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    For sale: Houses on the market in Wakefield

    A bungalow and a colossal Colonial offer easy transit and highway access in this town north of Boston.



    SQUARE FEET 1,804

    LOT SIZE 0.1 acre

    BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full


    LAST SOLD FOR Unknown price in 1961

    PROS This charming 1920 bungalow sits on a busy road near the commuter rail and shopping. Through an enclosed front porch, enter into the living room, which has a fireplace, hardwood floors, and natural wood trim. A small dining room to the left has a built-in hutch and access to the sunny but dated eat-in kitchen. An updated bathroom with a step-in shower and a bedroom with a walk-in closet complete the first floor. Upstairs are two more bedrooms with surprisingly large closets and an unfinished attic room. The property has a small backyard, concrete driveway, and one-car garage. CONS House is under agreement.

    Julie D’Arcangelo, Coldwell Banker, 978-490-8465,

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    SQUARE FEET 3,242

    LOT SIZE 0.28 acre

    BEDROOMS 6 BATHS 3 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR $562,000 in 2003

    PROS On a quiet cul-de-sac, this 1998 Colonial has an oversized sunken living room to the right of the entry foyer, with a stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, and a pool table. It opens to a black-and-white kitchen with an island and sliders leading to a deck and heated pool out back. A powder room, formal dining room, and study round out the first floor. Upstairs, the master suite has a full bathroom, and two more carpeted bedrooms share a full bath with laundry. A fourth bedroom and media room make up the third floor. The basement holds a two-bedroom in-law apartment with a separate entry and laundry. CONS Back of property abuts Interstate 95.

    Scott Guertin, Boardwalk Real Estate, 781-690-6670,