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For sale: Homes with pools in Bridgewater and Scituate

Options include a serene English-style cottage and a family-friendly Colonial.

10 BROOKSIDE DRIVE / BRIDGEWATER

  • $499,900

  • SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,656

  • LOT SIZE 1.01 acres

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR $225,000 in 2003

  • PROS When the kids are cannonballing off the pool’s diving board, the lifeguard can keep watch from the raised deck where a retractable awning offers shade in this 1985 Colonial’s backyard. Later, relax on the screened porch. Reach the deck from the great room with its beamed cathedral ceiling, skylights, and brick fireplace. Eat in the recently redone kitchen (oak cabinets, granite counters, and an island) or the dining room. A den, half bath, and laundry round out the first floor. The upstairs bedrooms are carpeted. There’s a guest bath and a master bath with a shower stall and jetted tub. Main highways are minutes away. CONS The floral wallpaper on a kitchen wall isn’t to everyone’s taste.

  • Sally Ann Egan, Jack Conway & Co., 781-424-0938, jackconway.com


32 BRANCH STREET / SCITUATE

  • $799,999

  • SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,700

  • LOT SIZE 0.87 acre

  • BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 3

  • LAST SOLD FOR $770,000 in 2005

  • PROS Lush landscaping, tumbled fieldstone edging, and tinted gunite walls lend the appearance of a serene country pond to the side-yard pool of this 1932 Cotswold cottage. At 91/2 feet deep, it’s OK to dive in. Inside, cottage charm continues in the living room with a gas fireplace and a den with a restored brick floor. Light floods the kitchen and dining area through skylights and windows overlooking the deck. A guest bath and a large bedroom are also on this floor. Upstairs is a small bedroom, a bath with shower, and the master suite, where the bathroom has a steam shower. The master suite was added with a two-car garage. CONS The stairway railing is low.

  • Mary Bishop, Coastal Brokerage, 617-501-3980, coastalbrokeragellc.com

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