Elena Langlois - Compass Massachusetts, LLC



Posted by Elena Langlois on 2/26/2019


15 Royalston Ave, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$1,550,000
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This distinctive, updated colonial accents today's more casual lifestyle with a spacious, open floor plan, hardwood floors, and a kitchen you'll fall in love with - maple cabinets, granite counters, a huge island to seat 6+, & breakfast counter overlooking the fireplace living room. Immense dining room w/butler's pantry/2nd sink & dishwasher. The amenities continue with a 1/2 bath, 1st floor guest room, & office w/pocket doors to provide solitude from a busy household. The 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms, bath, huge laundry room, & a truly luxurious master suite w/large walk-in closet & cathedral ceilinged bath w/soaking tub, double sinks, make-up table, and large glass shower. The lower level has a huge mudroom off the 2 car garage, & large family room & bath. But wait, there's more – sliders from the kitchen lead out to a mahogany deck & a gorgeous built-in pool. A truly great Winchester home in which to live, to entertain, and to enjoy for many years to come! Muraco School!
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March 03 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Posted by Elena Langlois on 2/26/2019


11 Ravine Rd, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$1,190,000
Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
An exceptional opportunity to renovate, expand, or design your "forever home" within Winchester's desirable Rangeley Estates! This five-bedroom Gambrel with a two-car attached garage and partially finished walk out lower level was custom built in 1950. The home is nestled on a secluded half acre, less than a half mile to the town center. It is rare to find a lot this large so close to the downtown! This rustic home, while lovingly cared for, has largely remained in its "originally built" pristine condition. As the home has been prepared for sale, the newly painted interior is now a wonderful backdrop upon which to envision your dream home in this idyllic setting. Find "your place in the world" right here at 11 Ravine Road, where you'll enjoy strolls to the town center with its eclectic boutiques, fine eateries, activities such as the Saturday Farmer's Market, and the popular commuter rail station offering a 20 minute ride to North Station. New roof - 2015; decks rebuilt - 2014.
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Saturday
March 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Elena Langlois on 2/25/2019


11 Ravine Rd, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$1,190,000
Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
An exceptional opportunity to renovate, expand, or design your "forever home" within Winchester's desirable Rangeley Estates! This five-bedroom Gambrel with a two-car attached garage and partially finished walk out lower level was custom built in 1950. The home is nestled on a secluded half acre, less than a half mile to the town center. It is rare to find a lot this large so close to the downtown! This rustic home, while lovingly cared for, has largely remained in its "originally built" pristine condition. As the home has been prepared for sale, the newly painted interior is now a wonderful backdrop upon which to envision your dream home in this idyllic setting. Find "your place in the world" right here at 11 Ravine Road, where you'll enjoy strolls to the town center with its eclectic boutiques, fine eateries, activities such as the Saturday Farmer's Market, and the popular commuter rail station offering a 20 minute ride to North Station. New roof - 2015; new front entry deck - 2014.
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March 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Elena Langlois on 2/25/2019


11 Ravine Rd, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$1,190,000
Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
An exceptional opportunity to renovate, expand, or design your "forever home" within Winchester's desirable Rangeley Estates! This five-bedroom Gambrel with a two-car attached garage and partially finished walk out lower level was custom built in 1950. The home is nestled on a secluded half acre, less than a half mile to the town center. It is rare to find a lot this large so close to the downtown! This rustic home, while lovingly cared for, has largely remained in its "originally built" pristine condition. As the home has been prepared for sale, the newly painted interior is now a wonderful backdrop upon which to envision your dream home in this idyllic setting. Find "your place in the world" right here at 11 Ravine Road, where you'll enjoy strolls to the town center with its eclectic boutiques, fine eateries, activities such as the Saturday Farmer's Market, and the popular commuter rail station offering a 20 minute ride to North Station. New roof - 2015; new front entry deck - 2014.
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Saturday
March 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Elena Langlois on 2/21/2019

Have you ever driven through a neighborhood or down a country road, seen a cobbled-together add-on and done a double-take? Historically, home additions tend to stick out like the proverbial sore thumb, with each new add-on displaying the most recent design trend without regard for the original style. Thus, you'll see a typical ranch-style home with a mansard or hipped-roof add-on or a modern sunroom from an entirely different era appearing as if by magic from the side of a craftsman bungalow.

Failing to match a home’s original style is not new. Castles dotting the English hillsides or lining European rivers have jumbled wings from even different centuries, and palaces and cathedrals bear the stamp of each successive architect’s desire to make a name for himself. But when it comes to your home, mixing styles and eras could be a losing proposition when the time comes to sell.

Hire a professional

Before you begin an addition, hire a licensed design contractor to discuss your home's current style and how your renovation or addition might enhance its curb appeal and carry the same theme through the complete interior and exterior of the house.

New structures should be in balance with the existing building, and although it might not have symmetry, the combination of new and old should have unity. To achieve this, bear these things in mind:

  • Windows: if the new windows are double-hung with multiple lights (several small panes or a grid), then change out the old windows to match. Don’t mix aluminum sliders with wood casements (those with crank mechanisms). In other words, add some extra money into the renovation to match up the window types.
  • Exterior materials: a lovely mix of brick, stone, and stucco (or plank siding) gives a home that coveted old-world feel, but a random mash-up looks, well, like a random mash-up. If possible, extend the existing outside material to the new addition. Where that isn’t possible because, for example, a brick color or style no longer is available, consider painting everything to match to give continuity.
  • Rooflines and materials: adding a gambrel roof to hipped roof or a mansard to a ranch probably won’t earn you any design awards. If the existing roofline is not what you want, have your contractor update it to match the addition. A mix of roofline styles is disconcerting and screams “add-on” rather than professional addition. And watch the mix-up of roofing materials too. A lovely new metal roof on the new part with a dated three-tab asphalt shingle on your existing roof gives your home a discordant aspect — either roof the latest addition to mimic the old, or re-roof the whole thing. 

If you genuinely want to add a different style, consider modifying the existing home to match the new style for a unified impression. And, if you're considering an addition to increase your home's value for a quick sale, check with your real estate professional first. There's nothing worse for your renovation's bottom line than an addition that nets a loss rather than a gain to your resale value.