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Listed: For $985,000, a lakefront home in Hopkinton

This three-bedroom, two bathroom home at 38 Downey St. in Hopkinton, offers waterfront living less than an hour from the city. Mark D'Almeida Photography

The coastal lifestyle doesn’t have to include sitting in a stand-still on the Sagamore: This three-bedroom, two bathroom home at 38 Downey St. in Hopkinton offers waterfront living less than an hour from the city. 

The contemporary single-family, listed for $985,000, offers 2,160 square feet on a 0.23-acre lot abutting Lake Maspenock. Alan Connell, of Campos Homes, has the listing. 

Built into a hill, the home offers an inverted living style with the kitchen, living room, and one bedroom on the top floor, and two bedrooms below. A wall of windows and sliding glass doors flood the open living room, kitchen, and dining room space with sunlight, and offer an impressive view of the lake. 

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Floor-to-ceiling, built-in bookshelves divide the living room from the kitchen, which features granite countertops, a white subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and an island with room for seating or four. 

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There’s also a full bathroom on this floor with a combination shower/bathtub. 

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Though the sellers use the bedroom on this level as an office, it offers the space to function as either, Connell said, with a closet, two large windows, and the same wood floors that run throughout the kitchen and living room space. 

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Downstairs, both bedrooms have access to the patio — one through a set of french doors, the other through sliding glass doors — and one has a spacious walk-in closet with built-in shelves. The full bathroom on this floor has a double-sink vanity with granite countertops. 

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The grassy backyard slopes down to the water’s edge, where a dock makes it easy for residents to launch their boats, kayaks, or even themselves into the water. 


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