Kathy Murray | Boston MA Listings. Real Estate


When you own a condominium, even if you’re entrance is street level, you're not really in charge of the common area or the building's exterior. All the entries look alike, and some even enter from hallways. So, how do you differentiate your home from the four or five others that are for sale in your complex?

Try these simple steps to give your place the edge:

  • Mind the door. While you may not be able to paint your condominium door a bright, trendy color, you can take a few moments to make sure it is clean and free from scuffs and finger marks. Use a whisk broom to brush off all dust, debris, and detritus that collects in the grooves and trim. If the door is wood, use a mild solution of a wood-safe soap to wash down the door, inside and out. Then, shine the door up with furniture polish so that it glows. If the door is metal or painted, use a gentle mixture of dish soap and water to remove grease and grime.
  • Make it shine. Clean any glass in the door or sidelights with a vinegar and water solution or an appropriate glass cleaner. Use a metal cleaner on the door handle, deadbolts, and any metal trim, including the trim around the peephole, and shine up the fisheye lens too.
  • Don’t forget the threshold. With a clean door, you’re already ahead of the game, but take a moment to sweep off the threshold (the wood or metal strip below the door), and all around the edges of the stoop or entry. Even when your doorway is in an interior hallway, the regular building cleaners may not get that extra dust and leftover dirt in the corners. Use your vacuum cleaner to suck away the last crumbs.
  • Be welcoming. Set a fresh new welcome mat in front of your door and add a flower pot of bright blooms if you’re allowed. For interior doors, a tasteful wreath or swag on the door highlights your entry. Be careful to avoid going “over-the-top” though. Simple and elegant is best.
  • Clear the entry. Your real control of the "appeal" starts once the door opens. Keep the entryway as open and uncluttered as possible. Move furniture away from the entry area to give it a more expansive feel. Keep décor simple, warm, and inviting. Avoid anything the potential buyer might bump into upon entering as that tends to leave the impression of small and crowded. 
  • Lighten things up. Put the best possible light on the subject. Take time to upgrade the bulbs in your entry lights (inside and out) to “daylight” LEDs for a friendly, well-lit glow.

A warm, inviting entrance sets the tone for the rest of the home, so give yours the edge it deserves.



17 Maple Street, Medfield, MA 02052

Condo

$1,100,000
Price

11
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Is it time to simplify your life? This turnkey detached residence offers casually elegant, maintenance free living and a private gas lit courtyard where you can grill by the outdoor fireplace or choose to take in Medfield's vibrant restaurant scene, only a short stroll from the village. A wrap-around front porch welcomes you to a spacious open floor plan on three levels of beautiful living space. The designer kitchen features a Wolf range, Subzero, farm sink, wine chiller and the signature cabinetry of Olde Village Square, w/a large island facing the light-filled dining room. The great room is warmed by a gas fireplace surrounded by custom built-ins, as is the handsome library. The chic master suite has dual walk-in closets, a radiant heated spa bath w/steam shower and private deck overlooking the covered loggia and bluestone patio. Two generous bedrooms share the family bath. Fabulous lower family room w/media wall, wet bar & wine fridge, plus guest room, full bath & 2nd laundry. Wow!
Open House
Sunday
June 02 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 17 Maple Street, Medfield, MA 02052    Get Directions

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17 Maple Street, Medfield, MA 02052

Condo

$1,100,000
Price

11
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Is it time to simplify your life? This turnkey detached residence offers casually elegant, maintenance free living and a private gas lit courtyard where you can grill by the outdoor fireplace or choose to take in Medfield's vibrant restaurant scene, only a short stroll from the village. A wrap-around front porch welcomes you to a spacious open floor plan on three levels of beautiful living space. The designer kitchen features a Wolf range, Subzero, farm sink, wine chiller and the signature cabinetry of Olde Village Square, w/a large island facing the light-filled dining room. The great room is warmed by a gas fireplace surrounded by custom built-ins, as is the handsome library. The chic master suite has dual walk-in closets, a radiant heated spa bath w/steam shower and private deck overlooking the covered loggia and bluestone patio. Two generous bedrooms share the family bath. Fabulous lower family room w/media wall, wet bar & wine fridge, plus guest room, full bath & 2nd laundry. Wow!
Open House
Sunday
June 02 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 17 Maple Street, Medfield, MA 02052    Get Directions

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7 Maple Street, Medfield, MA 02052

Condo

$900,000
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Overlooking the village green, this sophisticated detached townhouse will appeal to discriminating buyers seeking a light-filled open floor plan and designer flair. Featuring a stunning, sun-filled 2-story living room accented by a coffered ceiling, gas fireplace and built-in bookcase painted a gorgeous shade of blue, the views are beautiful inside and out. The spacious dining room is open to the living area, and there is also a den, private space ideal as an office/guest room. The kitchen boasts hand-crafted cabinetry complemented by Thermador appliances, a striking backsplash & cherry island repeating the solid cherry doors throughout. On the 2nd level resides a stylish master suite, designer bath and the perfect closet; 2nd ensuite bedroom and large laundry. Spectacular windows, signature cabinetry, detailed millwork and an expansive lawn adjacent to the front porch in addition to a gated, gas-lit courtyard are just some of the features that differentiate this elegant residence!
Open House
Sunday
June 02 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 7 Maple Street, Medfield, MA 02052    Get Directions

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7 Maple Street, Medfield, MA 02052

Condo

$900,000
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Overlooking the village green, this sophisticated detached townhouse will appeal to discriminating buyers seeking a light-filled open floor plan and designer flair. Featuring a stunning, sun-filled 2-story living room accented by a coffered ceiling, gas fireplace and built-in bookcase painted a gorgeous shade of blue, the views are beautiful inside and out. The spacious dining room is open to the living area, and there is also a den, private space ideal as an office/guest room. The kitchen boasts hand-crafted cabinetry complemented by Thermador appliances, a striking backsplash & cherry island repeating the solid cherry doors throughout. On the 2nd level resides a stylish master suite, designer bath and the perfect closet; 2nd ensuite bedroom and large laundry. Spectacular windows, signature cabinetry, detailed millwork and an expansive lawn adjacent to the front porch in addition to a gated, gas-lit courtyard are just some of the features that differentiate this elegant residence!
Open House
Sunday
June 02 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 7 Maple Street, Medfield, MA 02052    Get Directions

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