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This week: Boston-area homes

1. Cambridge This four-bedroom house is located at the top of Avon Hill and is within walking distance of Harvard University. Built in 1896, the home features many period details, including dentil molding, Palladian windows, and marble mantels. The master suite features heated floors and a bath with a skylight. $2,650,000. Gail Roberts, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (617) 864-4430

2. Beacon Hill The Sunflower Castle was built in 1840 but has undergone a $2 million renovation by the current owners. The three-bedroom, Queen Anne–style home, once the studio of watercolor artist Gertrude Beals Bourne, features a chef’s kitchen and a ground-floor suite with a private kitchen. The property has Asian-inspired walled gardens. $3,999,000. William Montero, Warren Real Estate/Top Agent Network, (617) 312-7232

3. Beacon Hill Built in 1827, this five-bedroom home is located two blocks from Boston Common. Interior details include crown molding, a wine cellar, and a fireplace in every room. The exposed-wood-beamed kitchen opens to a private, brick-walled garden. $5,500,000. Tracy Campion, Campion & Company/Top Agent Network, (617) 236-0711

4. North End Located in the former factory of the Gandolfo Olive Oil Co., this four-bedroom penthouse apartment overlooks Boston Harbor. Interior details include 12-foot ceilings, two fireplaces, and a master suite with a balcony. Building amenities include a private roof deck and three parking spaces. $4,299,000. Carmela Laurella, CL Waterfront Properties/Top Agent Network, (617) 624-9700

5. Beacon Hill Overlooking Frederick Law Olmsted–designed gardens, this six-bedroom house was built in 1848. Interior features include Tiffany windows, a wood-paneled library, pocket doors, and 11 fireplaces. Exterior spaces include a private garden accessible through French doors and a roof deck with a fireplace. $10,750,000. Beth Dickerson, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, (617) 510-8565

Steal of the week6Back Bay This second-floor Victorian studio is located one block from public gardens. Interior details include hardwood floors, a sleeping loft, and a carved walnut fireplace mantel with built-in cabinets. $415,000. Allison Mazer, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, (617) 905-7379

7. Beacon Hill Built in 1912, this five-bedroom town house is located between the Charles River and Boston Common. The interior was designed by internationally renowned decorator David Hicks and includes a winding stairway, hardwood floors, and six fireplaces. Exterior details include a hidden garden and a roof deck. $6,700,000. David Mackie, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (617) 247-2909

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