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On the Block

Modern marvels

These homes depart from the traditional New England look.

By Elizabeth Gehrman
March 28, 2010

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$595,000

16 Overlook Drive, Bedford (see this listing on Boston.com)

Square footage 2,337

Lot size 40,089 square feet

Bedrooms 3

Baths 2 full, 1 half

2010 taxes $6,682

Last sold for $40,000 in 1968 (estimated)

PROS Built in 1967, this house has clean lines and a huge deck overlooking the wooded lot. Enter into the living room, which is open to the family room and dining area. The family room has a gas fireplace with stone mantel and is also open to the kitchen, which features a large island, wet bar, and butler’s pantry. Two bedrooms share a hall bath, and the master has an en suite bath, while the lower level contains yet another family room and a half bath with laundry. CONS Many of the original finishes have been lost to renovations. CONTACT Steven Assarian, Coldwell Banker, Lexington, 617-966-1776, nemoves.com

$720,000

87 Wolf Rock Road, Carlisle (see this listing on Boston.com)

Square footage 2,782

Lot size 2.2 acres

Bedrooms 4

Baths 2 full

2010 taxes $9,516

Last sold for $149,000 in 1982

PROS This 1964 Deck House has a great layout. Downstairs, in addition to two bedrooms and a bath, is a den with fireplace and access to a rhododendron-screened side deck with hot tub. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, both with cathedral ceilings, and a bath, as well as the open-plan main living space. The kitchen has newer cabinets and appliances, granite countertops, and an island; beside it is a large dining area that opens to a family room with wood stove and screened porch. Skylights abound. CONS The downstairs bathroom could use updating. CONTACT Susan Livingston, Barrett & Co. Real Estate, Concord, 978-319-5349, susan-livingston.com

$1,048,888

10 Moon Hill Road, Lexington (see this listing on Boston.com)

Square footage 2,319

Lot size 25,954 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 2 full, 1 half

2009 taxes $9,066

Last sold for $794,000 in 2002

PROS In the historic Six Moon Hill neighborhood, this 1948 house has many updates, including a new kitchen with stainless appliances and a quartz countertop. The kitchen is open to the dining area, which shares a double fireplace with the living room. Across the foyer from the main living area are three bedrooms and a shared bath as well as the master, which has an impressive dressing room and full bath. Down a spiral staircase are a family room and half bath. CONS The main living area is on the small side. CONTACT John Tse, 617-851-3532, or Bill Janovitz, 781-856-0992, Hammond Residential, Lexington, hammondre.com