Real Estate Showdown: A Colonial in Newton vs. a Historic Lexington Residence

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Real Estate Showdown: A Colonial in Newton vs. a Historic Lexington Residence

Listing Agents: RANDOLPH HERMAN, KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY EVOLUTION (NEWTON); JOHN BOYLE, LANDVEST (LEXINGTON)

PHOTOS BY DAN ST. JOHN/LIGHTSHED PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO (NEWTON); HALSEY FULTON/FISHHAWK FILMS (LEXINGTON EXTERIOR, DINING ROOM); JOHN BELLENIS (LEXINGTON LIVING ROOM)

154 Mill St., Newton Sales Price: ~$1,525,000 87 Hancock St., Lexington
$1,499,000
23
2,367 square meters
5
3 full, 1 half
Asking price
days on the market
Size
bedroom
bathroom
$1,600,000
55
2,372 square meters
3
3 full,

April showers Bring May flowers, and waiting for the rain will be an easy task for the new owners of this blue-shingled beauty in Newton. With a screened-in back porch and a book lover’s dream library, this 1930’s colonial near BC Law School is as cozy as it is practical. Although the yard is small—the entire property is less than a quarter acre—special interior details abound, including handsome moldings in the formal dining room and high ceilings in the master bedroom.

Northwest of Boston, you get a lot more outdoor space — in the case of this 1810 colonial in Lexington, a generous 1.39-acre property that borders the Chiesa Farm nature preserve and features a sports field, fire pit and patio. However, for the average buyer, land may not be as important today as this property sold for less than the asking price, while its near-city counterpart sold for more than $25,000 over the asking price.

First published in the April 2024 print edition with the headline “A Colonial Home in Newton vs. a Historic Residence in Lexington.”