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On the Waterfront

Who needs the Cape when you can live seaside year-round?



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April 6, 2008

$319,900
157 COLERIDGE STREET, UNIT 1, EAST BOSTON

SQUARE FOOTAGE 848
BEDROOMS 2
BATHS 1 full
2008 TAXES $2,309
CONDO FEE $150
LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

PROS Though this condo isn't huge, its layout makes it feel spacious, with two bedrooms on the quiet street side and the living room and kitchen facing the water. The deck, which has sliders from both the kitchen and one of the bedrooms, is enormous, and there's a shared yard that leads to the harbor. The sunset views of Winthrop and the Harbor Islands can't be beat. CONS The place needs some work, including paint and a bathroom updating, and the fireplace is in an odd location, more in the kitchen than the living room. Contact Paul Campano, Keller Williams Realty, Cambridge, 617-304-3686, isellyourhome.com.

$729,000
710 SEA STREET, QUINCY

SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,844
LOT SIZE 10,936 square feet
BEDROOMS 3
BATHS 2 full
2007 TAXES $6,416
LAST SOLD FOR $682,500

PROS The sea laps right up to your backyard in this 1925 Garrison Colonial. With a dining area to the left of the front door and the living room and eat-in galley kitchen to the right, the layout is practical, with water views nearly everywhere. Three upstairs bedrooms share a bath that might be big enough to split in two, giving the master an en suite to go with its gorgeous picture-window views. CONS It's close to a noisy street, and some of the decor is dated. Contact Wing P. Chow, Tai Tung Realty, Boston, 857-222-3192, taitungrealty.com.

$899,000
240 WILSON ROAD, NAHANT

SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,715
LOT SIZE 3,283
BEDROOMS 3
BATHS 3 full, 1 half
2007 TAXES $5,955
LAST SOLD FOR $449,000 in 1997

PROS With six levels of decks, this house has views stretching from Revere Beach to Manchester-by-the-Sea. It has a small footprint, but the space is used well, with the master suite on the top floor, the kitchen and dining room at street level, the family room and guest bedroom one floor down, and a third bedroom or office down two flights of stairs. The house spills down the hillside, so every floor has plenty of light. CONS The decor is not to everyone's taste, with textured plaster and mirrors, and the kitchen needs updating. Contact Thomas Kennedy, Gibson Sotheby's, Boston, 617-947-9201, sothebysrealty.com.

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