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For sale: Antique condos in Salem and Chelsea

Ornate carvings in the woodwork and other details highlight these homes.

$345,000

22 SUMMIT AVENUE #2 / SALEM

SQUARE FEET 1,566

CONDO FEE $250 per month

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 2 full

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LAST SOLD FOR $285,000 in 2013

PROS This spacious second-floor condo in a 1920 three-family sits on a quiet street near the ocean, between Salem State University and downtown. The large living and dining rooms are framed by impressive, intricately carved arches and columns. An enormous, updated kitchen combines stone counters and a glass tile backsplash with an old-school checkered floor. The master suite includes a newer bathroom, sitting area, and a decorative fireplace; a second bedroom in back is near a full bath with laundry and a smart linen closet with built-in drawers. Unit includes private porch, shared yard, and deeded driveway parking. CONS A sky mural on the dining room ceiling might strike some as over the top. This home is under agreement.

LIZ WALTERS, COLDWELL BANKER, 617-438-3665, LIZ.WALTERS@NEMOVES.COM

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$549,000

295 WASHINGTON AVENUE #2 / CHELSEA

SQUARE FEET 1,883

CONDO FEE $392 per month

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 2 full

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LAST SOLD FOR $239,000 in 2015

PROS Enter this show-stopping 1888 Queen Anne Victorian through a private porch and foyer. Climb the grand staircase to the main living area, where stained-glass windows, crown molding, and patterned wood floors await. The living room, with coffered ceilings and paneled walls, leads to a dining area and remodeled kitchen in back, with quartz counters, breakfast bar, and a five-burner range. There’s a new bath, with laundry, off the kitchen. Both main bedrooms are roomy, with fireplaces and peeks of the Boston skyline; the master has two closets and a sunny sitting area in the round turret. A small third bedroom or office has bow windows, and a new full bath is nearby. Includes one parking space. CONS No master bathroom.

JAMIE CHOLETTE, BOSTON HARBOR REAL ESTATE, 617-913-2958, BOSTONHRE.COM