406 LINCOLN STREET #303 / MARLBOROUGH
SQUARE FEET 1,485
CONDO FEE $314 per month
BEDROOMS 1 BATHS 1 full
LAST SOLD FOR $295,600 in 2008
PROS The Assabet River Rail Trail, a 5.6-mile bike path that winds through Hudson and into Maynard, is a quarter-mile from this condo. On the top floor of a converted mill building, the corner unit looks the very definition of an industrial loft, with exposed brick walls, 14-foot ceilings, enormous windows, and tea-stained concrete floors. The kitchen sports quartz counters, cherry cabinets, and stainless appliances. A transom window lets light into an otherwise walled-off bedroom; there’s room in the wide-open floor plan to create a second sleeping area. The building maintains a common roof deck; two parking spots are deeded. CONS I-495 is close, but the nearest rail stop is over 6 miles away.
Julie O’Neil Dolan, Andrew Mitchell & Co., 908-305-4181, juliedolanrealtor.com
71 WINSLOW AVENUE #1 / SOMERVILLE
SQUARE FEET 1,070
CONDO FEE $160 per month
BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full
LAST SOLD FOR $335,000 in 2012
PROS Glass doors in this unit just two blocks from Davis Square open to a deck overlooking the Somerville Community Path, which links up with the 9.7-mile Minuteman Bikeway at Alewife — allowing avid cyclists to pedal all the way to Bedford. This Philadelphia-style unit features a generously sized living and dining area that gives the home a spacious, open feel upon entry. A full bathroom to the right is updated, while a trim first bedroom sits off the dining room. Toward the back is a catalog-caliber kitchen, with a stacked washer-dryer tucked into a closet and a staircase leading to the second bedroom. CONS Unit under agreement.
Adam Rosenbaum, Century 21 Adams, 617-694-8553, email@example.com