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On the Block

Fun in the summertime

Homes for sale, swimming pool included.


  • $699,000


  • LOT SIZE 1.38 acres

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR $653,800 in 2005

  • Kristen Rice, William Raveis Real Estate, 617-710-5927,

  • PROS Perched on a hill, this home has a yard that’s two-tiered, with the heated pool up one level from the main yard. A waterfall and water slide make a splash. There’s also a large, inviting screened porch. Big-ticket improvements to the home are fairly recent: new roof, siding, windows, Trex deck, and furnace. Rooms are big. The owner is offering a $2,000 credit to refinish the hardwoods. There’s a dog kennel, partially finished basement, and several flat-screen TVs included. CONS New owners may want to do some upgrading of the OK but ordinary baths.


  • $800,000


  • LOT SIZE 3.79 acres

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 3 full, 2 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR $735,000 in 2011

  • Michelle Lawton, Coldwell Banker Residential, 508-942-1180,

  • PROS The area around the heated pool has much to like, including a cabana with a granite-topped bar, refrigerators, a separate ice maker, and ceiling fans. There’s also a grilling area. Inside the home, there’s lots to like, too: a huge island in the lovely kitchen, a second-floor laundry, a library with amazing wood paneling, a third floor with a bedroom, full bath, and an additional room. There’s also a partially finished basement with a separate exercise area that offers an additional 770 square feet of living space. The home is on a quiet cul-de-sac. CONS Wide, irregular grout lines on the kitchen floor make the tile feel a bit outdated.


  • $999,000


  • LOT SIZE 1.84 acres

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 2 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR $825,000 in 2004

  • Michael L. Durkin, RE/Max Prestige, 508-365-5250,

  • PROS One look at this beautiful yard and you know it’s party central. A big deck with retractable awnings overlooks the heated pool. The 20-by-24-foot pool house, also heated, has a TV room, half bath, and kitchenette. There’s an outdoor shower and fire pit. Bordered by two farms, the property has lots of privacy. In the home, the woodwork is a cut above. A slider in the family room leads to a farmer’s porch. There’s a backup generator and 1,380 square feet of additional space in the finished basement. CONS The you-see-them-everywhere ceiling fans are entirely too ordinary for this house.   — Vanessa Parks

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