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    On the Block

    For sale: Homes on the National Register of Historic Places

    These properties in Georgetown, Waltham, and Andover are bygone beauties.



    SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,635

    LOT SIZE > 0.95 acres

    BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS> 2 full


    LAST SOLD FOR> $555,000 in 2007

    Joyce Sullivan, RE/Max Prestige, 978-852-5388,

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    PROS The Adams-Clarke House, circa 1725, manages to feel both true to the Colonial period and unconventional. There’s a big beehive oven, corner beams, wide pine floors, flat, plain doors, and interior shutters. The living room features murals and an unusual wood fireplace surround with carved birds and a fox. The updated kitchen has copper counters; low, paneled ceilings; and a great old soapstone sink. Off it, there’s a surprisingly pretty pantry. The yard is lovely and can be enjoyed from the screened sunroom. CONS Updating is necessary upstairs. One bedroom has a fireplace but no other heat source.





    LOT SIZE> 0.17 acres


    BEDROOMS> 4 BATHS> 2 full, 1 half

    LAST SOLD FOR> $685,000 in 2003

    Lynne Stockman, Realty Executives, 781-894-5979,

    PROS This Greek Revival known as the Coolidge-Clark House, built in 1860, has a stately presence and a handsome, generously sized porch. The first floor features huge windows, high ceilings, significant woodwork, and, thanks to a 2006 restoration, Brazilian cherry floors. The second floor has two bedrooms, a laundry room, an office, and, tucked away, the staircase to the third floor, where you’ll find the master suite and another small bedroom. There’s a wine cellar in the clean basement. The kitchen has access to a small side deck. CONS There’s not much yard. Some woodwork needs touching up.


    $1.335 million


    SQUARE FOOTAGE > 5,288


    LOT SIZE > 0.74 acres

    BEDROOMS > 5 BATHS > 3 full, 1 half

    LAST SOLD FOR > $775,000 in 2000

    Peggy Patenaude, Prudential Howe & Doherty Realtors, 978-804-0811,

    PROS Built in 1857, the Carlton-Perry House was renovated in the late 1940s by an architect who worked on Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Thanks to updates by the current owners, the home feels fresh. Details include plaster adornments at the front door and in the dining room, plus a stunning curved staircase. The living room, with sunroom off it, is bright and welcoming. The master bath is new. The renovated third floor has a big game room and guest suite. CONS One bath isn’t on par with the rest of the house. 

    — Vanessa Parks