This has been a very hard secret to keep and while reading your messages on Instagram, it looks like I didn’t do a very good job as everyone thought my announcement was a baby or a house!
I appreciated the few that thought it was a new brand partnership, clothing line or becoming a FASTer Way head trainer!
We would love to stay in the city forever but our boys are in need of more space to run and jump. We’ve outgrown our home and without a major renovation we’d soon go crazy. Some of you know this but we own a two family building and had initially planned to make it a single family so we could stay. After having 2 boys, and hope for more kids, this plan ultimately did not feel like it was the right fit (at least not right now).
We began looking at houses last winter to get an idea of the market. We chose the area to look based on commute time for Nick and public schools. We initially began looking mainly in Wellesley. While we loved one house, we just weren’t ready to move.
Something popped up off market through mutual friends in June and we knew we had found the one.
The sellers were a wonderful family who had outgrown their beloved home. They weren’t looking to actually move until 2020 which made the decision even easier as it would allow us to stay in Boston longer but took the pressure off of finding a place when we were actually ready to move. We got to avoid the anxiety of open houses or the stress of bidding wars. It would also allow me, crazy momma, to figure out our preK/preschool situation without being under the gun.
The home happened to be in Weston which was also part of our search.
So shortly after the new year, we closed and now we are getting excited for our great suburban migration. I’m in love with the home as it has so much character and charm as well as the neighborhood. We’ve already met a few neighbors and they couldn’t be more welcoming.
So, what now? It’s time to start designing and decorating. I have never hired an interior designer and am looking for leads so if you have someone local that you love, send me a DM on instagram or leave a comment below! Can’t wait to share the home with you guys! Also, any leads on closet renovations? Are California closets all their cracked up to be or is it just good PR???
Danielle H says
Good luck! I can wait to see what you do with the house, I’m sure the boys will love the new home!
Thank you Danielle!
Congrats!! The Container Store does wonderful closets too, with many styles and price points. We are slowly working our way through doing all the closets in our house.
Someone else just suggested this to us as well!
Jenna at Boston Chic Party says
Congratulations Sarah! Weston is such a gorgeous town! Can’t wait to see more home stuff too! ❤️
Congrats on the purchase! Have you sold your “homes” in Boston or do you plan on keeping them to rent out?
Can’t wait for you to share some photos of the new place! You mentioned not moving to Wellesley but do you mind sharing where you ended up?
We are going to rent them out! Also, I mentioned where, it’s in Weston!
As a boy mom, I’m going to tell you the space will be amazing!! Enjoy! Also, Cali closets is over priced and not that great. We used closets by design. It wasn’t cheap but more for your money!
Thank you!!! We thought this might be the case. And yes, the space can’t come quick enough.
Kristen reed says
So exciting! Congrats on the home! ?
Congrats! Weston is beautiful! We are in Dover but our twins go to Weston Pediatrics and we love all the Docs there. We are also doing preschool in Wellesley if you want recommendations. As for a designer I have an awesome recommendation for you and will DM you her details. We’ve been doing major renovations at our home and she’s been fantastic. Best of luck on your move!
Awesome thank you so much! My sister in law recommended the Weston Pediatrics as well!!
Congrats, Sarah! So exciting!
So many good designers around! Dina @ Honey and Fitz or Erin @ Elements of Style are two that come to mind as my favorites! Congrats on the house! Welcome to Suburbia!
Thank you for recs!
Hi I used closet and storage concepts after meeting with 3 one of which was California. Closet and storage concepts. Did all of my closets and since then at least 5 friends have used them.
Awesome news! We just did a closet build out when we did an addition to years ago -- we got quotes from CA closets (not my favorite for multiple reasons), Boston Closets (who we went with) and Contemporary Closets. Good luck!
thank you!!! This was what we sorta figured but thank you for additional names!
Hi Sarah! Congrats on the home purchase! I have to recommend my friend, Katie Bogart from Bogart Interiors. She was just featured in a Boston Globe article for her interior design! Check her out: https://bogartinteriors.com/
Congratulations on your new home! I grew up in Weston, my dad is still there. You’ll love it. If you need a pediatrician, we love Wellesley pediatrics, the office is on rt 30 near the Pike entrance in Weston. Dr.Mark Blumenthal. My kids are 16&18 and we still love Dr Mark!
Marette Boyle says
Congrats! You should check out @havenly! I feel like you would love it!
Congrats on the new home, very exciting. Stephen is a great designer, warm personality and has a great eye.
Amber Faust says
Congrats! This is so exciting!