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The original owner of this property, C. Henry Kimball, invented a heated railcar for hauling potatoes and championed the rights of small stockholders, and now his 19th-century Queen Anne Victorian is home to four condos.

A porch, four bedrooms, and so much more

There’s a nice broad farmer’s porch in this Colonial, but you’ll want to check out the rest of the house, too.

The home features a wraparound composite deck in the backyard.

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This Scituate ranch is just minutes from beach

You’ll get into a beachy mood as soon as you drive up to this three-bedroom home in Scituate.

In Cambridge, a mansard for the ages

This Porter Square home was renovated in 1982, but important original details were left intact.

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Angled corner windows add unexpected punch to condo near T stop

The Brookline unit comes with elevator access, a stone patio, and covered parking.

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Three bedrooms, short hop to highway and trains for under $400,000

The home also has a barn and a two-tier deck in a fenced-in yard.

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24-acre property features home theater, gentleman’s retreat

This Sudbury home has five bedrooms and five full and three half baths — in the main house.

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Double-size condo features river views, private entrance, and garage parking

This home comprises two of the five units in this condo building and boasts its own front entry.

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This 20,000-square-foot Andover home has a whole entertainment wing

A basketball court, pool with water slide, hot tub, theater room, workout room, and bowling alley complete this eight-bedroom house.

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Young Greek Revival features en-suite baths for every bedroom

It looks as if this Dedham home has been here for centuries, but the layout reveals its true age.

The owners of this house in Framingham are devoted members of Poodle Rescue of New England.

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Framingham contemporary features a dog suite

This $1.1 million home has five bedrooms and a doggie suite that includes a dog bath, a padded kennel, and a partially covered walkway to a dog run.

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Newton condo offers 2 bedrooms, finished basement for under $500,000

Converted into condos in 2015, the home retains its welcoming porch and its charm.

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Five-bedroom Victorian offers choice of two masters

The fifth bedroom was created by finishing the attic space, which also contains a bonus room.

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Condo has the perks of single-family, but leave the shovel behind

The first step inside this 10-year-old home leads to an unexpectedly airy expanse: an open floor plan with 15-foot-high ceilings.

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Kitchen is showpiece of Revival’s revival

From the street, it looks something like a bird of prey unfurling its wings.

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With myriad windows, this home design just clicks

Nearly every room in this three-level contemporary has a ceiling at least 10 feet high and tall triple-insulated windows.

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Back Bay condo fits big-ticket items into 475 square feet

Unit offers an updated marble bath, a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, and a Murphy bed with recessed lighting.

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Victorian boasts original hardwood floors, pocket doors, and an impressive neighbor

This four-bedroom home is about a mile from the commuter rail and beach, and across the street from one of the best-kept secrets in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

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From Admirals Hill, town house has commanding views

In Chelsea, a brick town house makes the most of park and river views.

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Contemporary home tempts with curves

This mid-century home also sports a treehouse, half a basketball court, and a ballet room.

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Grab your skis and hit the trails behind this environmentally friendly home

The home, which abuts conservation land, makes the most of passive solar heating.

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A bungalow by the beach for less than $300,000

This Pembroke address offers three bedrooms at a starter home price point.

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On the North Shore, a stone home with a garden getaway

Stone archways with cast-iron gates guard the entrance to this distinctive house, which has served as a bed and breakfast and a retreat.

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Hilltop home with double-wing formation built for ex-Patriot

Ron Berger, former defensive end for the Patriots, lived in this contemporary ranch in Canton.

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Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Here is the condo.

Formed from the sanctuary of a Colonial Revival-style church, this condo has neck-craning panache.

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Thanks to updates, 1720 Cape won’t act its age

This Duxbury home was expanded in the 1980s and in 2007.

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Cottage designed by famed architect is saved, expanded, and for sale

The home Marcel Breuer designed in 1940 was falling apart when two architects looking for a riverfront lot spotted it.

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Natick home on Lake Cochituate has a secret

A hidden room, access to a private dock, and four bathrooms are highlights in this contemporary home.

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Energy-savvy contemporary captures warmth of sun

This Andover home offers passive-solar features in a tranquil, perennial-filled setting.

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Two-story condo in penthouse tower overlooks Brighton

There have been 26 presidential elections since this red brick and concrete building rose above Commonwealth Avenue.

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On side street, a Colonial with a twist

This Melrose home offers three bedrooms, a modern kitchen, and a lot of charm.

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This home practically beckons you to the Cape

Less than a mile to the beach, this house in Brewster is awash in blues, greens, and whites.

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New 55-plus community is short hop to highway, train

Sixteen condo units are still available at the Reading Woods development by Pulte Homes.

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With myriad windows, Acorn Deck House lets sun shine in

With its large windows and mix of stone and wood textures, this Acorn Deck House blends into its wooded setting in Lexington.

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Incredible art-filled home is a work of art itself

This $10 million home has a great room, which has hosted “persons of extraordinary talent, political influence, and historic renown.”

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With parking and a patio, Charlestown home stands out

This detached single-family in Charlestown has four bedrooms, three fireplaces, and a wraparound brick patio with a cast-iron fence.

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A condo in a late poet’s home is full of surprises

This Newton Victorian was once the home of famous poet and writer Celia Thaxter. It has been converted into two condo units.

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Mayor White’s childhood home hits market

The family of former Boston mayor Kevin White is selling his childhood home, a Queen Anne Victorian in West Roxbury.

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All hands on decks: Colonial perched on hill overlooking sea

The home is in Quincy’s Houghs Neck neighborhood.

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With observatory, the sky’s no limit for Sudbury Colonial

The center-hall Colonial has an outbuilding that holds a domed observatory that rotates, a viewing deck with a sliding roof, a workshop, and meeting space.

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With a basketball court and pool, it’s game time at this ranch

The hilltop ranch has a pool, basketball court, a game room, and a fenced-in play area.

05102016 Sharon Ma One of the bedrooms at the Home of the Week at 14 Cobbler Lane. Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

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In Sharon, switch pays off with stunning stone patio

This home was built in 1859.

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Point taken: Winthrop penthouse offers ocean views

The condo in the Highlands neighborhood escapes most of the noise from Boston’s Logan International Airport.

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Young Davis Square condo stays true to industrial roots

The fourth-floor condo has a roof deck and exterior walls of glass.

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This South Boston penthouse has a view of the sky

The condo is in the LEED Gold-certified Macallen Building.

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Antique Cape tied to a Sherborn founding family hits market

The house has many original features, including the chestnut floors in some rooms.

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$1.1m mid-century modern in Westwood surprises with rustic touches

The stone now gives way to warmer oak floors in the atrium, and two bedrooms are reached via rolling barn doors.

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New Saugus home is ‘bluffing’ it with marsh and ocean views

The house is built on a bluff that rises some 150 feet above Rumney Marsh Reservation.

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Gold-leaf ceilings, footbridge distinguish Needham contemporary

This five-bedroom home abuts Needham Town Forest and features a heated in-ground pool and two bars.

Rutland Square has a smattering of Venetian Gothic town homes with rounded lancet windows, elaborate archways, and polychromatic exteriors.

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Small piece of San Francisco in South End town home

Rutland Square has a smattering of Venetian Gothic town homes that stand out among its neighbors.