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Old house, new look in South End penthouse duplex

Don’t let the Victoriana of this old house fool you. Antique doesn’t mean antiquated when it comes to living in Boston’s old South End — especially in Unit 2 at 143 Appleton St.
Offered at $715,000, this 1,059-square-foot, 2-bedroom penthouse duplex has been newly renovated for a contemporary loft look that capitalizes on the original tall windows, high ceilings, exposed brick and open floor plan to inject new life into this old house.

The living-dining room has the crisp, clean lines and sumptuous sun of a contemporary loft and the rustic richness …

The prince of penthouses in Boston’s Back Bay

With the top two levels all your own, you’ll live like a prince in the 4,144-square-foot penthouse duplex in the fine 1880 brick-and-sandstone rowhouse at 171 Commonwealth Ave. For $5,699,000, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath unit will give you single-family space and solitude plus condo commodities and convenience.

The living room combines the formality of fine details with the informality of a relax-before-the-fire atmosphere. Paneled wainscoting and wall-height bookcases mingle with a cool gray wall treatment and floor-to-ceiling views of Commonwealth Avenue and its tree-lined mall.

The formal dining room also has a fireplace …

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