On the Block

Gridiron greats

Top prospects in Mansfield, home of the state’s No. 1-rated football team.


  • $359,900


  • LOT SIZE 0.69 acre

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR $397,900 in 2005

  • PROS This 1974 raised ranch is set up with family in mind — from the laundry room off the garage where teens can shed muddy football gear to the family room with built-in shelves, a fireplace, and laminate wood flooring on which kids can tussle. On the main level, they can do homework or snack at the peninsula in the kitchen, which has a skylight. The three bedrooms on this floor, as well as a hall and dining area, have oak floors in great condition. Shoo the kids outside from the living room, which has four skylights and five sets of sliders leading to the backyard with in-ground pool. A pond that attracts frogs and fowl borders the property, awash in perennials. CONS The fence needs fixing.

  • Mary and Michael Claffey, 774-719-2479,


  • $524,900


  • LOT SIZE 0.98 acre

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR $479,900 in 2001

  • PROS It’s no surprise that a finish carpenter owns this Tudor-style house, built in 1990. The home is adorned with custom woodwork — from the egg and dart molding in the hallway and bead board in the first-floor bath to the new bamboo and Brazilian cherry floors with inlays in the family and living rooms. The owner installed oak cabinets in the kitchen, which also has been updated with granite counters, a subway-tile backsplash, and stainless appliances. The partially finished basement, plumbed for a full bath, adds roughly 1,200 square feet of living space. The master suite boasts custom shelving in the walk-in closet and a large en suite bath with jetted tub. CONS Some carpet needs to be replaced.

  • Heather Civitarese, Realty Executives Tri County, 508-954-3317,

  • — Eileen McEleney Woods

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