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For sale: Properties on their second acts

Two pieces of local history in Hull and Danvers, reincarnated as condos.

$329,000

4 BAY STREET UNIT A1 / HULL

SQUARE FEET 1,119

CONDO FEE $307/month

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BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $228,000 in 2011

PROS Just a hundred or so steps from Nantasket Beach, this building once housed the Apollo Theatre. The first-floor living area — the movie house’s projection room, the owner says — has a casual coastal feel, with a modern stainless-and-granite kitchen, three-seat breakfast bar, and half bath down the hall. The second-floor landing is well suited to its current role as a home office, and bedrooms flank either side: One boasts a sweeping ocean view while the other has a ladder that leads to the roof. They share a bathroom with walk-in shower. There are two deeded parking spots — hot commodities on a summer day. CONS Kitchen windows face the Atlantic, but the view is obstructed.

Peter Werthen, Coldwell Banker, 781-264-5535, peter.werthen@nemoves.com

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$585,900

152 WATER STREET UNIT 9 / DANVERS

SQUARE FEET 1,868

CONDO FEE $350/month

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BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $432,000 in 2011

PROS Along with the adjacent Riverbank Mansion, this formidable 18th-century stone barn was long part of the New England Home for the Deaf. (The facility moved to a new campus next door and sold the buildings.) In this unit, a long entry hall passes a powder room and laundry closet before opening up to a spacious living area. The semicircular kitchen is as practical as it is eye-catching and faces the large dining/living area with gas fireplace. A balcony and a terraced stone patio, both private, overlook the Waters River, as does one bedroom. A master bedroom and full bath are tucked toward the back. CON Master bedroom has just one small window.

Maura Allard, Century 21 North Shore, 978-835-8954, mallard@c21northshore.com

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