363 GRAPEVINE ROAD / WENHAM
SQUARE FOOTAGE 3,300
LOT SIZE 1.31 acres
BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 4
LAST SOLD FOR $625,000 in 2002
PROS Set on a hill, this 1967 Deck House has a split entry. Head upstairs to the living room with its redwood ceiling (which continues throughout), wood flooring, and fireplace. Multiple sliders to the deck, which traces one side of the house, provide a cool breeze. Also on this level is the eat-in kitchen, a master with a full bath and slider, two extra bedrooms, and another full bath. A second entry allows another access point to the carpeted lower level, where there are two more bedrooms, two full baths, a family room, and two smaller rooms. This layout is ideal for a large family or creating an accessory apartment. CONS The narrow driveway might be tricky in winter.
Ted Richard, J Barrett & Co., 978-921-1117, jbarrettrealty.com
184 ESSEX STREET / HAMILTON
SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,507
LOT SIZE 0.4 acre
BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 3 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $608,000 in 2004
PROS Outside, it looks like a circa 1900 Cape, but inside, modern twists abound. Enter from a breezeway, turn right for the master suite with bath or to head straight to the shady courtyard, or go left to reach the updated kitchen with stainless appliances and quarry-tile flooring. Dark wood floors contrast nicely with white walls in the adjoining dining and living rooms. The second floor features two sunny bedrooms — one with built-in drawers and the other with angled ceilings — and a full bath. Over the two-car garage, there’s a huge artist’s studio with its own bath. CONS Remember to step down when exiting the bedroom with the angled ceilings.
John Farrell, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 978-578-5203, bostonnorthrealestate.com