This gracious home artfully blends contemporary flair and conveniences with classic charm and solidity. Extensively renovated in 2012, including 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths in the main house of 4,200 s.f., plus, an elegant carriage house over detached 2-bay garage. The spacious, state-of-the-art kitchen connects to a stone terrace for entertaining. The property offers: three separate offices with private entries; a finished lower level with a large-screen TV media room; artist and yoga studios; direct access to expansive yard; and a bonus bedroom and full bath. Additional highlights include 3 gas fireplaces, a welcoming front porch under a mature beech, and a 16,500 s.f. landscaped yard. All in all, this is a sheltered refuge convenient to Newton Center amenities, schools, ponds, recreational trails.
Lora Maurer brings a host of skills and experience to her role at Hammond Residential Real Estate, where she truly enjoys engaging and connecting with people to help them accomplish their real estate goals.
Having worked for many years throughout the Greater Boston area in higher education, non-profit, and biotech administration, Lora has a firm grasp on the high level of multi-tasking and attention to detail required when managing projects - skills that are essential when handling all phases of a real estate transaction.
Lora most recently served as administrator of the PhD Program in Virology at Harvard Medical School, and for 12 years she worked as faculty affairs manager in the MD/PhD program known as HST, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
In addition to her professional project management experience, Lora has a long-time interest in design. As a Hammond agent, she enjoys applying her creative instincts with her clients to help them visualize their art and furniture in new spaces. She has also practiced meditation for many years and finds this helpful in all areas of life, including supporting those who are involved in the challenging process of changing homes.
Lora currently resides in Brookline's Heath School area, where she and her husband raised their children. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wellesley College who majored in English and went on to earn a master's degree in human behavior and organizational development. She also has a strong interest in complementary medicine and has a certificate of training in homeopathy.
Karen is a REALTOR who understands buildings. She holds a Bachelors degree in Urban Planning and a Masters degree in Architecture. Before beginning her real estate practice, Karen had over 20 years of international engineering project management experience in both the private sector and NATO. Karen's experience is unique in that she has had fourteen major moves on three continents, has negotiated billion dollar construction contracts with foreign governments, has built and led international engineering teams on NATO construction projects.
Karen is a successful, results-driven real estate agent with extensive experience in the Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Boston communities. Karen's breadth and depth of knowledge covers all aspects of residential sales ranging from marketing single-family houses and condominiums to converting multi-family houses into investment property. She is well-respected within the real estate community and is often sought out for advice and counsel. Karen truly enjoys bringing the goals and aspirations of her clients to fruition. As a true testament to her skills as an agent, Karen's clients often consult with her on renovation projects and continually refer their colleagues, friends, and family.
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