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Keep summer going

The indoor pools in these homes offer year-round recreation.

By Elizabeth Gehrman
November 1, 2009

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$575,000 12 Green Street, Franklin Square footage 4,868

Lot size 4.91 acres

Bedrooms 5

Baths 3 full, 1 half

2009 taxes $7,024

Last sold for $490,000 in 2001

PROS With wood-paneled ceilings and plenty of patio space, the pool room in this outwardly modest Colonial is truly spectacular. The house has other lovely features, including a large breakfast room looking out to a brick patio, a master bedroom with an en suite bath and walk-in closet, and a family room with a cathedral ceiling and fireplace. There’s a separate studio apartment, and out back there are six paddocks and a 10-stall barn. The property abuts 5 acres that can be had for $250,000. CONS The house could use cosmetic updates. CONTACT Joleen Rose, Northeast Signature Properties, Millis, 508-951-5909,

$699,900 464 Marshall Street, Holliston Square footage 4,184

Lot size 1.83 acres

Bedrooms 4

Baths 3 full, 1 half

2009 taxes $9,882

Last sold for First time on market

PROS This 1985 Colonial is a 1600s replica with modern amenities. The indoor pool with hot tub is great for doing laps or entertaining, with a mini-kitchen and bath in the same space. The main kitchen has a large breakfast room with deck that overlooks a patio and the woods beyond. There’s a formal dining room, a living room with fireplace, and a family room with another fireplace. On the second floor are three bedrooms and a two-room master with en suite bath and loads of closets. The third floor is partly finished. CONS The house needs updates. CONTACT Maureen Eagan, Coldwell Banker, Framingham, 508-400-7689,

$1,249,000 195 Woodland Road, Westwood Square footage 6,000

Lot size 1.27 acres

Bedrooms 4

Baths 4 full, 1 half

2009 taxes $17,016

Last sold for $998,000 in 1999

PROS This brick-front Greek Revival Colonial has views of the pool from many areas, including through a large picture window in the living room, French doors from the dining room, and the exercise room with sauna. The kitchen is spacious, and there’s a second full kitchen in the lower level, which has two more rooms and a walk-out entrance. Upstairs, two bedrooms share a hall bath, while the large master has an en suite bath and an attached office with separate entrance. CONSS The finishes won’t be to everyone’s liking. CONTACT Jennifer Donahue, Century 21 Commonwealth, Westwood, 508-523-2331,

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