Melanie & Frank

A guest post by Monica Donahue Patton

A few days before Christmas this year, I received a call that Melanie & Frank wanted to look at a beautiful brick home in West Beverly. This was to my surprise – they already had plans to renovate their historic home in East Beverly, plus they had a baby on the way! As they say, “When you know, you know,” and after seeing this home for the first time, it was clear that this was the family home of their dreams. After some negotiations over the holidays, Melanie and Frank were under contract & secured this home for well under the asking price.

However, we still had a home to sell before we could celebrate! We listed their first home in short order. Despite listing in a slower winter market, we were under contract for the asking price after seven days and multiple offers. In just a few short weeks, Melanie & Frank would say a bittersweet goodbye to their starter home.

Their brand new home is an eye-catching 3-story, 4-bedroom, all-brick home tucked away just past the golfing greens of Ridge Country Club. The grand entrance and open-concept layout are perfect for entertaining. A beautiful set of French doors open up to their spacious back deck, which is BBQ-ready with a built-in grill & shade from the 100-year-old oak tree. Upstairs, you’ll find 3 bedrooms, the dreamiest primary suite, & an entire 3rd floor of possibilities. They have plenty of room to grow into!

Melanie, Frank & Baby Frances (did I mention Baby Frances came a month early & on moving day?!) closed in early February. They are enjoying their time nesting as a new family & are happily making this home their own. While Melanie has been busy furnishing the inside, Frank has wasted no time turning their garage into a state-of-the-art indoor gym. They are already filling their home with memories, having hosted both St. Patrick’s Day & Easter. Impressive! Thank you so much for your trust & for giving us a peek into your beautiful home.

A few quick questions for Melanie & Frank:

How many homes did you look at before finding yours? Zero!

How did you know this was The One? We were expecting our first baby during our search and wanted something open and spacious for our little one to run around in!

What is the very best feature in your home? It’s hard to name one, but I personally love our kitchen that opens up into the living room and my husband loves the master bath.

Which room do you spend the most time in? Living room and baby’s room!

Go-to restaurant in your neighborhood? Ken’s Steakhouse

Share your fave memory in your home! Hosting our families over to meet our new little one!

A tour of Melanie & Frank’s classic Beverly home