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On the Block

What you get for $700,000

Homes on the waterfront in Hull, on a corner lot in Lynnfield.

48 VALLEY BEACH AVENUE, UNIT 4 / HULL

  • $699,000

  • SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,254

  • ASSOCIATION FEE $813 per quarter

  • BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR $440,000 in 2001

  • PROS Nestled between Nantasket and Gunrock beaches, this seaside town house offers sweeping views of the Atlantic. The home, built in 1984 and remodeled, has a kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite counters and a dining room with Brazilian cherry floors and a double-sided fireplace it shares with the step-down family room. The family room and second-floor master offer walls of glass (new) and decks (new) to take in the view. The master also features a gas fireplace with a marble hearth, a loft with skylights, and an en suite bath that has a tub with jets. The home comes with a two-car garage, a private courtyard, and three additional parking spots. CONS There are some popcorn ceilings.

  • Joanne Conway, William Raveis Real Estate, 781-248-7041, raveis.com


345 CHESTNUT STREET / LYNNFIELD

  • $699,900

  • SQUARE FOOTAGE 4,323

  • LOT SIZE 1.27 acres

  • BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR $380,000 in 1993

  • PROS This antique home on a wooded corner lot has a hearth room constructed in the 1700s and a great room with a timber-framed cathedral ceiling, built in 1860 and once used as a barn and smokehouse. Period details like wide-pine floors and latch-lock doors remain, but the home has been modernized and expanded, offering a spacious window-lined kitchen with recessed lighting, custom cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, and a full-size freezer. The master includes a sitting room with a fireplace (the home has nine, but the one in the study isn’t functional) and an en suite bath with double vanity, a shower, and a tub with jets. CONS The outbuilding needs work.

  • Marjorie Youngren, RE/Max Leading Edge, 781-580-9357, marjoriesells.com

  •  — Eileen McEleney Woods

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