Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Your New House


First of all, this is a shameless plug for my house, which sits on one end of an aqueduct trail in Natick, Massachusetts, 1.3 miles from the Natick Community Organic Farm and the local elementary school. It just went on the market for $589,000, and there should be an Open House on Sunday May 7th.

The house’s details and photos can be found on newenglandmoves.com or Realtor.com by town and price, or by MLS number 70376174

http://www.newenglandmoves.com/Listings/SingleFamily_NewEnglandMoves.htm?id=1010628056

The house, at 160 Cottage Street, Natick, has 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, 1900 square feet and 1.37 acres. Part of the land is the aqueduct path itself. In advance of putting my house on the market we sold the town a hiking easement to ensure that the trail’s current but unofficial use will be able to continue (i.e., hiking, skiing and biking are good, but no horses due to erosion issues, and no motor vehicles except for aqueduct maintenance).

Anyone wanting to use the trail in either direction is welcome, despite the legal fiction No Trespassing sign still on my property (put up by the MWRA, not me, presumably to reduce their liability if someone gets injured on this very flat and easy trail).

It’s been great living here, in large part because of this trail, which gives my wife in particular the opportunity to bike the children down to the school playground and organic farm (basically a free zoo), and to meet the many neighbors who walk their dogs and bike and cross country ski here. The wild turkeys crossing the back yard are pretty cool too.

2 comments:

Amy said...

I'll take it, oh woops, I already own it.

Tim said...

Not being one of the cognoscenti, I am dying to know—what happened? Did you sell the house? Are you still gardening? Are you still blogging? Your blog is still active, but it hasn’t been added to since May. What a mystery!

My name is Tim. My partner, Sara, and I do our gardening in British Columbia, the home province of that snob Hobbes. His garden store in Vancouver is the same as the book you desribe—a snooty plant and flower shop in an upscale neighborhood.

We live on an island in the Georgia Straight, called Gabriola. I started blogging a little while ago. Please don’t hesitate to visit gabriola garden. I like alliteration, as the title suggests.

Sara grows exquisitely beautiful flowers while I offer succulent, robust vegetables. We feed all our plants 100% organic macro and micro nutrients supplied by the Advanced Nutrients company.

Their Voodoo Juice is a Microbial Rhizosphere Colonizer, 100% pure and organic, that increases root mass, thus enhancing growth by aiding the absorption of nutrients. My huge zucchinis win ribbons at the local fair.

We too have a forested park in our vicinity. The trails are meant to be used for walking, but lately more and more mountain bikers are discovering the natural beauty of our island. One has to be careful not to get knocked over!

Please put me out of my misery, and tell us what happened to your house. Is it still on the market? Are you still living in it? We await your response…