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On the Block


These homes are delightfully different from the neighbors’.

58 Concord Road, Marlborough.

58 Concord Road, Marlborough.




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LOT SIZE > 3.3 acres

BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 3 full

LAST SOLD FOR > First time on market

Donna Long, Dora Naves & Associates, 508-395-2999,

PROS A marvel of design and built in 1978 by the current owner, this geodesic dome house features 90 triangular panels. It’s believed to use less energy than a traditional home. Inside, a solid and attractive spiral staircase — made by the owner from plywood using a Popular Mechanics design — is a central feature of the first floor, where the living room, small kitchen, master, and laundry are located. Some windows are star-shaped. The garage, with work space, is quite large, with 15-foot ceilings. CONS Sprucing up is in order.

37 Brewester Road, Sudbury.




LOT SIZE > 1.45 acres

BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 3 full, 2 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $310,000 in 1985

Sue Sirota, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 978-815-3232,

PROS Panels of colored lights adorn a wall in this 1972 home’s living room. A built-in aquarium divides the foyer and kitchen. The Mickey Mouse bathroom sink will make you smile. The pool is indoors. The office and adjoining deck, located over the three-car garage, are stunning. The owners — the creators of Spooky World — eliminated one bedroom to make a sprawling master suite, with walk-in closet and bath. Kitchen cabinets are bird’s-eye maple; appliances, high-end. High-efficiency gas heat is new. Local legend says Elvis slept here. CONS In the basement, the carpet on the stairs and the popcorn ceiling should go.

112 Trapelo Road, Lincoln.

$1.295 million



LOT SIZE > 1.84 acres

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 3 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $1.2 million in 2002

Tom Kennedy, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-947-9201,

PROS “Contemporary castle” seems the best way to describe this multilevel passive-solar home, which has both a modern look and Gothic elements, including arches and stained glass from an old church. Built in 1980 by an MIT professor, the exterior, with vertical barn-like wood siding, was a nod to round Shaker barns, while the interior was inspired by a nautilus shell. Several of the curved walls have great built-ins. The basement, with its own entry, has a living room and kitchen. The home abuts conservation land. CONS Updating is required. — Vanessa Parks

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