October 12, 2020

The Ultimate Blog Sale Item: Our House

Over the past week and half our lives have taken a big turn- we bought a new house.  We’ve been looking for a while now, wanting a little more room for the kids, dogs and us, and while we’ve been close on a few properties over the past year, nothing worked out for one way or another. Until two weekends ago. A fast and furious bidding war on a very unique property occurred and we came out the winners.  So here we are, putting our beautiful, wonderful, sweet home up for sale today (aaaaaand I just started crying typing that).  This house has held us tight through so much- provided comfort and joy through the bad times and the good, inspired the content for my two books, let me practice my craft and made me a better designer, gave me the opportunity to work with my Dad on the additions and renovations and most special of course, was the place I brought my babies home to. (OMG I can’t stop crying).  We’ve made such wonderful friends in this neighborhood, loved the people surrounding us from our beloved Starbucks baristas who always make Henry feel like a celebrity when he comes in (a mere 5 minute walk away) to neighbors who have become the best of friends, walking around the lake….. This is the most special house, and I hope we find very good owners to take care of her in the years to come (OK seriously, I hope the UPS guy doesn’t walk in here because I am full on ugly crying now). We aren’t moving far, it’s actually an 8 minute drive, and my office will remain here so I still will have a strong tie to this neighborhood- but it’s been such a wonderful place to live.

So here we go- we’re doing this without an agent for now so if you are interested please call or e-mail my husband Andrew Gates (617)869-9444 andrewbsgates@gmail.com for more information or a showing. Happy to work with buyer’s agents at a 2.5% commission!

74 Pleasant Street, Newton Center, MA

For Sale- A 2,342 square foot center entrance colonial in the heart of Newton Center painstakingly renovated by designer Erin Gates and featured in numerous publications from the Boston Globe Magazine, Washington Post, House & Home and House Beautiful, as well as the subject of Erin’s New York Times best-selling books. Three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms,  including breathtaking primary suite with marble bath and custom closets.  Two additional bedrooms each with walk in closet and full newly renovated marble bath round out the second floor. The first floor features an open kitchen with custom-cabinets, quartzite countertops, Jenn Air appliances and large custom banquette for comfortable dining. The newly built mudroom, pantry and laundry room lead to the garage and two car driveway with new stone retaining wall. The formal living room features a two sided fireplace that connects to a vaulted ceiling family room with an abundance of windows and shiplap walls and ceiling. The basement contains a playroom with new full egress window and custom sliding barn door.  The spacious back patio is surprisingly private for the location with a fully fenced yard and mature plantings.  New slate front walkway with granite steps, new roof, recently painted exterior, three zone central air/ forced hot air heat and updated systems throughout make this the perfect turnkey home.  Furnishings and window treatments negotiable as well, as most were made custom for this home.

A five minute walk down one-way Pleasant Street to coffee, restaurants, the T and various shops as well as Crystal Lake, top-rated Mason Rice school and Newton Centre playgrounds and tennis courts. Easy access to I-90 and I-95.





We are going to do private showings as requested and if needed, an open house this weekend. Please call Andrew (617) 869-9444 or email andrewbsgates@gmail.com to set up. 


As to where we’re going- it’s a huge difference and a project…. let’s be honest, I needed a new project :) More details to come.

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