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42 MOUNT PLEASANT SQUARE / RANDOLPH
SQUARE FEET: 1,416
LOT SIZE: 0.17 acre
BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR: $263,000 in 2015
PROS An all-American charmer on the outside, this 1900 Colonial welcomes visitors into a living room with surprisingly high ceilings. To the left, the dining room is the hub of the first floor, connecting a bedroom (now used as a playroom) with a walk-in closet, the half bath, and the modestly updated kitchen, with wide pine floors, pantry, and attached mudroom. Upstairs, the master and two smaller bedrooms share a newly updated full bath. The fenced-in yard is large and level, and a screened-in porch offers another outdoor option. Efficiency improvements include heat pump air conditioning and (leased) rooftop solar panels. CONS A lot of rooms in a pretty tight space.
Christine McLellan, Todd A. Sandler Realtors, 781-817-3178, christinemclellan.com
44 POOLE AVENUE / BROCKTON
SQUARE FEET: 1,246
LOT SIZE: 0.15 acre
BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 1 full
LAST SOLD FOR: $180,000 in 2010
PROS The farmer’s porch on this 1925 bungalow looks out on a quiet, dead-end street. Enter into a good-sized living room with refinished hardwoods (as in most of the first floor), which flows into a classic dining room with bay windows and a built-in hutch. Beyond that, a smaller but sleek new kitchen has granite counters, gray tile floors, and a stainless steel range and dishwasher. Also on the first floor: a bedroom at the front, updated full bath, and large, carpeted family room at the back. A narrow staircase leads to two bedrooms upstairs, and a screened-in porch offers access to the backyard. CONS No garage; BYO refrigerator.
Tricia Cruise, Coldwell Banker, 508-930-5454,