On the Block

Room and board

From these homes, slipping out to the slopes is a short trip.


  • $369,900


  • LOT SIZE 0.13 acre

  • BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR $17,000 in 1965

  • PROS It’s about a 10-minute ride from this well-kept 1953 ranch to Blue Hills Ski Area. The property, a slice of which is in Stoughton, has oak floors in the living room and all of the bedrooms on the first floor. The eat-in kitchen offers stainless appliances, recessed lighting, and a ceramic-tile backsplash, while the main bath has a tub with jets. The sizable step-down family room features bead-board walls with scalloped trim, its own heating zone, and side-door access to the driveway. The finished walkout basement, which adds roughly 900 square feet of living space, has a fourth bedroom, kitchenette, laundry room, and second updated full bath with ceramic-tile shower surround. CONS There is no covered parking.

  • Greg Murphy, Weichert Realtors, Briarwood Real Estate, 508-509-7687,


  • $561,000


  • LOT SIZE 1.45 acres

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

  • PROS Perched on a small hill that was once held an apple orchard and less than 10 minutes from Ski Ward, this farmhouse, custom-built in 1993, has an eat-in kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, skylights, a stone fireplace, stainless appliances, oak cabinets, and quartz counters. The family room offers a pellet stove, myriad windows, hardwood flooring, and vaulted ceiling. The laundry room with sink, the master, and a full bath are also on the first floor. The second-floor balcony, which overlooks the foyer and kitchen and affords access to the walk-up attic, leads to the other bedrooms and second full bath. The home has a stone and cedar-clapboard front and a fish pond. CONS The long driveway will probably need to be plowed.

  • Gary Sweet, 508-612-5046,

  •  — Eileen McEleney Woods

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