Our picks: Five Eastern Mass. homes with generator hookups

Buying Cape Cod Wayland
10 Grove St. in Sandwich is listed for $750,000.
10 Grove St. in Sandwich is listed for $750,000. via MLS

When it’s bitterly cold and a winter storm threatens, having a generator in your home could really tamp down your stress.

We picked five homes in Massachusetts that either have generators or a hookup to add one, and we ranked them from highest price per square foot to lowest.

Check them out:

157 Buckskin Drive, Wayland
4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
3,470 square feet
$316.71 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, this Colonial offers a circular driveway, fresh paint, and 1.39 acres of land. Inside, you’ll find an eat-in kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and white cabinetry. On the first floor, there’s also a laundry, a dining room, and a family room. The living/family room on the mezzanine offers a fireplace. The lower level is finished, and, just in case, for night like these, there is also a new generator.

18 Seneca Lane, Wilmington
4 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,358 square feet
$282.02 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Located in Wilmington’s White Pines Estates, this Cape offers hardwood flooring, a fireplace in the living room, and a first-floor laundry. The kitchen features cherry cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, and Silestone counters. On the second floor, there is a family room with a balcony overlooking the lower level. The home, which has a security system, a well for an irrigation system, and is wired for a generator, sits on a 0.67-acre lot.

69 Wheelwright Farm, Cohasset
2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
2,169 square feet
$253.11 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

This freestanding, Cape-style condo has a cathedral ceiling, skylight, and a breakfast nook in the kitchen. You can also access the backyard through a sliding glass door. Other features include molding in the dining room, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, and a finished walkout lower level. There’s a new whole-house generator powered by propane.

184 Tiffany Road, Norwell
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
2,461 square feet
$243.40 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

This updated farmhouse boasts an open floor plan with a large family room featuring a fireplace. In the kitchen, you’ll find granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, a dining bar, and custom built-ins. On the first floor, there is also a living room, a mudroom, and a half bath with laundry. The detached garage has a heated office or recreation space. The home sits on a 3.25-acre lot, and there is an electric generator hookup.

10 Grove St., Sandwich
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
3,346 square feet
$224.15 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

This circa-1699 Colonial, known as the Seth Pope House, is set on Shawme Pond and offers wide-plank flooring and three working fireplaces. The kitchen has been updated with cherry cabinetry, tiger maple countertops, a slate farmer’s sink, and exposed beams. There is a heated workshop off the deck and a new whole-house generator.

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