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For sale: Homes in Framingham

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LOT SIZE > 1.76 acres

BEDROOMS > 5 BATHS > 3 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $457,400 in 2000

Carol Snider, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 508-820-5682,

PROS The neutral palette lends to this home’s clean, crisp look. The house is surrounded by trees, but the foyer with Palladian window and the kitchen — with maple cabinets, tile flooring, Corian counters, and stainless appliances — are light-filled. Quarter-circle windows on either side of the gas fireplace add character to the cathedral-ceilinged family room. There are conveniences such as light switches that glow, a second-floor laundry room, and a walkout basement accessible from the driveway. The finished basement adds 1,050 square feet of living space. CONS Clearing the long driveway of snow would be arduous.



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LOT SIZE > 0.46 acre

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 3 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $595,100 in 2005

Lisa Zemack, Zemack Real Estate, 508-922-9551,

PROS This Colonial’s owners gutted, added on, and reshaped. The result is a contemporary mix of oak and cherry hardwood, stainless steel, granite, marble, glass, and artistry. The sink in the half bath is shaped like a canoe. The family room light fixture dangles like a willow tree. There is a skylight and marble walls and floors in the master bath. The finished basement —with steam shower, hot tub, and sauna — adds 1,000 square feet of living space. The fenced-in yard has an in-ground pool. CONS The cheery paint may be too bright for some.




LOT SIZE > 3.67 acres

BEDROOMS > 5 BATHS > 3 full, 2 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $975,000 in 2007

David Ferrini, N.B. Taylor & Co., 774-279-1020,

PROS The kitchen is the showpiece of this renovated home; it has whitewash cabinetry, granite counters, glass-tile backsplash, stainless high-end appliances, a double oven, and warming trays. There are fireplaces in the family room, master bedroom, and finished basement. The study has a separate entry, and one of the bedrooms has its own sitting area. There are laundry rooms on both the first and second floors, as well as a wet bar, exercise room, and wood shop in the finished basement, where there is an additional 1,300 square feet of living space. CONS The house is set back but on a busy road.   — Eileen McEleney Woods

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