What kind of home does your money buy in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

Buying Location, Location, Location
John Blanding/Globe Staff


23 School St.

Year built: 1825

Lot size: 0.09 acre

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 3 full

Taxes: $5,712 (2017)

This Mansard-style “diamond in the rough’’ was built as a single-family home, but it is classified as a multifamily. Located in Manchester Village, this 2,573-square-foot home has a first-floor kitchen that has been gutted awaiting renovation by the next owner and a second-floor kitchen leading to a large deck.


31 University Lane

Year built: 1956

Lot size: 0.64 acre

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 2 full, 1 half

Taxes: $7,108 (2016)

Flooded with natural light, this 2,745-square-foot single-story home was designed to make the most of the property’s mature landscaping. The finished lower level features bonus rooms, a bathroom, a fireplace, and a row of French doors leading to the yard.

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