Centers And Squares
Welcome to Centers and Squares
As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.
Cut-Out ShuttersCharm is always high on my list when I'm looking for a house to buy. Cutout shutters are a sure-fire way to add charm to a house. Put cut-out shutters on a house and it transforms the simplest and plainest of houses into the most appealing home on the block. Cut-out shutters seem to have been most popular in the 1920s to 1950s or so. I've seen them on earlier vintage houses though. For years a Victorian in Porter Square was adorned with "E"s on the cutout shutters - which I, of course, thought must stand for Elizabeth. Designs are varied - shamrocks are popular in these parts, letters, crescent moons, diamonds, pine trees, animals - all sorts of designs are possible. Location often dictates the style of cut-out, with nautical themes, for example, popular close to the shore. The Arlington house shutters pictured above have a fleur-de-lis cutout. The Cambridge cape, a beautiful house in the Divinity neighborhood, has squirrels (I think!) as cutouts on its shutters. If you want to add cutout shutters to your house Timberlane Shutters has a variety of styles. Shuttercraft in Connecticut is another company that produces custom wood shutters.
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