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    Prepare holiday meals for a crowd at these houses in Medfield and Hingham.



    SQUARE FEET 4,335

    LOT SIZE 0.92 acre

    BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR $519,900 in 1999

    PROS This 1988 Colonial is set back on a quiet cul-de-sac. Step into a foyer and there’s a living room with a marble mantel at left and a formal dining room at right, both adorned with dentil molding. The updated kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances — including a Sub-Zero fridge and a double wall oven. Sliders lead to the deck and backyard. A family room off the kitchen is big and bright, with built-ins flanking the fireplace. A half bath, laundry room, and office round out the first floor. Upstairs, three large bedrooms share a full bath, while the roomy master suite has two walk-in closets plus a full bath, fireplace, and skylights. CONS Original carpeting in bedrooms has seen better days.

    Laina Regan Kaplan, Northeast Signature Properties, 508-577-3538,

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    SQUARE FEET 4,350

    LOT SIZE 0.95 acre

    BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 3 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR $679,000 in 2002

    PROS From hardware to hand-hewn beams, antique details of the 18th-century Joshua Hersey House have been carefully restored. The living room and den both have fireplaces, and the dining room with wood stove is large enough for any extended family. A rustic family room with a wood stove and bar dates from 1756, while the airy kitchen is part of a newer addition with cathedral ceilings, salvaged barn beams, a six-burner stove, and a second oven in the pantry. The second floor holds a full bath and three bedrooms, including a large master suite with a walk-in closet; on the third floor are two more bedrooms and a full bath. Outside are two porches, a slate patio, an in-ground pool, and a fun Wiffle-ball field with bleachers. CONS Steep, narrow staircases typical of an antique home.

    Christine Sypek, Coldwell Banker, 781-856-0211,