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    For sale: World War II-era homes in Hyde Park and Needham

    In honor of Veterans Day, we tour a pair of houses built in the midst of the war.



    SQUARE FEET 1,097

    LOT SIZE 0.1 acre

    BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 1 full


    LAST SOLD FOR $300,000 in 2016

    PROS This updated 1944 Cape is in a cute neighborhood near the George Wright Golf Course. Enter into a living room that leads to a cheerful kitchen with sage green cabinets, butcher-block counters, and a double-basin farmhouse sink overlooking the good-size backyard. A side door leads out to a private deck and brick patio. A first-floor bedroom has a closet with barn doors, while one of the two upstairs bedrooms has a pallet-wood accent wall and other rustic flourishes. A small office or bedroom and a newer full bath round out the first floor. CONS There’s no garage or dining room; home received multiple offers and was under agreement at press time.

    Mary Forde, Insight Realty Group, 617-823-3146,

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    SQUARE FEET 2,780

    LOT SIZE 0.23 acre

    BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 2 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR $750,000 in 2013

    PROS Despite modest wartime origins, two additions have boosted the living space in this 1941 Colonial near Route 128 and the commuter rail. The front hall has a dining room at left and a bright living room with a whitewashed fireplace at right; beyond is an office with skylights. The driveway entry takes you into a pantry off the kitchen, which peeks out at the family room. Sliders lead to a deck, yard, and patio with a stone fire pit. The master bedroom has a newer full bath; there’s a powder room nearby. Upstairs, four bedrooms share a bath. Laundry is in the partially finished basement (dry during a recent nor’easter, thanks to a French drain and sump pump). CONS One-car garage not accessible from inside the house.

    Irene Kerzner, Concierge Home Sales, Hammond Residential Real Estate, 617-413-3598,