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For sale: Homes in Ashland

These properties offer a fresh start where the Marathon first began.

163 MYRTLE STREET / ASHLAND

163 MYRTLE STREET / ASHLAND

$386,000

163 MYRTLE STREET / ASHLAND

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 1,914

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LOT SIZE > 0.28 acre

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $160,625 in 2010

Mary Anne Sannicandro, ERA Key Realty Services, 508-254-0650, ifindthebestdeals.com

PROS Built in 1906, nine years after the first Boston Marathon, this property offers a modern twist on old-school charm. The wraparound farmer’s porch features a bead-board ceiling and gingerbread-like trim, while the open-concept first floor has hardwood throughout and a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, cherry cabinets, and an unusually long granite-topped island. Extensively renovated, the home has new carpet, deck, water heater, furnace, electrical, and tile baths. Closets are large, and there’s storage space in bedroom eaves. CONS The stairs to the third floor could be perilous for the tall.

$535,900

232 OLIVE STREET / ASHLAND

232 OLIVE STREET / ASHLAND

232 OLIVE STREET / ASHLAND

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,344

LOT SIZE > 1.65 acres

BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR > First time on market

Craig Morrison, Realty Executives Boston West, 508-259-5804, gowithcraig.com

PROS This new build isn’t your typical center-hall Colonial. Wainscoting in the kitchen, dining room, and hallways and neutral paint and carpet lend continuity and character. The kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counters, soft-close maple cabinets, and hardwood floors. The master suite, with tray ceiling, is large. The heat is propane. The landscaping must wait until warm weather, but the brick-paver walkways and retaining walls are attractive. CONS Wetlands on the lot limit future construction.

$619,944

44 GROVER ROAD / ASHLAND

44 GROVER ROAD / ASHLAND

44 GROVER ROAD / ASHLAND

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 3,814

LOT SIZE > 0.71 acre

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR > First time on the market

Margot Ellsworth, The Homes Connection Inc., 508-231-4566, homesconnection.com

PROS This 1993 home, a contemporary Colonial, knows all the angles — from the varied rooflines to the unusually shaped kitchen island. Four clerestory windows in the step-down living room offer plenty of light. The cathedral-ceilinged family room has a fireplace with marble tile surround, skylights, and stairs to the second floor. The master bedroom has wood beams under the high ceiling, a big walk-in closet, sitting alcove, and bath with dual sinks, Jacuzzi tub, and makeup table. The finished third floor is great for an office or rec room. CONS New owners may want to change the birthday cake-bright colors in two of the bedrooms.   — Eileen McEleney Woods

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