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    For sale: Raised ranches in Framingham and Natick

    Step right up to Metro West homes that make the most of their square footage, upstairs and down.



    SQUARE FEET 2,208

    LOT SIZE 0.47 acre

    BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR $355,000 in 2012

    PROS A graceful portico and spacious tiled foyer with coat closet welcome visitors to this well-maintained home in north Framingham. The enormous upstairs living room with large windows, hardwood floors, and a marble fireplace flows into an adjacent dining area and an open kitchen updated with granite counters and stainless appliances. A sliding glass door off the kitchen opens to an oversized enclosed deck. Three upstairs bedrooms offer sufficient closet space, and the master has an en suite half-bath. The home also boasts a lower-level, above-ground bedroom with an attached full bath. CONS The door to the garage is located through the downstairs bedroom. House is under agreement.

    Lisa Zemack, Zemack Real Estate, 508-922-9551,

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    SQUARE FEET 1,902

    LOT SIZE 1.17 acres

    BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full


    LAST SOLD FOR $542,000 in 2003

    PROS A picture window casts generous light into the living room of this cheerful raised ranch located close to South Natick Village. The upper level of the home features a family room addition, accessed through French doors, with skylights and a gas woodstove. It leads to a multi-tier deck and large, private backyard with a storage shed. The bedrooms are down the hall; the master has vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, bathroom with tiled shower, and access to the deck. Downstairs, a carpeted bonus room offers direct entry to the two-car garage. CONS The kitchen is on the small side, and the cabinets could use an update. House is under agreement.

    John Popp, RE/MAX Best Choice, 617-916-1646,