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For sale: Victorians fit for a queen

Homes built during the reign of the monarch, born May 24, 1819, in Dorchester and West Roxbury.

$674,999

19 BUSHNELL STREET / DORCHESTER

SQUARE FEET 2,762

LOT SIZE 0.14 acre

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BEDROOMS 6 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $90,000 in 1995

PROS This large 1900 Shingle Victorian sits on a pretty side street behind Ashmont Station. Enter through a cheerful enclosed porch into a foyer with original trim and woodwork. The living room fireplace is cemented shut, but the dining room’s pocket doors and square turret compensate in the charm department. The kitchen is roomy but dated, and there’s a half bath/laundry room off the hall. Upstairs, four bedrooms (one with its own sunny turret footprint) share a full bathroom; on the third floor are two more bedrooms and a full bath. Off the deck, the backyard boasts a water feature and large mural. CONS An offer has been accepted on this property.

Phillip Robertson, Century 21 Cahill Associates, 617-413-1647, philllrobertson@aol.com

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$1,100,000

34 HASTINGS STREET / WEST ROXBURY

SQUARE FEET 2,884

LOT SIZE 0.16 acre

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BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $740,000 in 2005

PROS Steps from Sugar Bakery on Centre Street, this 1874 Victorian needs no sugarcoating. The elegant Old World foyer and living room are framed by a generous wraparound porch, while an adjoining media room has a gas fireplace and wet bar. The architect-designed kitchen is a stunner, with a large, gleaming cook’s station, cozy breakfast nook, and wall of windows facing the fenced-in backyard. On the second floor, an updated master suite includes a fireplace, separate dressing room, and bright spa bath. A second bedroom shares an updated full bath with a custom-built office, which opens to a private balcony. Two more bedrooms are on the third floor. CONS No garage.

Adam Rosenbaum, Century 21 Adams, 617-694-8553, c21adams@aol.com

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