Affiliate Features: Labor Day Getaways

This Labor Day, head to the coast to enjoy the long weekend with friends and family. Whether it’s a barbeque by the pool or a formal sit-down in an elegant dining room, check out these summer homes that are perfect for hosting celebrations this Labor Day weekend.

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Sotheby’s Auction House: David Bowie Art Collection

This November, Sotheby’s Auction House will be showing 400 pieces from David Bowie’s personal art collection. First, the artwork will go on a world tour, making appearances in Los Angeles, New York City and Hong Kong. A musician and actor, Bowie took his passion for art seriously, collecting art and connecting with the artists he was buying from.

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A Home with History: 168 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Designed by Boston’s Arthur Little in 1888 and sitting on .47 acres of land in the center of Cambridge, the Joseph Thorp House, currently listed for sale is an outstanding and eclectic Colonial Revival masterpiece.

Swanee Hunt, former US Ambassador to Austria, has lived in the home for 20 years. Since its conception, the Joseph Thorp House has opened its doors to cultural and political leaders from around the world. Hunt and her late husband Charles Ansbacher, a conductor, hosted numerous events in their home. Its spaces are perfect for both large gatherings as well as intimate ones. Distinguished guests have included Gertrude Stein, Hillary Clinton and Yo-Yo Ma.

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Affiliate Feature: Br-enter This Beautiful Surrey Home

The drama revolving around Brexit will never be able to take away from England’s natural, rural beauty. Its history and culture make it a premier destination for individuals and families.

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If you are looking to be a part of England’s rich history, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is now available in the Laleham Abbey, Laleham Park. An hour’s drive from London, and located directly on the Thames River, this home could not be more idyllically British.  Read more

Boston Real Estate: 39-41 Mount Vernon St #PH, Boston, Massachusetts 02108

One of Beacon Hill’s newest luxury developments, Maison Vernon, is currently under construction. It will contain seven condominiums varying in size from 2 to 3 bedrooms. Currently on the market, these impeccably-designed residences embody harmony and balance. The grand Penthouse Residence, with a one-of-a-kind roof living area, is currently listed on the market for $10,500,000. Take a deeper look inside below. 

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Real Estate News: Back Bay Station Upgrade

More details emerge on the development of Back Bay Station, in Boston. A new proposal from Boston Properties has been submitted to Boston Redevelopment Authority for approval.

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Extraordinary Listings: Best Homes for Watching the Olympics

Every four years the Olympics becomes the nightly viewing program for people across the world. We evolve into gymnastic experts, and table tennis fanatics, judging athletes for fun from the comfort of our living rooms. The Olympics is the perfect event to bring people together for gatherings. Here are a few homes that are ideal for watching the Olympics, whether with your family or with a larger party of friends.

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Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty Presents: Artisan Series- Anatolian Carpets and Kilims

Last night Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s Cambridge office was lucky enough to host Hasan Semerci, founder and principal of Adnan & Hasan, a handwoven carpet and kilims company from Istanbul, Turkey. Hasan and his team helped kickstart Gibson’s brand new Artisan Series. He presented his ornately designed, hand woven Turkish rugs, and shared his knowledge of weaving techniques from Persia to Central Asia. It was Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s pleasure to learn more about this art form and to have the opportunity to purchase such finely crafted pieces. 

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“We were honored to host this Artisan Series at our Cambridge office, as we embrace the natural relationship that exists between the art of Sotheby’s Auction House and the extraordinary homes of Sotheby’s International Realty.  Our exclusive magazine, “Art & Home” is an example of the literary collaboration between the art and real estate worlds.  We hope that these series of events will continue to draw in members from our local communities to meet and learn from these specialized artists and craftsmen.” – Larry Rideout, CEO & Co-Owner   

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty will be featuring local and international artisans and their work through events such as this one, open to the public. Be sure to stop by one of our next events to learn more about exceptional craftsmen and craftswomen, purchase unique products, and enjoy food and drink with people in your area.

To learn more about Adnan & Hasan, follow this link to their website here.  Find more photos from the event here. 

Real Estate News: Cambridge Housing Statistics

Weeks Bridge and dorm towers of Harvard University seen across the Charles in Cambridge, MA, USA on a beautiful fall day in November 2013.

Cambridge’s market is growing stronger, further contributing to the strength of Greater Boston’s market as a whole. The Cambridge Community Development Department recently released its 2016 Neighborhood Statistical Profile for the City of Cambridge, revealing high numbers that prove to fulfill high expectations for this year. The report highlights the incredible prosperity and longevity of this Boston Metropolitan city. Read more

Affiliate Feature: Tropical Bahamas Getaways

We are sending our thanks to Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty for sharing these special properties with us. Each of them make a perfect tropical getaway offering privacy, staggering views, and tasteful design, these properties are worth checking out. Read more

Real Estate News: Greater Boston Sees Record Sales Activity in June

The most recent June housing data displays a promising picture of the housing market in Massachusetts. In fact, the number of closed homes in June of 2016 has reached a record high since that of 2004. Additionally, the median price of single family homes has climbed to $380,000 for the first time.   Read more