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6 Newton open houses this weekend, most for under $1 million

For the most part, these are spacious affairs and come with some serious yardage by Boston-area standards

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Newton is less than 10 miles west of Boston and offers residents a suburban lifestyle, with over a dozen distinctive villages to choose from. Within these villages are plethoras of single-family homes on tree-lined streets.

Come along as we check out a half-dozen for this weekend’s open house tour. Most are asking under $1 million.

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1. 44 Thaxter Road

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44 Thaxter Rd
Newton, MA 02460

Open house: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $999,000

Size: 4-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 2,482 

The pitch: “This Victorian-style home is situated on a tree-lined dead-end street has a screened-in porch and a fenced-in yard and comes with a finished third floor bonus room and basement.”

An attic room with an arched ceiling and some furniture along the walls.

2. 79 Cleveland Street

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79 Cleveland St
Newton, MA 02465

Open house: Saturday, 1-2 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $999,000

Size: 5-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 2,216

The pitch: “This colonial home was built in 1926 and has been in the same family since. This price includes the two car garage and a large side additional lot for potential expansion.”

A wide, low-ceilinged living room.

3. 155 Auburndale Avenue

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155 Auburndale Ave
West Newton, MA 02465

Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $949,500

Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,512 

The pitch: “Situated on a corner lot in West Newton, this home has a traditional center entrance colonial has a front to back living room, with a side room which could be a den or home office.”

A cozy, narrow living room right beyond a closed French door.

4. 7 Williams Street

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7 Williams St
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

Open house: Sunday, 1-7 p.m.

Price: $929,000

Size: 4-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,682 

The pitch: “Located in Newton Upper Falls on a side street, this home has just undergone a comprehensive renovation including new siding, a new roof, new HVAC system with central AC and new Harvey windows and skylights.”

A dining room with a table and five chairs around the table.

5. 816 Dedham Street

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816 Dedham St
Newton, MA 02459

Open house: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $1,299,000

Size: 4-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 3,188 

The pitch: “This colonial home resides on a 13,500 square foot lot and is set back from the street. On the first level there is a large living room with separate dining area and custom kitchen.”

An expansive living room with a large couch, a coffee table, and a ceiling fan.

6. 47 Myerson Lane

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47 Myerson Ln
Newton, MA 02459

Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,079,000

Size: 5-BR, 3-BA

Square footage: 2,300 

The pitch: “Located in the Oak Hill area of South Newton, this home has been recently updated with a tankless heat and hot water system, electrical work, and stainless steel appliances.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers or brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

A downstairs kitchen with stairs leading to it from a living room area.

1. 44 Thaxter Road

44 Thaxter Rd, Newton, MA 02460
An attic room with an arched ceiling and some furniture along the walls.

Open house: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $999,000

Size: 4-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 2,482 

The pitch: “This Victorian-style home is situated on a tree-lined dead-end street has a screened-in porch and a fenced-in yard and comes with a finished third floor bonus room and basement.”

44 Thaxter Rd
Newton, MA 02460

2. 79 Cleveland Street

79 Cleveland St, Newton, MA 02465
A wide, low-ceilinged living room.

Open house: Saturday, 1-2 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $999,000

Size: 5-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 2,216

The pitch: “This colonial home was built in 1926 and has been in the same family since. This price includes the two car garage and a large side additional lot for potential expansion.”

79 Cleveland St
Newton, MA 02465

3. 155 Auburndale Avenue

155 Auburndale Ave, West Newton, MA 02465
A cozy, narrow living room right beyond a closed French door.

Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $949,500

Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,512 

The pitch: “Situated on a corner lot in West Newton, this home has a traditional center entrance colonial has a front to back living room, with a side room which could be a den or home office.”

155 Auburndale Ave
West Newton, MA 02465

4. 7 Williams Street

7 Williams St, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
A dining room with a table and five chairs around the table.

Open house: Sunday, 1-7 p.m.

Price: $929,000

Size: 4-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,682 

The pitch: “Located in Newton Upper Falls on a side street, this home has just undergone a comprehensive renovation including new siding, a new roof, new HVAC system with central AC and new Harvey windows and skylights.”

7 Williams St
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

5. 816 Dedham Street

816 Dedham St, Newton, MA 02459
An expansive living room with a large couch, a coffee table, and a ceiling fan.

Open house: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $1,299,000

Size: 4-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 3,188 

The pitch: “This colonial home resides on a 13,500 square foot lot and is set back from the street. On the first level there is a large living room with separate dining area and custom kitchen.”

816 Dedham St
Newton, MA 02459

6. 47 Myerson Lane

47 Myerson Ln, Newton, MA 02459
A downstairs kitchen with stairs leading to it from a living room area.

Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,079,000

Size: 5-BR, 3-BA

Square footage: 2,300 

The pitch: “Located in the Oak Hill area of South Newton, this home has been recently updated with a tankless heat and hot water system, electrical work, and stainless steel appliances.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers or brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

47 Myerson Ln
Newton, MA 02459