98 RIVERS EDGE DRIVE / MIDDLEBOROUGH
SQUARE FOOTAGE 3,259
LOT SIZE 1.5 acres
BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $630,000 in 2006
PROS This home, built in 1986, is along a state-protected section of the Nemasket River. The facade implies center-hall Colonial, but the foyer opens to a living room with a vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, and an expanse of windows. The house offers a first-floor master bath that has a whirlpool tub, plantation shutters, and marble counters; a renovated kitchen with a Viking stove, Gaggenau oven, and breakfast nook; and a sunroom — all with water views. The yard features an antique bell the owners use to round up their grandchildren. CONS The master bath has a popcorn ceiling.
Edward and Linda Thomas, 508-272-0537, forsalebyowner.com
4 CHESTNUT STREET / ACTON
SQUARE FOOTAGE 3,106
LOT SIZE 0.59 acre
BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 2 half
LAST SOLD FOR $690,750 in 2002
PROS On a woodsy lot, this Colonial was built in 1995 as part of the Acorn Park development and borders property with a conservation restriction. The step-down great room features a vaulted ceiling with skylights and a tile floor in sea-like hues. The kitchen offers granite counters, a breakfast bar and nook, wine chiller, and a Wolf oven. The four-season sunroom has hardwood floors, like much of the house. The master suite offers a build-out, two vanities, Italian porcelain tile, and a tub with jets. The backyard has a fenced-in, lighted sport court. The monthly association fee is $137. CONS Some buyers may not like that although the homeowners have exclusive rights to the land, the development shares ownership.
Jack C. Bromley, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 978-502-2338, nemoves.com
— Eileen McEleney Woods