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On the Block

It’s all there

These homes have master bedrooms on the first floor.


  • $489,000


  • CONDO FEE $275 per month

  • BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 3 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

  • Paula Herrera Otto, Herrera Real Estate, 617-901-8872,

  • PROS Sometimes you can’t judge a home by its facade, like here at Shadow Creek, a new 28-unit 55-plus development where the story inside is richer and more detailed than the outside suggests. The first-floor master suite in this Franklin II model has a coffered ceiling (as does the dining room), very nice bath, and big walk-in closet. Millwork is impressive. The kitchen and family room have high ceilings and great light fixtures. On the first floor, there’s a huge laundry; upstairs is a loft, plus another bedroom and full bath. CONS Variety in the color and style of the vinyl exteriors would have been more appealing.


  • $489,900


  • LOT SIZE 0.8 acre

  • BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

  • Bill Wolfe, Wilson Wolfe Real Estate, 978-337-7503,

  • PROS This home’s first-floor master suite has a large bedroom, walk-in closet, and bath, and the laundry is conveniently located in a half bath just outside the suite. The house is new, with gleaming hardwood floors and a kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, dark cabinets, great oversize floor tiles, and access to a deck. The same counters, cabinetry, and tile are used in the baths. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a generous office. The unfinished walkout basement has full-size windows. CONS It’s located within a half mile of a chemical company, closed since 1986, that has been a source of groundwater contamination.


  • $759,000


  • LOT SIZE 0.73 acre

  • BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

  • Jean Colbath, Realty Executives Metro West, 781-275-5478,

  • PROS French doors off the first-floor master open to a small deck overlooking this home’s lovely yard, with a section of green, green grass and then an expanse of marsh that offers privacy. A screened porch and patio give other options for enjoying the view. In 1995 the owners custom-built this house, which has an atypical layout. The room proportions feel just right. Two bedrooms and a full bath are upstairs. The exterior is handsome, with a prettily landscaped front yard. CONS The Formica kitchen and bath counters, though in fine shape, probably wouldn’t be selected if the home were being built today.  — Vanessa Parks

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