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Options under $700,000

These homes, not far from Boston, offer plenty of living space.

By Elizabeth Gehrman
November 21, 2010

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$674,900 166 Summer Street, Somerville Square footage 2,152

Lot size 3,250 square feet

Bedrooms 3

Baths 2 full, 1 half

2011 taxes $4,711

Last sold for $315,000 in 2010

PROS The current owner of this attached single-family Victorian gut-renovated it, and it’s like a new house. The living room has a bay window and a gas fireplace, but the heart of the first floor is the high-end kitchen, which is open to the dining room and has lots of seating space and cabinetry. On the second floor are a stackable washer-dryer, a full bath, and two bedrooms, including the master with en suite bath. The third bedroom is on the third floor. There’s a yard and patio and tandem parking for two. CONS The backyard would benefit from a higher fence. CONTACT Ed Abrams, Coldwell Banker, Cambridge, 617-388-1764,

$699,000 459 Webster Street, Needham Square footage 2,400

Lot size 9,705 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 3 full, 1 half

2010 taxes $7,360 (estimated)

Last sold for First time on market

PROS This attached Colonial near Needham Center and I-95 is traditionally outfitted, with crown molding and hardwood floors in its large living room. The dining room is open to the kitchen, which has granite countertops and stainless appliances. There’s a door in the kitchen to a one-car detached garage and private yard. On the second floor, two bedrooms share a hall bath, and the large master has an en suite bath and walk-in closet. The third floor has two rooms separated by French doors, as well as a bath; it could be a second master. CONS It’s on a busy street. CONTACT Renee Roberts, Success! Real Estate, Canton, 781-727-3054,

$699,900 11 White Pine Lane, Lexington Square footage 2,087

Lot size 20,037 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 3 full

2010 taxes $8,330

Last sold for $655,000 in 2007

PROS Built in 1969, this immaculate mid-century-modern-style house retains its original kitchen cabinetry and some original light fixtures. Its spacious living/dining area is full of light, with picture windows looking out to a wraparound deck and woody lot. Up a few steps are a hall bath and three bedrooms, including the master, which has an en suite bath. On the lower level is another bedroom, an office, a family room, and the third bath. The basement can be finished for added square footage. CONS Some might want to update the kitchen. CONTACT Lisa Doherty Santana, Griffin Properties, Cambridge, 781-385-9600,

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