Pre-Game Open House at former Patriot Coach’s house!!

How about spending your Pre-Game over at a former Patriot Coach’s home?

Swing by before the big game
then figure out your moving plans during commercial breaks.

front 9 HorseshoeOPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY 11:30-1:00

9 Horseshoe Drive
Plainville, Massachusetts
Offered at $399,900.

Are you looking for a great existing home to make your own in 2016?  Offering space for everyone, you have to check out 9 Horseshoe Drive in Plainville, MA.  This beautiful multi-level contemporary was the first to be built on Horseshoe Drive in Plainville (and was designed for Ronald Meyer of the New England Patriots!).    As the new homeowner, you will enjoy 2500 sf of living, 3 true bedrooms (but could be used as a 5 bedroom home), 3 full baths, a  spacious three season sunroom with wrap around deck, two functioning fireplaces, spacious family room, 2 car garage, gorgeous grounds, a spring fed pond for ice skating & fishing, and so much more! pond 9 Horseshoedeck view to pond 9 HorseshoeThere is some updating to do (unless you love carpet –  honestly, though, it is a high-end carpet in great shape)  but the space in this home is incredible and the views spectacular.  With a little vision and patience, this home could absolutely be a show place.

For your work commute, 9 Horseshoe Drive is just 2 miles from Route 495.   You can then easily access Boston and Providence by route 95 or train.

Easy to show and sellers are eager to pass this home on to an appreciative buyer.  Just give a call or text 508-930-5259 or send me an e-mail at jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.  I’d love for the sellers to be able get this hidden gem into the right hands!

For more information on this property, click here.  You’ll find more pictures and a complete report.   Seeing truly is believing in this case though so if you are even just a little intrigued, stop by the Open House or make an appointment!

(Though this property abuts the town-owned pond, the current owners were not required to obtain flood insurance by their mortgage company. Listing courtesy of Anne Darling and Sheryle DeGirolamo.)

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

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real estate for real people.

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between!

 

Waterfront Contemporary – Plainville, MA

front 9 Horseshoe
9 Horseshoe Drive
Plainville, Massachusetts
Offered at $399,900.

Are you looking for a great existing home to make your own in 2016?  Offering space for everyone, you have to check out 9 Horseshoe Drive in Plainville, MA.  This beautiful multi-level contemporary was the first to be built on Horseshoe Drive in Plainville (and was designed for Ronald Meyer of the New England Patriots!).    As the new homeowner, you will enjoy 2500 sf of living, 3 true bedrooms (but could be used as a 5 bedroom home), 3 full baths, a  spacious three season sunroom with wrap around deck, two functioning fireplaces, spacious family room, 2 car garage, gorgeous grounds, a spring fed pond for ice skating & fishing, and so much more! pond 9 Horseshoedeck view to pond 9 HorseshoeThere is some updating to do (unless you love mauve carpet –  honestly, though, it is a high-end carpet in great shape)  but the space in this home is incredible and the views spectacular.  With a little vision and patience, this home could absolutely be a show place.

For your work commute, 9 Horseshoe Drive is just 2 miles from Route 495.   You can then easily access Boston and Providence by route 95 or train.

This home is easy to show and sellers are eager to pass this home on to an appreciative buyer.  Just give a call or text 508-930-5259 or send me an e-mail at jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.  I’d love for the sellers to be able get this hidden gem into the right hands!

For more information on this property, click here.  You’ll find more pictures and a complete report.   Seeing truly is believing in this case though so if you are even just a little intrigued, stop by the Open House or make an appointment!

(Though this property abuts the town-owned pond, the current owners were not required to obtain flood insurance by their mortgage company. Listing courtesy of Anne Darling and Sheryle DeGirolamo.)

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

respect, reputation, & referrals.
real estate for real people.

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between!

 

Fun Drink for the Big Game – Go Pats!

Patriots

This looked fun, easy, and delicious (and since we are supposed to get another foot of snow… maybe we will get to sleep in again so maybe we could have a couple?? How nice would it be if  we got the “no school” call tonight!!)

GO PATS!!!

Go Pats Shot!

Jen McMorran, Realtor   *  508-930-5259  *  jen.mcmorran@verizon.net
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage  *  www.jenmcmorran.realtor

Loyalist or Patriot?

Blizzard of 2015… Snowed in with two 8th graders studying for their history mid-term on the Revolutionary War, but it’s not all that bad!

Growing up in Rochester, NY it all just seemed like a bunch of dates and cities to memorize – not relevant at all to my 13 year old life.  Now living in Massachusetts, it is quite fun to see how the kids make way more sense out of it than I ever did (and I am enjoying relearning it too).

Walk the Freedom Trail, take a Duck Tour, hit Boston on a shopping expedition, or just stroll down the streets of any small Massachusetts town … history is all around you.  The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party  united the Colonists against English rule.  Many of the battle sites of Revolutionary War are a part of our everyday lives.  Really, this is where it all started…  (The girls would also note that one of our standard household beers has claimed the name of a famous Patriot – I do enjoy an occasional Sam Adams.)

The city of Boston and its surrounding areas provides such a rich history of people, culture, and architecture.  Our museums and theaters are filled with the best of the arts.  Our hospitals and universities receive international acclaim and attraction.  Not sure there are fans any more loyal than those of the Red Sox, Bruins, or Patriots – through thick and thin, inflated and deflated – our fans stand strong no matter what!

And, the architecture… I love the stories that the houses in New England share.  From the early period Saltbox to the classic Georgian Colonial,  to the Greek Revival period, to the Picturesque Period of Gothic and Victorian styles…they all reflected a blend of current local society and the influences brought to America from overseas.

Now for a little Revolutionary War and Architecture Trivia… 
During the Revolutionary War, most Colonists aligned themselves with one of two groups. The Patriots united to establish their independence from England.  The Loyalists stayed allegiant to English Rule and the King.  Did you know that some Loyalists secretly expressed their allegiance to the King through architecture?

Which of these homes secretly indicated that
the residents remained loyal to the King and English Rule?

Colonial

Colonial
 
 
 
 
 
 

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(Answer:  Look at the chimneys.  The secret sign that a homeowner was a loyalist was that they painted their chimneys white with a black rim around the top. A fun fact compliments of Jodi O’Brien during a recent course on Architecture I attended. )

Love a Good Rub?

If you like pulled pork (or ribs, or pork tenderloin), this dry rub is for you!  So simple with just 6 ingredients, yet great flavor that you can enjoy as is or with any of your favorite BBQ or Asian sauces.  Perfect the big game this Sunday – go Pats!

patriot helmetMix together…
1/3 cup paprika
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup sugar
2 T salt
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. cayenne
…and that’s it. I store it in a plastic container in my refrigerator so it is ready to go whenever.

For pulled pork:
Pork Butt (one that will fit in your crock pot)
One large sweet onion, sliced into 1/2 inch slices

Cover all four sides of the pork butt with the Rub and “rub it in” a bit. Place onion slices in bottom of crock pot. Lay “rubbed” meat on the onions (fat side “up”) then place remaining onions on top. Let sit in fridge over night. I then cook the pork on low all day until meat easily “pulls apart” by gently using a fork. You really should not have to work too hard to pull the meat apart… if you do, cook longer 🙂  I usually have mine in for 6-8 hours depending how busy my day is!

This pork is delicious over rice or on your favorite a roll. (I’ve even made “nachos” by putting it over tortilla chips with some cheddar cheese – melt in the oven for a few minutes.  Or great for sliders while watching the Patriots play their way into the Super Bowl).  Enjoy!