Back Bay corner unit at corner of culture, commerce, convenience

For a mere $409,000, the 731-square-foot, 1-bed, 1-bath corner unit 5-1 at 31 Massachusetts Ave. puts you in an important corner of culture, commerce and convenience in Boston’s Back Bay.

You have shopping, dining and entertainment down the street; Cambridge, MIT and Harvard across the river; and the light-filled luxury living of pricier properties up in your unit.





The comfort is readily apparent as you step into the entry foyer, which is so spacious it can double as a home office, brightened by the large window the unit’s corner location allows. This arrangement lets you come right home and get right down to work without having to traverse corridors and stairs first. The hall’s direct view of the living-dining room makes clear the space and light to come.

The living-dining room offers unbelievable Back Bay-style luxury for a unit in this price range. The broad bay window pours in the light and riverviews and adds to the space. The original black marble fireplace with carved mantel, triple crown molding and plaster ceiling medallion enrich your entertainment of your guests and your evenings with family or friends. The living-dining room also has a full wall of cabinetry and shelves for your books, artwork, knickknacks and other things.

Unusually large for a unit of this size and price, the eat-in kitchen has ample space for a breakfast table as well as lots of elbow room for vigorous food preparation. Custom cabinetry, easy-clean laminate counters, and stainless steel appliances let you do the job.

The bedroom is modest in size but large in comfort. It has room enough for a king-size bed, its medium-blue walls let you sleep more peacefully, and it boasts a wall-to-wall closet with additional storage above.

There are newly installed double-paned, insulated windows throughout the unit. This professionally managed, pet-friendly building has elevator access to all units. Other services covered in the $428/month condo fee are heat and hot water, water and sewer, gas cooking and master insurance.


But the best thing of all about Unit 5-1 is its central location on Massachusetts Avenue, the axis of access to abundant amenities. Right down the avenue is Green Line subway service at Hynes Convention Center station, ample shopping and dining along Boylston Street, and jazz and folk concerts at Berklee Performance Center. Bus #1 goes right by your building and will take you along Mass. Ave. to shopping at Whole Foods Market, concerts at Symphony Hall, and lectures, plays and other exciting events at MIT and Harvard University across the Charles River.

For more information on Unit 5-1 at 31 Massachusetts Ave., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

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