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For sale: Homes built 1950-1959

The hallmarks of the decade are on display in these properties in Norfolk, Framingham, and Lexington.

$276,900

24 LAKE SHORE DRIVE / NORFOLK

SQUARE FOOTAGE 728

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LOT SIZE 1.05 acres

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full

LAST SOLD FOR $5,000 in 1952

Eileen Mason, RE/Max Executive Realty, 508-330-4234, eileenmasonrealty.com

PROS Surrounded by year-round homes, this 1952 property may be the last remaining summer camp on Populatic Pond. There’s a living room with a great stone fireplace, two bedrooms, a kitchen, a tiny bath, and an enclosed porch overlooking the picturesque body of water. The big lot is dotted with towering trees that help keep it cool in summer. A boat launching area is down the road. CONS The house hasn’t been updated in years. It needs a septic system, new electrical, insulation, etc.

$319,000

27 EDITH ROAD / FRAMINGHAM

SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,415

LOT SIZE 0.46 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $217,900 in 2012

Leslie Yakel, RE/Max Executive Realty, 774-721-6191, remax-executiverealty-ma.com

PROS Nearly everything has been updated in this 1959 Campanelli ranch, but many trademark features remain, like the staggered fireplace between the kitchen and living room and the prominent garage. The kitchen has maple cabinets, new granite counters, and a mix of black and stainless appliances. The water tank is hidden behind a kitchen cabinet; this being a slab ranch, there’s no basement for utilities. Hardwood floors, AC, and heating systems are new. The yard with two patios is fabulous. CONS The original interior doors feel flimsy.

$624,000

8 DEMAR ROAD / LEXINGTON

SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,192

LOT SIZE 0.69 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 3 full

LAST SOLD FOR $25,000 in 1956

John Tse, Hammond Residential Real Estate, 617-851-3532, modernmass.com

PROS This 1956 mid-century modern specimen is a Techbuilt home designed by Carl Koch. It has the classic pitched roof with overhanging eaves and ample glass to take advantage of the wooded setting. The entrance is split, with stairs down to the living room, family room, and kitchen, and up to the bedrooms. Brick from the huge fireplace and chimney is exposed. A large deck is located off the living room. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and en suite bath. CONS One bath’s sloped ceiling will be a challenge for taller buyers. The kitchen, while decent, has outdated blue counters.   — Vanessa Parks

 

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