48 VALLEY BEACH AVENUE, UNIT 4 / HULL
SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,254
ASSOCIATION FEE $813 per quarter
BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $440,000 in 2001
PROS Nestled between Nantasket and Gunrock beaches, this seaside town house offers sweeping views of the Atlantic. The home, built in 1984 and remodeled, has a kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite counters and a dining room with Brazilian cherry floors and a double-sided fireplace it shares with the step-down family room. The family room and second-floor master offer walls of glass (new) and decks (new) to take in the view. The master also features a gas fireplace with a marble hearth, a loft with skylights, and an en suite bath that has a tub with jets. The home comes with a two-car garage, a private courtyard, and three additional parking spots. CONS There are some popcorn ceilings.
Joanne Conway, William Raveis Real Estate, 781-248-7041, raveis.com
345 CHESTNUT STREET / LYNNFIELD
SQUARE FOOTAGE 4,323
LOT SIZE 1.27 acres
BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $380,000 in 1993
PROS This antique home on a wooded corner lot has a hearth room constructed in the 1700s and a great room with a timber-framed cathedral ceiling, built in 1860 and once used as a barn and smokehouse. Period details like wide-pine floors and latch-lock doors remain, but the home has been modernized and expanded, offering a spacious window-lined kitchen with recessed lighting, custom cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, and a full-size freezer. The master includes a sitting room with a fireplace (the home has nine, but the one in the study isn’t functional) and an en suite bath with double vanity, a shower, and a tub with jets. CONS The outbuilding needs work.
Marjorie Youngren, RE/Max Leading Edge, 781-580-9357, marjoriesells.com
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