Designs By Erica | Newton Street Kitchen

Hard work, inspiration, and collaboration allowed Erica to take this two-family condo conversion from drab to FAB! 68 Newton Street embodies the warm feeling home-owners crave through the details that bring this unit to life. As with anything in life, the magic is in the details, so without further ado, let us introduce you to some of the materials and finishes we used to spec this gorgeous home! 

 

The largest surface areas lay the framework for the most visual impact, and in this case, we took the time, care, and money to employ a skilled artisan to lay this inviting red oak herringbone flooring with a satin finish. Talk about setting the stage; it’s the first thing you see upon entering the space. Initially, we covered the entire first-floor living area with this stunning application. 

 

The Calacatta Classic Quartz Countertops have the second largest surface area adding to that intense visual impact/eye candy. In that application, it adds elegance, enhancing the kitchen’s cohesive feel and simultaneously softening the look with its organic presence. As part of the design, it was essential for us to avoid the overplayed stainless steel hood vent. A more design-friendly esthetic lead us to build a case-good around an installed industrial look. It helped to unify the countertops and the rest of the kitchen by bringing the quartz behind the stove for easy cleaning, and that show-stopping moment where it just pops! 

The white polished ceramic tile backsplash in a stacked pattern gives depth and interest without overpowering the expensive and tasteful countertops. 

 

An industrial-style “Vigo” brushed brass faucet with a black pull down hose, and brass spring feature offer both functionality and style! 

 

Bright Brass Milk Glass Pendants hang over the contrasting naturally finished kitchen island, setting the scene for a stylish and cozy gathering so that the home-owner enjoys time with friends and family. At the same time, incorporating the repetitive white motif. 

Kitchen hardware can be such a drag, but it can incorporate just the right amount of pizzazz with the proper touch. Layering matte black bar pulls, cup pulls, and knobs throughout this white kitchen in various sizes added the juxtaposition this neutral space was craving and also added rhythm to an otherwise dull implementation.

“Designs by Erica” part of Covelle & Company helps clients transform their spaces into homes. Her soul mission is to evoke emotion and create demand. Erica’s attention to detail and style elevates appeal, assisting sellers and developers to sell more quickly and for more money. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that this incredible renovation was made possible by collaborating with Lavelle Development. This fantastic company specializes in building and remodeling homes in the Greater Boston area. Keep an eye out for more collaborative projects from Covelle & Co. & Lavelle Development. A perfect match of design & development 🤗.

Check out 68 Newton Street Unit 2 and all its glory on Boston Globe’s Home of the Week! #DesignsByErica

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Designs by Erica the Design Inspiration you NEED for home renovations!

Come discover how designs by Erica can help you sell your property.  As a seasoned realtor and interior designer,  Erica Covelle can take a property from distressed to daring. Designing, styling and staging spaces is an art that takes a listing to the next level. Above you will see the inspiration for our latest project and listing, 24 Grandview. Erica produces her own designs, creating a cost-efficient renovation for the client to catapult and cash in on their well-deserved equity.

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Luckily, Erica Covelle was born with a gift of making interior settings look fantastic. It’s what she loves most about her job selling real estate.  This talent (along with her experience as a professional interior designer and realtor) sets her apart from all other agents. She transforms “what it is” to “what it can be” while building equity and setting the scene to achieve top dollar numbers! Intrigued? Buckle up — we’re taking you through the design process of some of our most revealing transformations!  

   

Here are some pictures before the home has been designed:

Here’s just a snippet of how we transformed this home:

Bathroom 

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New vanity and some matte black hardware make this bathroom shine! 

Living Room

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Hello chic modern decor.

Kitchen

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From drab to fab — with new hardware and designer light fixtures! 

Master Bedroom

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With brighter walls, less clutter, and a modern feel, this space really opened up.

Contact us today to hear more about our top agents offering an exclusive white-glove service. 

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We’re here to help you, wherever life takes you.

During the last three months, many of us have re-evaluated what we need from our homes. Some desire more space, maybe with a terrace, garden, or pool, while others may be ready to downsize into a low-maintenance lifestyle. Some might be ready for a residence in warmer weather, while others are looking for a cooler escape. 

 

Over the next few months and subsequent years, there will be many changes made to the places we call home. At Compass, I am connected to the best real estate professionals in regions all across the country who are ready to help you explore and navigate your options.

 

Some of our recent success stories include…

 

Covelle & Co. represented a young couple on successfully selling their Boston condo to fulfill their desires to move to the West Coast! We connected them to an experienced LA Compass Agent who understood their needs and landed them a great spot in their desired location.  

 

A friend of a friend who lives in Dallas needed a listing agent to sell his home to make his move to Austin. Based on his needs and wants, we found him three amazing top producers in both Dallas and Austin for him to choose from!

 

If you or someone you know is making a move, wherever it is in the world, let us do the work and help find the qualified professional, you need to make your dreams a reality.

Behind The Transformation — 22 Stedman

Welcome to the behind the transformation of one of our properties.  We pride ourselves in being able to give our clients an opportunity to bring a competitive edge to their properties when selling their homes, through vision and execution! Being able to reinvent and elegantly market your property will allow our vision to take your home to its full potential.  

