Marianne Belanger - RE/MAX Vision


This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $380,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Marianne Belanger - RE/MAX Vision.


80 Washington Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$389,900
Price
$380,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Open floor plan with a newer kitchen that features granite counter tops and ceramic tile floor~~~Dining room with full size sliders that open to the year round sun room~~~Living room features a brick wood burning fireplace~~~Hardwood floors~~~Three bedrooms and a full updated bath~~~The finished lower level adds about 700+ square feet of living space with a bedroom or family room with a private full bath plus an office area~~~The rear yard is fenced...rear storage shed....open deck.... landscaped grounds with stone retaining wall and garden beds~~~Central Air....RECENT BUDERUS GAS FIRED BOILER~~~..1 car garage....

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209 Pleasant Street, Paxton, MA 01612

Single-Family

$479,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Vacation & entertain at home while enjoying the 18x36 ft heated-pool (complete w/solar & winter cover) fenced-in yard, stone patio w/firepit, shed & outdoor shower. Amazing, 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home has been beautifully renovated to thoughtfully blend the character of the old w/the new design & must be seen to appreciate all that it has to offer! Enjoy an open floor plan & spacious bonus room that's perfect for a home office, man-cave or kid's playroom! The 1st floor features French doors, maple HW's, cherry kitchen w/island & breakfast bar, LR w/brick fireplace, DR w/built-in china cabinet, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, laundry room & foyer w/access to the 27x25 home office w/built-ins (has a separate FHA heat & A/C system) over the 2 car garage. The 2nd floor offers 2 bedrooms, a bath & den. The basement has an 8-10 person Sauna, 3/4 bath & Personal Gym. The sun porch has nostalgic, knotty pine walls & wide pine floors that lead out to a large Trex deck overlooking the fenced-in yard!
Open House
Sunday
July 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Vacation at home while enjoying the 18x36 ft heated-pool, fenced-in yard, stone patio w/firepit, shed, outdoor shower & Sun Porch! 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home has been beautifully renovated to thoughtfully blend the character of the old w/the new design. 1st floor has 2 bedrooms & bath, 2nd floor offers 2 bedrooms, a bath & den. Large room over 2 car garage with C/A was used as an office, can be a teen suite, man cave, craft room or possible in-law! Basement has a Sauna, 3/4 bath & Personal Gym.
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Commuters take note! 1 mile to Route 190! Cozy 3 bedroom ranch features hardwoods in the living room, dining room & bedrooms and newer ceramic tile in the kitchen & bath. Living room has a fireplace with a wood stove insert. There is an additional woodstove in the basement. Newer kitchen appliances, open floor plan, Trex style deck, 4-year-old roof, plenty of parking, just under an acre lot. House is priced low due to Title V failed (needs replacement vs. repair) Cash buyers or 203k loans only.

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A porch is a lovely way to enjoy the outdoors. One of the best ways to maximize your outdoor time is to screen in these indoor/outdoor areas. You can completely transform your outdoor sitting area to an additional living area by enclosing your porch. 


Once the enclosure is set, what was simply an outdoor oasis will become an extension of your home. You’ll be able to decorate the room just as you would with any other part of the house.


Benefits Of A Screened In Porch Include:


  • Ability to enjoy the space in all weather
  • A place to entertain in all weather conditions
  • A shady spot in warmer temperatures
  • A way to keep pests like mosquitoes and flies out
  • Easy to maintain
  • Added value to your home
  • A way to maximize the use of all the areas of your home


Mother Nature can be unpredictable. If you enjoy being outdoors and you like entertaining, screening in your porch or deck can be one of the best improvements that you could make to your home. You can entertain without worry rain, wind or shine. You won’t need any fancy bug repellents, candles, or sprays to keep pests away. Screened in areas make life easier.  


What To Consider When Building An Enclosed Porch


Designing a porch enclosure can be tricky. You want it to look natural as if it has always been a part of the home. Done right, a screened in porch can be a beautiful addition to your home and really add to the overall look of the house. There are so many types of technology available today that you can bring all of the modern comforts with you to your season room. The screened in portion of the room will give you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the sun with some built-in shade. You can use the room throughout the year, and you may even be able to add a heating system to the space for even more enjoyment. Don’t be hesitant to add a screened in enclosure if you really love the outdoors as it can only enhance your experience. 


The most important thing is that the enclosure is built with quality materials that match your home. The stronger the material, the more value the space will add to your home. You also want a durable material that will be low maintenance. The materials used shouldn’t be susceptible to warping or rotting. All you should worry about once a porch is screened in is caring for that room as you would any other room of the house.               

  






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