Understated Elegance in Lexington Massachusetts

Craftsmanship and design combine with state-of-the-art construction in this four-story home — built by Silva Brothers Construction and designed by Bechtel, Frank, Erickson architects — in one of Lexington, Massachusetts’ finest neighborhoods, Merriam Hill.

“It has an aura of grandness, impeccable taste, and a quality rare in newer homes,” says listing agent Lester Savage of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate, who is listing the property for $3.75 million. “In particular, the kitchen and family room have extraordinary warmth and intimacy, with a heart-of-the-home design.”

The lower level rooms include a play stage, wine grotto, media room and playroom.

 “The home emits comfort with a south-facing eating area overlooking a tranquil, spacious yard and bluestone patio area,” says Savage.

 The estate has easy access to Lexington Center, town conservation areas, and the Minuteman Bikeway.

Photo courtesy of Krissy Preble. 

An expertly designed interior, breathtaking ravine lot, and premium locale directly across from the entrance to High Park and Grenadier Pond, complete this four-plus-one bedroom, six-bath home in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

This home perfectly suits both family and entertaining with its 4,441 square feet of living space over all levels, over 2,000 square feet of finished exterior space and four walk-outs and professional landscaping. Other features include Crestron automation, beautiful custom millwork, an elevator connecting all four levels, snow melt system, and much more.

“Visitors love the fireplace and privacy of the front patio, which overlooks High Park,” says listing agent Paul Nusca of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices West Realty, who is listing the home for $5.2 million. “This home feels like you are on a vacation and perfect for an affluent middle-aged couple.”

 

Photos and featured photo courtesy of Paul Nusca. 

Elegance, timeless Italian taste, and craftmanship blend in this recently renovated, three-story, 7,480-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bath villa, which is all surrounded by a six-acre, private, garden.

“The winter garden is a very special feature of the house that allows you to keep contact with nature throughout the year,” says listing agent Giuseppe Porcelli of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MAGGI Properties, who is listing the home for 4.5 million Euros.

High-end finishes include genuine venetian-style marble flooring in the living area, Chantilly parquet pattern flooring in the master bedroom and walk-in closet, precious Bisazza mosaic in the baths and exposed wooden beams in the winter garden. And, energy efficiency is guaranteed by solar panels and a hydro-power plant.

“The vibe of this home is elegance, mixed with functionality, for a homeowner who wants to live in a property where you don’t want to sacrifice comfort for design’s sake,” says Porcelli.  “Still, every corner of the house has been fully renovated, with prestigious materials, such as the the typical Venetian floors.” 

Additional features include an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool and sauna.

“Visitors enjoy the outdoor and indoor pool, and the latter can be accessed directly from the bedrooms on the upper floor through a design staircase,” says Porcelli.

Also enjoy a unique view of the Venetian countryside from multiple terraces. Venice, Verona and Lake Garda are less than a 50-minute drive away.

“This home would be perfect for a family who enjoys having guests over, be it for a dinner party, a family reunion or, why not, a pool party,” says Porcelli.

On nearly 5 acres with a spring-fed pond in Hamlet of New Hamburg, New York, this distinguished manor-style home offers Old World elegant living space, which flows to the expansive exterior vignettes that feature iconic Hudson Valley vistas.

The interior areas all allow access to the exterior of the home maximizing the incredible Hudson River vistas and use of the many different outdoor features this home has to offer,” says listing agent Angela Ingham of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties. “Additionally, not only the architecture of the home itself, but the grounds and landscape design all blend together to offer you the true feeling of an English countryside estate.”

Completely renovated, this five-bedroom, four full- and two-half bath home features a multitude of modern amenities including a gourmet kitchen, a private theater on its own level and a lower pool terrace with a pool house, complete with outdoor shower and half bath.

“There are so many amazing spaces, but the master suite is truly decadent, and inviting, with its own balcony to enjoy the Hudson River scenery,” says Ingham. “Its luxurious master bath even has a claw foot tub that showcases the river as a relaxing backdrop.”

Additional amenities include a fire circle, wine nook, and a finished lower level with 3-car attached garage.

This estate, listed for $3.4995 million, is full of lush landscaping with full property irrigation and offers tons of privacy, nestled in between densely wooded areas, and accessible from the gated entry leading to a long winding driveway. “This is a wonderful home for anyone, especially a family or extended family,” says Ingham. “It is a great home for entertaining and relaxing with loved ones.”

Sisi Takaki, RB-21987

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Hawai’i Realty

46 Hoo’lai Street, #D, Kailua, HI 96734

Cell: 808.753.7151 | SisiT@bhhshawaii.com

Sisi Takaki, Realtor is nationally recognized in the Top 2% of Sales for 2015-2017. She is a seasoned Luxury Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and was awarded into the President’s Circle in 2017. Sisi understands every facet of home ownership, from the emotional aspect of buying or selling your primary residence to the complexity of a profitable investment property. Sisi understands and values knowing each client’s goals and aligns herself to the needs of each unique situation. Selling your home can be one of the hardest things to do, but Sisi Takaki and her Team will guide you through the process. From Skyline to Shoreline, let Sisi Takaki, R and the STR Team help you with all of your real estate needs.

Listings by Sisi Takaki

Honolulu, Hawaii

1837 KALAKAUA AVE #2608

Enjoy the Allure of Waikiki with this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath unit with calming mountain and city views. The unit offers high-end finishes and a cutting-edge open kitchen. The building offers a modern design set in a tropical landscape with open green areas. Close to Waikiki businesses, Kakaako restaurants and shopping.

Offered at 1,158,880.

 

 

 

Sisi Takaki originally appeared as an Elite agent in the Unique Homes Spring ’19: Elite edition. See her page here.

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