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This Single-Family in Stoughton, MA recently sold for $505,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Sabrina Carr - William Raveis R.E. & Home Services.


Stoughton, MA 02072

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$505,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Absolutely stunning 3 to 4 bedroom home for sale in a convenient part of Stoughton! The main level boasts an updated kitchen that opens into the dining area with gorgeous wood floors. The living room is complete with a fireplace for those upcoming chilly fall evenings!!! All three bedrooms on this level have hard wood floors and ceiling fans. The bathroom has also been tastefully updated. The large finished lower level is a perfect in-law or home dorm potential with a kitchenette, possible 4th bedroom, office, and a workout room complete with a full bar!!! There is also an additional full bathroom downstairs. The laundry area is equipped with a rinse sink. There is an outside oasis with a large deck overlooking your patio complete with grilling station and firepit. The hot tub is also negotiable!!! Conveniently located to the highway, public transportation, shopping, dining and so much more!

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Herbs, onions, celery and garlic infuse the carrots and beans in this soup with remarkable richness and character. This soup can be made with canned black beans, but we highly recommend using dry beans, cooked up with a clove of garlic and a dash of tamari. The beans will be splendid, filling your home with an irresistible aroma.  

This recipe serves 4 – 6. Try it and it just might become one of your go-to recipes.

Step 1. Gather the Ingredients.

You'll need:

  • 3 cups dry black beans
  • 3 large carrots, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1 large, yellow onion, diced
  • ½ cup green onions, finely chopped (both the green tops and the white bulbs)
  • 3 stalks celery, diced after the strings are pulled out and discarded
  • 1 small can crushed tomatoes 
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoonful of mixed salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped regular or Italian parsley
  • A few torn leaves of basil
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • Coconut aminos or tamari (note: either can be found in a regular grocery store, near the soy sauce)
  • Step 1. Prepare the Beans

    To make 3 cups of cooked black beans, begin with 1 cup of dried beans.

    Place the dry black beans, a generous dash of tamari sauce and a halved clove of garlic in a large pot of water for an hour to pre-cook.

    Remove the beans from heat. Allow them to cool.

    Rinse and drain the beans, discarding the garlic. 

    Step 2. Prepare the Soup

    Mince the second clove of garlic. Fire up the heat under a large soup pot add a dash of olive oil to the pot with the minced garlic. Add and sauté the diced carrots, celery and yellow onion over medium heat.

    Add the oregano, basil, broth and tomato sauce. Add a dash of tamari and the 3 cups of drained beans. Simmer gently over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Before removing the soup from heat, add the parsley and green onions plus salt and pepper to taste.

    Step 3. Serve and Enjoy

    If you plan to serve this soup on the same day, let it marinate for at least an hour, then reheat to serve. Carrot & Black Bean Soup tastes even more robust after it marinates overnight in the fridge.

    Serve with whole wheat rolls, crispbread or a baguette.

    To Your Health!

    Black beans are an excellent protein source. They're high in fiber, iron and folate, a B vitamin. Carrots are rich in antioxidants, vitamin K1 and potassium. Research has connected them to eye health and healthy cholesterol levels. Even the herbs in this soup are good for you. Oregano, basil and other herbs provide antioxidants and nutrients. Basil contains calcium and vitamin K. 

    Carrot & Black Bean Soup is perfect for cooking up for the family, to take to work, or to bring to a dinner at a friend's home. It's as nourishing as it is delicious.


    This Single-Family in Saugus, MA recently sold for $502,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Sabrina Carr - William Raveis R.E. & Home Services.


