The Daniels Team | Sudbury Real Estate, Wayland Real Estate, Weston Real Estate, Stowe Real Estate


Entering_SudburyAnd if Fiddler on the Roof was about Real Estate, the song would probably be something more like "look through your town and find me the perfect home." Happy "Spring" Market, Massachusetts. Known not for the weather, the Spring market is mainly due to the perfect timing to sell, buy and move before the end of the school year or during the summer. That being said - we have several buyers ready to buy, and flexible with their respective timelines.  As with most Sudbury residents moving within the town, they are selective and know exactly where they want to move. If your home fits any of the the descriptions below - I implore to please contact us. The buyers (different families) are financially pre-approved to purchase without selling and are very flexible with their timing. Your home is in the BOWKER NEIGHBORHOOD (Including  - Ford Rd., Witherell Dr., Cakebread Dr., Darvell Dr., Belcher Dr., Munnings Dr., Buckmaster Dr., Longfellow Rd., Chanticleer Rd., Suffolk Rd., Harvard, Taintor Dr., Ironworks Rd., Saunders Rd.) OR Your home is in the NIXON SCHOOL DISTRICT and includes at least 4200+ sq ft., 4 bedrooms, 4+ baths, 3+ garage, in a neighborhood (not a country road), is somewhat private, updated (in the last 5-7 years), well maintained, great yard, assessed over $1m. OR Your home is in SOUTH SUDBURY, off of Raymond Road (Including Warren Rd, Lands End Ln, Robert Frost Rd., Rambling Rd, Cider Mill Rd, Lombard Ln.) I'll continue to update when we have buyers with specific criteria.  Thank you in advance for sharing amongst your Bowker neighborhood friends, Nixon School friends and South Sudbury friends. The Daniels Team: Carole Daniels: 508-277-6956 Gabrielle Henken: 617-320-8150 Berkeley O'Keefe: 617-877-7717

cropnewprotectsudburylogo2 Last week, on October 26th, Eversource held a meeting at Lincoln-Sudbury to discuss and answer questions about their proposed "plan" for a Hudson to Sudbury power line that will negatively impact much of our beautiful town, for absolutely zero benefit to Sudbury. For more information on the horrible plan - click here. However, it was pretty clear to the almost 900 Sudbury residents in attendance that the Eversource representatives were there to listen to the questions, and give canned and scripted responses. Carole Daniels has been representing Protect Sudbury by speaking about the detrimental impact of the Eversource plan on Sudbury Real Estate at Open Houses, Chamber of Commerce meetings, community meetings, and at Sudbury Public School and L-S school committee meetings. Having studied the plan, researched ad naseum the impact of Real Estate in other cities and towns that have lost the fight, and professionally experienced the effects it is already having on Sudbury, Carole is truly the expert.  At the meeting last week, Carole posed one of the biggest concerns of Sudbury residents to Eversource. Click here for the video. "Are Eversource and its representatives aware of the financial and personal impact and hardship that this proposal has already imposed on the residents in the town of Sudbury? There are two primary reasons why people move to Sudbury and why people who live in Sudbury do not want to leave, in addition to the percentage of Lincoln-Sudbury High School grads who return to this town to raise their families is exceptionally high. The first reason is the look and feel of the town, the abundance of the trees, the country roads, conservation land and protected open spaces and the historic significance and charm. The Eversource proposal will turn this town into an industrial wasteland. The second reason is the reputation of the schools.  There is a direct correlation between the excellence in the schools and the real estate values. The reverse is also true. As Real Estate values drop, the assessments and tax revenues will drop, the depreciation and tax revenues will effect the dollars going into the school budget.  When the schools are impacted, the Real Estate values will decrease...." She continued to talk about real instances that have occurred in Sudbury over the past 6 months.
Eversource set up the format for the meeting.  All of the questions were asked and at the end, specialists in each department of Eversource gave stock answers in categories such as, health risk from transmission lines, real estate values etc.  The individual questions were not answered, but rather a generic response was given.  With regard to the designated Eversource Real Estate specialist, she started out by making a statement that, according to studies on the effect of transmission lines and property values, the studies show that there is no real impact to property values.  And whatever impact there is, lessens over time.  The audience was so upset and residents could not stay quiet - the rep from Eversource never finished her pre planned response and left the stage.  She left the building shortly thereafter.
To watch the entire meeting, click here. Regardless of whether you are an abutter to the proposed path, or you don't think this concerns you, Sudbury can not afford for you NOT to get involved. Talk, write, donate - there is plenty to do to help fight the fight. To learn more and become involved, click here.  To contact Eversource Investor Relations, click here. Thank you.

