543 HOLLIS STREET /FRAMINGHAM
SQUARE FEET 1,192
LOT SIZE 0.28 acre
BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full
LAST SOLD FOR $345,000 in 2017
PROS In this 1950 brick ranch on Waushakum Pond, the front door opens into a living room with a fireplace, picture window, and access to a side sunroom. All three bedrooms in back boast hardwood floors and water views, and the bathroom has been remodeled with a marble floor tile. The kitchen has new flooring that pairs well with its cheerfully retro mid-century remnants. From a sunken dining area, there’s access to the one-car garage, walk-out basement with laundry and workshop, and a wood-paneled mudroom. In the large and level backyard, a hammock swings between stately trees and the water’s edge beckons to summertime swimmers and kayakers.
CONS Flood insurance is required; an offer has been accepted as of press time.
Michelle Lane, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth, 617-584-3904, michellelanerealtor.com
44 SAMPSON STREET /BRAINTREE
SQUARE FEET 1,094
LOT SIZE 0.13 acres
BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full
LAST SOLD FOR $380,000 in 2004
PROS This 1908 Gambrel Colonial sits near the end of a quiet dead-end street less than a mile from the Braintree Red Line station. Enter from the farmer’s porch in front to a living room with hardwood floors. The dining room has sliders to a back deck and shares a granite breakfast bar with the compact kitchen, which has a newer full bath. Upstairs, all three bedrooms are on the small side, but they share a spacious full bathroom. The partially finished basement holds an office or den, plus a separate laundry area.
CONS House could use some cosmetic updates; an offer has been accepted on this home as of press time.
Mike Wood of Wood Realty Partners, Compass, 617-719-3016, WRP@compass.com