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    For sale: Brick homes in Westford, Newton, and Winthrop

    These homes give a stately first impression.

    266 Groton road, Westford.
    266 Groton road, Westford.



    SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,880


    LOT SIZE > 0.47 acre

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    BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 2 full, 1 half

    LAST SOLD FOR > $255,000 in 2008

    Kathryn Cunningham, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 978-758-7778,

    PROS Exterior maintenance will never be much of an issue at this 1870 brick house. The interior has been updated, with an opening in the wall between the kitchen (with stainless appliances, laminate counters, and white cabinets) and the small family room, which has one of the home’s two working fireplaces. The other fireplace is in the en suite master bedroom, where two rooms were opened up to create one big one. On the third floor are two rooms, including a bedroom; this level has good ceiling height and full-size windows. The backyard deck is built around a tree. CONS Floors are a bit crooked.

    67 Woodlawn drive, Newton.




    SQUARE FOOTAGE > 1,742

    LOT SIZE > 0.18 acre

    BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 2 full, 1 half

    LAST SOLD FOR > $42,500 in 1972

    Mark O’Donnell, William Raveis Real Estate, 617-733-5464,


    PROS The facade of this Chestnut Hill Colonial is brick, while the back and sides are vinyl. It features arched doorways, wood floors, air conditioning, and room for expansion. At more than 23 feet long, the size of the front-to-back living room, with a good-looking fireplace mantel, is a pleasant surprise for a 1951 house. Upstairs, the master has an en suite bath. One of the two other bedrooms is quite large. There’s an attached two-car garage and nice flat yard. CONS The circa 1970 kitchen and the baths are ready for an overhaul.

    265 Court road, Winthrop.

    $1 million


    SQUARE FOOTAGE > 5,000

    LOT SIZE > 0.45 acre

    BEDROOMS > 5 BATHS > 4 full, 1 half

    LAST SOLD FOR > $28,000 estimated in 1950

    Janice Stevens, Century 21 Seacoast, 617-877-6455,

    PROS This home has three great things going for it: views of Boston Harbor and the skyline beyond, jaw-dropping millwork, and a handsome brick exterior. Built in 1928, the house hasn’t been remodeled in years, but its finest features are timeless. The stunning staircase has a soaring Palladian window. There’s storage galore, a finished basement and attic space, a sun-filled second-floor office with a view, and two heated sunrooms. Two backyard staircases descend to 125 feet of deeded waterfront. CONS Pink kitchen stove, yellow woodwork in one bedroom, purple in another . . . time to renovate.   — Vanessa Parks