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Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or fewer (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In a previous post, “Translating Real Estate Ads” I provided my own interpretive glossary for all the abbreviations we use when describing a home. 1000 characters (and spaces) are not a lot – especially when we want to share with you all of the wonderful features about the house – so, I will use all of the characters I want, using our own internet real estate, to communicate to you why you should buy one of the homes we have on the market. We also like to use this opportunity to tell you about the intangibles, the features of the house that you wouldn't know by looking at the photos online or visiting. The stuff that you would only know if you lived there. I would typically write about all of the great things I appreciate about this house, but after receiving the Seller's thoughts, I realized I couldn't do justice to what she wrote. It just goes to show, once again, that the house you buy is not just a building - it is a place you will call home. It is where memories are made and friendships will grow. It is not about the color of the wallpaper, but the use of the room. I hope you enjoy reading about 388 Willis Road and of course, please call/text or email to schedule an appointment to see this home. "We found this house in 1976 after looking at dozens of houses in more than twenty towns, on a lightning weekend trip from New York, where we lived before.  Something about it spoke of "home" to me.   I remember being moved as I looked out the car's back window as we drove away.  In fact, we were driving back to NY in a near blizzard and had to stop in a real flea-bitten joint for the night.  The next morning, we turned around in southern CT and went back to put in an offer.  It still says home to me.   Our favorite view of the house is of the varied dormers seen from the back though it is quintessential New England from every angle.  The most important bonding happened as we sat in the southerly facing kitchen, watching a February sunset.  That seat at the end of the kitchen table became my favorite roost.  Though my husband was a busy lawyer, he always came home for dinner with our two kids. There was so much humor around that table.  He actually made much of the furniture, again reproduction style. Christmas became the star moment for the kitchen.  We always imported our cousins for that holiday and hung the stockings in the kitchen, oldest first while Revels records served as the sound track.  Our Christmas tree was always big and fat and often spanned the two front windows of the living room. Part of the ritual was for guests to check out the tree to see if we'd done it yet again.  For Christmas dinner, five more families joined us and we had tables end to end for the long length of the kitchen -- for decades.  Only when marriages took our regulars to new relations did the custom begin to change., Everyone brought part of the meal and we did a turkey.  There is an extra electric convection oven in the kitchen to accommodate those big meals. We did festoon the house very simply, a lot like the Wayside Inn I was a prime mover in getting a walkway for Mossman Road, making two presentations at town meetings.  It gives me profound joy to see it so well used all these years later.  My kids and the neighbors rode their bikes to the Greenwood Club right down the street where they spent most summer days.  We all knew one another and met up at swim meets.   The kids were always outside in those days, and so was I.  Although we had the bones of the property laid out by our neighbor Ron Boucher, a landscape architect, I myself spent countless hours planting.  I think the mature shrubs that I started by cuttings will be hard to leave.   Haynes School was a warm community then and I think that continues. (Yes, it does) We put a room over the garage for me to have an art studio.  Eventually, it became the TV room and I painted in my favorite room, the kitchen.  The porch,made this my dream house.  We used that room almost year round.   I had a serious illness for several years and the porch was my refuge, even in February one year.   It was a coup to put the laundry on the second floor, saving so much schlepping.  Also, there is a nice cedar closet in the attic.   One thing I love about our dining room: the same exact chairs, wallpaper and drapes were used in a scene in a Hugh Grant movie called Notting Hill.  We felt our decorating was validated.   388 Willis Road is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath New England Colonial situated on one of Sudbury's most beautiful country roads. Tall trees, mature plantings and expansive lawn frame the portrait for this Colonial Reproduction. As you will have read above, the heart of this home is the country kitchen with its breakfast bar and spacious dining area open to the warm fireplaced Family Room. The fireplaced Living Room and formal Dining Room are ideal for entertaining and holiday gatherings. The unique and appealing floor plan offers areas that present a wonderful surprise.There is a separate first floor office, generous size Mud Room with a second staircase to the cathedral ceiling, skylit Bonus Room, and cathedral ceiling enclosed Porch with wide pine floors and sliding glass doors to the gorgeous level backyard. The Master Bedroom has two closets (including a walk in closet) and Bath.  If summer ever arrives, you'll enjoy your central air conditioning. If you're not in the market to buy, please do your friends a favor and share 388 Willis Road with them. You'll love visiting!

