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For sale: Homes with mudrooms

These properties in Franklin, Groton, and Walpole offer a tidy place to kick off your shoes.




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LOT SIZE > 0.79 acre

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 3 full

LAST SOLD FOR > $275,000 in 2006

Brian Hickox, Keller Williams Realty, 508-400-0791,

PROS This home’s tiled mudroom, accessed through the three-car garage or a secondary front entrance, separates an office from the rest of the house, making it perfect for a home-based business. The house was completely remodeled and added to in 2006. The spacious kitchen features granite counters and high-end appliances. Over the garage is a home theater with removable stadium seating and a game room. A double-sided gas fireplace offers ambience to the great master bedroom and bath. A barn with lofted office space provides extra storage. CONS The game room’s location, adjacent to the master, might create noise issues.




LOT SIZE > 5.68 acres

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 3 full

LAST SOLD FOR > $237,500 in 1995

Jane Allen, MRM Associates, 978-807-4211,

PROS Three sets of contemporary cabinets, custom-made, provide storage for the mudroom. Located just off the kitchen, which has birch cabinetry and granite, the cabinets can double as pantry storage. A striking feature at the front of the house is a curved brick chimney. Down one level from the main floor, there’s a family room, laundry, office with big windows, two full baths, and two bedrooms. Tasteful landscaping includes two fish ponds and a waterfall. The five-stall barn is pristine. CONS It’s time to update the baths.




LOT SIZE > 0.7 acre

BEDROOMS > 5 BATHS > 4 full, 2 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $445,000 in 2002

Elena Price, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 781-881-4087,

PROS A long, narrow mudroom off the two-car garage has rows of hooks and freestanding drawers perfect for a family’s gear. A door from the mudroom provides access to a cheerfully remodeled space over the garage, with two bedrooms and a full bath. The first-floor master is located in part of the original house, which was built in 1900 but has essentially been remade since. The fenced yard and pool area is especially nice, with a waterfall and cabana with bathroom and outdoor shower. CONS The layout is a tad disjointed.

— Vanessa Parks
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