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  • About Dana

    Dana’s love for real estate began in college with her degree in Interior Design and Architecture. Her passion for unique, modern and historic properties transitioned to a real estate career in 1999 working with large developers on numerous loft conversions including: Davis Square Lofts, Chestnut Hill Lofts, Court Square Press Lofts and Industrie Lofts. This background has been invaluable to Dana’s clients from helping them to navigate through architectural plans to renovation ideas and property staging. Her extensive knowledge and experience has elevated her to become a top producer and now she joins Compass as an 18 year veteran of the Boston and Cambridge real estate markets.

    Integrity, professionalism and hard work are the foundations of Dana’s life and business. With this, she created an exceptionally loyal clientele base. Her career has thrived from the long lasting relationships she’s formed with her clients, their personal referrals, rave reviews and repeat business. Dana has continued to grow her business selling all forms of real estate covering various price points. She has helped hundreds of clients to buy and sell real estate throughout Greater Boston and Cambridge,including the surrounding suburbs.

    Dana’s a native of Louisville Kentucky, graduating from the University of Louisville. Her love for her hometown, the Kentucky Derby and Louisville’s music scene is equal to the love for her adopted home since 1997. Dana lived in the South End for 7 years and has resided in Cambridge since 2003.

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    On the Market: An Airy Loft in Brighton

    Here’s a chance to live out your dream of owning a sophisticated city loft right in the heart of…Brighton. If you’ve never thought of moving to Brighton as a step up, perhaps it’s time to reconsider. This 2,000-square-foot loft for sale on Chestnut Hill Avenue has been dubbed “an architectural delight.”


    20A Cottage Street, Cambridge - $1,795,000

    A flowering garden path leads you to a secluded, re-imagined single-family home on a quiet Cambridgeport side street. 20A Cottage Street artfully combines the original craftsmanship of an 1873 antique home with a modern two-story glass addition that harmoniously connects the clean, modern kitchen to the cottage-style gardens. This glass ‘great room’ is equal parts chefs eat-in kitchen and family room— the heart of the home. The rest of the home is warm and inviting with old growth wood flooring and carved banisters. Take a leisurely stroll to Central Square for dining and entertainment ­or a short walk to the Charles River—the best of Cambridge and Boston are minutes away. This special home has so much to offer to the next lucky family.

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