6_2_14_347NorthRdSudbury-47 If you are thinking about buying a house that has privacy, tremendous character, a fantastic yard, many updates in a very convenient location in Sudbury, I encourage you to read on -- what you have seen online up to this point couldn't possibly begin to tell you about how great living at 347 North Road truly is. Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or fewer (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In a previous post, “Translating Real Estate Ads” I provided my own interpretive glossary for all the abbreviations we use when describing a home. 1000 characters (and spaces) are not a lot – especially when we want to share with you all of the wonderful features about the house – so, I will use all of the characters I want, using our own internet real estate, to communicate to you why you should buy one of the homes we have on the market. We also like to use this opportunity to tell you about the intangibles, the features of the house that you wouldn't know by looking at the photos online or visiting. The stuff that you would only know if you lived there. It is always such a pleasure to sell a house that has been continuously maintained with such meticulous care and detail that we know that Buyers will be as thrilled with the home inspection as they are with all of the reasons they fell in love with the home in the first place.  347 North Road is that house. For those of you unfamiliar with the builder, Creighton Hammill, the best way in which to describe his houses is "quintessential New England" - wide pine floors, open kitchen / family room, total character set on a beautiful piece of land. This is absolutely not your cookie cutter colonial (not that there's anything wrong with that). 347NorthRdSudbury-13 347 North Road is set far back from the road in a beautifully landscaped private setting.  The house has been beautifully maintained and features Pottery Barn decor and all of the amenities you would expect complemented by period detail and character - especially the gorgeous wide pine floors. The heart of the house is a country kitchen that, on one side, opens to a four season Sun Room w/skylights overlooking a spacious backyard ( I would live in this room). The other side of the kitchen welcomes you to the family room with a fireplace. The first floor also includes a handsome office/library with 3 walls of built in bookcases, a well organized mud room, and a perfectly placed powder room between the family room and mudroom. Upstairs features a Master Bedroom with not one, but TWO walk-in CLOSETS, one of which is 15' (probably larger than your first apartment), and a gorgeous spa bath w/skylights, tiled shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. All 3 Bathrooms were updated in 2013. No need to go to the basement to do laundry, as the laundry is also on the 2nd floor. The finished lower level includes a play room and storage space. OUTSIDE: Very cool for kids (and parents), is that the backyard has its own walking path direct to Haynes Elementary School. The backyard itself is spectacular - a real retreat w/its flat yard, lush lawn and plantings. 347 North Road is a very convenient location. Across the street is a brand new neighborhood of million$ homes that are being built. But, buying a house isn't just about the house. It's about the neighborhood, location, and all of the intangibles that make a house a home. 347 North Road is conveniently located close to all points North (Rt 117, Route 2) making it a great commuting spot for those wishing to take the train to Boston from either the Concord or Lincoln North Station commuter rail stops. As I mentioned above, your children will attend Haynes Elementary School, and Curtis Middle School (Sudbury's only middle school.)  High School is the highly rated Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, better known as L-S. I can tell you all about what I love about this house, but it's even better to hear from the current owners:

"We bought our house in 2006 while expecting our first child.  We were looking for a house with a lot of character, potential to grow with us, good access to local activities and commuting, and a private lot with lots of room for our children to play.  Our home is both private and easy access to shopping, sports facilities, camps, school, cultural activities and commuter rail.  With many of these located a short walk through the back yard away.  The house itself has a classic feel, with a comfortable layout, plenty of character and plenty of room to grow (unfinished attic, half finished basement and solarium).  We really see it as our convenient oasis from all of the hassle of daily life.

What we love most about our home is that the backyard is that it 100% private, which is a hard thing to find in the suburbs.  Our boys have truly enjoyed having an entire green space to themselves.  They have loved spending time on the swings, hammock, and setting up baseball fields, soccer fields and for the past 3 winters we have built a hockey rink in the backyard.  The patio has always been a an extension of our living space.  We spend many fall, spring, and summer nights dining out there and during the winter we use our Adirondack chairs and the fire pit.  

