So go further south — to South Boston — for a lovely Victorian brick bowfront condo unit facing a historic city park, in true-to-form South End style, on the market for only $369,000.
The 688-square-foot, 2-bed Unit 3 at 821 E. Broadway boasts all the trimmings and trappings of a South End townhome: high-stooped double-door entrance, brownstone foundations and trim, tall windows and ceilings, hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, carved Carrara marble mantel, marble bath, and much more for much less than the real thing.
Live in South End style in the living-dining room, where crimson walls, built-in bookcases, and, of course, the space-expanding bowfront make you feel richer already.
The old dining room has become an eat-in kitchen, fully equipped with new appliances, cabinets and counters yet retaining its original Carrara marble mantel from its now-defunct coal fireplace. A slider pours light into the space and opens it up to…
…a rear balcony deck, where water views and summer sea air enrich your morning coffee.
The marble bath features a mosaic-tiled tub/shower and a classic pedestal sink.
The unit faces right onto M Street Park, or Independence Square Park, a serene green space with a memorial to South Boston residents who died in the Vietnam War. The park is a great place for dogs to run or for you to watch South Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Also nearby are the Christopher Lee Playground, the Sidewalk Cafe, the Boston Beer Garden, the L Street Diner and Pizzeria, and a pleasant walk to Marine Park and M Street Beach on the beautiful harbor waters.