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For sale: Homes built in the roaring ’20s

A Colonial and a bungalow built for postwar prosperity.

$579,999

97 HAWTHORN ROAD / BRAINTREE

SQUARE FEET 1,626

LOT SIZE 0.36 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

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LAST SOLD FOR $426,000 in 2014

PROS Set on a leafy street of charming old homes, this picturesque 1920 Colonial features an arched transom window and sidelights framing the front door, which opens to a flowing floor plan. Paneled wainscoting and a built-in hutch grace the dining room to the left, which leads into the remodeled kitchen — sunny and bright with a farmhouse sink and hardwood floors — and a new powder room. The kitchen opens to a deck in back, as does the large living room with fireplace, to the right of the center hall. There’s a generous, level backyard. Upstairs are three neat-as-a-pin bedrooms, with twin closets in the master, and an older full bathroom. Updates include a rebuilt chimney and new gas heat. CONS No garage.

Karen Murray, Coldwell Banker, 617-480-4411, karen.murray@nemoves.com

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$769,000

415 LOWELL AVENUE / NEWTON

SQUARE FEET 1,563

LOT SIZE 0.17 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

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LAST SOLD FOR $430,000 in 2007

PROS In an enviable neighborhood near Newton North High School, this oversized bungalow, built in 1925, is serenely perched in the trees high above the street. Enter through a small foyer and into a long, open living space, which includes a living room with fireplace, dining area, and new kitchen with cherry cabinets, skylights, and vaulted ceilings. Off one side of the kitchen are the master bedroom, a full bath, and den or fourth bedroom; off the other is a beautiful terraced stone patio that sprawls along the side of the house. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, a study, and an updated full bath. CONS Entrance is about 30 steps up the hill from the garage and street level.

Cyndi Kim, Prudential Edna Kranz Realty, 617-823-5479, cyndikim.com