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On the Block

For sale: Homes in Southborough under $400,000

Options abound in this Metro Boston town.

40 GILMORE ROAD / SOUTHBOROUGH

40 GILMORE ROAD / SOUTHBOROUGH

$369,900

40 GILMORE ROAD / SOUTHBOROUGH

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 1,387

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LOT SIZE > 0.75 acre

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR > $351,000 in 2010

Nancy Perpall Leary, Realty Executives Boston West, 508-361-8100

PROS This cute home has an attached two-car garage, big yard, in-ground pool, three-season porch, and partially finished basement with an additional 300 square feet. That’s a lot of house for the money in Southborough, where schools are good and homes pricey. The kitchen, which has a new granite floor, is big, with dark red cabinets that have a certain charm and a faux-brick arch surrounding the stove. A wood stove in the living room helps with heat. One bedroom and one full bath are on the first floor. CONS It’s time to update, notably the original 1977 baths and dark trim upstairs. The Mass. Pike abuts the yard.

$369,900

103 MARLBORO ROAD / SOUTHBOROUGH

103 MARLBORO ROAD / SOUTHBOROUGH

103 MARLBORO ROAD / SOUTHBOROUGH

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 1,641

LOT SIZE > 0.64 acre

BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR > $275,000 in 2000

Andrew Abu, Andrew Abu Realtors, 508-561-8004, andrewabu.com

PROS With a pretty porch and bay window, this 1912 home has architectural interest to spare. Inside is quite nice, too. The living room’s window seat is framed by a unusual arch, which is repeated in the doorway between the dining room and updated kitchen — both have access to a big deck. In the master, storage is maximized with a long, narrow walk-in closet and built-in shelves. The roof, boiler, driveway, and detached garage are all fairly new. CONS The house, though somewhat removed from the street, sits at a busy intersection.

$399,900

47 CENTRAL STREET / SOUTHBOROUGH

47 CENTRAL STREET / SOUTHBOROUGH

47 CENTRAL STREET / SOUTHBOROUGH

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 1,840

LOT SIZE > 0.35 acre

BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR > $229,000 in 2000

Kristine Wingate Shifrin, RE/Max Signature Properties, 508-328-5561, remax-signatureproperties-marlborough-ma.com

PROS A playground is down the street, a reservoir is just beyond the yard, and Route 9 is up the street. But thanks to a bank of new double-pane floor-to-ceiling windows, traffic noise is barely audible. The windows flood the living room with light. Those windows and the open floor plan help this 1855 home feel very today. The kitchen has stainless appliances, granite, and an island. Both baths, one on each floor, are nicely updated. The owners are leaving all the appliances, including the new washer and dryer, and installing a new roof. CONS To get to the master, you have to walk through either one of the other bedrooms.  — Vanessa Parks

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