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These Watertown homes offer stylish living close to Boston.

8 Nash Street, Watertown.

8 Nash Street, Watertown.

$385,000

8 NASH STREET / WATERTOWN

SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,152

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LOT SIZE 0.14 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $340,000 in 2006

Mike DelRose, RE/Max Leading Edge, 617-923-8355, mikedelrose.com

PROS One of the least expensive homes on the market in Watertown, this little Cape has a lot going for it. The updated kitchen has attractive cabinets, black appliances, granite counters, and a linoleum floor that’s a convincing tile substitute. Upstairs, one of the two bedrooms has built-in bureaus, and the half bath is nicely done. The exterior is in good shape, with a small, fenced yard and detached one-car garage. CONS The first-floor bedroom lacks privacy. New owners may want to tone down some paint colors.

68 Pearl Street, Watertown.

$549,000

68 PEARL STREET / WATERTOWN

SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,863

LOT SIZE 0.14 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR $253,000 in 1997

Kate Vicksell, Hammond Residential Real Estate, 617-875-1291, katevicksell.myhammondagent.com

PROS A screened porch overlooks the garden at the front of this Arts and Crafts bungalow, located a short walk to Watertown Square and the bus stop for the 71 into Harvard Square. The living room’s brick fireplace is flanked by two windows with glass in a classic Craftsman geometric motif. The kitchen is small, but two pantries offer storage. The kitchen and baths have oak cabinetry, appropriate for the style of the home, and green — in color and sustainability — Marmoleum flooring. The master bedroom, with four windows that flood the room with light, is a good size. CONS Most closets are small. Stairwell treads are worn.

267 School Street, Watertown

$799,000

267 SCHOOL STREET / WATERTOWN

SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,735

LOT SIZE 0.12 acre

BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR Unknown price in 1940s

Linda Shaughnessy, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 617-429-2488, lindashaughnessy.com

PROS The three-color paint job on this lovely Victorian makes the details pop, and there are plenty of original elements, inside and out. Two fireplaces have Chelsea Tile, floors are light quartersawn oak, there’s tall wainscot in the dining room, and the great stairwell has a second-floor landing big enough for a play area or office. The roof and exterior paint are about three years old; electrical and heating systems have been updated since 2007; nearly all of the windows are new. A family room up on the third floor has a happy, welcoming feel. CONS Though updated, the kitchen isn’t whiz-bang. Not everyone will embrace the bold room colors.   — Vanessa Parks

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