New house, new start

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The Jarrett House North has moved. I don’t mean this blog, though given my relative silence here for the last too-long-to-count you’d be forgiven for thinking all the action was going on elsewhere. No, I mean our physical house. Ten years to the day after buying our first Massachusetts home, we became the owners of this 1947 Colonial in Lexington. After ten years in a Cape, I still can’t get over all the space. I mean, we certainly made that little Cape as spacious as we could. But it’s no match for center hall, full second floor, full attic. Even with only a half-finished basement it’s still a lot of room. So of course, we’re still in boxes despite having moved six weeks ago. But we’re getting used to the place and the neighborhood. And what a neighborhood! East Lexington was a separate village once upon a time and we’re right at the center of it all. I’ll post a little about our neighboring architecture soon. And the grounds are astonishing — after having to cut down a bunch of diseased trees at the old house, to have a bunch of healthy horse chestnut trees, maples, a gorgeous plane tree, and even what I think might be an apple tree is a fantastic blessing. So even on a rainy day, I can sit here and look out the window and say: we lucked out.

2 thoughts on “New house, new start”

  1. Hi! I found this delightful to read. My name is sarah miller and I live in the Robbins house at 475 Mass Av!
    Let’s chat! I thought you have you over for a Little time around the fire pit. I haven’t covered so many amazing things about this property. I’d love to hear more.
    Sarah Miller
    562-388-3049

    1. Hi Sarah, great to virtually “meet” you! I’ve walked by the Robbins house many times with our dog in better weather. What a neat home you live in.

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