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Stork coming?

These three properties feature welcoming nurseries.

192 Winthrop Street, Holliston.

192 Winthrop Street, Holliston.




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LOT SIZE 0.3 acre


LAST SOLD FOR $145,500 in 1990 

Susan Heavner, RE/Max Executive Realty, 508-259-7716,

PROS What a nice place to rock a newborn to sleep, with a chair pulled up to the nursery window, looking through the trees to Lake Winthrop. And, conveniently, the nursery adjoins the master bedroom. Also upstairs is the home’s one other bedroom and lone bath. Kitchen and living and dining rooms are on the first floor. This little house, built in 1891, is situated on a lovely lot, with perennials and a brook. The main entrance to the Pleasure Point beach/fishing hole is down the street. CONS Some updating is in order, especially to the kitchen’s linoleum floor and Formica counters.

20 Plympton Street, Woburn.




LOT SIZE 0.16 acre

BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $380,000 in 2005

Chris Cassidy, Andrew Mitchell & Co., 978-590-7326,

PROS The back staircase from the kitchen area leads directly to the master suite, with a big bedroom, generous nursery, and new bath. The owners had started renovations but didn’t get much beyond that master bath. Still, there’s plenty worth restoring in this 1880 Victorian, with a beautiful front staircase, great woodwork, and four bay windows, as well as stained-glass and leaded-glass windows. Two other bedrooms, one of which might make a good closet, are on the second floor. On the third floor, there are two good bedrooms. The yard and driveway are big. CONS The house needs a new kitchen and other updating.

33 Atwood Road, Southborough.




LOT SIZE 0.58 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $446,897 in 2004

Jennifer Green Thompson, RE/Max Signature Properties, 508-509-4438,

PROS A 2003 addition to this 1970 home created a nursery off the master bedroom, plus a bath and big closet. A second addition created a large cathedral-ceilinged eat-in area off the kitchen, providing a nice open view as you come up the stairs from the traditional split-entry at the front door. There’s a small deck, just big enough for a grill, off the kitchen. The lower level has a family room, laundry behind bi-fold doors, and an extra room where guests could stay (but the home has just a three-bedroom septic system). The yard is bordered by trees. CONS Carpet on the lower level feels a bit tired.   — Vanessa Parks

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