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Shingle-Style Estate directly across from The Country Club in Brookline

Crowned With A Roof Deck And Infinity Pool.




On The Market: 180 Clyde Street, Brookline

This exquisite home is set on nearly 2 acres directly across from The Country Club in Brookline's desirable estate area. The home's beautifully landscaped grounds were originally designed by the renowned firm of Frederick Law Olmsted and have been enhanced with a wrap-around porch, new patio terraces, and heated in-ground Gunite pool.

180 Clyde Street, Brookline At A Glance: Price: $8,500,000      Year Built: 1892      Main House: 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms      Carriage House: 4-car garage plus a separate 2-bedroom apartment

     Heated in-ground pool

On the Market: South End Home on picturesque Claremont Street




On the Market: 24 Claremont Park

This South End home has an enviable floor plan and bay window views.

24 Claremont Park SOUTHEND


24 Claremont Park Price: $2,695,000 Size: 3,465 square feet Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3

On picturesque Claremont Street, a four-story, bow-front home is listed at just under $2.7 million. Built in 1883, the property includes original pine hardwood floors, three marble fireplaces, and bay windows on each level.

"The historic details of this home are completely in tact," says listing agent Megan Kopman. "The high-ceiling parlor with ornate crown moldings, and the front and rear of the house are just as they once were."

The home's entrance is on the parlor (second) level, and it opens to a spacious living room. Past the front staircase, a doorway leads to the eat-in kitchen. The top two levels of the home have four bedrooms and two marble baths, while the garden level below features two additional bedrooms, a bath, and an entrance to a landscaped stone patio.

"The home flows well and has beautiful light--it feel very open and generous," says Kopman.














On The Market: Beacon Street Townhouse on the Flat of Beacon Hill



Crowned with a roof deck and infinity pool.


Ben Gebo Photography

Newly Renovated Parlor Level Kitchen


On The Market: 74 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill.


This home overlooking the Public Garden is the result of a complete restoration done in magnificent taste. It offers incredible living spaces as well as two large decks and a garden.

74 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill At A Glance: Price: $13,950,000
     Year Built: 1828
     Living Area: 8,450 square feet
     Bedrooms: 6
     Bathrooms: 7 full, 1 half



Boston soon to be the most walkable city


Boston is on its way to becoming the nation's most walkable city. This is according to a new report from Washington D.C.-based research group, Smart Growth America, and George Washington University.

Currently, Boston is ranked third behind Washington D.C. and New York City. According to the report, if current development trends hold, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta. The report examined factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

The report's executive summary states: "Walkable urban development is characterized by much higher density and a mix of diverse real estate types, connected to surrounding areas via multiple transportation options, such as bus and rail, bike routes, and motor vehicles. For those living or visiting a walkable urban place, everyday destinations, such as home, work, school, stores, and restaurants, are within walking distance."

To learn more about Boston's walkability, check out Walk Score.

Visit our BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS PAGE to view condos and apartments in these walkable areas.


Boston Neighborhoods (from Walk Score)


Name Walk Score Transit Score Bike Score Population
1 North End 98 100 76 10,107
2 Chinatown 98 100 79 7,621
3 Bay Village 98 100 75 1,246
4 Beacon Hill 97 100 77 8,960
5 Downtown Crossing 97 100 82 949
6 Back Bay 97 98 88 21,929
7 Downtown 95 100 83 2,307
8 West End 95 100 83 5,951
9 South End 95 97 82 29,990
10 Fenway 93 99 89 22,682



On The Market: 82 Appleton St. Unit 1, South End



One of only three units in this building, this South End condo is a rare find.

South End Boston Condo

On The Market: 82 Appleton St. Unit 1, South End.

This South End residence is divided into three levels of luxurious living, all of which look onto a fantastic large outdoor courtyard fenced in by lush greens, creating an oasis. "Lots of homes in the city look onto a back alley," Campion and Company listing agent Tracy Campion says, "but here you look onto a garden in back and Appleton in front."

With gleaming hardwood floors throughout and spectacularly maintained living spaces, this comfortable home is also the epitome of elegance. The street-level entrance from gorgeous Appleton Street opens into a home with two well-appointed bedrooms, an extra sitting room, and a modern, full bathroom. The grand entertainment floor has a living and dining room with a originally-crafted, white marble fireplace, all of which open onto a fully-renovated kitchen, complete with fireplace and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. The master suite with a marble-floored, sumptuous bath, lies on the garden level and opens directly onto the garden for easy enjoyment.

Ideal for a family or an empty nester, this residence will fit multiple buyers. With only two other units in this beautiful, bow-front Victorian, this home is a rare find on the picturesque block.

