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For sale: A home to hold your horses

These houses in Milton and Middleborough come with barns or stables, plus room to ride.

$689,000

76 BROOKSIDE DRIVE /MIDDLEBOROUGH

SQUARE FEET 3,190

LOT SIZE 9.25 acres

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

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LAST SOLD FOR First time on the market

PROS Down a long gravel driveway, past two grazing horses and a handful of hens, this traditional-looking farmhouse was actually designed and built by the sellers in 1987. The side door leads into a mudroom with a half bath and laundry off the roomy kitchen. At right is a sunny great room with cathedral ceilings, skylights, and a wood stove. Traditional dining and living rooms plus a master suite round out the first floor. The upstairs landing makes a cozy den connecting three bedrooms and a full bath. The 9-acre lot includes two natural springs and a barn that can hold enough livestock to take advantage of the state’s agricultural tax break. CONS Exterior needs painting.

Janice Wright, Re/Max Platinum, 508-958-9448, janicesoldmyhouse.com

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$985,000

1631 CANTON AVENUE /MILTON

SQUARE FEET 2,910

LOT SIZE 1.24 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

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LAST SOLD FOR $720,000 in 2000

PROSThis 1781 Georgian Colonial has been well updated but also impressively preserved, with antique charms like pull-string doorbells, a copper kitchen kettle, built-in storage nooks, and wide pine floors. Enter a back mudroom with the family room at left and updated kitchen at right; the dining room has a bread warmer in the whitewashed brick chimney. At the front, an office and living room both have fireplaces; laundry and a new half bath complete the first floor. Upstairs, two Jack and Jill bathrooms serve four bedrooms, two of which have working fireplaces. Present owners don’t keep horses, but two stables remain in the antique two-story barn, and miles of trails await in the Blue Hills Reservation down the street. CONS Shared driveway.

Steve Cousineau, 617-333-0630, 631cantonhouse@gmail.com