On the Block

Pond ambition

These homes are nestled along the water in Natick.


  • $549,900


  • LOT SIZE 0.75 acre

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR $158,000 in 1990

  • PROS A cottage when built in 1925, this Colonial has undergone several expansions. There are hardwood floors, some with inlays. The first floor offers a living/dining area with views of Little Jennings Pond and a deck, a kitchen with Corian counters and a colorful ceramic-tile backsplash, and a bedroom with bath. The second-floor master features water views, a fan window, and walk-in closets. The en suite bath has cherry cabinetry and a shower with tumbled-stone tile. The finished lower level adds roughly 600 square feet of living space, another full bath, and a possible fifth bedroom, as well as a kitchenette. The detached two-car garage was used as a photo studio. CONS The lower level needs sprucing up.

  • Nan O’Hearn, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 508-330-0925,


  • $975,000


  • LOT SIZE 0.47 acre

  • BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • ASSOCIATION FEE $840 month

  • LAST SOLD FOR $930,000 in 2003

  • PROS This contemporary was built in 1986 with views of the Charles River in a 27-home neighborhood at Phillips Pond. Its look — varied rooflines, vaulted ceilings, and myriad windows for an abundance of light — seems timeless. The remodeled kitchen offers granite counters, cherry cabinets, high-end appliances, and an island with sink. The first-floor master, also refurbished, has sliders to its own deck. A second-floor office features built-in cherry bookcases. An Azek deck wraps around the house. The neighborhood association offers a clubhouse, heated pool, tennis courts, and walking trails. CONS The fireplace in the master has been walled in.

  • Barbara Miller, William Raveis Wellesley, 508-380-3831,

  • — Eileen McEleney Woods

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