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What you get for $400,000

These houses pack a lot of punch for the price.


  • $399,000


  • LOT SIZE 0.29 acre

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR $410,000 in 2007

  • PROS This 19th-century Colonial exudes charm outside and in. A slate walkway winds through perennials, including strawberry plants that blanket a slope, down to the pool area and kitchen door. The home stays true to its seaside-village roots, with bleached hardwood everywhere except for one bath and the kitchen, which has attractive, colorful ceramic tile on the floors and counters and stainless appliances. The master has a wall of windows to take in the Annisquam River view. The upstairs bath, with a double vanity and laundry, is surprisingly large. One bedroom has a deck. CONS Most of the parking is on the steep road.

  • Jane Meterparel, J. Barrett & Co., 781-237-3341,


  • $399,900


  • LOT SIZE 0.07 acre

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 1 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR $295,000 in 2012

  • PROS The farmer’s porch with brick and stone stairs and bead-board ceiling hints at the detail inside this newly renovated 1935 Colonial. The home has redone hardwood floors throughout — including parquet in the entryway and inlays in the family room, dining room, and some of the bedrooms — and built-ins. The kitchen features raised-frame off-white cabinets, a granite countertop, stainless appliances, and a glass-tile backsplash. The bathroom offers beautiful tile work and an attractive sink. The backyard is fenced in. CONS The bedrooms are on the small side, and one doesn’t have a closet.

  • George Zitis, George Zitis Real Estate, 978-441-9433,   — Eileen McEleney Woods

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