82 Appleton Street Unit 1, South End Price: $1,699,000 Year Built: 1890 Living Area: 1,804 square feet Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Private Islands for Sale in Scituate, Massachusetts

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About Great Rock and Little Rock Islands (Scituate, Massachusetts)

Rare opportunity to create a secluded estate within the heart of New England's "Gold Coast". Listed publicly for the first time in more than half-a-century, this offering consists of two islands comprising approximately 11.57 acres. With dramatic and inspiring landscapes complimented by serene and secluded panoramas, this dual island sanctuary in a prime waterfront locale in the Glades area of North Scituate, MA - offers an exceedingly rare opportunity to create a private family compound for generations to experience.

At 7.75 (+/-) acres and rising 44 (+/-) ft above sea level, 'Great Rock Island' is considered a "land-tied" island -a rare geological feature in that it has become connected on its far eastern edge to the mainland by a barrier beach road- while the rest of the formation is completely surrounded by serene salt marshes that are fed by two high tides daily. Adjacent and to the immediate west of Great Rock, lies 'Little Rock Island'. At 3.82(+/-) acres and rising 32(+/-) ft above sea level, Little Rock is completely surrounded by salt marsh and offers incomparable sunset views over Cohasset Harbor and skyline. With more than thirty changes in course, the islands steep terrain ranges from the tidal pools along the water's edge to dramatic outcroppings of bedrock, rock faces and scenic ledges - most characteristic of the choicest south shore coastline.


While no structures currently exist on either island, "regulatory approvals" are in place for an 8-bedroom family dwelling on Great Rock with allowable accessory uses. Great Rock Island also has successful "Perc Tests" for an additional 15 bedrooms; engineers certified letter on hand (This could be for accessory uses; IE guesthouse, caretaker cottage, etc.) Vehicle access up to Great Rock is at its east elevation by a deeded, land court right-of-way from Glades Road. And neither Island is subject to any FEMA special flood hazard zones.

With total privacy, pristine natural beauty and unmatched vistas from high elevations, these dramatic harborside islands create the ultimate seaside living experience. While the islands are nestled and protected inland off Glades Road and its corresponding seawall in 'Scituate Neck', they do offer towering 360' views over the Atlantic Ocean, Glades Road and Minot Beach to the east, Hatherly Country Club, Wood Island, Bassing Beach and Briggs Harbor to the south and southwest, Bryant Point, Whitehead, Cohasset Harbor and Cohasset Cove to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean and Historic Strawberry Point to the north. On clear days, northern lines-of-sight extend over Hull, Boston and all the way to the North Shore coasts of Salem and Marblehead. Twilight views from both islands are beyond spectacular, experiencing remarkable sunsets over both land and water--not commonly found on the east coast.

The islands boast multiple types of soils (a combination comprised of upland soils, beach/dune deposits, and salt marsh) and an abundance of natural life / diverse ecosystems along the ever-changing shoreline. Wade through tide pools to explore, paddle along the rocky coastline and see Laughing Gulls, Black-Backed Gulls, Gannets, Terns, Herring Gulls and Cormorants wheeling overhead and dipping into the water. During some winter months, you may even spot a Harbor Seal using the rocky coastline as a location to mate and rest.

With such a considerable area of undeveloped acreage offering dramatic and rare geological land formations, unmatched vistas from high elevations, seaside wildlife abounds and a private island address in one of the South Shore's most dynamic locations - these islands offer a connection to a pristine natural environment like none other. Great Rock and Little Rock Islands are indeed unique and together, they would offer the ultimate seaside living experience.

Nowhere else is there such a combination of splendid privacy accompanied by such immediate proximity to New England's greatest hub of activity. This is the setting for families to enjoy the unforgettable memories of vacations; or year-round living in their own piece of paradise by the sea. Great Rock and Little Rock Islands are the symbol of coastal New England's enviable lifestyle.

For additional details on these islands for sale, please visit:

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Boston's Top Real Estate Agents: May 2014 Rankings

Showcasing the top 20 real estate agents in Massachusetts based on monthly closed volume based on third party information.











Visit Boston's Top 20 Archives for previous Boston Real Estate Agent Rankings

Tracy Campion ranked among the Top 10 Real Estate Sales Professionals in the Country



Tracy Campion of Campion and COMPANY Named One of America's




Campion Had an Impressive $279,693,000.00 on her Way to Becoming One of the Nation's Top Professionals

Real Trends 2014 top real estate agents

(Boston, MA, June 27, 2014) Tracy Campion of Campion and Company was named one of America's top real estate professionals by REAL Trends and as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. For the second year in a row she is a member of the "The ThousandTop Real Estate Professionals," a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. Campion is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 27, 2014, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals--Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals--Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer's and a seller's.)
  • Team Professionals--Sales volume
  • Team Professionals--Transaction sides


According to The Thousand, Campion had sales volume totaling $279,693,000, ranking her ninth in the nation. She held the same ranking last year.

"The best individual agents and teams--including Campion's award-winning efforts--were nothing short of phenomenal considering the recovering real estate market," said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

"Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Campion did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels," said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. "Her efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS nationwide."

"I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand," said Campion, who serves clients primarily in Boston. "Even with the market's challenges, it's incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible."

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at:


About The Thousand - This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ.Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America's elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.