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58 Concord Road, Marlborough.

58 Concord Road, Marlborough.

$399,000

58 CONCORD ROAD / MARLBOROUGH

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,750

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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, doranaves.com

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.

37 Brewester Road, Sudbury.

$859,000

37 BREWSTER ROAD / SUDBURY

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 3,286

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, metrowesthomes.info

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.

112 Trapelo Road, Lincoln.

$1.295 million

112 TRAPELO ROAD / LINCOLN

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 3,292

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, castlelincoln.com

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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