The house is very cozy and if it’s a bit chilly or rainy we spend most of our time in the solarium which is by far our favorite room in the house or in the family room with a roaring fire.  We have spent most holidays hosting many at the long table in the solarium and everyone comments on the terrific view and absolute privacy back there.   The morning sun in the solarium is a great place to have your first coffee of the day.

Since we have owned the house, we have enjoyed making it our own by updating it and even adding new items to it.  There are a couple of projects that caught our eye when we bought it and we thought would make it a truly spectacular house.  The new shed, updated bathrooms and residing and painting have all made the house more appealing and enjoyable.  The kitchen is highly functional  and a great place to gather while preparing meals or for the boys to do their homework.  

In the backyard you will also see a path through the woods next to our hammock.  This is a walking path to Haynes Elementary School. The school is about a block away and we feel so fortunate to be able to walk to and from school each day.  As a mother I cherish this time with my boys as I feel I get a lot of updates from them and it is a special time together.  Our dog seems to enjoy the walk too!  When the boys were young we spent many mornings, afternoons, and early evenings at the Haynes School Playground.  Their first jungle gym experience was just a short walk away.  With Davis Field and Frost Farm (Whites Pond) conservation land down the sidewalk on North Road, we have spent many family walks, snowshoe treks, sledding adventures, and picnics enjoying the open spaces and wandering around the organic farmer’s fields that Sudbury has to offer. 

We are a very outdoorsy family and often walk to Davis Field just down the road for the boys soccer games.  We also have explored many of the Davis Conservation Trails throughout the years.  In addition we are lucky enough to be able to walk to Siena Organic Farm for seasonal farm shares which is just past Haynes School.  Haynes School is the smallest and most intimate elementary school in Sudbury and our boys have been fortunate enough to have small class sizes and very good student teacher ratios.  Our son has only 15 students in his class and we are thrilled with this size given the crowded classrooms that sometimes exist in and around the Boston area.  In addition Sudbury Schools have always been top schools in MA and the recent MCAS scores were exceptional!

We joined the neighborhood swim and tennis club called Greenwood and the boys have loved going there after school in the spring and in the summer with their friends.  Camp Sewataro is a short walk through our backyard and we can hear the laughter, giggling, and fun filled noises of the camp in the summer.  For the bigger kids (parents), we have been lucky enough to play several great golf and country clubs close by, with Nashawtuc a little over 2 miles away.  We often ski in the winter and are fortunate enough to have Nashoba Valley Mountain just down the road (11 miles) and easy access to mountains in NH and VT.  Our boys learned to ski at Nashoba and attended ski school one morning a week while they were in preschool.  We are also huge fans of the ocean and can head north or south quite efficiently to find a sandy beach for the day.  

Another great thing about our location is the proximity to several commuter rail stations.  Acton, West Concord, Concord Center, and Lincoln.  It is so easy to head into Boston and Cambridge to go to the North End, college hockey and football games, or just a night out with our friends in Boston either cars or trains.  The house is also centrally located to restaurants and activities in West Concord, Concord, Maynard, Sudbury Center, Hudson and Lincoln.  A couple of our favorite restaurants are Aka Bistro and Rail Trail Flatbread Co.

Just as the family who owned 347 North Road before us did, we have really enjoyed our oasis in Sudbury and hope that another family will continue to have similar enjoyment.  With its classic but comfortable layout, its opportunity to expand with your family, and its private but accessible location, we have really loved this home and built great memories here for our boys."

Easy to show! Call us today. Carole 508-277-6956 or Gabrielle 617-320-8150.


