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For sale: Properties that combine business and living space

How about a Framingham house with room for offices or a Rockport restaurant with apartments above?

$412,500

6 BEECH STREET / FRAMINGHAM

SQUARE FEET 3,406

LOT SIZE 0.23 acre

BEDROOMS 4 potential BATHS 2

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LAST SOLD FOR $340,000 in 2008

PROS Zoning allows this 1890 house near downtown to serve as a business, a residence, or a home with a professional office (for a lawyer or an accountant, perhaps). A farmer’s porch greets visitors. With three floors, a variety of configurations are possible. Off the first-floor hall are three rooms that could be offices or a living and dining space. Plus, there is a kitchen and a bath with shower. Front and back staircases lead to the second floor, where four more rooms could be used as offices or bedrooms, and there’s another full bath. The finished attic provides additional space for offices or a playroom. CONS Kitchen and bathrooms need updates.

Marlene Aron, Metrowest Commercial Real Estate, 508-740-0000, metrowestcre.com

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$1,149,000

21-23 MOUNT PLEASANT STREET / ROCKPORT

SQUARE FEET 9,552

LOT SIZE 2.36 acres

BEDROOMS 2 or 3 potential BATHS 4

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LAST SOLD FOR $1.2 million in 2006

PROS Within walking distance to Bearskin Neck, this sprawling property was previously the Blacksmith Shop Restaurant — a space on the water with a built-out kitchen and bar, space to seat up to 170 people, a second-floor banquet room, and views of frequently painted Motif No. 1. It also includes a smaller connected building with space for a small street-level shop and an updated owner’s apartment above. The apartment has a living room, galley kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, bedroom, bath with shower, and access to a roof deck. Additional highlights include a two-bedroom apartment above the restaurant. CONS Buildings must be sold together because sprinkler systems are attached.

Jeff Similien, Castles Commercial, 617-894-2266, castlesunlimited.com