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Back to the old schoolhouse
Back to the old schoolhouse
  • Lexington, Mass.
  • $459,900

No more pencils, no more books, but from the outside, it looks just like an 1890s elementary school.

Not inside.

Converted to condominiums in the 1980s and renovated again four years ago, the old Hancock School building now houses 18 homes, says Stephen Dirrane, a broker with Re/Max Leading Edge in Lexington, Mass.

On the market now: a one-bedroom, one-bath condo with 864 square feet.

"It's a small unit, but it has a southern exposure, so it's very bright," Dirrane says.

It has an open floor plan with hardwood floors. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, birch cabinets and recessed lighting, he says.

The laundry closet comes with a full-sized, stackable washer and dryer. The bathroom has marble tile and maple cabinetry, Dirrane says.

Located in Lexington, it's walking distance to shops and restaurants nearby, he says.


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