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4 incredible homes for sale near Boston right now

Including in Salem, Medford

The Boston area—more on what that is here—is brimming with fabulous listings as October fades to November.

Here are four of the choicest, including a Medford spread with bones in the 1760s and a Salem house that was cobbled from a former shoe factory.


↑ The 2,366-square-foot Victorian at 122 Appleton Street in Arlington is one of the oldest houses in that town’s Arlington Heights neighborhood.

Its bones date from 1872, and the house is a relatively rare example hereabouts of the Stick style of architecture, which formed a kind of bridge between Rural Gothic and Queen Anne in America in the late 19th century (and presaged Shingle).

The eight-room house is on sale for $1.15 million through Re/Max Leading Edge.

The pile also boasts what the listing describes as “museum quality antique wallpaper.”

↑ The bones of the eight-room, six-fireplace house at 309 High Street in Medford’s Marm Simonds Historic District date from around 1765, a decade before the American Revolution kicked off in Lexington.

The 2,550-square-foot pile has, of course, been thoroughly updated during the past quarter-millennium, and is on sale through Maura Hayes Campbell for $847,000.

The house includes an addition with its own separate entrance, bedroom, and full bathroom; there’s also an expansive backyard.

↑ The 4,137-square-foot, nine-room Colonial Revival at 64 Russell Avenue in Watertown has not been on the market since 1963.

It dropped in mid-October through Compass for $1.325 million.

The house dates from 1901, and includes stately touches such as a wraparound porch and an ornate wooden balustrade along the front staircase. There are also two fireplaces and room for rooms such as a library and a wine cellar.

The pile is also set back from its neighbors for an extra touch of exclusivity.

↑ The current owner—and now would-be seller—of the approximately 2,500-square-foot house at 55 Perkins Street in Salem bought the old shoe factory in 2003, and converted it into its current brick-and-beam splendor.

That splendor can be yours through Paul Santucci for $549,000.

Touches include red oak floors, a gas-fired Franklin stove, and those aforementioned bricks and beams. There’s also plenty of room, plus parking—1,925 square feet of the two-story, two-bedroom house is living space, with the rest garage.

Plus, it’s the perfect time of year to be in Salem anyway.