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With curved red roof shingles and a tan stucco exterior, the Spanish Mission influence on this West Roxbury home is obvious from the street, and it only gets more intense inside. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, and 2,350 square feet of living space. It is listed for $949,000.— John R. Ellement, Globe StaffView the listingStory: Spanish-influenced home in West Roxbury

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