New Construction Modern Farmhouse | 44 Grove Street, Reading

Enjoy the grandeur of what feels like unlimited space in this stunning Reading, New Construction Modern Farmhouse. Step in from the quintessential farmer’s porch into a revealing traditional entry featuring an executive home office and formal dining to the left and right.

The designer kitchen will showcase an extra-long island for those casual nights and a walk-in pantry one can only dream about, with additional work surface area when prepping for those large gatherings with friends and family we are all craving.

A great room with a gas fireplace and cathedral ceilings adjoins the kitchen, with a sliding glass door that creates ease of access to the exterior.

The large spacious mudroom off the 2 car garage makes for quick easy mornings where everyone’s things are organized and ready, and with the kitchen nearby unloading those groceries is a breeze.

The master bedroom is highlighted by a walk-in closet and an ensuite equipped with both a soaking tub and shower. A second bathroom serves three more bedrooms, each with ample closet space.

With an enormous finished basement along with a finished 3rd floor, this 15 room home leaves for nothing more to be desired when looking for that perfect suburban home. 44 Grove Street checks all the boxes.

 

#CoCoInspo | Stay Warm by the Fireplace

While fireplaces add functionality to your home, they also embody comfort and warmth, as the Scandinavian would call #hygge.

These projects bring the heat as showcase pieces for our three recent #DesignsByErica projects. It is important to us that each of our projects embodies a little bit of a different vibe.

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July #BuildHerUp | Elizabeth Wallace, Elizabeth Wallace Wellness

Let’s warmly welcome our #July #BuildHerUp feature, Elizabeth Wallace!

Elizabeth is an empowering and inspiring life coach whose sole mission is to help her clients find joy in their lives. Having left her typical 9-5 job back in 2020, she began her coaching business in the middle of a global pandemic fulfilling her dreams and creating her own happiness, which coincidently is helping others find theirs, holy rockstar!

Elizabeth Wallace Wellness offers one-on-one sessions and group coaching, including yoga, encouraging the movement of your mind and body. What’s abundantly clear is she’s a pioneer paving the way and leading the path to the #JoyRevolution! Want to learn more about how she may be able to help you find your “joy”?

Elizabeth’s Pro Tip:

“You are in charge. You are the boss. You get to make the rules of your business (and life!), so make rules that FEEL GOOD to you. Don’t force yourself to work in a way that drains you. Find the schedule, environment, clients, and boundaries that support the way your brain and body work. Don’t work well in the mornings? Figure out a way (and there’s always a way!) to shift your work to afternoons and evenings. Think best while in nature? Make walks part of your work routine. Do you want to take a month off in the summer? Find a way to make it happen.

Your job as a business owner is to get yourself into a place where you FEEL good as much as possible. Because when you feel good, you show up as your whole self. And your business and the world need your whole self.

The same tip goes for goals, too. YOU get to make your goals, so think about what purpose you want your goals to serve: do you want goals to motivate you? To inspire you? To kick you in the pants? Choose goals that serve the specific purpose you WANT them to serve.”

Follow her on insta @elizabeth.the.joy.coach. She crushes the #instareel game by outputting extraordinarily influential and beneficial content and, at the same time, is the cutest new #BossMama on #Instagram to date!

#DesignsByErica | Day Street Primary Bathroom

Want to check out a sweet city dweller’s dream #primarybath?

8 Day Street is currently on the market and patiently awaiting its new owner to use this brand new luxurious primary bath!

The neutral landscape embodies the perfect blend of whites and beiges, creating a serene environment to begin and end each day. The #WestElm fluted glass pear-shaped fixed offsets the #largearch brass mirror, which spans the length of the vanity, adding that #DesignsByErica signature touch of drama and style!

 

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BUILD HER UP JUNE | NANCY ZHOU, SILVER WHISK BAKE SHOP

A warm welcome to our June Build Her Up nomination: Nancy Zhou from @silverwhiskbakeshop

Nancy is the Founder of the Silver Whisk Bake Shop, an online bake shop specializing in handcrafted cakes and confections. 

Nancy’s initial struggles in the infancy of her business had her wishing she had someone as a north star. From that void, having gone through it all, she has founded a consulting and mentoring program for bakers like herself looking to start their own home or online bakery, as well as those struggling with the day-to-day task of owning a small company and wearing all the hats!

Nancy’s pro-tip:

✨” Build confidence by taking action. Define your goal (dream bigger), and then create a step-by-step plan for how you’ll accomplish your goal. Focus on completing one small step at a time and be flexible because life happens! Surround yourself with support and helpful resources because you’ll need it. It’ll be a challenging and uncomfortable process but extremely rewarding. With every step you complete, you’ll be stronger, and so will your business. You CAN do it.”

Awarded the 2020 Best Cakes recognition from the Best of Boston, Nancy takes immense care and time to ensure her products are nothing but the best for her clients while simultaneously delivering understated elegance and surprising flavors. In addition to her stunning cakes and petite fours, Nancy also offers unique chocolate bars inspired by the flavors of her childhood growing up as a Chinese kid in America.

One thing is clear: Nancy is a multi-talented artist who is virtuous in her work. Her generosity in sharing knowledge with what could otherwise be looked at as competitors is admirable, to say the very least.   Nancy is the perfect candidate for our 2+ year Build Her Up campaign, acknowledging her accomplishments as she is the definition of our #BuildHerUp movement.

 

If you would like to nominate a powerful woman who deserves some recognition, please contact us!