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The home your money buys in Lowell

$249,900

491 Dutton St., Unit 305

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Year built: 1880

Bedrooms: 1

Baths: 1

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Association fee: $263

Taxes: $305 (2013)

Nearing completion now, the Residences at the American Textile History Museum are models of loft-style living with exposed brick and beamed ceilings. The property, at 899 square feet, includes hardwood floors, a kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, big windows, off-street parking, and a separate office space.

$335,900

145 Starr Ave.

Year built: 1965

Lot size: 0.24 acre

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 1 full, 1 half

Taxes: $4,381 (2013)

With 1,880 square feet of living space, this gambrel-roofed Colonial in the Belvidere neighborhood features the much-sought-after first-floor master with a walk-in closet, plus a dining room with built-in china cabinets, a three-season porch, and a two-car garage, and a pretty fieldstone wall out front.

$499,000

57 Fairmount St.

Year built: 1880

Lot size: 0.20 acre

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 4 full, 2 half

Taxes: $7,322 (2013)

A 12-room 6,700-square-foot Queen Anne Victorian with six fireplaces, this stately house with hardwood floors and original millwork is known as the Artemas Tyler Home. It is a piece of history with modern conveniences like granite kitchen counters, updated appliances, and a third-floor media room. The exterior was painted recently and the electrical reworked.

James Sullivan can be reached at jamesgsullivan@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @sullivanjames.
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