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Every country and every region have specific styles of homes that are most common in that area. And every homebuyer has a style or styles of homes that peak their interest above all others. It’s important to know what types of homes dominate your region so you can expect what you’ll see as you begin your house hunt. Or you can skip the house hunt all together and search for land with the intention of building if that style of home is just about impossible to find in your area. Here are a few of the top styles of home in New England. Colonial: Colonial styles homes are one of the oldest known styles built in New England. This style mirrored homes in Europe. Colonial styles homes include Dutch and Georgian colonial. They are very simple and symmetrical style homes. Cape Cod: Cape Cod style homes originated in the colonial era. Today, their design still pulls from the original designs. This style home generally has steep, pitched roofs, a central staircase and chimney, and two bedrooms upstairs. While original capes still exist, variations on the original design are fairly common. Victorian: Victorian era homes include multiple architectural styles of homes that were prominent during this time period such as Italianate and Queen Anne styles. These home were typically constructed as three story homes in the eastern United States. Common among the design of these homes is that each type includes ornate and detailed design. Craftsman: Craftsman style homes are the most popular style around the United States. As the name suggests, the home style focuses on the craft of construction with exteriors featuring a combination of wood and stone. These homes are usually bungalows that can be of any shape but are generally unique. Traditional: Traditional homes are, as the name suggests, traditional. They are an ‘update’ to the colonial style home. This style typically is charming and detailed around historically accurate features. These are just a few of the most popular homes in the New England region. And it certainly doesn’t mean that other, less popular styles don’t exist in this region. If you’re on the market for one of these types of homes in New England, then you have a pretty good shot at finding what you’re looking for. Happy house hunting!
Stunning setting offering amazing protected pastoral views from every window! This single story 3 bedroom mid century home with attached 2 car garage is set on 6 beautiful open acres abutting miles of walking trails. Renovate or build new! Located near the Norfolk Hunt Club Stable. The charming town of Dover is only 25 minutes from Boston, enjoys a low tax rate & Boston Magazine just named Dover's schools #1 in Massachusetts once again.
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120 Walpole St, Dover, MA 02030
Introducing "Lone Tree Farm", one of Dover's most beloved landmark properties-this tastefully renovated and well maintained circa 1795 4BR 3.5BA home has many original features including 7 fireplaces overlooks 13 picturesque acres of fenced pastures, lovely perennial gardens and a tranquil spring fed pond. The impressive grounds include a gorgeous 3 story six stall horse barn w/tack room, wash stall, hay loft, several fenced paddocks, sand riding ring, kennel w/gravel run and a 3 car garage. The charming town of Dover is only 25 minutes from Boston, enjoys a low tax rate & Boston Magazine just named Dover's schools #1 in Massachusetts once again. Bring your horses home!!
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There’s things that you’re doing right in your home to keep everything flowing. There’s probably also things that you’re doing wrong that could deter from how much you actually love your home. The bedroom is a tricky space. There’s a delicate balance that exists. You really shouldn’t be doing much in the bedroom except for sleeping, according to experts. This helps to keep our sleep/wake cycles in balance. If you regularly walk into your bedroom and seem to find that something is missing or off slightly, you may want to heed some of the tips below. Also if you’re having trouble sleeping, you should double check the design of your bedroom. Your bedroom can be the place of peace that you deserve! Keep Away From Bright Colors Loud prints and loud colors don’t help to make your sleeping apparatus an oasis. Stick with basic colors that can work well with anything. Adding decorative throw pillows is a great way to add color to your bed without the noise. Fill the Walls With Character Don’t leave the walls of your bedroom bare. Be sure to choose cool artwork. Your bedroom is a reflection of who you are. Find art and decorative pieces for the walls that you love. Not only will this help you to express yourself, it will bring you happiness every time you enter your bedroom. Clean the Clutter It’s easy to let clutter pile up, especially in the bedroom. Make sure you’re cleaning everything up regularly. This will save you from long hours of cleaning at a later date. It will also save you from stress. Clutter can cause us to feel anxious. You definitely don’t want those feelings of chaos when you’re in the room you’ll be sleeping in. Keep Lots Of Lighting Options Available Lighting in your bedroom should be multi-faceted. There should be lights accessible from wherever you are. Whether it be a bedside table lamp, a reading light, or a bright overhead light, you need more than one option for lighting when you’re in the bedroom. Window Treatments Don’t skimp on the windows of your bedroom. Hang some curtains for a more complete feeling in the room. Also, make sure the blinds or shades that have been installed block out the light well. Not taking care of windows in the proper way could cause you to sacrifice both sleep and privacy in your bedroom. More Tips When it comes to sleeping, you want to get the best rest possible. That’s why you should keep electronics out of the bedroom. While we live in a technology obsessed world, you’ll sleep much better if your phone is away from you during the night. If your phone is your alarm, consider keeping it far away from the bed in another part of the bedroom.
2 Hartford St, Medfield, MA 02052
Direct access to Rocky Woods and connecting greenbelt! Built in 1923, this remarkable stone residence is privately sited on 18 acres up a long winding driveway abutting the Trustees of Reservations 491 acre Rocky Woods Reservation yet only minutes to Medfield shops and restaurants. Offering all of the character and charm of earlier days combined with the amenities desired for todays bustling lifestyle. Rich in history and design-stone quarried from Rocky Woods, wood beams, italian tile, chestnut paneled foyer, leaded glass windows, built ins, french doors, skylights, slate roof- to name a few. Exterior property features include beautiful landscaping, a patio, in ground pool, both attached and detached garages. A real treasure! Medfield boasts one of the top school systems in MA and is located only 17 miles southwest of Boston.