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    For sale: Homes with fenced-in yards and other pet-friendly perks

    Options include a Hingham farmhouse near a park and a Sharon Colonial with a dog kennel.



    LOT SIZE 0.9 acre

    SQUARE FEET 1,931

    BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR $475,000 in 2012

    PROS Inside this 1845 farmhouse, wide pine floors brighten the living room, while an original brick fireplace anchors the dining room (other hearths are sealed). An enormous modern kitchen opens to the back deck and fenced yard. (Dog-friendly Bare Cove Park is less than a mile away.) A newer half bath off the kitchen doubles as the laundry. Nearby, a door with a cat flap leads to a basement playroom. Upstairs, the master features skylit vaulted ceilings, an updated marble bath, and a walk-in closet; two smaller bedrooms and a full bath make up the rest of the second floor. CONS A fairly busy road in front and commuter rail tracks in back.

    Mary Beth Koch, Frank Neer Team, 802-578-6222,

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    LOT SIZE 0.36 acre

    SQUARE FEET 3,500

    BEDROOMS 6 BATHS 4 full


    LAST SOLD FOR $552,000 in 2016

    PROS This oversized 1899 Colonial is a short walk from the commuter rail. From the entry, pocket doors open to a living room with an ornate fireplace and dining room beyond. Relics like the service window between the pantry and dining room add historic charm, while white cabinets and wood floors lend warmth to the modern stainless-and-stone-countered kitchen. Upstairs, the master suite features a walk-in closet. Three more bedrooms share a bath with a claw-foot tub. The third floor holds a playroom, bath, and two bedrooms. Outside, the lawn is partially fenced, and a dog kennel abuts the garage. CONS The wraparound porch has a concrete floor — durable, but not particularly charming.

    Rick Gomolka, Rick Gomolka Realty, 781-408-1245,