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Hampshire County property briefing

For the week ending Sept. 21, the sale of a newly built home in Amherst was the highest recorded property transaction in Hampshire County, followed by sales of properties in Hadley and Northampton.

Bercume Construction LLC, a company owned by builder Ronald Bercume, sold a contemporary-style home at 22 Hawthorn Road to Brian R. Scully of Malibu, Calif., for $679,900. The five-bedroom, four-bath home has 3,600 square feet of living space and sits on 0.92 acres. It features cherry cabinets, granite counters and maple floors, according to published reports. The property is assessed at $537,100.

The second-highest sale, for $605,000, involved a contemporary-style home at 3 Bayberry Drive in Hadley. Kris N. and Maureen A. Warner sold the house to John A. and Melinda J. Micheletto, formerly of Essex Junction, Vt. Micheletto is the newly hired head coach of the men’s hockey team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Built in 2004, the 2,867-square-foot home has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, as well as a three-car garage, on a 0.69-acre lot.

The third-highest sale involved the transfer of a four-unit apartment house at 53-55 Chestnut St. in the Florence section of Northampton. Jonathan LaValley and siblings Danielle Rao and Scott C. Rao, all of Easthampton, acquired the property from Eric S. and Michelle L. Bouley.

Built circa 1900, the 3,900-square-foot building has six bedrooms and four bathrooms and has undergone renovations over the years, according to city building records. The property is assessed at $400,100.

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