On the Block

No excuses

These homes feature great workout rooms to help you get moving.


  • $480,000


  • LOT SIZE 0.92 acre

  • BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

  • PROS Unfurl a yoga mat on the insulated floor of the basement workout space in this 2004 Colonial. The equipment isn’t staying, but this 400-square-foot area, including mudroom, can hold three exercise stations and a wall-mounted TV. Its contemporary, clean look is mirrored throughout the house, from the kitchen’s glossy black-granite counters and stainless appliances to the living room’s oak floors and gas fireplace. The home has a second-floor laundry for the dirty clothes and a master suite with two walk-in closets for the clean ones. Relax sore muscles in the jetted tub in the en suite bath. CONS The backyard of this hilltop home, with views of the Merrimack River, isn’t flat.

  • Tacey Murphy, Dooley & Mason Realty Group, 617-388-5110,


  • $1.25 MILLION


  • LOT SIZE 1.46 acres

  • BEDROOMS 6 BATHS 3 full, 1 half

  • LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

  • PROS Exercise and entertainment, the additional 2,882 square feet in the basement of this 2007 Colonial celebrates both. The equipment and sauna in the workout space come with the house, a separate padded gym hosts floor-hockey games, and the home theater seats 11. The focal point, however, is the billiards room with tin ceiling and copper-topped bar. This elegance is reflected throughout the home: transom windows, dentil molding, coffered and cathedral ceilings, mahogany floors, and wainscot. The eat-in kitchen is the epitome of French-country style, offering pretty off-white cabinets, high-end appliances, and a butler’s pantry. There are masters with en suite baths on the first and second floors. CONS Septic is approved for four bedrooms.

  • Suzanne Peterson, RE/Max Real Estate Center, 508-944-2621,

  • --Eileen McEleney Woods

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