redoakscreenshot Interested in an absolutely gorgeous Creighton Hammill colonial reproduction in the most historic area in Sudbury that happens to have a great deal of privacy AND be in a wonderful neighborhood? Feel free to call us while you are reading. Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or less (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In a previous post, “Translating Real Estate Ads” I provided my own interpretive glossary for all the abbreviations we use when describing a home. 1000 characters (and spaces) are not a lot – especially when we want to share with you all of the wonderful features about the house – so, I will use all of the characters I want, using our own internet real estate, to communicate to you why you should buy one of the homes we have on the market. We also like to use this opportunity to tell you about the intangibles, the features of the house that you wouldn't know by looking at the photos online or visiting. The stuff that you would only know if you lived there. It is always such a pleasure to sell a house that has been continuously maintained with such meticulous care and detail that we just know that the Buyers will be just as thrilled with the home inspection as they are with all of the reasons they fell in love with the house in the first place.  36 Red Oak Drive is that house. Mentioning that the the curb appeal is magazine beautiful is an understatement. Tall trees, flowering shrubs, lush lawn, and over 500 gorgeous perennials frame the portrait for this Creighton Hammill Colonial Reproduction. For those of you unfamiliar with Creighton Hammill, the best way in which to describe the houses he built is "quintessential New England" - wide pine floors, open kitchen / family room, total character and a lot of land. This is absolutely not your cookie cutter colonial. Perfectly sited on 5 acres (yes, 5) of land abutting Memorial Forest with another 615 acres of land with fabulous walking trails, as you approach this home, you will know that you are about to experience something special. The exquisite landscaping is just the beginning. 36 Red Oak Drive home has not only been meticulously maintained, it has been renovated as well. There are wide pine floors and period detail throughout. The warm, inviting Kitchen features beautiful wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances offering the perfect blend of traditional and modern and naturally opens to the Family Room. The Family Room features a Rumford fireplace and has an ideal flow to the heated Sun Room with walls of glass, a cathedral ceiling, and skylights. Also on the first floor is a Private Office with built ins. The Master Bedroom features a Rumford fireplace plus a newly renovated (2014) Bathroom. There are 3 additional Bedrooms, a renovated main Bathroom, and another office area. The Walk up attic has fantastic potential. PLUS, an awesome walk out lower level (basement) with a 33' Game Room and Exercise Room. Totally Turnkey. But, buying a house isn't just about the house. It's about the neighborhood, location and all of the intangibles that make a house a home. The location is wonderfully located close to the historic Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Gristmill, Little Red Schoolhouse (of "Mary Had a Little Lamb") and the famous Martha Mary Chapel, where, last I heard, exists a wedding waiting list which includes those who have not even met their future spouse, and has been seen in multiple movies, including "Ghost of Girlfriends Past"- but only a few miles from the necessary modern conveniences, aka Target (and the nostalgic Penny Candy Store). The Elementary School for 36 Red Oak Drive is Peter Noyes Elementary (I have firsthand experience with the school and can answer all of your questions, it is a fantastic school). Middle School for all of Sudbury is Curtis Middle School and Sudbury shares a High School with the town of Lincoln. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Better known as L-S. We love hearing what the Sellers say about 36 Red Oak Drive: "When we first visited this property nearly a decade ago, we were stunned by the beauty of the landscaping and awed by the level of privacy.  Touring the inside of the home we envisioned the concept of a Provence farmhouse or a comfy Connecticut inn and have decorated accordingly.  We felt blessed to become owners of this home, as it is as much a “homestead” to us emotionally as it is legally.  We embraced a responsibility as stewards or caretakers of this home completely and have spared no expense to maintain and improve its beauty. Surprises?  The 600+acre Memorial Forest and Desert just outside the back gate was a huge, wonderful surprise.  We enjoy it with friends throughout the year – bug spray to snowshoes – and continue to discover new trails and elements of nature to this day.  The capacity to entertain a sizeable crowd with such ease was a delightful surprise – from the amount of guest parking to the way the first floor flows with liquid buffets in the kitchen, food buffets in the dining room, and seating in the living room, study, and family room.  Other surprises?  That a gigantic Christmas tree could fill the sunroom during the holidays in such a pretty way.  That the basement is so full of natural light, becoming suitable for anything from a children’s playroom to a home office to a fitness center.  That all one can see resting on any one of the beds upstairs is green tree line waving in the breeze.  That Rumford fireplaces really are distinctive not only in look but also in terms of the increased amount of warmth they throw off into the room.  That pine wood can be so very elegant in its simplicity.  That if there is such a place as heaven for dogs, this is it! If this home could talk, it would tell stories of family – birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, holidays, team dinners.  It would tell these stories with warmth and comfort, peacefulness and good spirit.  It would say that we have been great company and that it will be delighted to welcome a new family soon." Call us today, you'll be so glad you did. OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, JULY 13 from 12:00-2:00



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