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West Roxbury Cape has simple layout, affordable price

This three bedroom, two bath cape-style home is for sale on Kerna Road in West Roxbury.
Brian Feulner for The Boston Globe
This three bedroom, two bath cape-style home is for sale on Kerna Road in West Roxbury.

10 Kerna Road West Roxbury

Price: $389,900

Style: Cape


Built 1940

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Square Feet: 1,224

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

This yellow Cape with a full dormer sits on a dead-end street lined with homes of similar design. Built in 1940, it now has a fully updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a large island, and black granite countertop. A window above the sink helps bring in light.


A second front entry leads to a narrow mudroom off the kitchen, with an adjacent bath with a shower. An open floor plan connects the kitchen to the dining room. The living room has a brick fireplace painted white. Flooring throughout the house is the original oak, refinished. The first-floor bedroom is at the rear of the house and has good closet space. The second full bath, with shower and subway tiles accents, is on the second floor between the other two bedrooms. The master bedroom is big and has both a large closet and storage space. There is a reading nook with a window. The second bedroom is smaller, but with good closet space and its own reading nook. The basement is unfinished. Updates include a new roof, central air, and heating system. Listing broker Scott Miller of Realty Executives in Watertown is having an open house Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.

John R. Ellement