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For sale: Homes in Bourne

Escape to Cape Cod, without crossing the canal.

22 Lafayette Avenue, Bourne.

22 Lafayette Avenue, Bourne.

$229,000

 22 LAFAYETTE AVENUE / BOURNE

SQUARE FOOTAGE 972

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LOT SIZE 0.17 acre

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $175,100 in 2007

Monique Ward, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 508-564-0393, moniqueward.mykinlingroveragent.com

PROS If you hate bridge traffic but would love a place on the Cape, this may be it. This little 1938 charmer was remodeled by the current owner six years ago, creating an open floor plan between the updated kitchen, dining area, and living room, where there’s a cathedral ceiling with skylights. The patio is equipped with a sound system and gas line. Extra storage is available in the attic and in a huge outbuilding now used as a workshop. You can walk down to Electric Avenue Beach, where there’s also a boat launch. CONS Heat is electric, but the house is equipped with a gas stove for additional heating.

27 Washburn Street, Bourne.

$469,000

27 WASHBURN STREET / BOURNE

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SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,926

LOT SIZE 0.74 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 4 full, 2 half

LAST SOLD FOR $440,000 in 2008

Antonia Kenny, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 508-274-0503, antoniakenny.mykinlingroveragent.com

PROS Located just before the Sagamore Bridge, this home, now a primary residence, has a great layout for an extended-family vacation home: lots of bedrooms and privacy, as well. Built in 1947 and renovated, the home has an exterior that is hard to categorize, but there are great shingles, nice stick detailing at the entry, a wraparound deck, and a tower with a sweet little room. The welcoming kitchen has reclaimed-wood counters. There are two master suites, one on the first floor. An in-law/guest suite and a separate family room are in the basement. Two beaches are about 2 miles away. CONS Some baths are dated.

950 Scenic Highway, Bourne.

950 Scenic Highway, Bourne.

$1.19 million

950 SCENIC HIGHWAY / BOURNE

SQUARE FOOTAGE 4,310

LOT SIZE 2.13 acres

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 3 full, 2 half

LAST SOLD FOR $390,000 in 1999

Louis Basoli, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 508-364-1023, moniqueward.mykinlingroveragent.com

PROS The Scenic Highway gets busy in summer, but turn up this home’s driveway to an enclave of privacy overlooking the Cape Cod Canal. This 1984 post-and-beam home has a handsome exterior, with dipped shingles that don’t weather much. A wall of sliders provides views of the Sagamore Bridge and, in the distance, the Bourne. The nicely landscaped pool area is perched above the canal, and a path leads down to the walking/biking trail. Bedrooms, two of which are on the first floor, are all big. The master suite, with a lovely sitting area, is huge. CONS The kitchen and some baths are due for remodeling.  — Vanessa Parks

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