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The plight of the Smoking Man

As smokers get banned from bars, beaches, and perhaps apartment buildings, I cannot in good conscience condemn them. By Peter Keough

Room to Love

// All grown up: Nursery becomes master bath

A nursery in a Belmont Colonial is transformed into an elegant master bath.

Location, Location, Location

// What does your money buy in Beverly?

A sampling of homes for sale in Beverly includes a Dutch Colonial near the beach and a Colonial in Beverly Farms.

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// Can you paint tile? This reader has — twice

Contractor Rob Robillard offers advice on painting tiles, preventing ice dams, and fixing broken shower valves.

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A use-and-occupancy agreement has pros and pitfalls

Hugh J. Fitzpatrick III answers your questions on titles, transactions, and more.


// A sneak peek at The Viridian

The Viridian will feature 342 residences, including 38 affordable-housing units, as well as 295 underground parking spaces and 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


Recent transactions: city

A collection of homes for sale in Allston, Charlestown, Roslindale, and more.

Recent transactions: south

A collection of homes for sale in Canton, Hingham, Kingston, and more.

Recent transactions: west

A collection of homes for sale in Acton, Boxboro, Shrewsbury, and more.

Recent transactions: north

A collection of homes for sale in Lynnfield, Medford, Tewksbury, and more.

Editor's note

Welcome to Address, our Sunday real estate section, full of advice, profiles, essays, neighborhood spotlights, and more.

Need advice? Ask

Home repair questions? Ask contractor Rob Robillard, whose new weekly column will offer the latest tips and tricks. You can reach him by e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @robertrobillard and Facebook.

Your home


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Room to love

House and home

Design New England

Design New England

Garden variety

With hundreds of thousands of species in existence, how are eager gardeners to choose plants for their gardens?