On the Block

For sale: Homes with price reductions

These properties in Beverly, Lincoln, and Brookline could be the deal for you.

50 Conant Street/Beverly

50 Conant Street/Beverly





LOT SIZE > 0.29 acre

BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 2 full 1 half

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LAST SOLD FOR > $480,000 in 2003

Lynne Saporito, J. Barrett & Co., 978-500-2560,

PROS The price on this reproduction Saltbox has dropped $34,000 since September. Built in 1947, the home has touches that make it feel like an antique: four fireplaces, front and back staircases, and simple wainscot in the dining room. Well maintained and larger inside than the outside suggests, the house has a master suite over the garage, a sunroom off the kitchen, and a great family room with built-in bookcases. There is an inviting flat side yard. CONS Kitchen wallpaper feels a bit country and out of step with the rest of the decor.


26 Laurel Drive/Lincoln




LOT SIZE > 1.05 acres

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR > $210,000 in 1984

Bill Janovitz, William Raveis Real Estate, 781-856-0992,

PROS This Modernist home was first listed at $989,000 in October. It’s located in Brown’s Wood, an enclave of 23 houses developed by progressive colleagues who hired the best architects of the day. The upper level features the light-filled living room, the kitchen with Formica in a great retro design, a sunroom overlooking the yard with koi pond and waterfall, and three of the bedrooms. Downstairs, there’s a fireplaced family room, a bedroom, a new kitchenette, and a separate entrance, making it great for an au pair. There’s deeded membership to Valley Pond. CONS Buyers may want to spruce up the baths.



72 Salisbury Road/Brookline


LOT SIZE > 0.12 acre

BEDROOMS > 5 BATHS > 3 full 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $443,800 in 1995

Allison Blank, Karp, Liberman & Kern/Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-851-2734,

PROS This property’s price has dropped $90,000 since November. An American Foursquare, the home has cedar shingles and pretty leaded glass at the inner entry. The large living room, with five windows, feels welcoming. The kitchen has maple cabinets and high-end appliances. The master bedroom, with generous closet space for an old house, shares a Jack-and-Jill bath. The third floor has a bedroom and room for expansion. There’s a patio, a driveway on the side of the house, and, around back, a detached heated two-car garage. CONS The kitchen has pink wall tiles, while the basement has dated paneling.  — Vanessa Parks

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