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For sale: Houses on the so-called ‘Irish Riviera’

In these south shore towns, about 4 in 10 claim Irish ancestry.

$354,999

76 BRAE ROAD / WEYMOUTH

SQUARE FEET 1,260

LOT SIZE 0.14 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full

LAST SOLD FOR $285,000 in 2016

PROS On a residential side street high above Route 3A, this cheery Cape makes good use of its small space. A bright living room — graced by a bay window with plantation shutters — anchors the first floor, along with a dining room, bedroom, and newer bathroom. A compact but modern kitchen opens out to a new deck. Upstairs are two bedrooms with rustic wood paneling and a small office between. Near shopping and nature, the home is less than a mile to a beach and a dog park and just across the Mill River from Hingham Shipyard, Bare Cove, and the MBTA ferry to Boston. CONS An offer was accepted after the first open house.

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Rhonda Livingston, Keller Williams Realty, 781-888-1006, rhondalivingston.com

$715,000

20 NEWTON STREET / HULL

SQUARE FEET 2,450

LOT SIZE 0.42 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $635,000 in 2004

PROS This storybook 1900 Victorian looks out over Boston Harbor and the city skyline from atop Pemberton Point at the tip of Hull. Enter into the cheerful, updated kitchen with exposed brick and stone counters reclaimed from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Past a new powder room is an enormous, gracious dining room. A pair of staircases lead up to the second floor, with three bedrooms, laundry room, and large full bath; the top floor consists of a master suite with full bath and dressing room or nursery. Downstairs, there’s a wraparound sunroom and a wraparound porch. CONS Not much of an open layout on first floor.

Diane Marchione, Jack Conway Co., 781-771-0365, dmarchione@jackconway.com