Monthly Archives: May 2011

Create your space in Jamaica Plain open-plan loft unit

For Swiss architect Le Corbusier, an ideal design for living consisted of three essentials: light, space and greenery. Well, that is what characterizes Unit 404 at 332 Jamaicaway in Jamaica Plain, where mammoth insulated sliding windows pour sunlight, treetop views and a Jamaica Pond vista into the wide open-plan great room like never before. For only $299,000, this 829-square-foot, 2-bed, 2-bath penthouse studio loft awaits your creativity in living space planning.

The new oak floor is in place; the rest is up to you to shape your dream living-dining-entertaining arena.

The kitchen’s …

Bright loft penthouse in Brighton brick rowhouse

Cypress Road in Brighton, a.k.a. Market Court, may recall Beacon Hill’s Louisburg Square or the South End’s Victorian residential squares in its English mews stateliness, but this old-school image belies the new-age studio loft feel of 4 Cypress Road’s penthouse Unit 405, now offered at a price well below either of those high-end communities: $215,000.
Furthermore, with the unit’s low 3% down-payment (approximately $1,165/month at a 5.4% 30-year fixed interest rate), it’s an affordable alternative to renting as well as living on the Hill or at the End.

The 623-square-foot, 1-bed unit …

Details distinguish Dorchester unit

The proliferation of the freestanding three-decker in turn-of-the-20th-century Dorchester enabled more people of modest means to dwell in the details, bay windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings and rear decks of wealthier Boston neighborhoods — but with the added privilege of side-wall windows, hence lighter, loftier living spaces than the South Enders, Beacon Hillbillies and Back Bay Brahmins were entitled to in their blocks of bunched-together rowhouses.
The 1,170-square-foot, 2-bedroom penthouse Unit 3 at 37 Moseley St. in Savin Hill entitles you to the Dorchester Dream for only $239,000, plus the perks …

Four-bedroom single-family a find in Allston

Your hopes and dreams of planting your roots in a pleasant neighborhood at an affordable price will be fulfilled when you move into 39 Hopedale St. in Allston. For a mere $409,900, this 1,520-square-foot, 4-bedroom single-family Victorian has it all — bright living spaces, hardwood floors, period details (including gingerbread exterior trim), private deck, fenced-in yard with patio, updated kitchen and utilities, new roof and gutters, thermal replacement windows, three-car off-street parking, and, above all, convenience to everything imaginable.

The friendly foyer is graced with a period staircase, intact with twisted …

Terrific two-family in Dorchester Lower Mills

For only $489,000, the 3,542-square-foot two-family Victorian home at 51-53 Hillsdale St. in Dorchester’s Lower Mills District is one of the best investments money can buy: historic architecture, open-plan living space, an income-generating unit, and a historic neighborhood accessible to recreation, transportation and much more. As the double address makes clear, each unit has a separate entrance, as well as separate basement.

The oversized multiple bay windows expand the entertaining arenas in the living rooms, which are enriched by milled columns, baseboards, window casings and gleaming hardwood floors.

The kitchens are newly …

Two-family treasure in South Boston

Homebuyers, developers or landlords take note: At 168 O St. in South Boston is a dual of a deal. For a mere $650,000, this well-maintained 1,490-square-foot two-family Victorian home enables you to do one or more of the following:
*plant your roots in an up-and-coming neighborhood;
*generate rental income to maximize your lifetime investment;
*convert your twosome treasure into a single-family home; or…

*…expand it into a condominium or multi-unit rental to really max out your money, for which the on-site two-car garage and backyard patio space provide generous acreage.

The hardwood-floored living rooms are …

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