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For sale: Homes with bedroom porches

Sleeping quarters with private porches offer space for fresh air and quiet reflection.

9 Orchard Avenue, Waltham.
9 Orchard Avenue, Waltham.Handout

$698,000

9 ORCHARD AVENUE / WALTHAM

SQUARE FEET 1,689

LOT SIZE 0.09 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2

LAST SOLD FOR $508,000 in 2017

PROS Just two blocks from Waltham Common, this 1910 Dutch Colonial features hardwood floors. Left of the entry, the living room fireplace is flanked by French doors, which lead to a sunroom with sliders to a patio. Nearby there’s a bath. The dining room features a swinging door to the roomy, remodeled kitchen—which dazzles with two-tone cabinets, farmhouse sink, butcher block island, skylight, and stone counters. A mudroom area sports built-in benches and a stylish wall covering. Upstairs, three bedrooms—including a master with double closets and deck—share an on-trend bath with shiplap walls and step-in shower. CONS No garage, and not much of a yard.

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The Penney + Gould Team, Compass, 781-389-8224, pgteam@compass.com

$799,000

50 STONE STREET / BEVERLY

50 Stone Street, Beverly.
50 Stone Street, Beverly. Handout

SQUARE FEET 2,995

LOT SIZE 0.16 acre

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $639,000 in 2016

PROS This cedar-shingled Colonial is around the corner from the beach at Independence Park. The open entryway includes a dining area, and the living room at right has a stone hearth with gas fireplace, plus sliders to a mahogany deck. In back, the country kitchen has granite counters, farmhouse sink, center island, and a nearby powder room. The finished basement boasts a laundry room and backyard access. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms and a bath, plus a lounge area with balcony. The top floor is devoted to a master suite with arched windows, office, walk-in closet, private balcony, and a bath with step-in shower and spa tub. CONS No garage; four-story living will give your legs a workout.

Hannah Barker, LandVest, 973-768-4433, hbarker@landvest.com


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