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Luxury at Archstone, Kendall Square (Cambridge)

Luxury at Archstone – Kendall Square, Cambridge
Want to live in the epicenter of Cambridge? The Archstone in Kendall Square offers the chance to do so. Located between Harvard Square and the Charles River, Archstone offers Studio to 3-bedroom residences. There is access to MIT, Harvard and Beacon Hill from this location, just minutes away.
Each of the 57 unique floor plans is for rent. There are two and three level options, oversized windows, Bamboo flooring, 12-24 foot ceilings, skylights, exposed beams and columns, balconies, storage and decorative …

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Amazingly affordable Back Bay unit

Wish you could live here? Think you can’t afford it? Think again. For a mere $315,000, Unit 1 in this historic 1866 Back Bay brownstone at the prestigious address of 182 Beacon St. can be all yours. And this 511- square-foot, 1-bed, 1-bath garden-level corner unit is a great way for Boston Brahmin wannabes to get their foot in the door — through a separate entrance, to boot.

Flanked by cast-iron fencing, Unit 1‘s entryway will make you feel like you’re living in a “gated community” for less than half the …

Affordable unit in affable neighborhood

For only $199,000, Unit 1 at 46 South Fairview St. gets you in on the ground floor — literally — of a vibrant Boston neighborhood. Besides its choice location near Roslindale Village’s shops, restaurants, markets, Commuter Rail/bus service and Arnold Arboretum foliage, this 711-square- foot first-floor unit has something else far above the average for its price: two bedrooms.

Not to mention the front bay window that adds space and exposure to the living room — a Back Bay luxury you can enjoy at an affordable price. A “fair view,” indeed!

The …

Old Charlestown home renovated like new

Offered at $469,000, 33 Bartlett St. in Charlestown is a first-time homebuyer’s dream come true. Located in one of Boston’s friendliest and most historic neighborhoods, this 1885 single-family wood-frame home has been renovated anew with gleaming hardwood floors, multiple bright exposures, a private deck and fenced courtyard while keeping its historical charm and integrity intact.

From the stairhall, a double French door introduces the spacious, sunny, hardwood-floored living-dining room, which can be arranged any way you like. Its centerpiece is the house’s original chimney (no fireplace), its brick exposed for historical …

South End duplex larger than the average 1-bed

Unit 2 at 50 Chandler St. is a great way to plant your roots in Boston’s historic South End at a higher-than-average level — the duplex level. Offered at $654,000, this 988-square-foot unit feels larger and roomier than the average 1-bed unit, owing to its upper loft bedroom, extra half-bath, separate living and dining rooms, deck, high ceilings, bowfront window, and carefully preserved historical details.

The rowhouse’s bowfront expands the space and intensifies the exposure in the formal living room, which retains its original arched marble fireplace with patterned hearth tiles, …

Beacon Hill penthouse living at its peak

On the top floor and under the roof of this 1850 Beacon Hill brick rowhouse is a spectacular penthouse unit, which features a lofty atrium great room that defies 31 Mount Vernon St.‘s historical confines in every way, shape and form. Both the penthouse atrium and the unit’s top-of-the-hill location across the street from the State House will put you at the top of the Hub in luxury loft living.

“I can’t believe this is Beacon Hill!” you might say as you step into the great room of the 1,685-square-foot, 2-bed, …

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