206 Holden Wood Road / CONCORD
SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,298
LOT SIZE > 1.06 acres
BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 3 full
LAST SOLD FOR > $79,500 in 1977
Mary Chapman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 978-302-0832, nemoves.com
PROS Located in Conantum, a neighborhood designed by architect Carl Koch, this home has the clean lines and bringing-the-outdoors-in feeling that epitomizes mid-century modern style. A huge fireplace, ample windows, and sliders distinguish the living room. The first and second levels have bamboo floors. The kitchen, with unadorned cabinets that mimic original built-ins in two bedrooms, has Brazilian limestone counters. Two bedrooms at either end of the home have a wall of glass under the gables. CONS Updating is in order.
6 Wareland Road / WELLESLEY
SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,122
LOT SIZE > 0.36 acres
BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 2 full
LAST SOLD FOR > $650,000 in 2002
Kathy Kelley, Prudential Town and Country, 781-710-1035, kathyshouses.com
PROS Think stucco in Wellesley and this mod house is not what you envision. With a cathedral ceiling and many windows, the living room is welcoming. The kitchen, though not of the granite and stainless variety, feels current, with white cabinets and black counters. Off the kitchen, there’s a great sunroom with angled blond hardwoods that overlooks the patio and nicely landscaped yard. No bedroom is clearly a master, size-wise, but one has a three-quarter bath en suite. The full bath is updated. CONS Knotty-pine paneling in one room is out of synch with the home. Though most flooring is nice, it’s not uniform.
124 Arlington Road / BROOKLINE
SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,392
LOT SIZE > 0.35 acres
BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 3 full
LAST SOLD FOR > $895,000 in 2003
Michele Friedler, Hammond Residential Real Estate, 617-877-8177, michelefriedler.myhammondagent.com
PROS Many of its neighbors are stately brick Colonials, and then there’s this: a boxy contemporary with painted white brick and a mod wrought-iron stair rail. Inside is wide open, with doorways removed between the big living room, dining room, family room, and kitchen. Casement windows allow light to flow in and play off the gleaming hardwoods. Unexpected: a small mudroom off the kitchen and a den off the living room. There’s access to Skyline Park walking trails via the yard. CONS The main bath is dated.
— Vanessa Parks