6 BEECH STREET / FRAMINGHAM
SQUARE FEET 3,406
LOT SIZE 0.23 acre
BEDROOMS 4 potential BATHS 2
LAST SOLD FOR $340,000 in 2008
PROS Zoning allows this 1890 house near downtown to serve as a business, a residence, or a home with a professional office (for a lawyer or an accountant, perhaps). A farmer’s porch greets visitors. With three floors, a variety of configurations are possible. Off the first-floor hall are three rooms that could be offices or a living and dining space. Plus, there is a kitchen and a bath with shower. Front and back staircases lead to the second floor, where four more rooms could be used as offices or bedrooms, and there’s another full bath. The finished attic provides additional space for offices or a playroom. CONS Kitchen and bathrooms need updates.
Marlene Aron, Metrowest Commercial Real Estate, 508-740-0000, metrowestcre.com
21-23 MOUNT PLEASANT STREET / ROCKPORT
SQUARE FEET 9,552
LOT SIZE 2.36 acres
BEDROOMS 2 or 3 potential BATHS 4
LAST SOLD FOR $1.2 million in 2006
PROS Within walking distance to Bearskin Neck, this sprawling property was previously the Blacksmith Shop Restaurant — a space on the water with a built-out kitchen and bar, space to seat up to 170 people, a second-floor banquet room, and views of frequently painted Motif No. 1. It also includes a smaller connected building with space for a small street-level shop and an updated owner’s apartment above. The apartment has a living room, galley kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, bedroom, bath with shower, and access to a roof deck. Additional highlights include a two-bedroom apartment above the restaurant. CONS Buildings must be sold together because sprinkler systems are attached.
Jeff Similien, Castles Commercial, 617-894-2266, castlesunlimited.com