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    For sale: Homes with wood stoves for winter warmth

    Cast-iron hearth warmers give off serious heat in these houses in Weymouth and Duxbury.

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    SQUARE FEET: 2,094

    LOT SIZE: 0.3 acre

    BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 2 full


    LAST SOLD FOR: $159,900 in 1994

    PROS As nice as this 1851 mansard-roofed Colonial looks from the front, the back is even more impressive. Enter from the patio into a sunlit great room that’s the heart of the home. A wood stove warms the living room, which flows into the remodeled kitchen, with wood floors and Cambria stone counters; laundry’s in a nearby closet. French doors open to a formal dining room with an updated full bath at one side; past an office, off the front entryway, is the master suite, with a sitting area and full bath. Upstairs are three carpeted bedrooms. CONS Two sheds, but no garage.

    Mike Marella, Century 21 Marella Realty, 617-694-3669,

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    SQUARE FEET: 3,112

    LOT SIZE: 1.66 acres

    BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 1 full


    LAST SOLD FOR: $214,000 in 1994

    PROS A sunroom bathed in light extends the antique dining room in this expanded 1810 Cape. To one side, a den with a wood stove and sunny office alcove leads to a full bath, formal entryway, sitting room, and living room with fireplace. In back, the kitchen has a soapstone farmhouse sink, exposed brick and beams, tile counters, and a wood stove; a large laundry room and pantry are nearby. Upstairs, four bedrooms run the length of the house, with wide pine floors throughout. Built-in closets, cabinets, and cubbies — even in some windowsills — offer more storage than expected in an old home. CONS The only bathroom is on the first floor.

    MaryBeth Davidson, William Raveis, 781-985-4967,