    Saugus, MA 01906

    Cliftondale

    Single-Family

    $438,000
    Price
    $502,000
    Sale Price

    4
    Rooms
    2
    Beds
    1/1
    Full/Half Baths
    WELCOME HOME! Located on a dead-end, this catalogue-worthy Ranch offers modern charm & an outdoor retreat.Enter via a sun-drenched dining or living rm that flows into the gorgeous kitchen, which features granite counters, new SS appliances, a pantry & island. There's 2 spacious & bright bedrooms & the master offers hotel inspired wall sconces. The spa-like bathroom hosts a tiled, walk-in shower w/dual heads, as well as granite counters & a dressing vanity. Looking for more space? The finished lower level is perfect for lounging/playing etc. It even has an office nook & 1/2 bath w/a built-in laundry room.The huge yard & oversized deck are great for entertaining, w/gas lines directly to the grill & fire pit. The unfinished walk-up attic offers exciting expansion opportunities. Newer roof/garage door & motor, high-efficiency propane heat system, Nest thermostats, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, storage & plenty of parking complete this turn-key home. Easy access to Rt1, dining & more!

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    Floating shelves offer your space a more streamlined look. Your walls seem less cluttered, which allows your focus pieces to take center stage.

    Because floating shelves require less space than traditional shelves, you can put them anywhere all while maintaining your floor space below. They can be any length you choose -- within reason. You can even work around more permanent features like a fireplace, doorway, outlet or window.

    You'll be surprised just how easy and affordable it is to install floating shelves and home much they'll delight guests and prospective homebuyers alike. You'd expect something this elegant to require specialized tools and a lot of engineering knowledge to avoid collapse. But follow these simple steps and you'll be enjoying your own in no time.

    What you'll need

    • Floating shelf brackets
    • 20mm paddle drill bit 
    • Electric drill - *Pro Tip* Borrow. Don't buy unless you do projects like this frequently. 
    • Stain, poly & brushes
    • Palm sander
    • Your hardwood of choice - Poplar, oak, maple, walnut or cherry works great.

    How to create floating shelves

    Here's your step-by-step guide.

    Measure your space

    Determine how large to make your shelves. To achieve a floating effect, avoid stopping them right at the edge of other features. Give it some space. 

    *Pro tip* - Mom & Pop hardware and lumber stores will often cut the wood for you, so you don't have to worry about getting a saw. 

    Drill holes for brackets

    Each bracket has two 6-inch steel rods. Measure the halfway point between them and mark the wood where it will be against the wall. Drill a 1" wide hole into each shelf edge, 7" deep.

    Sand & stain

    It's time to sand and stain. This process is very straight forward. But do this outside because sawdust will fly everywhere. Sanding not only smooths any rough spots. It also helps the shelves hold a more even stain for a flawless finish. 

    *Pro tip* Test your stain on an extra piece of the same wood. Stains can be unpredictable depending on the hue of the wood, how it absorbs the dye, etc. You may need to mix two stains to achieve the desired darkness and color.

    Find the studs & install brackets

    Install brackets directly into the studs, spaced apart to align with the holes that you drilled into your shelves so that the brackets slid easily into those holes.

    Arrange your shelves

    Place your shelves over the wall brackets. Because of their design, floating shelves can hold significant weight. But that defeats the purpose. Less is more on a floating shelf. So plan and arrange pieces that accentuate each other.

    That's how to build a floating shelf. Follow our blog for more helpful home maintenance and design tips.


    This Condo in Winthrop, MA recently sold for $420,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Sabrina Carr - William Raveis R.E. & Home Services.


    Winthrop, MA 02152

    Condo

    $424,900
    Price
    $420,000
    Sale Price

    4
    Rooms
    1
    Beds
    1
    Baths
    Luxury Living and only minutes to Downtown Boston. Welcome to the Residences at Atlantis Marina Condominium. Amazing waterfront and Boston Skyline views from this meticulous 1 bedroom, 1 bath with close to 1000 square feet of living space. Custom maple cabinet kitchen, granite counters, S/S appliances. Open dining/living room with high ceilings, wood floors. Private balcony off the living room. Bright sunny bedroom with water views. Separate alcove which can be used as your own home office. Lots of closet and storage space. 1 Deeded Underground Space (G-5 ) and 1 Deeded Above Ground Space (P-37 ). Amenities include Concierge, 24 hour fitness room and meeting room. Pet Friendly building. Come explore all that Winthrop has to offer. You will not be disappointed.

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