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For sale: Homes in Lowell

Options include an updated house ideal for a family or a gracious Second Empire-style home.

$349,900

527 STEVENS STREET / LOWELL

SQUARE FEET 2,188

LOT SIZE 0.23 acre

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BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $241,500 in 2001

PROS Set across from Lowell Catholic High School, this 1930 Colonial has a fenced front yard ideal for kids to play in. From the driveway, head onto the deck and enter the updated kitchen, which has a peninsula with gas cooktop and seating space. Cabinets are maple and appliances are stainless. Adjacent are an updated half bath and dining room. Nearby, the living room features a fireplace with a wood-burning stove insert, and a four-season room is carpeted and has a slider to the front porch. Bedrooms (with wood floors) are upstairs and share the bath with tub/shower combo. Laundry is in the basement. CONS Property under agreement.

Angela Harkins, Lamacchia Realty, 978-692-4448, angelaharkins.com

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$699,900

52 MANSUR STREET / LOWELL

SQUARE FEET 5,323

LOT SIZE 0.45 acre

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BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 4 full, 2 half

LAST SOLD FOR $242,000 in 1995

PROS A slate mansard roof with a bell-shaped gable creates a distinguished silhouette for this 1867 Second Empire-style house in the Belvidere Hill Historic District. In the foyer, a staircase with curved banister is just ahead, and French doors lead to a library, living room with fireplace, and dining room. Neaby there’s a half bath and remodeled kitchen with a six-burner gas stove and backyard slider. Located upstairs are an in-law apartment, three bedrooms, including the master suite, and laundry. On the third floor, two rooms can serve as bedrooms. Additional highlights: The electrical has been updated, and there’s a two-car garage. CONS Upstairs rooms need updating.

Donata Barber, Andrew Mitchell & Co., 781-858-4418, barbernd@aol.com  

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