Marianne Belanger - RE/MAX Vision

This Single-Family in Paxton, MA recently sold for $331,000. This Colonial,Cape,Antique,Farmhouse style home was sold by Marianne Belanger - RE/MAX Vision.

154 Suomi Street, Paxton, MA 01612


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Don't miss this well-built, Antique Cape that is located on a country road in the quintessential town of Paxton! Built in 1855 on an old dairy farm, the house was gutted to the studs in 1973. The attic trusses were replaced; a whole house fan & insulation was added; the ceilings were replastered & beautiful old beams were installed that came from an old factory in Worcester. The 1st-floor includes a country kitchen with custom knotty pine cabinets; dining room with built in hutch; spacious living room; full bath & 1/2 bath; a pantry & an entry hall/den with double closets. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms with walk-in closets. The walk-out lower level has a home office with separate entry & driveway (possible 4th bedroom?) in addition to a 3/4 bath & laundry. The septic & the roof on the main house were replaced about 5-6 years ago. There is an additional 6.69 acres for sale abutting this property.

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Buying a new home is a joyous occasion, one that should be celebrated by family members and friends. However, telling people about a new home purchase sometimes can be tough, particularly for those who may be leaving roommates or others behind.

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Here are three tips to ensure you can remain calm, cool and confident as you inform your loved ones about your decision to buy a new home.

1. Prepare As Much As You Can

Purchasing a house is a life-changing decision, and as such, your loved ones may have concerns. Therefore, you should plan ahead for any questions that you could face about your new house.

Why did you decide to buy a home in a particular city or town? How much did you pay for a house? And what does your home purchase mean for your loved ones? These are just some of the questions that you should prepare to face when you share the news about your new home purchase with loved ones.

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61 Moore Avenue, Worcester, MA 01602



Tatnuck - Antique Colonial offers 5 bedrooms & 2 baths! Bring your vision for the future of this grand dame - it has been owned by the same family for the past 59 years and it needs TLC. The foyer is graced with a fireplace & built in window seats. The living room & dining room are separated by pocket doors. The kitchen offers a slate & soapstone sink next to a cabinet filled pantry with butler's door. There are dual staircases providing access to the 2nd floor which includes 4 bedrooms & a bath. The third floor contains the 5th bedroom, a bath, a cedar closet & attic space. Located on a 1/2 acre lot on a dead end street, this charming home includes a detached 2 car garage w/attached barn; newer boiler & oil tank; hardwoods under the carpets; crown moldings & period details. recently named 01602 the 8th hottest zip code in America, known for its historic homes & numerous colleges, hospitals & restaurants, commuter train, the Woo Sox & close proximity to Worcester Airport.
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September 20 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Tatnuck - 3312 sf Antique Colonial offers 5 bedrooms & 2 baths on 3 levels! Bring your vision for the future of this grand dame - it needs TLC. Features include a Fireplaced foyer; built-in window seats; pocket doors; slate & soapstone sink; pantry with butler's door; dual staircases; cedar closet; hardwoods under the carpets; crown moldings & period details. Newer boiler & oil tank; veranda, detached 2 car garage w/attached barn. Located on a 1/2 acre lot on a dead-end street.
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Lot 0 Suomi Street, Paxton, MA 01612



Land Type
REDUCED! Beautiful 6.69 acre lot located on Suomi Street, a lovely country road. The lot has 270 feet of frontage, with 200 feet on the left of 154 Suomi Street (starting at a stake to the far left of the house & ends further left by the flag before the huge oak tree) On the right of 154 Suomi there is an additional 70 feet of frontage (it begins at a flag by a large rock & it ends to the right of the garage - there are stakes) The buildable portion of the lot to construct a single family home is beyond the treeline behind the home on 154 Suomi - the driveway would be on the right by the garage in the 70 foot wide section. The land can be purchased with 154 Suomi Street to create an 8 acre lot. The plot plan is attached.
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Buying your first home is exciting, and your dream-book is full of magazine cutouts and interior design sketches. But many entry-level or starter homes do not come with the built-in shelving of your designer-inspired visions. What do you do on a budget? Use your imagination, a little ingenuity and flat-pack furnishings.

What Are Flat Packs?

Furniture from in-store and online retailers sell shelving and cabinet units that arrive in flat boxes. They have all the parts, and often the tools, so you can put together the pieces. The main advantage of ready-to-assemble, flat-pack furniture is its affordability. If you’re even a little bit handy, they are simple to set up and offer a lot of sizes to fit most spaces.

The challenge is that it can look sterile and universal. Your stark-white, four-cube by three-cube shelf looks just like everyone else’s.

Hacking to the Rescue

No, not computer hacking — furniture hacking!

Personalize your furniture with some creativity, elbow-grease and experimentation. The Internet abounds with ways to hack your flat-pack furniture. Some websites devote their entire content to ways of updating low-cost furnishings to fit your style. Options range from changing hardware to painting laminate and all ideas in between. Here are some top contenders for getting a built-in look with your flat packs.

  • Add trim. Often, basic, ready-to-assemble shelving has simple square corners and flat faces. You can change the face of your cubes or bookshelves with wood, MDF (medium-density fiberboard) or PVC trim. All you need is a sharp handsaw, miter box and some strong glue. The glue you use depends on the composition of the trim. Add a twisted rope design to the face of your shelves for a vintage look or give them some class with crown molding along the top. Choose to merely cover the front with straight cuts, or trim around the sides using your miter box to get beautiful, fitted corners.
  • Attach it to the walls. Most ready-to-assemble furniture comes with wall brackets to keep it from tipping over. Use these to attach it to the wall. Then, add half-round (outside) or curved (inside) corner molding at the seam with the wall. Glue the molding to the furniture but nail it into the wall with finishing nails.
  • Add feet. If your furniture would benefit from molding along the floor to match your wall’s baseboard, add feet cut from a 2-by-4. Cover the feet with baseboard and paint it to match your walls.

A Word About Paint

Unfinished wood, MDF and primed PVC materials readily accept paint. Laminate and foil veneer over fiberboard (also called thermofoil) are different. Before you start, make certain you know the composition of the furniture. Trust your paint dealer to direct you to the perfect product. But remember, you cannot sand foil veneers easily. Doing so will tear the finish and damage the furniture. Instead, consider using chalk paint.

For more ideas about making flat-packs appear built-in, talk to your local DIY store professionals. When preparing your home to sell, some built-ins may increase the value, so run it by your real estate professional.