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Beachy keen

These homes -- all in Scituate -- offer a taste of seacoast living.

By Elizabeth Gehrman
January 17, 2010

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$540,000 95 Barker Road Square footage 1,773

Lot size 11,679 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 1 full, 1 three-quarter

2009 taxes $4,133

Last sold for $330,000 in 2000

PROS This 1920 shingled two-story home in the Sand Hills area is within walking distance of three beaches. Its living room has a wood-burning fireplace with built-in bookshelves flanking a white wood mantel, and there’s a window seat with a stained-glass transom. Off the kitchen is a cozy breakfast room as well as a formal dining room. The first floor also contains a three-quarter bath with side-by-side washer and dryer. Upstairs, four spacious bedrooms share a cute hall bath with bead board on the walls and a claw-foot tub. The home also has a three-season porch and a large back deck. CONS Some may want to update the kitchen. CONTACT Janet Koelsch, Coldwell Banker, Scituate, 617-688-1515, coldwellbanker.com

$709,000 10 Willow Circle Square footage 3,000

Lot size 20,081 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 3 full, 1 half

2009 taxes $6,445

Last sold for $700,000 in 2007

PROS This Arts and Crafts-style home was built in 2002 with a decidedly contemporary interior. The main floor is open, with the living area -- which has a stone-hearth fireplace -- on one side of a floating staircase and the dining area and roomy, high-end kitchen on the other. Upstairs, there’s a master bedroom with en suite bath and two other bedrooms, as well as a shared bathroom. There’s also a spacious legal one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a separate entrance. CONS The shared bathroom’s green Corian countertop and shower surround seem out of place. CONTACT Gretchen Zink Stromberg, William Raveis, Hingham, 781-210-2942, raveis.com

$1,300,000 73 Seaside Road Square footage 2,924

Lot size 11,282 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 4 full

2009 taxes $9,359

Last sold for $957,000 in 2005

PROS This contemporary is so close to the ocean you’ll feel like you’re on a yacht. The first floor’s well-designed kitchen is open to both the huge living room -- which has more windows than walls -- and a great room with lofted sitting room above. There’s a bedroom and full bath on the first floor, as well as access to a large deck. On the second floor are the sitting room plus two bedrooms, including a master with large windows and private deck. The third floor houses another bedroom and full bath. CONS There’s no garage and no basement. CONTACT Marge Gorman, Jack Conway & Co., Cohasset, 781-383-1800, jackconway.com

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