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This 18th-century brick house, which includes later stone and post-and-beam additions, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was meticulously restored by the seller, Nancy Fuller, a chef who used the property as the main filming location for her Food Network show, “Farmhouse Rules.” The restoration focused on preserving woodwork, fireplaces and outbuildings, including a brick summer kitchen, a barn and an icehouse.

The property is about a 10-minute drive from the center of Hudson, offering easy access to shopping, dining and an Amtrak train station. Driving to Albany takes 45 minutes. New York City is less than three hours away.

Size: 6,485 square feet

Price per square foot: $609

Indoors: A semicircular driveway links this property to the street. The front door is at the top of a wooden stoop framed by twin benches. It opens into a foyer with wide-plank floors and a wooden staircase to the second floor.

To the left is a living room with a fireplace that has a Dutch-tile surround and is framed by wood paneling painted a period-appropriate blue. Across the foyer is a dining room with beamed ceilings and an open cooking hearth.

Three bedrooms are on the second level of this part of the house, off a small landing at the top of the stairs. Two are large enough to hold queen-size beds; one is sized for a twin bed. They share a bathroom with original blueberry-pigmented walls, a deep soaking tub and a console-style sink.

The foyer, living and dining rooms all have access to an 1860s stone addition that sits between the original part of the house at the front and a newer addition at the back. This central space, which is used as a dining-and-sitting area, has a brick fireplace with a beehive oven. Also in this part of the house are a powder room, a pantry and stairs to a bedroom tucked under the slope of the roof.

From this central space, a door opens to a long hallway that leads to the post-and-beam addition, which holds an oversized great room; a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a large center island and glass doors facing a stone patio; a sunny primary bedroom with a beamed ceiling and an en suite bathroom; an office; another full bathroom; and a screened porch.

From the great room, stairs lead down to a media room with access to a laundry room and a two-car garage.

Outdoor space: The patio off the great room has a stone fire pit and ample space for dining and entertaining. In addition to the garage, the property has various outbuildings, wooded groves, a stream and farmland leased to local farmers.

Taxes: $69,480 (estimated)

Contact: John Barbato, Compass, 917-254-7630; compass.com


This apartment is in a converted textile factory in the Seaport neighborhood, a five-minute walk from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and half a mile from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Children’s Museum and Fan Pier Park, a green space on the waterfront with firepits and picnic areas, are within a 15-minute walk.

Mooo….Beacon Hill, a popular steakhouse, occupies part of the building’s ground level, and a number of other restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance. South Station, a hub for Amtrak and regional rail, is about half a mile away and the Massachusetts State House, about a mile.

Size: 2,507 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,595

Indoors: The apartment’s front door opens into a foyer with hardwood floors, a staircase to the roof deck and access to a powder room.

The hardwood flooring continues into an open living-and-dining room with brick walls, large windows, beamed ceilings and an alcove used as a media room. At one end of this space is a kitchen with sleek wood cabinetry; stainless steel appliances, including a range with a gas cooktop; a center island that seats three, with storage space underneath; and a large wine cabinet.

The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the apartment. The primary suite, off the sitting area, has two exposed-brick walls and a bathroom with a walk-in shower lined with white tile. The other bedroom has the use of a bathroom with another walk-in shower.

Outdoor space: The private roof deck offers expansive city views and has enough space for a grill, a dining table and lounge furniture. This apartment comes with one parking spot in a secure garage.

Taxes: $35,319 (estimated) and a $2,174 monthly homeowner association fee

Contact: The Sarkis Team, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 844-772-7547; thesarkisteambos.com


This house was designed by Walter T. Karcher and Livingston Smith, architects who were responsible for a number of residential and public buildings in the area, as well as several buildings on the campus of Swarthmore College. It is in Chestnut Hill, near the Morris Arboretum and Germantown Avenue, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, and within a five-minute drive of breweries, a wine shop and a bakery.

Driving to Center City, Valley Forge National Historical Park or the campuses of Swarthmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr takes about half an hour.

Size: 6,926 square feet

Price per square foot: $578

Indoors: This house is set back from the street, behind a semicircular driveway and an expansive lawn framed by mature landscaping.

Inside the front door is a wide center stair hall with access to a powder room. To the left is a living room with a fireplace; a built-in window seat; double doors that open to a library with walls, ceiling and built-in bookcases painted a dark gray; and access to a veranda outside.

Across the stair hall is a dining room with another fireplace and a built-in banquette. A butler’s pantry with glossy black cabinetry links the dining room to a kitchen with a Viking range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. On the other side of the kitchen is a family room with high ceilings; glass doors that open to a patio and outdoor kitchen; and access to a powder room.

All five bedrooms are on the second floor, reached from the grand staircase in the foyer. The primary bedroom, at the top of the stairs, has a private balcony, a dressing room with a fireplace and an en suite bathroom with marble floors, a free-standing bathtub and a separate shower. The bedroom across the hall has another fireplace. Two more bedrooms on this side of the house are linked by a shared bathroom. Another bedroom and full bathroom are off the main hallway, along with a smaller room that could be used as an office or nursery. A loft overlooking the family room, a laundry room and a bathroom with a combined tub and shower are also on this level.

A squash court, a gym, a sauna, a wet bar and a vaulted space used as a wine cellar are on the basement level.

Outdoor space: The patio off the family room, which is covered by a wood pergola, steps down to a yard with an in-ground saltwater swimming pool. Walking paths wind through the grounds, which are landscaped with neatly manicured hedges. There is room to park several cars in the driveway.

Taxes: $25,865 (estimated)

Contact: Kim Whetzel and James McFadden, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, 215-298-9415 or 215-298-9415; sothebysrealty.com

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