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    For sale: Homes in Hamilton and Wenham

    Neighboring towns team up for some services, including their well-regarded educational system.



    SQUARE FEET 1,640

    LOT SIZE 0.37 acre

    BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full, 1 half


    LAST SOLD FOR $545,000 in 2015

    PROS This petite, remodeled 1898 Victorian is within a half mile of the commuter rail, library, and downtown restaurants. Past the living room at left and the open dining room, the kitchen sparkles, with stone counters, a farmhouse sink, and a double oven. Dramatic designer light fixtures hang over the island, and a bay window boosts surface area and sunlight near the sink. A big half bath and laundry room sit off the mudroom-style entryway in back. Three upstairs bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet and another with a fun kid’s cave in the eaves, share a smart new bathroom with a double vanity. Other perks include refinished hardwood floors and central air conditioning. CONS No garage, though the spacious double lot could accommodate one.

    Katie McClain, Engel & Völkers By the Sea,978-509-8164,

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    SQUARE FEET 2,193

    LOT SIZE 1.52 acres

    BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2 full


    LAST SOLD FOR $590,000 in 2015

    PROS Set on a rolling, grassy lot, with onion lights on the wraparound porch, this 1900 Colonial farmhouse radiates coastal country charm. Upon entry, an office with a fireplace is to the left of the stairs, and the living room at right has a wood stove insert and sun-drenched alcove. The big, updated kitchen has stainless appliances, a gleaming white backsplash, and island seating. It opens to a large dining area with a bay window and vaulted ceiling. Past a newer full bathroom, the family room has skylights and sliders to a composite deck. Upstairs, three bedrooms share a full bathroom with laundry and a double vanity. The house has central air and a newly built shed out back. CONS Topsfield Road is a main route.

    Andrea M. O’Reilly, Keller Williams Realty,617-827-0532, ANDREAOREILLY@KW.COM