Is Beacon Hill beyond your budget?
Would the Back Bay break your bank account?
Would the South End soak your savings?
Is a bowfront penthouse in a historic neighborhood still your dreamboat?
Don’t give up the ship just yet.
Just check out the 880-square-foot, 2-bedroom Unit 3 at 88 Russell St. in Charlestown, where a mere $379,000 will treat you to many of the luxuries found in all of the above: oversized windows, gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, a woodburning fireplace, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a private deck with breathtaking city …
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Is Beacon Hill beyond your budget?
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 …
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 …
For the price of a condo — $329,000 — 38 West Eagle St. in East Boston is an excellent opportunity for the first-time homebuyer to start at the single-family level. Add to that its gleaming hardwood floors, custom woodwork, spacious kitchen, entertainment-size deck and conveniece to Logan Airport, and you’ll really fly like an eagle in this stately 2,204-square-foot, 5-bedroom mansard Victorian.
The custom paneled wainscoting adds a touch of class to the formal dining room, making it feel like a higher-end home.
As does the unusually spacious, sunny eat-in kitchen, which …
The more desirable a place to live Boston’s South End has become, the more its affordability has gone south.
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 …
The low-slung, modest-looking 1965 ranch at 23 Pleasant Valley Circle in West Roxbury may look like just another kid on the block at first. But once you move in to this well maintained and manicured home on a cul-de-sac, you and your family will have a Pleasant Valley Sunday to be sure.
Offered at $550,000, this 2,111-square-foot, 4-bedroom single-family certainly gives you your money’s worth of living and entertaining space and family growth potential. The low-scale facade belies two full levels of living, in a way that far …