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    SQUARE FEET: 2,132

    LOT SIZE: 0.15 acre

    BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 1 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR: $363,000 in 2001

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    PROS A large sunroom with wood floors and swing-out windows provides a warm welcome to this 1902 Arts and Crafts Colonial near the commuter rail. Through the foyer, a living room with fireplace opens to an oversized dining room with original details like a built-in hutch, coffered ceilings, and 8-foot window bench. The kitchen is updated with cork floors, granite counters, and cherry cabinets; to the side is a new powder room and a mudroom leading to the patio and backyard. Upstairs, there’s a full bath and four corner bedrooms: The largest has access to an enclosed porch, while the smallest is currently used as a dressing room. CONS Upstairs vanity is past its prime.

    Robin Simon, RE/Max Home Team, 617-699-7603,



    SQUARE FEET: 2,328

    LOT SIZE: 0.1 acre

    BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 2 full


    LAST SOLD FOR: $255,000 in 1996

    PROS Enter this roomy 1900 Colonial, set on a quiet cul-de-sac, through a mudroom framed by elegant sidelight and transom windows. To the right of a large foyer, the living room is cozier for its fireplace and built-in window bench; beyond is a sunroom, and a full bath sits in back. Left of the foyer is a dining room with classic chair rail. The remodeled kitchen, with center island and warm wood tones, has a functional flow and deck access. Upstairs are four good-sized bedrooms and a smartly updated bath with shower. Upgrades include new roof, French drain, central air, and insulation. CONS No garage.

    Lewitt Real Estate Team, Hammond Residential, 617-935-1083,