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A family compound in South Dartmouth and a single-family home in a former church in Fairhaven.

$650,000

263 ELM STREET / SOUTH DARTMOUTH

SQUARE FEET 2,746

LOT SIZE 0.49 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

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LAST SOLD FOR $325,000 in 2002 PROS Two houses come with this Padanaram Village parcel. Built in 1804, the main house includes four bedrooms and 2½ baths and has many updates (new windows, roof, and heating system). Wide pine floors extend from the entry into the living and dining rooms. An updated family room features a picture window. Nearby, the kitchen has white cabinetry and appliances, plus access to a bluestone patio and outdoor shower. Laundry is in the half bath. Upstairs, the master has a fireplace and shares access to an updated bath with another bedroom; remaining bedrooms also share a bath. In the guest house, there’s a full kitchen, updated bath, and two bedrooms. CONS Closets are small.

Anne Whiting, Anne Whiting Real Estate, 508-789-0812, annewhitingrealestate.com

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$850,000

46 CENTER STREET / FAIRHAVEN

SQUARE FEET 8,000

LOT SIZE 0.23 acre

BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 5 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

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PROS Two Doric columns grace this home’s facade, and a steeple soars above. Purchased in 2005, the former church was converted to a single-family residence. Polished floors and a sitting area welcome visitors. Reach the living quarters via stairs or elevator. In the great room, a soaring ceiling dominates, and two window seats look cozy next to a fireplace. Cream cabinetry, stainless appliances, and an island round out the kitchen. A dining area slider leads to a deck. Two nearby bedrooms, including the master, feature private baths. A third level holds a lofted family room, laundry, and three bedrooms, including one with private bath. CONS No driveway.

Tim Evans, Howe Allen Realty, 617-416-5436, howeallen.com