871 ADAMS STREET / DORCHESTER
SQUARE FEET 1,950
CONDO FEE $283/month
BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $389,000 in 2012
PROS The first floor of this bright 2005 town house is one big, open space (minus the powder room), including a living room with gas fireplace, dining area, and modern kitchen. Details like plantation shutters and cherry inlays in the hardwood floors add charm that you might not expect in newer construction. On the second floor are two tidy bedrooms, a laundry closet, and a full bathroom; a master suite occupies the third floor. Sliding doors off the kitchen lead to a small deck and a patch of lawn out back, while the finished basement (included in square footage) could be an exercise space or playroom. CONS Adams Street intersection is busy and often jammed.
Doug Bosse, Olde Towne Real Estate, 617-201-6838, oldetownere.com
150 BROOK ROAD / MILTON
SQUARE FEET 3,441
LOT SIZE 0.94 acre
BEDROOMS 6 BATHS 3 full
LAST SOLD FOR $830,000 in 2008
PROS Down a gravel driveway on almost an acre of land, this 1840 Greek Revival looks like a country estate despite the busy roads nearby. Inside, details like archways, 14-foot ceilings, and majestic 10-foot-tall windows in the parlor, living room, and dining room remind you what true grandeur looks like. At the same time, bold colors and a large designer kitchen inject some welcome modernity. There’s a full bath nearby. On the second floor, there are wide pine floors and four bedrooms, including an enormous master with dressing room and spa bath. In addition to a second bathroom on this level, there are two bonus rooms, now being used as an office and exercise space. CONS There is an accepted offer on the house.
Eric Knight, Coldwell Banker, 781-640-9046, firstname.lastname@example.org