 

“As a seasoned REALTOR & Interior Designer, I have sold hundreds’ of homes, and Compass without a doubt has played a considerable role in my clients’ success when selling. The Compass Concierge program allows me to ensure my clients that we are creating a perfect picture property when debuting their home to the market, leading to top dollar pricing for long term 

investments.” 

   -Erica Covelle 

                                                                                              

As a seasoned realtor and designer, vision and collaboration with trusted counterparts lead to great success.  22 Stedman St is an excellent example and we want to show you more of this behind the transformation.  This single-family Victorian built-in 1890 was last styled in the early 1990’s and looked like a page taken out of a Domain Magazine Ad.  We took this beautiful piece of architecture and brought it to a trendy contemporary vibe we knew buyers would drool over while highlighting original details and maintaining authentic appeal.  We painted the entire interior, walls, and baseboards included,  painted the oak kitchen cabinets out white, changed countertops, hardware, updated all lighting fixtures, and staged this home to create a vibe we know is saleable! 

 

The result was phenomenal.  We sold this home in the middle of a cold winter in New England, and for over the asking price! The seller was thrilled and described our services as being the wedding planners of real estate!  Every single person involved in this transaction felt that they won.  The seller had a great experience with the listing agent (us).  The buyer was thrilled to have found the perfect place to call home and both agents who conduct the transaction aided in a smooth transition for both parties making for one of the best sales to kick off 2020!  There is no better feeling than helping a seller feel proud to market their home and to see all their hard work to pay off as.  They willing to take the advice they were given and won because of it.  

Change might not have felt 100% comfortable but they knew deep down it was what was needed!  

   

Here are some before photos of 22 Stedman Street:

Here’s just a snippet of how we transformed this home:

Kitchen

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White shaker cabinetry and black hardware brought a contemporary update to this beautiful kitchen!

Living Room

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Hello hardwood and chic modern decor.

Bathroom

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From drab to fab — freshly painted and staged with a new vanity top and hardware.

Master Bedroom

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With brighter walls , less clutter and a modern feel, this space really opened up.

Selling your home? It’s clichéd but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Don’t leave money on the table. COVELLE&CO GREATER BOSTON REAL ESTATE helps clients sell two times faster for an average of 1.4 percent more. At an average sale price of $600,000, that’s $24,000 more!

Contact us today to hear more about our top agents offering an exclusive white glove service. 

Thank you for looking at our behind the transformation.  Check out our Pinterest to get some awesome inspiration!


Behind The Transformation — 56 Brookbridge Road

From the distressed to the daring, every property contains a great deal of potential.  Believe us — small changes make a huge difference when it comes time to sell. Did you know? Average real estate agents will dramatically discount a house based on poor appearance because they, like many buyers, can’t see the transformation possibilities underneath the clutter and outdated decor.

Luckily, our Erica Covelle was born with a gift of making things look fantastic. It’s what she loves most about her job selling real estate, and it’s this talent (and experience as a professional interior designer) that sets her apart from all other agents. She transforms “what it is” to “what it can be,” building equity and setting the scene to achieve top dollar numbers! Intrigued? Buckle up — we’re taking you “Behind the Transformation” at 56 Brookbridge Road in Stoneham.

Here’s how the home looked before our renovations and staging:

56 Brookbridge fit the definition of “lived in,” but loved. An elderly brother and sister lived in this home for many years. They inherited this home from their parents and had been the single owners of this well-cared for home for years. But when the brother fell ill, the sister couldn’t live alone in this big home by herself. The time had come to sell.

The sad reality here is that people think they can take advantage of the elderly, and oftentimes — they succeed.  Neighbors came around offering this family an extremely low price. One even offered as low as $200,000 for a home that we priced at $600,000! We make it our practice to treat every home and family as we would our own. We abide by the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Erica procured the listing and set forth on a journey to transform this home and bring it from 1970 to 2018. Here’s just a snippet of how we transformed this home:

Kitchen

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  1. Removed dated countertop and backsplash with new and stylish current trends.
  2. Updated the flooring to open up a more neutral space with fresh hardwood flooring.
  3. Replaced the backsplash with a monochromatic tile to widen the space.
  4. Updated center light to act as a focal point of the room.
  5. Changed cabinet knobs to add a golden contemporary finish.

Here are some standout before and after shots from other areas of the home:

Living Room

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Goodbye, blue carpet! Hello hardwood and chic modern decor.

Basement

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A deep clean was in order. Underneath? Untapped space!

Bathroom

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From drab to fab — freshly painted and staged with a new vanity top and hardware.

Master Bedroom

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With brighter furniture, less clutter and a modern feel, this space really opened up.

Home Exterior

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From average home to luxury single family, we pulled off a major transformation.

In the end, we sold this home for more than $600,000! We transformed what was a shabby single-family to a thriving residence for any stylish buyer. With COVELLE&CO by her side, this seller MADE MONEY — and avoided potentially leaving $200,000 on the table.

Selling your home? It’s clichéd but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Don’t leave money on the table. COVELLE&CO GREATER BOSTON REAL ESTATE helps clients sell two times faster for an average of 1.4 percent more. At an average sale price of $600,000, that’s $24,000 more! Call us today to hear more about our top agents offering an exclusive white glove service: covelleco.com/contact-us