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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 3/5/2017

The gym. Itís a place few people enjoy despite the flocks of people lining up to sign up each passing New Year. Exercise is seen as an embarrassing activity to many as most of us arenít taught how to properly use gym equipment. Equipment that looks more like torture devices than a machine that will help you become stronger and healthier. Enter the home gym. Not only is no one around to watch you attempt your first shaky round of pushups †but also itís a place we already feel naturally at ease. Keep reading to find out how you can skip gym fees and create a gym in the comfort of your own home. Make space. A space that allows you enough privacy from the rest of your family to focus on yourself for a while. When choosing your space, consider a room that has a door you can close, contains lots of light, room to hang a full-length mirror to watch your form from, and room to roll out a mat to work on. If you have a room you can dedicate solely to your home gym paint it a color that inspires you. This could be anything from a calming blue to an energizing orange. A good music speaker to blast some tunes is another great feature to add to your home gym to help to inspire. Know your budget and goals. Donít be afraid to start with small investments if you are just jumping back into an exercise routine. If your goal is to create a more healthy, active lifestyle you wonít need fancy, expensive equipment to get there. A set of dumbbells and some resistance bands paired with exercises that rely on body weight are enough to get you started and at a low cost to boot. Extras for experts. As your strength builds and your routine evolves you may start to look to add more variety to your weekly workouts. Some further investments to consider for your home gym could be a stability ball, kettle bell, suspension system, jump rope and /or foam roller. All of these items can add more interest to your routine without costing you an arm and a leg. Make a plan. This tip doesnít quite relate to setting up a home gym but,†bear with me. Creating a plan for which days you will exercise and what exercises you will be doing will set you and your home gym up for success. Donít go through all the effort of setting up space for your home gym to have it go unused. Instead, schedule times into your week that you will use your home gym. Think of these time slots as mandatory appointments just like a doctorís visit or business meeting. Donít let the intimidation of the gym prevent you from developing a regular workout routine. By setting up a home gym you can get fit and healthy in the privacy of your own home and at a cheaper cost than the average gym membership. Just donít forget to schedule time slots throughout your week where you make the most of your new home gym!




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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 3/1/2017

This gorgeous home on a scenic country road is perched on a hill with views! A move-in ready spacious custom cape has been lovingly transformed with high end finishes throughout. Relax with family/friends in the enormous great room with cathedral ceilings and stunning granite fireplace surround flanked by french doors leading to a substantial deck. Cook in beautiful kitchen has a tiered granite center island, new ss appliances, pantry; while you chat with guests in adjacent great/family room. Office/living area lets the light stream in with sliders to stone patio and back yard. Your first floor master suite is complete with walk-in closet and a spa like bath with soaking/jet tub, shower, water closet, granite vanity. Second floor has open media/playroom with hardwood, full bath and 3 newly carpeted bedrooms. Gleaming hardwoods throughout first floor! Just in time to be in this enjoy the outdoors with professionally landscaped grounds, perennial flowers,and views! Don't miss this gem!

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 3/1/2017


174 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous home on a scenic country road is perched on a hill with views! A move-in ready spacious custom cape has been lovingly transformed with high end finishes throughout. Relax with family/friends in the enormous great room with cathedral ceilings and stunning granite fireplace surround flanked by french doors leading to a substantial deck. Cook in beautiful kitchen has a tiered granite center island, new ss appliances, pantry; while you chat with guests in adjacent great/family room. Office/living area lets the light stream in with sliders to stone patio and back yard. Your first floor master suite is complete with walk-in closet and a spa like bath with soaking/jet tub, shower, water closet, granite vanity. Second floor has open media/playroom with hardwood, full bath and 3 newly carpeted bedrooms. Gleaming hardwoods throughout first floor! Just in time to be in this enjoy the outdoors with professionally landscaped grounds, perennial flowers,and views! Don't miss this gem!
Open House
Sunday
March 05 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 174 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564    Get Directions

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 3/1/2017


174 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous home on a scenic country road is perched on a hill with views! A move-in ready spacious custom cape has been lovingly transformed with high end finishes throughout. Relax with family/friends in the enormous great room with cathedral ceilings and stunning granite fireplace surround flanked by french doors leading to a substantial deck. Cook in beautiful kitchen has a tiered granite center island, new ss appliances, pantry; while you chat with guests in adjacent great/family room. Office/living area lets the light stream in with sliders to stone patio and back yard. Your first floor master suite is complete with walk-in closet and a spa like bath with soaking/jet tub, shower, water closet, granite vanity. Second floor has open media/playroom with hardwood, full bath and 3 newly carpeted bedrooms. Gleaming hardwoods throughout first floor! Just in time to be in this enjoy the outdoors with professionally landscaped grounds, perennial flowers,and views! Don't miss this gem!
Open House
Sunday
March 05 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 174 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564    Get Directions

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 2/26/2017

The Northeast and New England are home to some of the most historic estates in the country. If you drive through almost any small town in New England you'll notice houses that proudly wear†signs giving†the year the home was built, with many dating back to the 1700s. Many of these homes have fortunately been preserved and opened to the public as museums. The area isn't just full of old colonials,†either. Mansions in†Rhode Island, estates in Vermont, tenement buildings in New York City, and even a few modern feats of architecture in Connecticut sprawl across the region. Here's a list of 10 must-see homes-turned-museums in the Northeast:

1. Mark Twain House, Connecticut

In 1873,†Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) and his recently wed wife, Olivia began work on their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Twain would go on to live what he described as the happiest and most productive years of his life. The museum holds many artifacts from Twain and his family, including his last pair of spectacles.

2. The Glass House, Connecticut

The Glass House is a 49-acre experiment in modern architecture that lies in New Canaan, Connecticut. The structures on the estate were built in 1949 with industrial age materials like steel and glass (the main house being comprised of glass).

3. The House of Seven Gables, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is mainly associated with the Salem Witch Trials and various pop-culture references that tie it to the supernatural. Most of the witch trials of 1692 involved residents of neighboring Danvers (then Salem Village). The House of Seven Gables was built by a Salem sea captain named John Turner in 1668.

4. Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

As its name suggests, Old Sturbridge village is a†reconstructed village that depicts an average New England village in the 1830s. It includes a school, country store, bank, a working farm, and several homes.

5. The Breakers, Rhode Island

The Breakers was constructed as the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1893. It is a gilded age mansion on the ocean that represents the opulence and grandeur of its time.

6. Hildene, Vermont

The home of the Lincoln family built in Manchester, Vermont in 1905. It was constructed†by Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln and†was excluseively the home of Lincoln decendents until 1975.

7. Jackson House, New Hampshire

The Jackson House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the oldest wood-framed house in New Hampshire. It was built ca. 1664 and has post-Medieval English architectural motifs.

8. Castle Tucker, Maine

Castle Tucker was built in†1807†in coastal Wiscasset, Maine. Visitors are offered a glimpse into the lives of the Tuckers, a well-known shipping family. Economic difficulties meant the home was seldom renovated and one of the most†well-preserved†Victorian era homes in the region.

9. Tenement Museum, New York

While many homes on the list tell the story of well-to-do families, the NYC tenement museum takes visitors through a multi-floor tenement building that housed over 7,000 working class immigrants.

10. Lyndhurst, New York

Lyndhurst, an estate overlooking the Hudson river in Tarrytown, New York, is an American Gothic revival mansion. It housed many prominent figures including a a New York City mayor and a railroad tycoon.




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