Selling Home

Remember last year when I started the kitchen renovation at my mom’s townhouse? We began with dated, 1970’s dark oak cabinets with the formica countertops

Kitchen Beforeand ended with this…a bright, light and airy kitchen with glazed white cabinets and granite countertops:

Mom's KitchenI primed and painted walls and cabinets and added the forged iron hardware…

Hardware Door Pulland the crown molding,

Crown Molding Painted and Glazedthen she sprung for the travertine tile backsplash and these gorgeous granite countertops.

Granite New Undermount SinkAnd then mom added her final artistic touches to make this her French country kitchen. As in the rest of the place, which she has lovingly decorated and truly transformed into a warm and inviting, comfortable home. So, it is with great excitement (and just a wee touch of melancholy) that I’m announcing that mom’s townhouse is on the market! After this dreadful winter, she decided it was time to move from a four story townhouse (yup, she’s in her late 80’s…but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her or spending 5 minutes with her…I keep saying that in her case, as with Coach’s mom as well…90’s is the new 60’s!

The Grandmothers May 2015

The Grandmothers @ Kate’s Shower May, 2015 Eleanor & Nancy

But the laundry is in the basement and her bedroom on the second floor. PLUS, her car…which is parked in an outside space… was buried in snow so many times this past winter that she couldn’t get out to go for a ride (to her nearest HomeGoods, primarily : ) So, it’s time to move her to something a wee bit smaller and all on one level with everything…like the trash and the mail and the laundry… inside for those stormy or steamy days when the outdoors is not her friend. My family has been cleaning and painting and staging and clearing out to prepare for this day. Now proudly presenting…mom’s townhouse for sale! Here is her living room…

Mom's Living Roomand the hallway leading into the dining room…the hardwood floors glow from the glass sliders leading out to a deck…

Living Room To Dining RoomAs we were preparing the house to stage and sell, I couldn’t help but notice how many of the rooms I had helped her redecorate over the past 10+ years…I did the painting…she was the decorator…a great design team if I do say so myself! The master bedroom…

320 Newbury # 602 Danvers Mass Master BedroomThe guest bedroom- loving this happy apple green color : )

Guest BedroomThe dining room (I painted this room to match the kitchen walls, added a wood shelf in the arch cutout leading into the kitchen):

Dining Room #602 320 Newbury Street DanversRemember the painted country cabinet makeover project? This is the living area leading up to the second floor:

Painted Pine Country CommodeTo view the entire house for sale, click on the MLS listing by Acton Real Estate here: 

MLS Listing 320 Newbury #602And if you know anyone that might be interested, you’d better hurry to take a look. It’s been on the market 4 days…price is $279,000… and we’ve already had tons of showings and interest…should be sold soon. And then mom will move on to her next decorating adventure…HomeGoods better have extra large shopping carts!! I hope you have an adventurous Thursday, everyone! Susan



  1. chris aka monkey says:

    isn’t it how it always is get a place fixed just the way you like and then move, i think it is our inner desire to start more projects ha ha good luck to your mom xx


    • Thanks Chris! Then we will have another project to work on…but this one will be an apartment so we will have a few additional challenges! Like what to do with those vertical blinds in all the sliding doors…ugh.


  2. Going to be hard to leave. Thanks for all your help.


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