Blog :: 06-2016

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2 Beautiful Homes for Sale in the Smith College Neighborhood of Northampton!

Boston Magazine recently mentioned our fair city in a comparison of real estate prices between Northampton vs. Boston. It's no surprise that you get MUCH more bang for your buck in the Pioneer Valley! To that end, we wanted to bring our reader's attention to two very special Maple and Main Realty listings that are for sale in the same desirable Smith College neighborhood mentioned in the Boston Magazine article!

 

25 Harrison Avenue, Northampton MA. Offered at $798,000

Gracious and comfortable Victorian beauty on a tree-lined street in one of the most desirable neighborhoods near Smith College, minutes to town. The front wrap around porch welcomes you into the elegant entry foyer with stained glass, turned railings on staircase, 10 foot ceilings, and pocket doors. With almost 4000 square feet of living space, there are 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, which includes a legal accessory apartment. 1st floor has a formal living room and a family room that opens to the dining room with fireplace. The updated kitchen with Ashfield stone countertops has 2 pantries and exterior access to a porch and side yard. 2nd floor includes 4 bedrooms, including a master with its own bathroom and the 3rd floor has 2 bedrooms, kitchen and living room. Intricate details throughout the house including elaborate door knobs, exterior and interior trim, 4 sets of pocket doors, bay windows, screened second floor porch. Lovely landscaped yard and 1-car garage. 

Listed by Julie Held and Kate Iles

 

 

 

94 Crescent Street, Northampton MA. Offered at $875,000

Rare and elegant Craftsman style home majestically sits on a hill in the coveted Smith College area, minutes to Northampton's vibrant downtown. Rich with original details, the house features custom built-ins, beamed ceiling, french doors that open to a grand front porch, spacious dining room with china closet and fireplace, den with window seat and built-ins. A large butlers pantry serves as a mudroom and laundry room. The newly remodeled eat-in kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances with dining area that overlooks the private landscaped patio. On the 2nd floor there is a large master bedroom suite with tiled bath plus an east facing sunroom/sitting room with working fireplace. 3 additional bedrooms and a tiled bath with shower and separate tub complete the 2nd floor.The 3rd floor has 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath. 2 car garage with an attached shed for bikes and gardening tools. Exquisite yard is a private oasis filled with perennial beds, a gardeners dream!

Listed by Julie Held

 

Western Mass Beer Week is Underway!

Exciting news for Northampton area beer lovers! The first ever Western Mass Beer Week has commenced! Check out the following article from the Daily Hampshire Gazette with the schedule for all local beer and food-related events:

Hunter Styles: Western Mass’ week-long beer bash starts Saturday

The Western Mass celebration of local brew is under way

Sally Noble and Sonny Han co-own The Foundry in Northampton, one of many venues participating in Western Mass Beer Week

HUNTER STYLES

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Beerhunter’s ears are always pricked to news of local craft beer happenings, and this month, they’re positively tingling. 

All that excitement in the air is thanks to the first-ever Western Mass Beer Week, a series of events at breweries, bars and restaurants all around the Valley Saturday through June 18.

Eighteen breweries and more than a dozen eateries have teamed up to celebrate the beer brewed around here.

All told, 52 events are scheduled as of press time. Stay up to date on Facebook, and check westernmassbeerweek.org for more info.

In the meantime, here’s this beer lover’s first stab at a personal Beer Week to-do list. Hope to see you all there, and elsewhere, all week.

WEEK-LONG EVENTS

Brews & Tunes at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton: Daily tastings, tours, and live music from Lunar Carnival, Eddie Riel, and more.

Taproom Tasting at Berkshire Brewing Company in South Deerfield: Open Saturday-Friday, 4 to 6 p.m.

SATURDAY

Berkshire Craft Beer Festival in Pittsfield: At the Common Park from noon to 5 p.m.

SUNDAY

German Brunch: Presented by The Dirty Truth in Northampton, with German beers imported by Shelton Brothers. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bike Path Beer Voyage in Turners Falls: New beer debut at Brick & Feather at 3 p.m. followed by a keg tap at the Five Eyed Fox at 4 p.m.

MONDAY

Amherst Brewing Barrel-Aged Golden Sour Release: Gathering on University Drive. 5 to 10 p.m.

Movie screening “Blood, Sweat & Beer”: Abandoned Building in Easthampton hosts a showing of a new documentary film about two start-up breweries. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Franklin County Brewers at The People’s Pint: The Greenfield brewpub offers selections from Element, Stoneman, Honest Weight, and more. 5 to 11 p.m.

Learn to Cook with Beer: Chef Zach Shulman invites us to The Student Prince in Springfield, where he will make dressings, sauces and dessert using a saison, two pale ales, an IPA, and a tripel. 6 to 9 p.m.

Beer Trivia at Plan B Burger Bar in Springfield: Test your beer knowledge, with local breweries on tap. 9 to 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

BLDG8 at Moe’s Tavern: The Northampton brewery’s IPA makes its Berkshire County draft debut at the Lee restaurant. 3 p.m. to midnight.

