Madeline Bilis, Boston Magazine

Madeline Bilis

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Past articles by Madeline:

Here's How to Avoid Going Stir Crazy in Boston This Winter

41 adventures to try before you freeze your *** off. → Read More

This Air Purifier Helps Me (and My Allergies) Wake Up Feeling Refreshed

I’d never considered getting an air purifier until recently — until I couldn’t avoid reading about the importance of air quality in homes and offices. And I suspect I’m not alone here.The pandemic certainly played a role in this. But what really convinced me to test out an air purifier was my allergies. → Read More

This Old-School Activity Has Made My Mornings So Much More Pleasant

It was only a few weeks ago that I’d check my email immediately upon waking up. Then I’d scroll over to my Instagram notifications and maybe watch a couple of TikToks before physically getting out of bed. I imagine this isn’t an uncommon experience, and yet… what kind of life is that?Looking at screens in the morning isn’t morally bad. I still do it often. → Read More

I’m a Hiking Guidebook Author. Here’s How I Make a Hiking Bucket List Every Summer

Something fun and cool about me? I love making lists. Putting thoughts into order, tidying them up into columns — that’s the good stuff.I also love going on nature walks, which is part of the reason I wrote a hiking guidebook for one of the loveliest places on earth: Eastern Massachusetts. Naturally, it makes sense that I’d organize hikes I’d like to try into lists. → Read More

The Standard Decorating Rule Small/Cool Designers Broke 3 Times

It’s common home design wisdom that if you want to ground a space, you lay down an area rug. Large rugs, as any designer will tell you, are the first choice for creating zones; putting one under a dining table makes a dining zone, placing one beneath a bed creates a sleeping zone, and slipping one under the coffee table between seating neatly sections off a living area. → Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Family Fun in the Blue Hills

How to get lost and then find yourself again in the largest park just outside of town. → Read More

Short-Term Rentals Might Be Kicking 12-Month Leases to the Curb

I’m in the process of hunting for a new apartment. To put it mildly, it sucks.For a one-bedroom in a major city on the East Coast, I’ll need to fork over more than $7,000 up front. That accounts for first and last month’s rent, the security deposit, and the broker’s fee, which is often a full month’s rent. And this is all if I’m lucky enough to secure an apartment in the first place. → Read More

This Gothic Farmhouse for Sale in Upstate New York Comes with a Chicken Coop and a Fire Pit

Set on two leafy acres in Wappingers Falls, New York, this 1870s Gothic farmhouse flaunts a slew of impressive features. → Read More

Peek Inside This Industrial Loft for Sale in the Heart of Miami

This one-bedroom loft for sale is right at home amidst Miami's thriving street art scene in Wynwood. Peek inside. → Read More

This Maine Mansion for Sale Has an Art Studio in the Attic

Address: 40 Whiskeag Road, Bath, MainePrice: $825,000Size: 4,758 square feetBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3 full, 2 halfBuilt in 1796, this castle-like construction for sale in coastal Maine looks like it’s fit for a king. And it is — the home was originally built for Governor William King, and now boasts regal touches that make it shine. → Read More

Peek Inside This Greek Revival Home for Sale in Snowy Vermont

Address: 465 Arch St, Pittsford, VermontPrice: $415,000Size: 4,908 square feetBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Living in an old house may seem like the dream, but any antique homeowner will tell you it comes with a lot of responsibility — and quite a few headaches. From repairing old pipes to updating electrical systems, there’s usually going to be something that needs fixing. → Read More

This Ruby Red Condo for Sale in California Has an ADU in the Backyard

Address: 2311 7th Street Unit B, Berkeley, CaliforniaPrice: $915,000Size: 1,500 square feetBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3When I finally start my first-ever house hunt, I know I’ll be searching for a home that stands apart from the others on the market. If you’re anything like me, you’re averse to cookie-cutter houses, and this ruby red jewel box of a condo is perfectly out of the ordinary. → Read More

This Unassuming Colorado House Has a Bowling Alley and Blazing Orange Carpets Inside

This groovy spot in Burlington, Colorado, is on the market for just $71 per square foot. See the bowling alley and orange carpets inside. → Read More

These Are the 7 Most Unique Home Listings We Saw in 2021

While there were dozens of standout properties covered this year, 7 in particular earned top-tier status in my eyes. Ahead, find the 7 prettiest home listings of 2021. → Read More

These Were the 5 Most Popular Real Estate Stories on Apartment Therapy This Year

Out of the hundreds and hundreds of Real Estate stories Apartment Therapy published this year, five rose to the top. Find out what piqued your interest the most in 2021. → Read More

This Apartment for Sale in Brooklyn Has Lots of Exposed Brick — And a Colorful Mural

Situated steps from Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum, this two-bedroom co-op for sale packs in a slew of enviable features. → Read More

12 Apartment Therapy Editors Share the Best Real Estate Advice They’ve Ever Gotten

We’ve rounded up our best real estate advice to share with you. Ahead, find selected wisdom from 12 Apartment Therapy editors. → Read More

Thinking About Moving, But Not Sure Where to Go? Here’s How to Decide

It was probably sometime around my hundredth Zoom call that I really started to question what made living in my city worth it. With the ability to work from anywhere, why wasn’t I taking advantage of discovering a new place? It’s a question plenty of remote workers are asking themselves these days — and it’s a good one. Now is the perfect time to try on a new city or town for size. → Read More

To All the Houses I Loved Before

“I scroll Redfin like it’s Instagram.”When I read that text from my best friend a few weeks ago, everything clicked. I, along with many other people in their 20s and 30s these days, am locked into a habit of “Zillow scrolling,” or perusing real estate listings until I find one that soothes me. → Read More

You Need to See Inside This Savannah Time Capsule Listed for $199k

This time capsule house for sale in Savannah brims with the flairs of yesteryear — and then some. Built in 1953, the Mediterranean-style ranch looks cheery from the outside. → Read More