7/28/2014: Letter from William Raveis

Did anybody else get this letter?

The one from a realtor at William Raveis asking if you want to sell your home. Says her buyer has identified Randlett Park as “the prettiest in West Newton.”

Look you guys – I don’t know who this buyer is – but we need them on the street. Bad. This is clearly a very smart individual that was like Fairway is a dump, don’t talk to me about Eliot – get me a home on Randlett. Very real estate savy.

You think this person is going to miss a block party? Not join Scotch Club? No way! Probably shovel your driveway, then bring you hot chocolate when they’re done.

Might call the realtor to find out more about the buyer. Might also put a for sale sign in your yard if the realtor confirms my suspicions about this buyer.


7/8/2014: 12 Bunker Lane just listed for $689k

12 Bunker just came on the market for $689k.  This is a 3 bed, 1.5 bath with 1,616 sq/ft. As close to living on Randlett Park as it gets.  You’re like 1 house away.  New owners play their cards right they could be attending next year’s block party.

Think Bunker has their own block party?  Yeah right.  There are like 4 houses you guys.

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7/3/2014: Replacing front steps and walkway

So we’re just starting this process you guys. If you’ve ever had drinks on our front steps, you know they’re in rough shape.


The bricks are crumbling and the mortar is turning into dust.


The wood columns are rotting too.


We’ve met with a few contractors to have the stairs rebuilt and the walkway redone in bluestone and the columns replaced with fiberglass columns (no rotting or maintenance). Met with 2 contractors so far and here’s what the job entails:

Bracing the roof then knocking out the columns.  Jack hammering the front steps and walkway and removing all the debris.  Rebuilding the front steps and filling the middle with concrete.  Adjusting the grade surrounding the walkway.  Laying down bluestone tops with either brick or stone accents.  Replacing the columns with fiberglass columns.  Laying down grass & lome around the new walkway.

Will keep you posted on our progress.

Footnote: Happy 4th you guys!!