44-45 CONNECTICUT AVENUE / NATICK
SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,200
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, nemoves.com
16 PHILLIPS POND ROAD / NATICK
SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,800
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, propertiesbybarbara.com
— Eileen McEleney Woods