For Sale: Stone Walled Homes in Beverly and Bedford


LOT SIZE 2.47 acres


LAST SOLD FOR First time on the market

ADVANTAGES This 1900 Dutch colony sits on a private gravel lane (plowing costs are shared with two neighbors) adjoining Endicott College near Beverly Cove. A colorful front door with side windows opens into the grand entrance hall, flanked by a living room to the left with a newer full bathroom and a dining room to the right with a built-in china cabinet. The kitchen is dated by older laminate cabinets, floors and countertops, but quite spacious: there is a utility room to one side and a dining area with a picture window. Upstairs, four bedrooms with hardwood floors share an updated bathroom with clawfoot tub. THE INCONVENIENTS Sold “as is”, with some button cables and tubes and a possible asbestos coating on the basement pipes.

The kitchen at 280 Hale Street, Beverly.Films by Corey Stein

Gingle Lerman Real Estate Group, RE / MAX 360, 617-838-3102,

$ 799,900


The exterior of 231 Concord Road, Bedford.
The exterior of 231 Concord Road, Bedford.handout


LOT SIZE 0.78 acres


LAST SOLD FOR $ 275,000 in 1986

ADVANTAGES The original plank floors and eight fireplaces of Colonel Timothy Jones’ home have had their share of history, even before the nearby Battles of Lexington and Concord, in which the home’s original owner fought. Enter through the screened side porch and find a family room to the right towards the kitchen. To the left, the living room leads through the entrance hall (where a half bathtub is hidden under the stairs) to a classic dining room. A pantry connects to the kitchen with wood counters, a huge fireplace and a cloakroom for the laundry room. Upstairs, a sunny landing offers an office area, while two bathrooms, one with a clawfoot tub, each connect two bedrooms. There is a convertible attic, a spacious courtyard and a garage. THE INCONVENIENTS Need exterior work.

The kitchen at 231 Concord Road, Bedford.
The kitchen at 231 Concord Road, Bedford.Handout

Helen and Charity Edwards, Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty, 978-804-3523,

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