Kathy Kelley | Wellesley Real Estate, Natick Real Estate, Needham Real Estate, Weston Real Estate


This Single-Family in Wellesley, MA recently sold for $2,325,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Kathy Kelley - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate.


38 Lehigh Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482

Single-Family

$2,350,000
Price
$2,325,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
4/2
Full/Half Baths
Step into an exciting top-to-bottom renovation with sophisticated space for today's lifestyle. A two-story sunlit foyer & a jaw dropping Family Room w/cathedral ceiling & stone fireplace w/sliders leading to bluestone patio will wow you! Chef's Kitchen w/ Sub Zero, Miele, & Thermador appliances w/ a sun splashed dining area. The banquet size Dining Room with fireplace & large bow window for holiday gatherings. A handsome private home office with custom built desk and shelves. Luxurious master suite w/sitting area, expansive walk-in closet, spa-like bath w/radiant heat, as well as, a generous en suite bedroom with custom built-ins, 2nd fl laundry rm. Finished LL play & exercise rooms with full windows & full bath has a multitude of uses. Mudroom leads to oversized, heated 2.5 car garage w/electric charger & plenty of space for everyone's "toys." Beautiful professionally landscaped, level property in idyllic quiet Dana Hall neighborhood...welcome home!

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81 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118

South End

Condo

$975,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Move-in perfection! This grand parlor level condo in the heart of the South End has been beautifully renovated throughout. Extensive 2018 renovation features: Designer open-concept cook’s kitchen with ample Opus White Quartzite countertops and Arabesque tile backsplash. Gorgeous new oak plank floors. Newly customized bedroom closets and barn style sliding doors. New recessed and pendant lighting. New central air mini-splits. Deep crown mouldings to highlight the soaring ceilings. In addition, the building has undergone recent renovations including 2020 roof replacement. In-unit laundry and low condo fees round out the package. There are too many upgrades to mention. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy life on one of the South End’s prettiest streets, just steps from restaurants and neighborhood Ringgold Park.
Open House
Saturday
April 10 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 81 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118    Get Directions

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Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three of the most common home selling expenses.

1. Home Cleaning

Regardless of whether you decide to clean your house on your own or hire a professional, house cleaning costs can add up quickly. If you prepare for home cleaning expenses, however, you can keep your residence neat and tidy without breaking your budget.

Oftentimes, it helps to make a list of the areas of your home that require extensive cleaning. You then can establish home cleaning priorities, make a list of the cleaning supplies you will need and clean your residence accordingly.

If you decide to hire a professional cleaning company, be sure to shop around. Professional cleaning companies are available in cities and towns nationwide, and if you conduct an in-depth search, you can find a cleaning provider that offers a great blend of convenience and affordability.

2. Home Repairs

Cracked or damaged home siding, a faulty water heater or other house problems are unlikely to do you any favors during the property selling journey. If you put aside funds to address such issues, you can upgrade your residence before you list it.

It may be beneficial to conduct a home inspection prior to adding your house to the real estate market. During an inspection, a home expert will analyze your residence and identify any underlying property issues. You next can use a home inspection report to determine which house repairs need to be completed right away.

Keep in mind that some home repairs are simple, and as such, you may be able to complete them on your own. Conversely, for complex home repairs, you should enlist professional support. Although you will need to pay to hire a home improvement professional, this individual can help you quickly and safely upgrade your residence.

3. Lawn Care

How your lawn looks to potential buyers is crucial, particularly for those who want to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. If your lawn is freshly cut and weed-free, you could help your house stand out to dozens of prospective buyers.

In many instances, home sellers can mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform other lawn care tasks on their own. This enables sellers to avoid the costs associated with hiring lawn care professionals.

If you prefer to hire lawn care professionals, be thorough. Request client referrals, and you can find out what it is like to work with a particular lawn care professional before you make your hiring decision.

Lastly, as you prepare for the home selling journey, you may want to hire a real estate agent. If you have a real estate agent at your side, you can plan ahead for all aspects of the house selling journey.


When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the home. For most homeowners, the sheer number of things that can go wrong with a project of this magnitude makes it an unlikely option. An alternative is bench footing, a method of lowering the floor of the basement that results in a higher ceiling.

Bench footing is a straightforward technique regarded by contractors to be an optimal approach for supporting your building while providing room for more structural support and depth. With bench footing, professional contractors do not need to dig deep into the home’s foundation. Instead, they can lower the basement floor and add structural support from there.

How Is It Done?

The process is straightforward, but don’t try to do this one yourself: Hire a professional contractor. Bench Footing costs less than other methods because it doesn’t require you to dig underneath the existing footings. Instead, a new floor is dug through the existing basement floor. A new foundation is laid inside the existing one, creating your new basement floor and an additional wall inside your existing basement. It is important to consider that the width of your bench footing is determined by the depth you want to add to your basement.  For every foot in depth that you add, you will need about a foot of width for your bench footing.  The floor space of the basement will decrease in area by the thickness of the new wall. 

The result is a ledge or “bench” all the way around the outer wall of the basement. That’s why they call it Bench Footing. A savvy contractor can make use of the space above the bench by installing cabinets, reading nooks and other built-ins. Others simply inset the entire wall to the new location. 

Why Choose Bench Footing?

If you need to increase your usable space but you are unable to add another story or extend your home on any side, making better use of your basement is the most valid option. In addition to being less damaging to your existing home, bench footing is less costly to complete and doesn’t change the exterior aesthetic of your home. This is particularly important if your home is in a historic area or has a strict association.

To get the best results with your bench footing, hire a professional contractor with several years of experience and with many positive reviews. Consult with your real estate agent for recommendations for a local contractor who can help you with your project.



81 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118

South End

Condo

$975,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Move-in perfection! This grand parlor level condo in the heart of the South End has been beautifully renovated throughout. Extensive 2018 renovation features: Designer open-concept cook’s kitchen with ample Opus White Quartzite countertops and Arabesque tile backsplash. Gorgeous new oak plank floors. Newly customized bedroom closets and barn style sliding doors. New recessed and pendant lighting. New central air mini-splits. Deep crown mouldings to highlight the soaring ceilings. In addition, the building has undergone recent renovations including 2020 roof replacement. In-unit laundry and low condo fees round out the package. There are too many upgrades to mention. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy life on one of the South End’s prettiest streets, just steps from restaurants and neighborhood Ringgold Park.
Open House
Saturday
April 03 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Turn-key remodeled parlor unit. Gorgeous open concept kitchen, central air and much more! Appointments for open house encouraged.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 81 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118    Get Directions

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