Real Estate Showdown: An Arlington Townhouse vs. a Stow Tudor

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare two homes in Middlesex County—one a condo just six miles from Boston, the other a single-family much farther out.

Lamacchia Realty/Anthony Castellano (Arlington); Nashua Video Tours (Stow)

31 Henderson Street, #1, ArlingtonSale Price: ~$1,300,000114 Maple Street, Stow
1,800 square feet
Asking Price
Days on Market
2,994 square feet

One of the nice things about living in Massachusetts is the abundance of quaint older homes. Not so nice? An older home that feels outdated. But it’s nothing a renovation can’t fix—as evidenced by these two abodes, which are now offering their new owners plenty of vintage charm without vintage problems. Case in point: The first floor of this Arlington townhouse from 1900 boasts a modern open floor plan that includes both a contemporary kitchen with a wine fridge and a living room with period coffered ceilings.

Meanwhile, this English Tudor–style property built in Stow 35 years ago was recently updated with the latest luxuries (see: the WFH-ready office with a built-in desk, and the in-ground pool and fire pit for relaxing at the end of the day). And lest you think amenities like these always come with a bidding war in today’s crazy market, consider the fact that both this home and its Arlington counterpart went for under asking price.