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111 Gibbs Street, Newton, MA 02459

Single-Family

$1,999,000
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious 1880's Victorian located in the heart of Newton Centre majestically set on over ½ acre of land abutting Ordway Park. The home features many of the original period detailing including stained glass windows, wood paneling, built ins, dumb waiter, carved fireplace mantels, beautiful pocket doors, hardwood flooring throughout, wrap around deck…the list goes on. The finished basement has the potential for an in-law / au pair apartment or turn it into a playroom, office, exercise room, etc. Just minutes to T, Newton Centre, shops and restaurants. Opportunities abound in this fabulous home to restore it to its original glory with modern conveniences. This is a diamond in the rough and once refurbished will be a true gem!
Open House
Sunday
March 03 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 111 Gibbs Street, Newton, MA 02459    Get Directions

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Privacy fencing is a great way to increase your home value while improving the quality of life you live in your home at the same time. There are many solutions for you to consider. Think about your aesthetic preferences, whether or not you’re trying to block noise in addition to controlling your view and what works best with the contouring of your yard. Think about the flow between your backyard and front yard and how your home blends with the street as a whole. We all want to enjoy our neighbors, but we need to protect our home space as well.

Horizontal or Vertical Boards — Does a classic vertically installed fence fit best with your yard or do you like the modern aesthetic of horizontal boards? With either selection, you can install a fence with tight boards that completely block out the view or try peekaboo fencing for privacy that allows more light into your yard. Consider natural cedar, pine or a composite. Select a prefab white fencing option to minimize repainting or a natural wood that self-protects from environmental wear for minimal ongoing maintenance. 

Trellis and Vines — Trellis is a very affordable fencing option. To create more seclusion with your privacy fence train a vine to grow up and through the lattice. Though annual vines will grow fast and create coverage quickly, you won't have coverage year-round. Perennial vines will take longer to establish but will give your yard excellent coverage all year. You can select from flowering vines like Morning Glory (annual), Trumpet (perennial), Wisteria (perennial) or Climbing Hydrangea (perennial). Evergreen plants are probably the best solution for full and consistent coverage. Try an English ivy or creeping fig for your evergreen selection.

Hedge Wall — For another green solution consider growing a hedge wall. There are many easy to care for and fast-growing hedge plants you can contemplate. Boxwood varieties grow upwards of 20 feet tall to maintain and shape with shearing to fit the style of your yard. The American Arborvitae grows thick and tall making it a good option for visual appeal and noise screening. Also, consider a bamboo wall for privacy. No matter where you live, you can acquire a bamboo type that works for your region and soil. Select the right variety, a clumping, non-invasive bamboo for best results and enjoy a beautiful noise canceling and private solution for your yard. 

 Wherever your home is there is a privacy fencing solution for you. Talk with your real estate agent and your local hardware professional about the best options for your neighborhood, yard terrain, and home aesthetic to create a beautiful privacy fence that adds value to your life and home.



111 Gibbs Street, Newton, MA 02459

Single-Family

$1,999,000
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious 1880's Victorian located in the heart of Newton Centre majestically set on over ½ acre of land abutting Ordway Park. The home features many of the original period detailing including stained glass windows, wood paneling, built ins, dumb waiter, carved fireplace mantels, beautiful pocket doors, hardwood flooring throughout, wrap around deck…the list goes on. The finished basement has the potential for an in-law / au pair apartment or turn it into a playroom, office, exercise room, etc. Just minutes to T, Newton Centre, shops and restaurants. Opportunities abound in this fabulous home to restore it to its original glory with modern conveniences. This is a diamond in the rough and once refurbished will be a true gem!
Open House
Sunday
February 24 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 111 Gibbs Street, Newton, MA 02459    Get Directions

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It’s well known that real estate in New York City is some of the most expensive in the country, but this new penthouse condo has taken the cake before its even finished. While still under construction, the most expensive home sold in the US was purchased by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin for a cool $238 million. 

More than double the last most expensive Manhattan home, the One57 penthouse which sold for only $100 million, this ultra-luxury flat may seem like insane price gouging, but looking at the price per square foot it’s a bit of a deal. Back in 2012 one of the 15 Central Park West penthouse units went for $88 million, which is about $13,000 per square foot while Mr. Griffin’s flat comes in at only about $10,000 per square foot.

According to local real estate professionals, this property purchase says less about the market in Manhattan and New York City in general, and actually says more about Mr. Griffin himself. It’s a one-off trophy purchase, and you have to view it that way in the market. Stick to more reasonable properties to get an idea of what’s going on in the real estate market in NYC and stay away from the trophy purchases.

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While this property is the first to set a record, it’s certainly not the first insanely luxurious property for Ken Griffin. Just a little while before, he closed on one of the most expensive properties in London, a $122 million 2 century old home only a half mile from Buckingham Palace with a Gym and Pool.

This New York City purchase isn’t his first record-setting purchase. In 2017 he bought the most expensive home ever sold in Chicago paying nearly $60 million for a four-story penthouse at No 9 Walton flat tower by Gold Coast.

Buying in New York City

While not everyone can drop over a $100 million on their new home, other options in New York City put you in the heart of things without breaking records or your bank account. Your best choice is to find a real estate agent who knows the borough or neighborhoods you want to live in and make sure you plan for a long search to track down just the right home at the right price.


Young colonial in mint condition! The home is privately set on beautifully landscaped grounds. A dramatic 2 story foyer welcomes you and opens to a formal living room and dining room. The heart of the home is the kitchen/family room with its expansive center island, dining area and spacious family room w/ vaulted ceilings and 2 story stone gas fireplace and abundance of natural light. The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms including a large master suite w/ his & hers walk-in closet and spa-like bath w/ oversized jacuzzi tub & double sink vanity. Partially finished walk-out basement, 3rd fl walk up attic provides expansion possibilities, wired for back-up generator, sprinkler system, fenced yard, 3 car garage w/ electric car charging station. Conveniently located to town trails, W. Natick train station & commuting routes. DS schools ranked #1. Seller enrolled 13 acres of land in the MA 61B recreation program which will further reduce taxes by approx. $4,100. Click on the Virtual Tour to see more!

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