavors and smells undoubtedly strike a chord here in New England. Each year we look forward to the combination of tasty food, warm company, and comforting space. We all know what that feels like, but it takes a special curator and unique a set of skills to orchestrate the true home-felt autumn experience.

In the world of real estate we have coined the term “secret sauce,” for the insider tips and tricks that set us apart from the rest and help us to provide the best possible service within the industry. Cambridge real estate expert Laura Palumbo-Hanson not only has her secret sauce for selling homes down pat, she has also shared with us her professional experience in recipe-testing and insights from creating her own staples for loved ones. Read more

Featured Affiliate: LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

LIV Sotheby’s International Reality is here to help you LIV the life you love in the beautiful state of Colorado. As the area’s leading luxury real estate firm, LIV can find you the perfect urban penthouse or loft in the heart of downtown Denver, a Colorado ski home in the majestic Rocky Mountains, a golf property in a private gated community, or a family home in the rolling foothills near Denver or Boulder. Read more

Listing Spotlight: 16-18 Woodbridge Street

18 WB LRStep into this retro-chic, newly converted condominium in one of the greater Boston’s hippest destinations- Davis Square. A close-knit neighborhood with a vibrant culture, this exceptional home offers community, convenience, and comfort.  Read more

Extraordinary Sale: 168 Brattle Street

168_brattle_st_rear-2Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the recent sale of 168 Brattle Street, an utterly unique and historical ten bedroom home. With four full and two half bathrooms, ten fireplaces, and 8,372 square feet of living space, this Cambridge mansion is a true show-stopper. “Everything about it feels friendly,” explains the previous owner, Swanee Hunt, as she describes her unequivocal love for the home.
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Agent Spotlight: Tammy DeWolfe

An Iowa native, Tammy DeWolfe settled in Massachusetts over 20 years ago. In that time, she has made a name for herself as top agent for Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty in the Westwood area, operating on the principles of Honesty, Integrity and Fairness. Read more

The Nikkei Exclusive Partnership

Nikkei ImageThe Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is proud to announce a new and exclusive alliance with the Nikkei, the most influential news publication in Japan, through the end of 2017.
The alliance enables the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand to generate Japanese buyer interest through the Nikkei’s digital platform which reaches over 29 million monthly readers.  Read more


Agent Spotlight: George Ballantyne

George Ballantyne’s path to real estate was not a straight line. However, it has led him to a career as one of the top agents at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. With over 30 years of experience in luxury residential real estate, George serves as a model for success in the Greater Boston Area and beyond. Read more

Global Networking and a Record of Success

IMG_3273On September 25-26, members of our team joined more than 2,400 colleagues from around the world at the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event in Las Vegas.  The event included two inspirational speakers, 25 breakout learning events, various networking events, and a series of augmented reality viewing opportunities. Read more