The Foundry Firkin Faceoff: Five brewers were each tasked with turning a list of wacky ingredients into a quality cask beer. Come taste the results at the Foundry in Northampton. 5 to10 p.m.

Amherst Brewing / Wormtown Collaboration Release: The debut of a new pale ale, made in Worcester using Valley Malt. 5 to 10 p.m. University Drive, Amherst.

Real Ale Wednesday at Smith’s Billiards in Springfield: Casks and games aplenty. 5 to 9 p.m.

Honest Weight at The Moan and Dove: The new Orange brewery will be tapping a firkin and two pins at the Amherst bar, with additional beer on draft. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Dirty Truth Presents Lord Hobo Brewing Company: Eastern Mass brewer Daniel Lanigan comes home to the Dirty Truth in Northampton, which he co-founded, to raise a glass from draft, can, or cask. 7 to 10 p.m.

Firkin at the Brass Cat: Abandoned Building Brewery taps a new cask at the Easthampton bar. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

THURSDAY

Cask Night at Iron Duke Brewing: Ludlow brewers offer two special casks, plus food truck eats. 3 to 9 p.m.

Vanished Valley Brewing Tasting: Brand-new Ludlow brewery pours free sample tastings of IPA and stout at Europa, the nearby steakhouse. 4 to 7 p.m.

Patio and Pints: Brew Practitioners in Florence host outdoor pours, with a 7 p.m. set by The Tom Savoy Band. 5 to 10 p.m.

Local Focus Beer Tasting Seminar: Provisions in Northampton hosts tastes of 12 wide-ranging beers, paired with cheese and charcuterie. $35 per ticket, or $30 each for 2-plus tickets. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

Great Falls Harvest Food and Beer Pairing: The Turners Falls restaurant pours tastings of six Element anniversary beers, with Crooked Sticks Popsicles. 5 to 8:30 p.m.

 JUNE 18

C_LVIN India Pale Ale: One-time limited release collaboration between Brewmaster Jack and Abandoned Building Brewery. Available at Brewmaster’s Tavern in Williamsburg, with music, games, and food. 2 to 5 p.m.

The Worthy Craft Beer Showcase: Hosted by Smith’s Billiards in Springfield. Four-hour sampling, featuring Artifact Cider Project, Tree House Brewing Company, White Lion Brewing Company, and many more. Noon to 4 p.m.

Field Notes

Springfield brewery White Lion is teaming up with the city’s business improvement district to launch a summer series called White Lion Wednesdays. Through Aug. 17, the weekly event features White Lion brews with light fare and music, al fresco at one of three rotating locations: The Shops at Marketplace, Tower Square Park, and 1350 Main Street Plaza.

Magic Hat has finally run off and joined the circus. The Vermont brewery has signed on with Cirque du Soleil as the official craft beer of the Boston run of KURIOS, a “cabinet of curiosities” show that runs through July 10. What better way to kick back with a bottle of Circus Boy?

 In world beer news: the Belgian city of Bruges is building a two-mile underground beer pipeline to connect the downtown De Halve Maan brewery to its bottling plant. Once it’s completed this summer, the tunnel is expected to pump over a thousand gallons of beer an hour. Forget the opportunities to divert suds to all those local taplines – I’m wondering when they’re going to offer inner tube rides.

 

The Beerhunter appears monthly. Hunter Styles can be reached at hstyles@valleyadvocate.com.

 

New Listing! 27 Pelham Road, Belchertown MA

New Maple and Main Realty listing at 27 Pelham Road, Belchertown MA!

This home gives you the best of both worlds. A quiet setting on just under 5AC with gardens, hiking paths, and a chicken coop...yet it's 12 minutes from Amherst center. Inside this 2003 Post & Beam home, you'll find a vaulted living room, accented by custom stone work surrounding a Jøtul Wood Stove, a spacious and updated kitchen with new granite counters and stainless appliances, and an open dining room with a Harmon pellet stove and cozy reading nook. A guest room and full bath round out the main level and upstairs are the master bedroom, full bath with laundry, 3rd bedroom and a loft library space overlooking the living room. The walkout basement has ample storage with a bonus family room. Now for the 1,600 sq ft studio...currently a photography studio, it has radiant heat concrete floors, a loft office space, half bath and additional heated garage space with workshop...perfect for an artist, writer, professor or home business. The upgrades are numerous and the setting is idyllic, Offered at $425,000

Open houses this weekend, June 4th and 5th from 12-2 pm. If you can't make it to the open houses, contact listing agent Scott Rebmann to schedule a showing today!

 

Beautifully landscaped front yard

 


Gorgeous post and beam construction. Spacious eat-in kitchen

 

Cozy living room with wood burning stove

 

Beautiful barn/studio ideal for someone who needs to work from home

 

 

Spacious Barn/Studio interior