On the Block

Homes in Westborough

Three enchanting choices for suburban living.

By Vanessa Parks
June 26, 2011

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100 Fisher Street, Westborough

Square footage 1,522

Lot size 39,360 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half

2011 taxes $5,707

Last sold for $48,500 in 1977

PROS The town’s Charm Bracelet Trail, linking its parks and open spaces, passes along the perimeter of the backyard. The house has an updated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, Corian counters, and an attractive peninsula. The layout on the upper level is open for a split-level ranch. A 1999 overhaul added a family room off the back, as well as a new roof, a deck, and windows. The main bath, decorated in navy blue and white and brightened with a skylight, is cheerful. CONS The lower level, with 900 square feet of space, is finished but needs work. Wallpaper and carpet in the master could be updated. CONTACT Mary Surette, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Worcester, 508-450-2023,

45 Church Street, Westborough

Square footage 3,146

Lot size 10,617 square feet

Bedrooms 4

Baths 2 full, 1 three-quarter

2011 taxes $8,555

Last sold for $255,500 in 1996

PROS There’s a lot to admire about the Horace Brigham House, an 1890 Victorian: a large stained-glass window in the gorgeous oak stairwell, unusual stick-and-ball fretwork over the dining room doorway, great woodwork. The exterior has a five-color paint scheme and a big porch with a curve mimicked in the backyard fence. It offers two things not found in many houses: a built-in phone booth and, upstairs, a small room for linen storage with fold-down wood-front shelves like those in a barrister’s bookcase. There’s a third-floor master suite. CONS The kitchen has a mishmash of appliances. New owners may want to change some paint colors. CONTACT Mary Wood, Re/Max Executive Realty, Hopkinton, 508-958-0225,

17 Kendall Drive, Westborough

Square footage 3,418

Lot size 35,850 square feet

Bedrooms 5

Baths 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 2 half

2011 taxes $12,177

Last sold for $399,058 in 1995

PROS With a generous entryway and pediments over the windows, this is a good-looking house in a neighborhood of many. The kitchen has black granite counters, cherry cabinets, and a built-in desk area. It’s separated from the family room by a half wall. Both rooms have two skylights each and glass doors overlooking the wooded, private yard. The back hall has a handsome tiled floor with mosaic accents. There’s a first-floor study and, from it, access to a guest or exercise suite. CONS The baths are fine, but not as nice as one might expect. CONTACT Andrew Abu, Andrew Abu Realtors, Westborough, 508-836-3333,