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For sale: Bungalows in Needham and Weston

These low-pitched homes each pair casual California style with four bedrooms and more than 2,000 square feet.

$899,000

711 WEBSTER STREET / NEEDHAM

SQUARE FEET 2,314

LOT SIZE 0.2 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR $755,000 in 2013

PROS Blocks from Needham Center and the commuter rail, this 1924 bungalow offers charming Craftsman details such as roof brackets and exposed beams. The first floor centers on the large living room with whitewashed brick fireplace; French doors open to a sunroom. Past the dining room is the butcher block kitchen, which sports a double oven, island with gas cooktop, and a big arched alcove with sink and open shelving. There’s a full bath off the kitchen, and a master bedroom with fireplace off the dining room. Upstairs are three more bedrooms and a big full bath; the basement holds a laundry area. Out back there’s a brick patio, small yard with tire swing, and two-car garage.CONS This home was under agreement at press time.

Benna Lynch Rondini, Century 21 Commonwealth, 339-204-7394, bennalynchrondini.com

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$950,000

68 SUMMER STREET / WESTON

SQUARE FEET 2,032

LOT SIZE 0.45 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR $710,000 in 2016

PROS This roomy, remodeled bungalow sits in easy reach of Route 128, the Massachusetts Turnpike, and two different commuter rail lines. Step onto the wraparound porch, then enter a bright, open living space with cathedral ceilings, skylights, and gas fireplace. The new kitchen has stone counters, stainless appliances, and a smart looking backsplash along with a breakfast island and pantry. Three bedrooms and a full bath flank the hallway, while a surprisingly seamless addition at the back holds a master bedroom and new full bath, plus bay windows with seasonal views of Stony Brook Reservoir. Basement has laundry and a finished playroom. The backyard slopes down and abuts conservation land. CONS The faint din of Route 128 is audible outside.

Denise Mosher, Coldwell Banker, 781-267-5750, Denise.Mosher@nemoves.com